The Party | Denver Film Society | Sally Potter | United Kingdom

The Party

Sally Potter

Dark Comedy, Mystery

EnglishUnited Kingdom201771 min


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The more is anything but the merrier in writer-director Sally Potter’s brutally funny send-up of Brexit-era British society.

After being confirmed as Health Minister, politico Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) throws a would-be celebratory dinner party whose every guest, from acid-tongued April (Patricia Clarkson) to unhinged millionaire Tom (Cillian Murphy), is worse than the last. That, of course, is all the better for the audience, who’s in for a treat in the form of non-stop, razor-sharp dialogue against a fittingly black-and-white backdrop. Think Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? meets In the Loop.

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Producer: Kurban Kassam, Christopher Sheppard | Editor: Emilie Orsini, Anders Refn | Cinematographer: Aleksei Rodionov | Screenwriter: Sally Potter
Cast: Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, Kristin Scott Thomas, Timothy Spall