Edinburgh International Film Festival to host world premiere of ‘That Good Night’, starring Sir John Hurt

In what was to be his final leading feature film performance, the late, great Sir John Hurt stars in That Good Nightnow set to receive its World Premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival later this week.

Directed by Eric Styles, and co-starring Charles Dance, Sofia Helin, Max Brown and Erin Richards, the World Premiere screening of the Michael Powell Award nominee (Best British Feature Film) will take place on 22 June, following a Press and Industry screening on 20 June.



Ralph, a once famous writer is in his seventies and terminally ill. He has things to do before he dies: to be reconciled with his long-abandoned son, Michael, and secretly, to ensure he is not a burden to his devoted young wife, Anna, as he goes ‘into that good night.’ But Ralph ruins all hope of reconciliation when he picks a fight with Michael’s girlfriend, Cassie.

Later, alone, Ralph receives the sinister and mysterious “Visitor” whose services he has hired to provide a painless ending to his life. But the Visitor plays a devastating trick. Ralph ‘wakes up’ to face the damaged potential that life still holds for him and with his second chance he has a short window of opportunity to right some wrongs.



That Good Night was filmed in Portugal last year when Hurt was in remission from pancreatic cancer.  It was one of several film projects he worked on in his final year but the last film in which he played the leading role.

Producer Alan Latham, Managing Director of GSP Studios, said:

“John embraced the story and the character fully with a great deal of private passion, determination and vigour. He was the first to arrive on set and usually the last actor to leave after swapping stories with the crew and he gave nothing away about his health; he was the consummate professional in every way.”  


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