Magazine article Screen International

Sally Potter's 'The Party' Secures UK Distribution

Magazine article Screen International

Sally Potter's 'The Party' Secures UK Distribution

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EXCLUSIVE: Berlin competition title gets UK deal.

Sally Potter's The Party, which premiered in competition at the Berlin Film Festival this year, has secured a UK distribution deal.

Picturehouse Entertainment has reached a deal for the title with sales representative Great Point Media and is plotting a release in Autumn this year.

The film features an ensemble cast including Patricia Clarkson (The Maze Runner), Bruno Ganz (Downfall), Cherry Jones (Whisky Tango Foxtrot), Emily Mortimer (Hugo), Cillian Murphy (The Dark Knight Rises), Kristin Scott Thomas (The English Patient) And Timothy Spall (Mr Turner).

The comedy-drama focuses on a celebratory gathering of friends that goes violently wrong.

Screen's review at Berlin described it as Potter's "most enjoyable film to date".

Backed by Great Point Media, the film was produced by Adventure Pictures, Sally Potter's production company with her long-term producer Christopher Sheppard together with Kurban Kassam (20,000 Days on Earth, Ginger & Rosa) producing alongside.

"I am thrilled to be working with Sally Potter on her wonderful new film. …

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