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The Party Rated 15

The Party

Dir. Sally Potter. UK, 2017. 1h 11m. Starring Timothy Spall, Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, Kristin Scott Thomas.

Friendships, relationships, and political convictions are called into question after a shocking revelation is made at an MP’s dinner party in this uncharacteristically hilarious film by Sally Potter (Orlando; The Man Who Cried; Ginger & Rosa).

’A deliciously heightened, caviar-black comedy that sets up its brittle, bourgeois characters like bowling pins and gleefully knocks them down in 71 minutes flat.’ Guy Lodge, Variety

’The Party eviscerates a political class that has lost its way. It's like nothing so much as a really great Simon Gray play from beyond the grave.’ ★★★★ David Sexton, London Evening Standard