• Certification: Film rated as: 12A
  • Country: UK
  • Release year: 2019
  • Language: English
  • Run time: 100 minutes
  • Genre: Drama



Part of

100 minutes


DIRECTOR: William Nicholson

WITH: Annette Bening, Bill Nighy, Josh O’Connor

We are thrilled to welcome Director William Nicholson for a Q&A after the Screening on Friday 18th.

Writer-director William Nicholson’s sensitive drama teams up Annette Bening and Bill Nighy as a together-forever couple navigating the choppy waters of married life. Grace and Edward, married for 29 years, live in a small seaside town near a cove under the cliffs called Hope Gap. When their son Jamie comes to visit for the weekend, Edward tells him that he plans to leave Grace, that day. Hope Gap tracks the unravelling of three lives, through stages of shock, disbelief and anger. There are no villains; only good people who’ve lived too long with old mistakes. There are no easy answers, and no simple paths to redemption.

The Cambridge Film Festival is presented by the Cambridge Film Trust, a registered charity with a mission to foster film culture and education for the benefit of the public, in Cambridge, the Eastern region and throughout the UK.