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The LOCO London Comedy Film Festival

UK Premiere: The Hippopotamus

+ Q&A with director John Jencks and cast

Poet Ted Wallace turns investigative sleuth after mysterious events at a country house.

Image from UK Premiere: The Hippopotamus + Q&A with director John Jencks and cast

UK 2017
Dir John Jencks
With Roger Allam, Matthew Modine, Emily Berrington, Fiona Shaw, Tim McInnerny, Geraldine Somerville
89min
Digital
Certificate 15
Courtesy of Electric Shadow

Roger Allam shines as disgraced poet Ted Wallace, who turns detective to investigate strange events at a country house. Could the rumours of miracles be true? John Jencks’ film of Stephen Fry’s provocative black comedy both tightens and heightens the plot, while Allam relishes every syllable of Blanche McIntyre and Tom Hodgson’s wonderfully wry, witty, whisky-soaked dialogue.

+ Random Acts: Untamed Truths
UK 2016. Dir Sophie Mars. 2min.

Supported by MindsEye.

Tickets £15, concs £12 (Members pay £2 less)


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