Rare Beasts

Billie Piper has long established herself as one of our more daring and unpredictable actors, so it’s no surprise that her striking first feature as writer-director embodies these qualities. The minefield of contemporary careers and relationships has rarely been depicted with such frankness, intimacy and originality. Piper’s single mum Mandy is chaotic, confrontational and vulnerable. But so are her estranged parents and needy new partner. The fallout from these ever-colliding characters is combustible – this is Piper’s scorched-earth exploration of self-worth in a time of reclaimed feminism and contentious politics. The results are both hilarious and grim, often at the same time, puncturing the oft-believed preconception that we can ‘have it all’. – BFI London Film Festival THU 27, 4.30PM Bird's Eye View's Mia Bays will briefly introduce this screening before a recorded introduction with Caitlin Moran and Billie Piper. The film will also be followed by a 15-minute recorded Q&A. Please note this event will start promptly at the advertised time. THU 27 MAY, 7.15PM Billie Piper will join us for an introduction and post-screening Q&A with Bird's Eye View's Mia Bays. Please note this event will start promptly at the advertised time.

Billie Piper, Leo Bill
Billie Piper
90 Minutes

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