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A truly scandalous tale from the 1920s. Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley reunite playing neighbours who get on each other’s nerves in this pitch-dark comedy following a small English town where residents start receiving anonymous, expletive-laden letters!
Edith Swan (Colman) a pious pillar of the community just so happens to be on the receiving end of these character assassination mail drops. Law enforcement reluctantly investigate but Edith harbours a theory that her neighbour Rose (Buckley) might be the culprit.
Rose is the opposite of Edith, loud and brash, and when police arrest Edith assuming guilt due to her “loose moral character,” it does not sit well with Police Officer Gladys Moss and with superiors unwilling to listen, she gathers a group of resourceful female volunteers to get to the bottom of this mailout mystery.
This post marked whodunnit is fuelled by the stellar cast, including razor sharp turns from Colman and Buckley with support by Timothy Spall, the narrative offers astute commentary on misogyny, hypocrisy, and repression while delivering a profoundly stifling social commentary that is brimming with blush worthy curse words and purse clutching performances.
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Toronto International Film Festival 2023
"Undeniably an absolute blast."
- Screen Daily
Wednesday 1st November
Olivia Colman, Timothy Spall, Gemma Jones, Joanna Scanlan, Jessie Buckley, Anjana Vasan, Hugh Skinner
Palace Raine Square