Funny Cow

"Maxine Peake blazes." Guardian "A deceptively complex and brilliant script." Filmseekers

Showing Times

Fri 27 Apr 18:30
Sat 28 Apr 14:30
Sun 29 Apr 17:00
Mon 30 Apr 11:00
Mon 30 Apr 21:15

Maxine Peake gives a formidable performance as an aspiring female comedian standing up to a violent husband and the sexist Northern England club circuit; ill-treatment by men is something she is grimly used to, from childhood beatings to her relationship with an abusive husband (scriptwriter Tony Pitts, on terrifying form).

More a film about the power of laughter and how to transform pain into humour than a straight-up comedy, Funny Cow is a fitting showcase for Peake. So often dazzling on stage and television, she's hilarious and heart-breaking here. There's fine support, too, from cast-against-type Paddy Considine as her middle-class. with a swooning, melancholic soundtrack by Richard Hawley.

"Uplifting and heartfelt, Peake is tremendous!"  Culture Fly

The 5:00 pm screening on Sun 29 Apr is our Greene Sunday screening.  That's great film for the great price of only £2.50, courtesy of local estate agents Greene & Co.  Tickets are available through normal Lexi channels and also direct from local Greene & Co branches, Kensal Rise and Willesden Green.


Film Information

103 mins

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