Carnage in Portishead

PUBLISHED: 10:03 28 November 2012

Kate Winslet in Carnage

Kate Winslet in Carnage


CARNAGE will be screened by Portishead Film on December 7.

This funny and intelligent film, which joyously subverts political correctness, is based on Yasmina Reza’s black comedy God of Carnage.

Like the stage play, the film which is directed by veteran director Roman Polanski and stars Jodie Foster and Kate Winslet, takes place within one apartment and shows brilliantly how characters can disintegrate in a confined space.

Penelope, a writer and her husband Michael, a down-to-earth hardware salesman, arrange to meet the parents of a boy who has beaten up their child. All four pride themselves on being civilised, fair-minded and bent on reconciliation, but they bring out the worst in each other, so that by the end of the evening prejudices rise to the surface and the evening collapses into a storm of anger, drunkenness and violence.

Carnage will be shown in the Jubilee Hall, Slade Road at 8pm with refreshments served from 7.30pm. Admission is £5 or £4.50 concessions.

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