The Party (15)
Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 07:20AM


Kristin Scott Thomas and Timothy Spall in this British satirical drama in which a civilised dinner party descends into chaos. Janet hosts an intimate gathering of friends in her London home to celebrate her political ascension. After her acerbic best friend and others arrive, some with dramatic news to share, an announcement by Janet's husband provokes a series of revelations. As the sophisticated soiree starts to unravel, a night that began with champagne soon ends up with arguments, shouting and a pointed gun.

92% on Rotten Tomatoes review

Sally Potter’s 71-minute film The Party is a short, sharp, funny shock of a movie; a theatrical drawing-room comedy which plays out in real time with elegance and dispatch, cantering up to a cheeky punchline twist which leaves you laughing over the final credits. It’s written and directed by Potter, and the action is starkly lit and shot in black and white by Russian cinematographer Aleksei Rodionov. (Peter Bradshaw for the Guardian)


Running time 71 mins









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