Never Let Me Go
Kathy, Tommy and Ruth grow up in an English boarding school in the belief that they are destined to fulfil a unique role in society. The implications of their pre-ordained 'specialness', in a world that appears familiar yet is also curiously askew, gradually reveal themselves as the children approach adulthood and hesitantly leave the confines of Hailsham.
Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan and Andrew Garfield are all impressive in a fine cast that also features remarkably attuned performances from the young actors playing the three lead characters at an earlier age. Charlotte Rampling is the imperious school principal and Sally Hawkins a sympathetic teacher who takes an ethical stand, in well-drawn supporting roles.
American director Mark Romanek imbues a distinctly English sensibility in his very fine adaptation of the best-selling novel by The Remains of the Day author, Kazuo Ishiguro.