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From Page To Screen: Typist Artist Pirate King (2023) (12A)

26apr5:00 pmFrom Page To Screen: Typist Artist Pirate King (2023) (12A)Bridport's Film Festival

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Bridport’s definitive film festival celebrating the art of literary adaptation.

This year’s guest curator will be Screenwriter and Director, Rebecca Lenkiewicz.

Monica Dolan (unrecognisable from her role as sub-postmistress Jo Hamilton in Mr Bates vs The Post Office) delivers another standout performance as the chaotic, talented but forgotten artist Audrey Amiss. A Royal Academy graduate who spent her life in and out of mental institutions when not working as a civil service secretary, Amiss documented her life in sketchbooks and used cereal boxes whose vivid pages flash onto the screen, interwoven with an imagined cross-country journey sublimely captured by cinematographer Agnès Godard.

The film is a warm-hearted tribute from one of Britain’s most original filmmakers, Carol Morley (Out of Blue, The Falling, Dreams of a Life, The Alcohol Years). Her funny, touching road movie follows Audrey’s quixotic adventures as she heads North with her reluctant chauffeur, psychiatric nurse Sandra (Kelly MacDonald), encountering a dizzying series of scrapes and detours on her quest for artistic fulfilment.

DIRECTOR | Carol Morley
STARS | Monica Dolan, Kelly Macdonald and Gina McKee
SOURCE TEXT | Audrey Amiss’s archive of diaries, letters and art


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For more information please visit

Bridport Arts Centre

Friday 26th April at 5pm

Tickets: Adult £6 | Cons & U25’s £5

Tickets available from Bridport Tourist Information Centre, Bridport Town Hall, South Street DT6 3LF. Tel: 01308 424901 or



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