Director: Philippa Lowthorpe Run Time: 106 min. Rating: NR
Starring: Greg Kinnear, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jessie Buckley, Keira Knightley
About the film:
The charmingly provocative true story of how two very different groups of women made their voices heard in the fight for equality.
In the run-up to the 1970 Miss World pageant in London, the freshly formed Women’s Liberation Movement devises a plan to use the hugely popular televised event as a platform for protesting against the patriarchy, unaware of the full extent of their actions upon its contestants, including the first black South African and the first Miss Grenada to take part in the competition.
“Wholly entertaining yet stingingly relevant.”
– Fionnuala Halligan, ScreenDaily
About the filmmaker:
Philippa Lowthorpe began her career as a researcher and director of documentaries before applying her skills to crafting insightful, critically acclaimed drama. She directed episodes of award-winning series The Crown, Call the Midwife, and Three Girls, for which she is the only female director to be awarded a Bafta for Best Director. She directed several episodes of HBO’s new psychological thriller series The Third Day, which screened at Toronto International Film Festival in September of 2020.See today’s showtimes See upcoming films