Victoria Film Festival | In Conversation With… Bill Nighy : Sat | February 8 | 7:45 PM | The Vic

In Conversation With… Bill Nighy : Sat | February 8 | 7:45 PM | The Vic

In Conversation With… Bill Nighy : Sat | February 8 | 7:45 PM | The Vic


TALK: Victoria Conference Centre – 720 Douglas St – 7:45pm

FILM : The Vic Theatre – 808 Douglas – 8:50pm (SOLD OUT)


Out of stock

Categories: ,

In Conversation With… Bill Nighy: Sat | February 8 | 7:45 PM | The Victoria Conference Centre
Package:  Conversation & Film SOLD OUT

CONVERSATION: Victoria Conference Centre – 720 Douglas St – 7:45 pm

FILM: Hope Gap: The Vic Theatre – 808 Douglas – following the conversation
Tickets still available for the Conversation ONLY.

If you would like to purchase the CONVERSATION ONLY TICKET click HERE.

If you would like to purchase the Film ONLY on a different day (Sunday, February 16) click HERE.

Join us for an intimate evening of lively conversation with one of the greatest British actors working today–Bill Nighy. From Love Actually to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel to Harry Potter and many, many other notable works, this multi-award winning actor is sure to entertain with his hilarious dry wit and incredible experiences both on and off set. Following the conversation, there will be a special screening of Nighy’s 2019 UK indie hit Hope Gap.


Hope Gap is the heartbreaking and heartwarming tale about the intricacies of the dissolution of a marriage between Edward (Bill Nighy) and Grace (Annette Bening) – and the ensuing emotional fallout their divorce has on their only grown son, Jamie (Josh O’Connor)


Host of In Conversation is Richard Crouse

Richard Crouse is the host of the CTV talk show Pop Life, and the regular film critic for the 24-hour news source, CTV’s News Channel, and CP24. He is also the author of nine books on pop culture history including Who Wrote the Book of Love, and the best-selling The 100 Best Movies You’ve Never Seen, and its sequel.  From 1998 to 2008, Crouse was the host of Reel to Real, Canada’s longest-running television show about movies, and is a frequent guest on many national Canadian radio and television programs.


Hope Gap

Director: William Nicholson

UK  2019  100 min

hopeful + tender + brilliant cast


After 33 years together, Grace and Edward’s marriage is on the rocks. Their blissful, bohemian lifestyle, on the Southern English coastline, has reached a cliff edge. When Edward urges their son Jamie (God’s Own Country’s Josh O’Connor) to return for the weekend only to reveal to all that he’s had enough and his bags are packed, it’s clear that an almighty storm is about to descend.


Hope Gap, Oscar-nominated screenwriter William Nicholson’s second film as director, tracks the unravelling of three lives through stages of shock, disbelief and anger, to a resolution of sorts. Though Jamie attempts to act as a mediator between his parents, his own relationship struggles are a reminder of how silence breeds silence down through the generations, how gaps echo from parents to their children.


Annette Bening gives a barn-storming performance as the acidic and often unreasonable Grace, firing out snappy one-liners whilst undergoing an emotional apocalypse, and Bill Nighy is superb as a quiet, though unacceptably cowardly man, who just wants to update Wikipedia in peace…


Shot with a ravishing sense of design and colour, making the most of the lush English coastline, this is an emotionally astute portrait of a marriage at the end of its life; of regrets uncovered, decisions made too late and the precariousness of hope. But in the end, it is also a story of survival. A story of hope.



All Victoria Film Festival attendees must be 18+ or 19+ at the Vic Theatre
(no babes in arms at all screenings)

Every attendee requires their own $2 annual Membership.

You can buy them online or at the door night of your screening.


Exceptions to age and memberships are special screenings like Jammies and Toons. Please look at film listing for "All Ages"


For more information on age restrictions and laws click here