“All of Us Strangers” Trailer Unveils Andrew Haigh’s Quietly Sublime Ghost Story
Searchlight Pictures has unveiled the first trailer for writer/director Andrew Haigh‘s All of Us Strangers, which recently had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival and earned rave reviews.
All of Us Strangers stars Andrew Scott (Fleabag) and Paul Mescal (Aftersun, Normal People) as Adam and Harry, respectively, two neighbors whose chance encounter leads them on a journey into the past. Adam, a screenwriter, has been working on a project about his childhood and his parents, both of whom died just before he turned twelve. When Adam travels back to the suburban town where he grew up, he finds his old house and, living inside it, impossibly, he finds his parents, just as they were on the day they died 30 years previous.
“A sublime masterpiece. A rumination on grief and love, Haigh’s poignant and understated ghost story is one of the best films of the year,” writes TheWrap‘s Tomris Laffly. “Haigh, whose less is more approach has never been more effective than it is here, always makes sure to leave room in the frame for us to bring our own hurt to the table, whatever form it might take,” writes indieWire‘s David Ehrlich. “Prepare to be wrecked,” writes The Hollywood Reporter‘s David Rooney.
Joining Scott and Mescal are Claire Foy as Adam’s mother, Jamie Bell as his father, and Carter John Grout as young Adam.
Check out the trailer below. All of Us Strangers premieres in theaters on December 22.
Here’s the official synopsis:
One night in his near-empty tower block in contemporary London, Adam (Andrew Scott) has a chance encounter with a mysterious neighbor Harry (Paul Mescal), which punctures the rhythm of his everyday life. As a relationship develops between them, Adam is preoccupied with memories of the past and finds himself drawn back to the suburban town where he grew up, and the childhood home where his parents (Claire Foy and Jamie Bell), appear to be living, just as they were on the day they died, 30 years before.
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Featured image: Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott in ALL OF US STRANGERS. Photo by Chris Harris. Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures. © 2023 20th Century Studios All Rights Reserved.