Mike Leigh

Career Girls

Leigh’s experimental work boasts fine performances as we follow two friends reunited.

Image from Career Girls

UK 1997
Dir Mike Leigh
With Katrin Cartlidge, Lynda Steadman, Mark Benton, Andy Serkis, Joe Tucker
Digital restoration
Certificate 15

Two women resume their friendship after a gap of some years. Flashbacks are used to contrast their grungy student existence in 80s London with contemporary city life, as they track down three ghosts from their past: an obnoxious futures trader; a washed-up alcoholic; and a smarmy estate agent who had affairs with them both. Enjoy excellent lead performances from Katrin Cartlidge and Lynda Steadman (no relation to Alison).

The screening on Tuesday 23 November will feature a Q&A with Mike Leigh.