A comedy of tragic proportions.
A comedy wrapped around a tragedy unfolds in real time, in a house in London. Janet (Kristen Scott Thomas) is hosting an intimate gathering of friends to celebrate her promotion to Shadow Minister of Health for the opposition party. Her husband Bill (Timothy Spall) seems preoccupied. As their friends arrive, some of whom have their own dramatic news to share, the soiree gradually unravels.
An announcement by Bill provokes a series of revelations that rapidly escalate into all-out confrontation. As peoples illusions about themselves and each other go up in smoke, along with the canapés The Party becomes a night that began with champagne that ends with blood on the floor.
Director: Sally Potter
Cast: Timothy Spall, Kristin Scott Thomas, Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy
Rated MA 15+ Course language and drug use.