37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Spotlight Screening

All of Us Strangers

Strangers Play Button

Photo by Parisa Taghizadeh. Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures.

Adam (Andrew Scott) is a screenwriter in the first phase of an existential depression: he can’t work, and he doesn’t leave his London flat. That is, until his mysterious neighbor Harry (Paul Mescal) catches his eye. The two embark on a tricky but promising relationship, fueled by undeniable chemistry and filled with whole-hearted tenderness. Inspired by his recent romance, Adam sets out to work on his screenplay about his parents and returns to his childhood home outside the city. There, his parents appear to be living, just as they were thirty years ago before a fatal car accident. Adam suddenly has the opportunity to re-meet his parents as an adult and to ask questions he’s been holding tight inside since he was 12. 

In this romantic fantasy loosely based on Taichi Yamada’s novel, Strangers, director Andrew Haigh (Weekend) explores love and reconciliation with Adam’s romantic and familial relationships. Leaning on its form as a dreamy ghost tale, the film portrays the universal, and sometimes crushing, weight of being human.

This film will be presented with Open Captions visible on screen.

“A testament to the power of love”
Total Film, Matt Maytum

“A cosmic inquiry into resolving all that was unsaid…It’s a masterpiece”
The Wrap, Tomris Laffly


Thursday, October 26


8:00 PM


Culbreth Theatre

Film Info

Director: Andrew Haigh

Runtime: 105 mins

Genre: Drama

Year: 2023

Country: United Kingdom

Language: English

Accessibility: Open Captions

Featuring: Andrew Scott, Paul Mescal, Jamie Bell, Claire Foy

Supported by

UVA DEI – gold – DDEI_Logowhite