A sleepy seaside village in 1920s Sussex is rocked by a plague of elaborately profane poison pen letters in Thea Sharrock’s delightfully foul-mouthed comedy, which gives free reign to the considerable comedic talents of Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley to uproarious effect. Edith Swan (Colman), a spinster living with her dictatorial father, Edward (Timothy Spall), is next door neighbour to Rose Gooding, (Buckley), a rambunctious Irish immigrant; relations between the pair are frosty at best, and when Edith starts receiving truly foul anonymous letters, accusing the god-fearing woman of all manner of unspeakable degradations, the finger of guilt would appear to point squarely at Rose. The letters prompt a national uproar, and a trial ensues. However, as police officer Gladys Moss (Anjana Vasan) begins to investigate, she suspect that all may not be as it appears.

There will be Open Captioned screenings at 13.10 on Friday 23rd and 18.15 on Monday 26th.

Notes by David O’Mahony

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