National Theatre Live: Skylight
Director: Robin Lough Run Time: 158 min. Release Year: 2014
Starring: Bill Nighy, Carey Mulligan, Matthew Beard
Country: United Kingdom
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About the film:
Winner of the 2015 Tony® Award for Best Revival of a Play. Bill Nighy (Love Actually, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman, The Dig) feature in David Hare’s Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry, filmed live on-stage in London’s West End.
On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died.
As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.
“Hare’s play hits you straight between the eyes with its mixture of private pain and public rage at our profoundly polarized society.”
—Michael Billington for the Guardian (UK)