Director ANDREW HAIGH talks about how he cast PAUL MESCAL and ANDREW SCOTT in his latest flick ‘ALL OF US STRANGERS’

By Oliver Carnay

‘ALL OF US STRANGERS’ is a deeply moving film about loss and loneliness based on Taichi Yamada’s Japan-set 1987 novel, ‘STRANGERS.’ Directed by Andrew Haigh (45 YEARS, WEEKEND), it is a moving, metaphysical ghost story that explores love, loss and memory, and the way in which the past exerts a hold on us.

At the AFIFEST special screening held at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres on Hollywood Blvd., Director Haigh related how easy his two main leads connected after meeting.
The movie was filmed in the U.K., partly in his childhood home where the scene was when Adam (Andrew Scott) finds his parents. The nightclub sequences were shot on location at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, a local club.
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 the pair, 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.
‘ALL OF US STRANGERS’ will be shown in theatres starting December 22, 2023.