WHO’S IN IT?
Kristin Scott Thomas (The English Patient), Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner), Emily Mortimer (Harry Brown), Cillian Murphy (Dunkirk), Patricia Clarkson (Pieces of April), Cherry Jones (The Horse Whisperer), Bruno Ganz (Downfall)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Sally Potter (Ginger & Rosa), director, writer; Kurban Kassam (Late Shift) and Christopher Sheppard (The Tango Lesson), producers; Aleksei Rodionov (Orlando), cinematographer; Emilie Orsini (Those For Whom It’s Always Complicated) and Anders Refn (Antichrist), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Janet (Thomas) has just been appointed to a key ministerial position in the shadow cabinet, for which she has organised a celebratory party for her and her husband Bill’s (Spall) closest friends to attend. The party, however, takes an unexpected turn when Bill drops a major bombshell of an announcement, taking everyone by surprise and causing them all to reflect on their own gaping flaws…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Sally Potter’s biting satire, written not long before the 2015 UK general election, is ripe with deeply flawed characters, political debate, and how the worst of people can come out in a crisis situation.