Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Secrets Come to Surface in Film

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Secrets Come to Surface in Film

Article excerpt

Retired teacher and wife of 45 years Kate Mercer (Charlotte Rampling) knows, logically, that she should not be angry.

"I can hardly be cross at something that happened before we existed," she says, before pausing and adding the loaded word, "Still."

A letter for her husband, Geoff (Tom Courtenay), brings the news that the frozen, perfectly preserved body of his long-ago girlfriend has been discovered. The 27-year-old woman fell into a fissure in a glacier when the couple were on a Swiss walking holiday in 1962, and her presence is like an insistent ghost as the Mercers plan an anniversary party in "45 Years."

Cracks open in Kate and Geoff's marriage and threaten to swallow them in this compelling look at time, the passage of it, the stopping of it and how revelations, regrets and jealousy can throw a couple off balance in ways that might be irreparable. …

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