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2017 BIFA Nominations

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

Based on the memoir by British actor Peter Turner and following the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Jamie Bell) and the eccentric, Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening). What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover grows into a deeper relationship. Their passion and lust for life is ultimately tested to the limits by events beyond their control.

"A beautiful film with a big heart, and a lovely adaptation, moving dreamily from past to present. It touches upon the age issue, but the age issue never touches the emotion and chemistry between the two lovers. Jamie Bell as well as Annette Bening gave standout performances."

BIFA Voter