Sometimes Always Never (2019)
In this heartfelt comedy-drama Bill Nighy stars, alongside Sam Riley and Alice, as a Scrabble-obsessed tailor, whose eldest son stormed out of the house after a particularly heated round of the popular board game, never to return. Years later he and his other son continue the search while trying to repair their own strained relationship.
Screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce adapted the film from his own short story. Director Carl Hunter deploys a vivid visual style and striking production design which, together with Cottrell Boyce’s writing, capture the shifting moods of a family who know plenty of words but struggle to communicate.
“A triple-word score of a movie” -The Guardian ★★★★
“Rather wonderful [and] very moving” – Mark Kermode