BFF21: Boiling Point 95 mins

4560 BFF21: Boiling Point

Screening Fri 5 Nov - Wed 1 Dec at:

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Monday, 8 November
11:15AM 
Wednesday, 17 November
8:30PM 
Friday, 19 November
4:00PM 
Thursday, 25 November
4:00PM 

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Friday, 5 November
1:20PM 
Monday, 15 November
6:10PM 
Friday, 26 November
11:15AM 
Wednesday, 1 December
1:10PM 

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Tuesday, 9 November
8:45PM 
Wednesday, 17 November
1:15PM 
Wednesday, 24 November
11:00AM 
Tuesday, 30 November
6:30PM 

An emotionally scarred London chef struggles to keep it together in this heated single-take thriller, set in and around a restaurant during a single evening.

Starring the electrifying Stephen Graham (The Irishman, Boardwalk Empire) as emotionally damaged and drug addicted chef Andy, we follow the action across one crazily busy night in his top London restaurant.

When Andy shows up ominously late for work, struggling with his personal life, it is only the beginning of a nightmarish evening alongside sous-chef Carly (Vinette Robinson, Sherlock) and commis chef Freeman (Ray Panthaki, BFF18 Collette, Marcella). Over the course of the night, Andy must deal with acrimonious staff, difficult customers, an old adversary and the pressures of keeping a frenetic kitchen and busy restaurant floor going.

Expanding upon the characters seen in his 2019 award-winning short, actor-turned-director Philip Barantini follows the dizzying continuous action in the kitchens and the dining room as the pressure begins to take its toll on everyone.

A smart character study and vivid window into a highly pressurised working world, the excellent ensemble cast and Graham’s terrific central performance create a breathlessly kinetic and ultimately moving film.

“A dizzying single-take drama featuring a potent lead performance from Graham.” The Guardian

Australian Premiere
OFFICIAL SELECTION – BFI London Film Festival 2021
NOMINEE – Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2021, Best Film
NOMINEE – Zurich Film Festival 2021, Best International Feature Film



 

“Boiling Point cooks up a good movie because it boasts decent performances, interesting characters and several fun twists.”
Cineuropa
“Without any cuts to darkness or a camera flash, Barantini follows the dizzying continuous action in the kitchens and out in the dining room as the pressure begins to take its toll on everyone.”
The Guardian