Party, The


The Party
reż|dir Sally Potter | GB | 2017 | 77 min
prod|pro Kurban Kassam, Heidi Levitt, Christopher Sheppard, Michael Manzi, Jim Reeve, John Giwa-Amu, Robert Halmi Jr. scen|wr Sally Potter zdj|ph Aleksiej Rodionow mon|ed Emilie Orsini, Anders Refn ob|cast Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, Kristin Scott Thomas, Timothy Spall dys|dis Aurora Films


An exquisite farce set in the world of bourgeoisie. Janet throws a house party for her closest friends to celebrate her promotion to Minister of Health in the British government. The guests include the sarcastic April and her husband Gottfried, an advocate of natural medicine; an emancipated lesbian couple—Martha and Jinny, over a dozen years her junior; an oddly nervous banker Tom, who starts the party with snorting a line of cocaine in the toiler. He sits in the middle of the room, apathetic and silent, sipping on his wine and sometimes playing some eccentric music from a vinyl record. The tension escalates.

2017 Berlin IFF – nominated for Golden Bear

Sally Potter (1949) Born in London. Studied choreography and dance at London Contemporary Dance School. Soon gained fame as a performance artist and theater director. In 1992, she made her second fill-feature film, Orlando, based loosely on the novel by Virginia Woolf, which obtained two Academy Awards nominations (for set decoration and costume design) and won fame for both Potter and Tilda Swinton, who plays the main male role.

2017 Party|The Party
2012 Ginger i Rosa|Ginger & Rosa
2009 Krzyk mody|Rage
2004 Tak|Yes
2000 Człowiek, który płakał|The Man Who Cried
1997 Lekcja tanga|The Tango Lesson
1992 Orlando
1983 The Gold Diggers

© Festiwal Filmu i Sztuki Dwa Brzegi Kazimierz Dolny Janowiec nad Wisłą
Projekt i realizacja: Tomasz Żewłakow