Interview: Sally Potter, Bruno Ganz, Kristen Scott Thomas and Cherry Jones from The Party Interview: Sally Potter, Bruno Ganz, Kristen Scott Thomas and Cherry Jones from The Party
Writer/director Sally Potter’s “dinner party from hell”, The Party, made an early appearance at last week’s London Film Festival and then promptly transferred to... Interview: Sally Potter, Bruno Ganz, Kristen Scott Thomas and Cherry Jones from The Party

Writer/director Sally Potter’s “dinner party from hell”, The Party, made an early appearance at last week’s London Film Festival and then promptly transferred to cinemas around the country.

A top-drawer ensemble cast get their teeth into what is simultaneously a character study and an examination of the challenges and uncertainty facing the country, especially one side of the political divide.  Potter keeps it tight: the film is just 71 minutes long, the dialogue lean and sharp and it’s all filmed in crisp black and white.

Filmoria’s Freda Cooper caught up with Potter, together with cast members Bruno Ganz, Kristen Scott Thomas and Cherry Jones, to chat about the film.  In the first interview, with Potter and Ganz, they talk about its politics and the possibility of it being adapted for the theatre.

Kristen Scott Thomas and Cherry Jones discuss working as an ensemble and whether they would re-create their roles on stage in the second interview.

The Party is in cinemas now.  Read Filmoria’s verdict here.

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Freda Cooper

A lifelong lover of films, I’m at last living the proverbial dream – as a film critic and radio presenter. My blog and podcast, both called Talking Pictures, are award nominated, and I’m heard rabbiting away about movies to my heart’s content every Friday morning on BBC Surrey and BBC Sussex. Favourite film? The Third Man. Career highlight to date? Interviewing Woody Harrelson in his trailer at Pinewood!