Manchester by the Sea (Manchester By the Sea)
USA, 2016 | Dauer: 138min | FSK: 12 | Regie: Kenneth Lonergan Darsteller: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges

Oscar-nominated writer/director Kenneth Lonergan once again proves himself a powerful and visionary storyteller in this powerful, affecting drama about Lee Chandler (Affleck; »Gone Baby Gone«), a solitary Boston janitor whose life is suddenly transformed when he learns that his recently deceased brother has made him sole guardian of his 16-year-old nephew Patrick. Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea to care for Patrick and is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife Randi (Williams; Brokeback Mountain) and the community where he was born and raised. Bonded by the man who held their family together, Lee and Patrick struggle to adjust to a world without him. This tension-filled tale is a deeply poignant, unexpectedly funny exploration of the power of familial love, community, sacrifice and hope.