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.
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