Hope Gap


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Fri, Sep 18 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sat, Sep 19 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sun, Sep 20 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Wed, Sep 23 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Thu, Sep 24 4:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2019
Run Time:100 minutes
Production Country:United Kingdom
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:William Nicholson
Cast:Annette Bening
Bill Nighy
Josh O'Connor
Aiysha Hart


A together-forever couple (Annette Bening and Bill Nighy) unpack the many complications of splitting up, in Oscar-nominated writer-director William Nicholson’s razor-sharp drama “Hope Gap”.

Featuring brilliant performances from Bill Nighy and four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening, this exquisite drama will resonate with anyone who has ever navigated the choppy waters of long-term love.

Grace (Bening) and Edward (Nighy) have been married for 29 years. To celebrate the occasion, they've invited their London-based son Jamie (Josh O'Connor) to visit them at their home on the Sussex coast, where the picturesque cliffs of Hope Gap look out onto the open sea.

Communication between the couple is at a nadir, however, with Grace nagging Edward about his lack of enthusiasm and Edward, who has long felt inadequate in his marriage, responding by turning inward — and harboring secrets. Edward is leaving Grace for another woman, a decision that will result in ongoing turmoil for everyone involved.

Unraveled and feeling displaced in her small seaside town, Grace ultimately regains her footing and discovers a new, powerful voice.

A veteran of literature, film, and television, Nicholson received Oscar screenwriting nominations for “Shadowlands” and “Gladiator”, but nothing in his august body of work quite prepares you for the wit and wisdom woven into each scene of “Hope Gap”: no one is entirely innocent and nothing, after three decades of coupledom, is simple.