In his highly acclaimed novel Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro (The Remains of the Day) created a remarkable story of love, loss and hidden truths. In it he posed the fundamental question: What makes us human? Now director Mark Romanek (ONE HOUR PHOTO), writer Alex Garland and DNA Films bring Ishiguro’s hauntingly poignant and emotional story to the screen.
Kathy (Oscar® nominee Carey Mulligan, AN EDUCATION), Tommy (Andrew Garfield, BOY A, RED RIDING) and Ruth (Oscar® nominee Keira Knightley, PRIDE & PREJUDICE, ATONEMENT) live in a world and a time that feel familiar to us, but are not quite like anything we know. They spend their childhood at Hailsham, a seemingly idyllic English boarding school. When they leave the shelter of the school and the terrible truth of their fate is revealed to them, they must also confront the deep feelings of love, jealousy and betrayal that threaten to pull them apart.
Back in June I posted the movie trailer and my thoughts on how a movie for Never Let Me Go could possibly be better than the book. Lots of you had thoughts on that, and now the time has come when we will be able to attend the movie and see for ourselves the best way for this story to be told.
Never Let Me Go will be opening today in selected theaters in Los Angeles and New York City, and will later go to wide release. for more information about the movie, Never Let Me Go, visit www.foxsearchlight.com/neverletmego.
In celebration of BBAW, leave me a comment by the end of day, Saturday September 18th letting me know which you think will be better, book or movie, and you could win the items below. I will draw a winner on Sunday. Don’t forget to leave an e-mail address where I can contact you if you’re the winner. Items will be shipped by giveaway sponsor.
Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro
Signed Never Let Me Go movie poster
Never Let Me Go t-shirt