Boiling Point

BBFC RatingBoiling Point

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Certificate15
Year2021
GenreDrama, Thriller
DirectorPhilip Barantini
WritersPhilip Barantini, James Cummings
LanguageEnglish
CountryUnited Kingdom
Running Time1HR 35MINS
SeasonMain Programme

Enter the relentless pressure of a restaurant kitchen as a head chef (Stephen Graham) wrangles his team on the busiest day of the year.

Philip Barantini follows his award winning short of the same name and feature debut Villain (2020) with this breathlessly kinetic, formally dazzling and ultimately moving single-take thriller.

On the busiest night of the year at one of the hottest restaurants in London, charismatic, commanding head chef Andy Jones balances along a knife's edge as multiple personal and professional crises threaten to destroy everything he's worked for.

A surprise visit from a health and safety inspector sets the staff on edge as the overbooked hotspot begins to fill with guests. Jones alternately berates and cajoles his diverse staff, trying his best to diffuse tensions between management and his crew, while catering to the ridiculous demands of customers.

A smart character study, a realistic slice of life and a vivid window into a highly pressurised and strange working world, Barantini’s film makes superb use of its formal conceit, an excellent ensemble cast and terrific central performance to deliver something genuinely nerve-jangling and exciting.

The 6pm screening on Fri 7 Jan will be followed by a recorded Q&A (25 mins) with actors Stephen Graham and Lauryn Ajufo, director Philip Barantini, and cinematographer Matthew Lewis.

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