The Party 15+, unless accompanied by an adult
South Australian Premiere
"A short, sharp, funny shock of a movie… observant and smart." (The Guardian)
Sally Potter’s first feature in five years has been universally hailed as her most accessible and enjoyable. This is not to say that her vision is any less scathing about the ways that the insularity of middle class life has cut off any possibility of positive social change in Britain. This blackest of comedies takes us to a dinner party, organised by Janet, to celebrate her ascension to the Cabinet. Of course, everything that can go wrong…well, you know the rest. Drugs, guns, cancer, pregnancy, and adultery all crop up before the canapés have even appeared. A stellar cast includes Kristen Scott Thomas, Timothy Spall and Patricia Clarkson, and some delicious black and white cinematography make the evening complete.
Director Sally Potter | Screenwriter Sally Potter | Producer Kurban Kassam, Christopher Sheppard | Cinematographer Aleksei Rodionov | Editor Emilie Orsini, Anders Refn | Cast Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, Kristin Scott Thomas, Timothy Spall
Sally Potter was born in London and studied at the London School of Contemporary Dance. She made several short experimental films before working as a dancer, choreographer, musician and performance artist. Her first feature film was Thriller (1979). Subsequent features include The Gold Diggers (1983), Orlando (1992), The Tango Lesson (1997) and The Man Who Cried (2000).