133 MIN

Christmas story of three lonely souls who find themselves stranded at a snowy New England boarding school over the 1970 holiday break. The grumpy classics teacher, Mr. Hunnam, disliked by all, is forced to stay on campus with Mary, the grieving head cook who lost her son in Vietnam, and Angus, a troubled but intelligent student. As these unlikely characters spend the holidays together amidst adventures and small mishaps, an unexpected bond forms, creating a sense of family.

Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Academy Award, 2012; Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, Golden Globes, USA, 2012; Best Supporting Actress, BAFTA Awards, UK, 2024; Best Supporting Actress, Critics’ Choice Awards, USA, 2024; Best Supporting Actress, National Society of Film Critics’ Awards, USA, 2024; Movie of the Year, AFI Awards, 2024

Cast & Crew
Producers: Mark Johnson, Bill Block, David Hemingson
Director: Alexander Payne
Script: David Hemingson
Director of Photography: Eigil Bryld
Production Design: Ryan Warren Smith
Music: Mark Orton
Sound: Frank Gaeta
Editor: Kevin Tent
Cast: Paul Giamatti, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Dominic Sessa
Production. Miramax, Gran Via, CAA Media Finance

Alexander Payne
The grandson of Greek immigrants, Alexander Payne grew up in Nebraska, USA. He studied at Stanford University before earning a Master's Degree in Film Directing at UCLA. He has made eight feature films, which have been nominated for a total of 24 Oscars, including four times for Best Picture and three times for Best Director. He has won twice for Best Adapted Screenplay, and his latest, The Holdovers, won Best Supporting Actress. 

Citizen Ruth (1996), Election (1999), About Schimdt (2002), Sideways (2004), The Descendants (2011), Nebraska (2013), Downsizing (2017), The Holdovers (2023).