Festival (2005 film)
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|Directed by||Annie Griffin|
|Produced by||Christopher Young|
|Written by||Annie Griffin|
|Starring||Chris O'Dowd; Daniela Nardini; Stephen Mangan; Clive Russell|
|Music by||Jim Sutherland|
|Edited by||William Webb|
|Release date(s)||15 July 2005|
|Running time||107 min.|
Main characters and sub plots
The characters' stories become interconnected.
- Faith (Lyndsey Marshal) arrives in Edinburgh to put on her one-person play about Dorothy Wordsworth. She finds companionship with Brother Mike (Clive Russell), who is performing a show about paedophile priests, before eventually revealing himself as one.
- Tommy O'Dwyer (Chris O'Dowd) - an Irish stand-up, who tries to seduce local radio host Joan Gerrard (Daniela Nardini).
- Sean Sullivan (Stephen Mangan) - famous comedian. He antagonises many people, especially Gerrard and his fellow jurors at the Comedy Awards. His alcoholic assistant, Petra (Raquel Cassidy), feels particularly put-upon.
- Joan Gerard (Daniela Nardini) - local radio host covering the festival. An early argument with Sullivan during a live radio interview sets the tone for their antagonistic relationship. She is also a juror for the Comedy Awards. Sullivan taunts her during the discussion sessions because of her acquaintance with O'Dwyer, who is nominated.
- Nicky Romanowski (Lucy Punch) - ambitious young hack comedienne and Award nominee.
- Micheline Menzies (Amelia Bullmore) - wife of an Edinburgh lawyer who is suffering from post natal depression, and runs off with a Canadian fringe festival actor Rick (Jonah Lotan).
- Annie Griffin on Festival
- BBC.co.uk - links to professional reviews
- Future Movies Interview with Annie Griffin
- Festival at the Internet Movie Database
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