Mike Leigh

Career Girls

+ Q&A with Mike Leigh

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

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UK 1997
Dir Mike Leigh
With Katrin Cartlidge, Lynda Steadman, Mark Benton, Andy Serkis, Joe Tucker
87min
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).

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