Films in Laugh
From laugh-out-loud through romantic comedy to dry and understated – humour in all its forms.
Dir Terry Gilliam | Spain-France-Belgium-Portugal
Two decades in the making, Terry Gilliam’s wildly imaginative Cervantes adaptation is finally with us, and it’s everything we have come to expect from this visionary filmmaker.
Read more about The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
Dir-Scr Mahmoud Sabbagh | Saudi Arabia
When a middle-aged housewife learns her husband will take a second, younger spouse, she’s forced into drastic measures in this radical Saudi Arabian black comedy.
Read more about Amra and the Second Marriage
Dir-Scr Simon Amstell | UK
In Simon Amstell’s affecting, bittersweet comedy, a rising young filmmaker is thrown into emotional turmoil by a burgeoning romance and the upcoming premiere of his second feature.
Read more about Benjamin
Dir-Scr Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami | New Zealand
This rambunctious New Zealand comedy finds two women running a relationship break-up service and the new client who jeopardises their professional and personal partnership.
Read more about The Breaker Upperers
Dir Darya Zhuk | Belarus-Russia-Germany-USA
In mid-1990s Belarus, a mistake on a DJ’s forged American visa application forces some desperate cover-up attempts in this tough and tender comedy.
Read more about Crystal Swan
Dir Ana Katz | Argentina-Brazil-France
A family holiday to a popular Brazilian beach resort doesn’t go quite as planned in this wry Argentine comedy from writer-director Ana Katz.
Read more about Florianopolis Dream
Dir-Scr Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern | France
French anarcho-japesters Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kervern (Aaltra, Mammuth) return with a satire about dreams and delusions, starring Jean Dujardin as a man on a misguided mission.
Read more about I Feel Good
Dir Carl Hunter | UK
Bill Nighy, Sam Riley and Alice Lowe star in this stylish and heartfelt comedy-drama about a Scrabble-obsessed tailor searching for a lost son.
Read more about Sometimes Always Never
Dir Boots Riley | USA
A mild-mannered call centre operator whizzes up the corporate ladder after he discovers a unique ability to adopt a "white voice" in writer-director Boots Riley's breathlessly inventive satire.
Read more about Sorry to Bother You
Dir-Scr Andrew Bujalski | USA
Andrew Bujalski serves up a big-hearted comedy with his day-in-the-life look at Double Whammies – a Hooters-style bar and its tight-knit, all-female staff.
Read more about Support the Girls
Dir Paprika Steen | Denmark
Paprika Steen’s third foray behind the camera serves up a delectably funny slice of Christmas cheer, with The Killing’s Sofie Gråbøl sporting a truly outrageous perm.
Read more about That Time of Year
Dir Lev Kalman, Whitney Horn | USA
The world’s first psychedelic ‘Spa Western’ is a witty, trippy and discursively delightful jaunt across Colorado, featuring a fabulous cast that includes Jeune Femme’s Laetitia Dosch.
Read more about Two Plains & a Fancy
Dir Benedikt Erlingsson | Iceland-France-Ukraine
Director Benedikt Erlingsson’s follow-up to the eccentric comedy Of Horses and Men is a similar genre-fluid trip, playfully steeped in Iceland’s heritage and landscape.
Read more about Woman at War
Short films programme
Laughter at its most bizarre, taking both surreal and all-too-real forms. A programme of laugh-out-loud shorts for these nonsensical times.
Read more about Stop Making Sense