Poster for Brian and Charles (2022)

Brian and Charles (2022)

Opens in June

Director: Jim Archer Run Time: 90 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2022

Starring: Chris Hayward, David Earl, Jamie Michie, Louise Brealey, Nina Sosanya

Country: United Kingdom
Language: English

About the film:

World Premiere at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. An endearing outlier, Brian lives alone in a Welsh valley, inventing oddball contraptions that seldom work. After finding a discarded mannequin head, Brian gets an idea. Three days, a washing machine, and sundry spare parts later, he’s invented Charles, an artificially intelligent robot who learns English from a dictionary and proves a charming, cheeky companion. Before long, however, Charles also develops autonomy. Intrigued by the wider world — or whatever lies beyond the cottage where Brian has hidden him away — Charles craves adventure.

“The mockumentary-style comedy, directed by Jim Archer, is sweet, funny, weird, and heartwarming.”

—Alissa Wilkinson for Vox

About the filmmaker: 

Jim Archer is an English writer and director known for his work in comedy. Brian and Charles (2022) is his first feature length film and was developed from a short film from the director in 2017.

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