The Party

Still from The Party

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. The Guardian
  3. The Hollywood Reporter
  4. The New York Times