Bungay Film Club
The film club will be back this Monday 25 June at 7.30pm with THE PARTY (15), from British director Sally Potter, which will be shown with hard of hearing subtitles.
The film is a mere 71 minutes long and is the ideal title to combine in a double bill with the BUNGAY FILM CLUB ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING which will take place in the Fisher bar after the show.
You are all welcome to attend.
‘Any party thrown by Kristin Scott Thomas is bound to be worth attending – and with guests including Timothy Spall, Patricia Clarkson and Cillian Murphy, this is one star-studded screen soirée.
All of the performances are magnificent in this small, sharp, black-and-white farce written and directed by Sally Potter. Scott Thomas is a politician, Janet, who’s celebrating her appointment as Shadow Minister for Health with a few close friends and her academic husband Bill (Spall). As she busies around the kitchen, she’s getting both congratulatory calls from colleagues and flirty texts from an unknown admirer. She fails to notice that Bill is practically in a trance, knocking back the booze in the living room. Something is clearly wrong.
Each knock on the door brings fresh characters, comical complications and layers of intrigue.
THE PARTY uses its single setting to claustrophobic, dramatic advantage. The dialogue is bitterly funny, even while dealing with the darkest of subject matters, touching on politics, family, fidelity and sexuality while maintaining a breezy comic tone. And amid the middle-class intellectual squabbling there’s a palpable sense of tension and danger. It’s openly theatrical, but if it feels like a film of a play, it’s a play you really should see.’ Anna Smith in Time Out magazine.
Visit www.bungayfilmclub.com for trailers and further information.
Tickets £5 and £2.50 (members only, apologies, no other concessions), available from the Fisher Box Office or online at www.fishertheatre.org.