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+ Q&A with director Philip Barantini and actors Ray Panthaki and Lauryn Ajufo

A stressed chef struggles to keep it together in this unmissable, gripping single-take thriller.

Swan Song

UK 2020
Dir Philip Barantini
With Stephen Graham, Vinette Robinson, Ray Panthaki, Jason Flemyng
Certificate tbc
Courtesy of Vertigo Releasing

At one of the hottest spots in London, during one of the busiest nights of the Christmas season, head chef Andy (Stephen Graham) is under pressure: he is running late, his restaurant is overbooked, the meat stock is low and there is a surprise visit from a health inspector. Cleverly choreographed and impressively shot in one continuous take with no hidden cuts, Philip Barantini’s suspenseful drama is an immersive masterclass of tension. BIFA-nominated Stephen Graham leads an incredible ensemble cast in the most exhilarating British film of the year.

Tickets £15, concs £12 (Members pay £2 less) on sale Fri 26 Nov to BFI Champions and Patrons from 11:30, to BFI Members from 12:30 and to the general public from 16:00.