What's on at Greenwich Picturehouse - HOH Subtitled
Starring: Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, Kristin Scott Thomas, Timothy Spall. UK 2017. 71 mins.
Janet (Scott Thomas) has just been appointed to a key ministerial position in the shadow cabinet – the crowning achievement of her political career. She and her husband Bill (Spall) plan to celebrate this with a few close friends. As the guests arrive at their home in London, the party takes an unexpected turn when Bill suddenly makes some explosive revelations that take everyone present by surprise. What follows is a hilarious comedy of tragic proportions in which love, friendships and political convictions are soon called into question. From acclaimed British filmmaker Sally Potter, The Party is a smart, fast-paced film full of razor-sharp one-liners that perfectly suits these turbulent times.
Director: Tomas Alfredson.
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, J. K. Simmons, Charlotte Gainsbourg. USA/UK/Sweden 2017. 119 mins.
Swedish director Tomas Alfredson doesn’t often grace the big screen but his efforts are always exceptional. After his 2008 breakout, the atmospherically stunning Let The Right One In, we had to wait until 2011 for the superlative Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Now we’re blessed with a tense murder-mystery penned by Nordic noir’s greatest storyteller, Joe Nesbø. Alfredson has enrolled a stellar cast to tell the tale, with Michael Fassbender as Nesbø’s regular sleuth, Harry Hole, whose missing-person investigation turns into a hunt for a creepy serial killer whose calling card is – you guessed it – an ominous-looking snowman left at the crime scene. With the help of a brilliant new recruit, Katrine Bratt (Ferguson), Hole must outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall. Others implicated in a particularly gruesome plot include Charlotte Gainsbourg, J. K. Simmons and Toby Jones.