Searchlight Pictures
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Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal’s LGBTQIA+ film All of Us Strangers has received a UK release date.

Based on the novel Strangers by Japanese novelist Taichi Yamada, the film follows screenwriter Adam (Scott) who navigates a new romance with his mysterious neighbour Harry (Mescal). 

However, things take a surprising turn when Adam comes across his dead parents (Jamie Bell and Claire Foy) who “appear to be living just as they were on the day they died, 30 years before.” 

Andrew Haigh, who previously received acclaim for Weekend (2011), 45 Years (2015), and his work on Looking (2014-2015), wrote and directed the British fantasy drama.

On 31 August, All of Us Strangers had its world premiere at the 2023 Telluride Film Festival in Chicago.

The film received universal acclaim from critics, with many praising its moving story, Mescal and Scott’s chemistry and Haigh’s directing.

It even earned a 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Since its debut on the film festival circuit, news regarding its UK release date has been kept under wraps – until now.

According to Digital Spy, All of Us Strangers is set to hit cinemas on 26 January 2024 – with the US release date set for 22 December 2023.

The release date news comes a few weeks after Haigh opened up to Vanity Fair about the film’s emotional storyline and themes. 

“I wanted it to all feel very integrated, like our memories do and like how we go through life – the pain we carry around is always just there, hidden, and it can come up and feel incredibly real,” he explained. 

“It was always about that feeling when you’re just about to fall asleep or you just wake up from a dream – when everything feels a little bit strange.” 

Towards the end of his interview, Haigh said there was “chemistry” between Mescal and Scott “literally the second I saw them together,” before teasing the film’s intimate scenes: “Both of them were pretty fearless. There was no sense of them being afraid of approaching those scenes. They knew how important they were.”

He added: “I’ve been more objective in how I’ve shot sex scenes in the past. Here, I really wanted to feel the subjective nature of having sex and what it feels like—the nervousness and the excitement and the physical sensation of being touched by someone else, and what that does to you.”

Stay tuned for more information about All of Us Strangers.