ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: THE MOVIE

by Mandie Fletcher
ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: THE MOVIE

Informations

Nation: UK

Year: 2016

Length: 91'

34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hotspots. But when they accidentally push Kate Moss into the river Thames at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm surrounding the supermodel’s untimely demise. Fleeing penniless to French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forever more. [mp]

Director

Mandie Fletcher

Mandie Fletcher

Mandie Elizabeth Fletcher (UK) began her career at the BBC as an assistant floor manager and later production manager on comedy programmes, becoming a director of situation comedy. For Blackadder she won the Best Comedy Series Award at the 1988 BAFTAs. Her debut feature was Deadly Advice. She has continued to work in television with Hamish Macbeth (1996-97) and Jam and Jerusalem (2006-09), In and Out of the Kitchen, The Ginge, The Geordie and the Geek, Stella, Roger and Val Have Just Got In and she also directed the latest episodes of Absolutely Fabulous (1992-2012).

Filmography:
Deadly Advice (1994), Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016).

Cast and Credits

regia/director
Mandie Fletcher
soggetto/story
dall’omonima serie tv di/from the tv series of the same title by Jennifer Saunders
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Jennifer Saunders
fotografia/cinematography
Chris Goodger
montaggio/film editing
Anthony Boys, Gavin Buckley, Billy Sneddon
scenografia/production design
Harry Banks
costumi/costume design
Rebecca Hale
musica/music
Jake Monaco
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Julia Sawalha (Saffy), Jane Horrocks (Bubble), June Whitfield (la madre/mother), Chris Colfer (Christopher), Kate Moss (se stessa/herself), Lulu (se stessa/herself), Emma Bunton (se stessa/herself), Robert Webb (Nick), Barry Humphries (Charles), Indeyarna Donaldson-Holness (Lola), Jennifer Saunders (Eddy), Joanna Lumley (Patsy)
produttori/producers
Damian Jones, Jon Plowman
produzione/production
Ten17P, Epicmedia, Sine, Olivia Pilipinas
coproduttore/coproducer
Marc Hubbard

distribuzione/distribution
20th Century Fox Italy


contatti/contacts
20th Century Fox Italy
www.20thfox.it

Director statement

“I’m desperately fond of Jennifer Saunders. She’s not just a terrific writer, but she’s also an extraordinary performer. With most performers, you get a good performance, but it’s grounded. But there’s something about Jennifer where, if you give her a moment, she’ll cut the strings and float above. Plus, she now has a confidence in herself which, I believe, has made for something very special in this film, because she’s touching as well. This film is not just all about broad comedy, about falling over and getting drunk. There’s an honesty and a truth which underlies the whole thing, and that gives it a consequence”.

Synopsis Learn more

Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hotspots. But when they accidentally push Kate Moss into the river Thames at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm surrounding the supermodel’s untimely demise. Fleeing penniless to French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forever more. [mp]

Director All about direction

Mandie Fletcher

Mandie Fletcher

Mandie Elizabeth Fletcher (UK) began her career at the BBC as an assistant floor manager and later production manager on comedy programmes, becoming a director of situation comedy. For Blackadder she won the Best Comedy Series Award at the 1988 BAFTAs. Her debut feature was Deadly Advice. She has continued to work in television with Hamish Macbeth (1996-97) and Jam and Jerusalem (2006-09), In and Out of the Kitchen, The Ginge, The Geordie and the Geek, Stella, Roger and Val Have Just Got In and she also directed the latest episodes of Absolutely Fabulous (1992-2012).

Filmography:
Deadly Advice (1994), Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
Mandie Fletcher
soggetto/story
dall’omonima serie tv di/from the tv series of the same title by Jennifer Saunders
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Jennifer Saunders
fotografia/cinematography
Chris Goodger
montaggio/film editing
Anthony Boys, Gavin Buckley, Billy Sneddon
scenografia/production design
Harry Banks
costumi/costume design
Rebecca Hale
musica/music
Jake Monaco
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Julia Sawalha (Saffy), Jane Horrocks (Bubble), June Whitfield (la madre/mother), Chris Colfer (Christopher), Kate Moss (se stessa/herself), Lulu (se stessa/herself), Emma Bunton (se stessa/herself), Robert Webb (Nick), Barry Humphries (Charles), Indeyarna Donaldson-Holness (Lola), Jennifer Saunders (Eddy), Joanna Lumley (Patsy)
produttori/producers
Damian Jones, Jon Plowman
produzione/production
Ten17P, Epicmedia, Sine, Olivia Pilipinas
coproduttore/coproducer
Marc Hubbard

distribuzione/distribution
20th Century Fox Italy


contatti/contacts
20th Century Fox Italy
www.20thfox.it

Director statement Read more

“I’m desperately fond of Jennifer Saunders. She’s not just a terrific writer, but she’s also an extraordinary performer. With most performers, you get a good performance, but it’s grounded. But there’s something about Jennifer where, if you give her a moment, she’ll cut the strings and float above. Plus, she now has a confidence in herself which, I believe, has made for something very special in this film, because she’s touching as well. This film is not just all about broad comedy, about falling over and getting drunk. There’s an honesty and a truth which underlies the whole thing, and that gives it a consequence”.