I Thought It Was a Party is a compelling, funny and awkward film by Argentinian director Victoria Galardi. The balance of hotness (hello Elena Anaya – who you’ll recognise from Pedro Almadovar’s The Skin I Live In and Talk To Her) and tension (Valeria Bertuccelli as Lucia) is amazing. There’s also a touch of horror about this drama/comedy that I can’t quite put my finger on. Without saying too much, it looks at attraction, fear and relationships – as well as the burning question – for how long is your friend’s ex off limits? Screening as part of the 2014 Spanish Film Festival – don’t miss it!


Le Week-End is by turns black, frightening, hilarious, beige and fabulous. Where lovingly shot Parisian strretscapes meet long-term relationship malaise, conflict, and misunderstanding – which is exactly what I would expect from Hanif Kureshi and Roger Michell. Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan are more than convincing as Nick and Meg, while Jeff Goldblum is priceless as OTT academic Morgan. If you’re in the mood for an entertaining, occasionally uncomfortable grown-up film, go see Le Week-End. Look out for Muriel Barberry’s The Elegance of the Hedgehog (if you haven’t read it, you really must) in the opening scene. The soundtrack features Bob Dylan’s Like a Rolling Stone and Nick Drake’s Pink Moon. Screening now at Palace Westgarth.