Feb 16, In Sally Potter's new dark comedy THE PARTY, Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) is hosting an intimate gathering of friends in her London home to celebrate her political ascension, while her husband, Bill (Timothy Spall), seems preoccupied. Janet's acerbic best friend, April (Patricia Clarkson), arrives and others. Comedy · Janet hosts a party to celebrate her new promotion, but once the guests arrive it becomes clear that not everything is going to go down as smoothly as the red wine. The Party is a British black comedy film written and directed by Sally Potter. The film features an ensemble of solely seven actors: Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Emily Mortimer, Cherry Jones, Cillian Murphy, Kristin Scott Thomas and Timothy Spall. It was selected to compete for the Golden Bear in the main.
Feb 16, Some party! The credits proceed with gentle accompaniment of a guitar (played by the great musician Fred Frith, a frequent Potter collaborator) striking the uplifting tones of the William Blake hymn “Jerusalem” which extols a particular ideal for “England's green and pleasant land.” Scott-Thomas' character. Feb 15, Timothy Spall looks so defeated in “The Party” it's a wonder he isn't waving a white flag. His body droops and his face sags, jowls draping under a thatch of beard. He's playing Bill, who's somewhat of a mystery man. For a long while, all that you really know about Bill is that he's married to Janet (Kristin Scott. Feb 16, Ever unpredictable, the writer-director Sally Potter returns with a brief (barely over an hour, sans credits) and darkly amusing specimen of the dinner-party-from-hell subgenre, aptly named The Party. Politics is at the heart of the dinner's disintegration, but there are no easy targets here — no smug.
The Party movie reviews & Metacritic score: Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) is hosting an intimate gathering of friends in her London home to celebrate her poli. . Oct 15, The titular “party” of writer-director Sally Potter's riotous tragicomedy is both a ghastly social function at which bourgeois lives unravel and the unnamed political opposition party through whose ranks Kristin Scott Thomas's brittle antiheroine Janet ascends. She's the newly appointed shadow health minister. Tell us where you are. Looking for movie tickets? Enter your location to see which movie theaters are playing The Party () near you. ENTER CITY, STATE OR ZIP CODE GO.