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Can an encounter, an event or a person from the distant past erase vivid experiences that followed? Geoff (Tom Courtenay) and Kate (Charlotte Rampling) begin to wonder about that very notion when, on the eve of their 45th wedding anniversary, Geoff receives news about a former lover, missing for close to 50 years, who unexpectedly resurfaces. A cauldron of emotion stews between the couple, and the intuitive members of the audience will question just how much of their inner lives Geoff and Kate ever truly shared with one another. Director Andrew Haigh (Weekend) adapts this David Constantine short story with a fine sense of time, memory, affection and the dawning of regret that simmers without completely boiling over, although much of the largely unheralded credit for that rests squarely on both Courtenay and Rampling, who earned an Oscar nomination for her work here. (R) Grade: A-