Tales from the Elgin, wherein we accidentally attend the premiere of Another Year

Tales from the Elgin, wherein we accidentally attend the premiere of Another Year

Another TIFF, Another Year. From left to right: Mike Leigh, Lesley Manville, Ruth Sheen, Jim Broadbent (Image: Karon Liu) 

Sometimes a gala is so highly anticipated that it completely overshadows the preceding special screenings. Last year, while waiting for Precious, we inadvertently attended the gala for Chloe. This year, as we waited carpetside for Nicole Kidman to turn up for the premiere of Rabbit Hole, we were lucky enough to see Jim Broadbent get out of a black Escalade for the premiere of the British dramedy Another Year. The flick follows a middle-aged couple’s life and their circle of eccentric friends throughout the four seasons. It was directed by renowned realist Mike Leigh (Happy-Go-Lucky, Topsy-Turvy), who attended with actors Lesley Manville and Ruth Sheen.