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Ordinary Love

Academy Award® nominees Lesley Manville and Liam Neeson play Joan and Tom who have been married for many years. An everyday couple with a remarkable love, there is an ease to their relationship which only comes from spending a lifetime together. Their remarkable love is tested when one becomes ill, and the course of treatment shines a light on their enduring devotion, as they must find the humor and grace to survive a year of adversity. Liam Neeson returns to a dramatic role and Lesley Manville is hot off her Oscar nomination for Phantom Thread, and both give performances audiences won’t want to miss.

About the Director/Writer:

Lisa Barros D'Sa and Glenn Leyburn are from Northern Ireland and have previously directed Cherrybomb and Good Vibrations.

Cast & Crew:

Directors: Lisa Barros D'Sa, Glenn Leyburn

Screenwriter: Owen McCafferty

Cast: Lesley Manville, Liam Neeson, Amit Shah, David Wilmot 

Producer: Brian J. Falconer, David Holmes, Piers Tempest

Executive Producer: Phil Hunt, Compton Ross, Natascha Wharton, Stephen Kelliher, Jo Bamford, René Besson, Mark Huffam, Lisa Barros D'Sa, Glenn Leyburn

Cinematographer: Piers McGrail

Editor: Nick Emerson

Composer: David Holmes, Brian Irvine

Film info:

Section: International Narrative Competition

Premiere: Arizona Premiere

Year: 2019

Length: 92 minutes

Language: English

Country: United Kingdom

US Distributor: Bleecker Street

International Sales Agent: Bankside Films

Previous Festivals:

Toronto International Film Festival, London Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival, San Diego International Film Festival


Rotten Tomatoes: 100%


“Ravagingly honest and quite lovely.”

                            - Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter


“An achingly intimate portrait of a marriage weathering a storm… is anything but ordinary.”

                - Wendy Ide, Screen International