Life Is Sweet ★★★★

5 Directors, 25 Films - Vol. II - Film #8/25
Director: Mike Leigh (Film #1/5)

A gentle film, slowly yet wonderfully guiding you through the lives of a family of 4 in the suburbs of London. Mike Leigh's direction is noticeably brilliant in how he is able to create such fantastically realized characters who make the space they inhabit and their interactions completely realistic. It balances the dark and the light quite well and makes for a grounded small-scale story that feels completely real.