Hope Gap

This film starring Annette Bening, Bill Nighy and Josh O’Connor (Prince Charles in Netflix’s The Crown) about a relationship break-up shows the impact even on a young adult … who, in this case, in real life, was driven to write the screenplay and direct this film decades after his own parents split up.

Having previously written the story as a play, The Retreat from Moscow, director William Nicholson has clearly devoted a significant part of his professional, creative career to processing and sharing the separation (they never divorced) of his own parents.