After the death of his older brother Joe, Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is shocked that Joe has made him sole guardian of his teenage nephew Patrick. Taking leave of his job as a janitor in Boston, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea, the fishing village where his working-class family has lived for generations. There, he is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife, Randi (Michelle Williams), and the community where he was born and raised.
The latest quiet masterpiece from Kenneth Lonergan (Margaret), one of American cinema’s most vital modern voices, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA has bowled over critics worldwide and is sure to be one of the big contenders this awards season.
Golden Globe winner: Best Actor (Drama) - Casey Affleck
Release Date: February 2, 2017
Running time: 2hrs 17mins