The Last Letter from Your Lover (12A)

The Last Letter from Your Lover (12A)

Director: Augustine Frizzell

Runtime: 1hr 50m

Cast: Felicity Jones, Shailene Woodley, Callum Turner, Nabhaan Rizwan and Joe Alwyn

Synopsis: After finding a trove of love letters from the 1960s, a journalist sets out to solve the mystery of a secret affair.



Directed by Augustine Frizzell [Never Goin’ Back (2018)] and adapted from Jojo Moyes’ best-selling novel, The Last Letter from Your Lover is a passionate, dual-narrative love story set in the French Riviera and London during the 1960s and present day.  

The pair of interwoven stories set in the present and past, follows Ellie Haworth (Felicity Jones), an ambitious journalist who discovers a trove of secret love letters from 1965 and becomes determined to solve the mystery of the forbidden affair at their centre. As she uncovers the story behind Jennifer Stirling (Shailene Woodley), the wife of a wealthy and powerful industrialist, Laurence (Joe Alwyn) and Anthony O’Hare (Callum Turner) the financial journalist assigned to cover him, a love story of Ellie’s own begins to unfold with the assistance of an earnest and endearing archivist (Nabhaan Rizwan) who helps her track down more letters.

The life of the elegant, socialite, Jennifer Stirling and how her life becomes inextricably interwoven with that of Ellie Haworth in life changing events which connect them across almost half a century.  Ellie, an ambitious journalist in contemporary London, discovers and becomes enthralled by these handwritten love letters from a bygone era before text messages, smartphones and social media.

Jennifer lives a luxurious life with her wealthy and powerful husband Laurence (Joe Alwyn).

When an unfortunate event wipes her memory, she struggles to find her identity, until she stumbles upon wistful love letters hidden in her home. The passionate notes unravel a star-crossed love affair she had with foreign correspondent Anthony O’Hare (Callum Turner) and ultimately lead her to discover her true self.

Designed to entertain hopeless romantics, the strong cast, exotic, colourful, sun drenched locations beautifully captured by George Steel, Jackie-O type 60’s fashion with hats and headscarves and an emotional, evocative score from Daniel Hart combine for escapist pleasure in a the popular, dual narrative, romantic genre.

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Images courtesy of Studio Canal UK,