Film Stars Dont Die in Liverpool
Thu 01 Jan 1970 - Thu 01 Jan 1970
Dir. Paul McGuigan, UK, USA, 105mins, 2017
Based on Peter Turner’s memoir, the film follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Jamie Bell) and the eccentric Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening) in 1978 Liverpool.
What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort. We follow them from England to Los Angeles, from stage to hospital, and from laughter to tears in a showbiz love story rarely seen onscreen.
‘Director Paul McGuigan finds the balance between pathos and humour, working from Matt Greenhalghs adaptation of a memoir by the actor and writer Peter Turner…Its a beguiling story and Bell and Bening are tremendous as the star-crossed lovers.’