‘The Party’ Trailer: Sally Potter’s All-Star Dark Comedy

Sally Potter’s Dark Comedy

Roadside Attractions has released the first trailer for Sally Potter’s new comedy drama The Party, featuring an all-star cast including Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, Kristin Scott Thomas and Timothy Spall.

Winner of the Guild Film Prize at the Berlin Film Festival, the film follows a politician who has just been appointed to a key position, and throws an intimate gathering in her London home to celebrate.

The Party, which opened in the U.K. in October, opens in select U.S. theaters on February 16, 2018. Take a look below.

Sally Potter’s Dark Comedy

In Sally Potter’s new dark comedy THE PARTY, Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) is hosting an intimate gathering of friends in her London home to celebrate her political ascension, while her husband, Bill (Timothy Spall), seems preoccupied. Janet’s acerbic best friend, April (Patricia Clarkson), arrives and others follow, some with their own dramatic news to share, but an announcement by Bill provokes a series of revelations that gradually unravel the sophisticated soiree, and a night that began with champagne may end with gunplay.