Festival (2005 film)

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Festival
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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
Cinematography Daniel Cohen
Edited by William Webb
Distributed by Pathé
Release date(s) 15 July 2005
Running time 107 min.
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Festival is a 2005 British black comedy film about a number of people at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe directed by Annie Griffin. The general shots of the festival were filmed during the 2004 event.

Main characters and sub plots[edit]

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).

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