As we see in the trailer, the film will focus on Adam (Andrew Scott) a screenwriter living in contemporary London. One fateful night in his near-empty apartment building, he has a chance encounter with Mescal’s character, Harry. The pair grow close, but Adam finds himself pulled back to his childhood home with the discovery that his parents — who died over 30 years ago — are alive, still in their youth, and living inside it. Alongside Scott and Mescall, Claire Foy and Jamie Bell play Adam’s long-lost mother and father.
Andrew Haigh’s previous films include Weekend, 45 Years and Lean on Pete. Jamie Ramsay, who previously shot Living, Moffie and See How They Run, is the film’s cinematographer. Living and All of Us Strangers also share a composer: Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch.
The film had its world premiere at Telluride Film Festival this year, where we got our first round of critics responses. Currently sitting at 94% on Rotten Tomatoes, The Wrap called it “a sublime masterpiece,” with Awards Watch echoing that sentiment, calling it “a timeless masterpiece and one of the best films of the year”. Meanwhile, The Hollywood Reporter perhaps put it best, though: “Prepare to be wrecked,” their critic said.
Don’t worry, it won’t be long until we see Mescal back on our screens, with All of Us Strangers set for release in the US on 22nd December 2023 and in the UK on 26th January 2024.