Mirren and McKellen

Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen, two giants of the theater and cinema worlds. You’re in good hands with these two. The movie came out in November 2019, but it wasn’t until a few days ago that I found the DVD, newly released in France. I snatched it up, watched it at home and was not disappointed. In fact, I loved it.


What I like in a movie – aside from superb acting, great script, great interiors and cinematography, etc – are unexpected twists and turns. In this story, what you see at the beginning is just surface. There’s a second story – tragic, long-dated and festering – lurking beneath.

Don’t read the movie reviews, they’ve totally under-rated the film; I have no idea why. Not enough sex and violence, perhaps?

You can watch the first ten minutes here: