BITTERSWEET: Gerri (Ruth Sheen) and Tom (Jim Broadbent) portray a well-adjusted couple who have a number of maladjusted friends. PHOTO BY SIMON MEIN. © 2010 THIN MAN FILMS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Another Year

Written and directed by Mike Leigh

Mike Leigh's affecting Another Year takes the form of a series of encounters between a contented middle-aged couple and the friends and relatives who interrupt their lives over the course of four seasons. Gerri (Ruth Sheen), a counselor, and Tom (Jim Broadbent), a geologist, are the still center around which other, mostly deeply unsettled lives orbit.

 

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