- Adrian Shergold
- United Kingdom
- Spotlight: Comedy
- Biopic, Comedy, Women's Experiences
“Cult Brit musician Richard Hawley contributes a striking original soundtrack that includes an assortment of background accompaniment and shimmering ’70s pastiches.” –The Hollywood Reporter
In this searing portrait of life in 1970s working class Northern England, Maxine Peake delivers a tour-de-force performance as a deeply troubled aspiring comedian who channels the pain of her private life into unvarnished material for her stand-up routine. Touring the local men’s club circuit, “Funny Cow” faces pervasive sexism, but her passion propels her forward—the stage is the one place where she can truly express herself.
- 105 minutes