Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal navigate the past and present of love in the trailer for All of us strangers.
Directed by Andrew Haigh, the film stars Scott as Adam, a man in contemporary London who one evening has a chance encounter with a mysterious neighbor, Mescal’s Harry, near his tower block. As the relationship between them develops, Adam becomes preoccupied with the memories of his past and is drawn back to the town where he grew up. In his parental home he finds his parents (Claire Foy and Jamie Bell), who apparently live just like them. they were thirty years earlier the day they died.
Set to Pet Shop Boys’ “Always on My Mind,” the two-minute trailer captures the ethereal tone of Adam’s various relationships, from that first intimate and vulnerable meeting with Harry to the otherworldly experiences with his family.
“Is this real?” Scott’s Adam asks his parents at his childhood home. “Does it feel real?” Foy’s character responds.
As Harry reveals his strained relationship with his family – a relationship in which he always “felt like a stranger” – Adam embarks on a journey that allows him to get to know the people taken from him too soon. “It’s funny,” Harry says in the trailer. “It doesn’t take much to make you feel like you were then.”
“I always felt alone,” says Adam. “This is a new feeling.”
The Searchlight Pictures film from Blueprint Films and Film4 was produced by Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin and Sarah Harvey and written and directed by Haigh. The film will be released in theaters on December 22.