BIFF17 The Party

20th August, 2017 (15+)
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  • Cast Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, Bruno Ganz, Kristin Scott Thomas, Cherry Jones, Timothy Spall
  • Duration 86 min
  • Rating 15+
  • Language English
  • Genre Film Festival
  • Participating Cinemas Palace Barracks, Palace Centro Brisbane

Synopsis

A group of friends come together to celebrate the promotion of Janet (the always delightful Kristin Scott Thomas) into the British parliamentary ministry. Each member of the small group has their own idiosyncrasies – there’s a lesbian couple expecting twins, a cynical older woman and her philosophical husband, a cocaine-addled businessman, and April (Patricia Clarkson) and her husband Bill (Timothy Spall). But, from the outset, things don’t feel right as Bill cuts a solitary and distant figure sitting in the middle of the lounge room, seemingly preoccupied.

As the evening wears on, each of the guests have their own news to reveal and as they do another layer gets peeled off their relationship onion. The evening starts out in a rather dignified fashion, but things disintegrate rather quickly as more and more interconnected secrets are revealed, climaxing in a crescendo that takes everybody by surprise.

Awards

Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival

Reviews

  • “Sally Potter’s dark drawing-room comedy is her zestiest work in ages.” – Variety

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