Genre: Drama, Comedy
Director: Adrian Shergold (Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman)
Cast: Maxine Peake (The Theory Of Everything), Tony Pitts (The War Horse), Paddy Considine (Hot Fuzz), Stephen Graham (Boardwalk Empire)
FUNNY COW charts the rise of a female comedienne (Maxine Peake) through the 1970's and 1980's industrial Northern England. From her violent childhood to her turbulent adult relationships, she uses the raw material of her life experiences to bring comedy to the stage. A stand-up comedienne in an all-male world, FUNNY COW delivers tragedy and comedy in equal measure.
★★★★★ "It's a tough, passionate and compassionate account of survival at all costs" (The Times)
★★★★ "FUNNY COW is one of the best British features of the year so far: an abrasive, tender and continually surprising affair whose comic moments sit next to scenes of irredeemable bleakness." (The Independent)
★★★★ "This film is interested in the point where hate and humour meet. Its protagonist is a real cow. I loved her to bits." (London Evening Standard)
Runtime: 102 mins