The Party

Still from The Party

Friday, 18 January 2019: The Party

Friday, 18 January 2019, 20:00

Venue: (see Locations and Tickets for further details)

Programme category: Forest Row Film Society

Director: Sally Potter, United Kingdom 2017, 71 mins, PG

“A consummate drawing-room divertissement played with relish by a dream ensemble”. Variety

Janet (Kristen Scott Thomas) is celebrating with an intimate dinner party while her husband Bill (Timothy Spall) is in a more sombre mood. The Party has wonderful pithy dialogue throughout, and some great comic moments as a series of revelations unfold.

“Patricia Clarkson steals the show, but everyone in Potter’s gifted cast gets their moment to shine in a sharp-edged, claustrophobic parlour piece that puts the boot into middle-class mores”. Empire

Further reading

    1. Sally Potter website
    2. Time Out
    3. The Guardian interview with Sally Potter
    4. The Observer
    5. The Guardian, Berlin Film Festival
    6. R4 The Film Programme with interview with Sally Potter
    7. The Hollywood Reporter
    8. The New York Times