A rare screening of Michael Winterbottom’s London set drama focusing on three women and their lives in the capital during an event-filled Guy Fawkes weekend. The film was the UK’s official entry to Cannes in 1999 and, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, has lost none of its visual and emotional power. The sensitive direction, pitch-perfect performances, gritty location photography, and brilliant music score by Michael Nyman make it one of the best London films ever made.
Nadia (Gina McKee) works in a café and is in constant search for love; Debbie (Shirley Henderson) separated from her doltish husband Dan (Ian Hart) relieves her boredom with casual sexual encounters; Molly (Molly Parker) pregnant with her first child faces uncertainty when her husband Eddie (John Simm) secretly and unexpectedly resigns from his job. Realistic and unsentimental the film combines Mike Leigh-type social realism with sequences of pure visual poetry, and its street scenes in Soho and Leicester Square prompted Time Out to write, "the experience of going to the movie in a local cinema practically blurs with what you've seen on screen.”
Unavailable on any home entertainment format Lost Reels is proud to present this essential hard-to-see film at the Prince Charles Cinema from an original 35mm print.