Two of Britain’s best comedy actors Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby reunite in Mindhorn, with award-winning theatre director Sean Foley making his feature film debut. We’re delighted that Julian, Simon and Sean will join us for a Q&A after the screening.
Sunday 13 November, 12 noon @ Cottage Road Cinema
£8.50 full / £6.50 concession / Free with LIFF30 Pass
Washed-up actor Richard Thorncroft peaked with hit ’80s detective show Mindhorn, playing the titular Isle of Man sleuth with a rather unique ability. As a captured MI5 Special Operative, Bruce Mindhorn’s eye was replaced by a super-advanced optical lie detector, which meant he could literally ‘see the truth’. Mindhorn escaped and fled to the Isle of Man, to recuperate in the island’s temperate microclimate, and became the best plain-clothes detective the island had ever seen… Decades later, when a deranged Manx criminal demands Mindhorn as his nemesis, Thorncroft returns to the scene of his greatest triumphs for one last chance to reignite his glory days, professional credibility and even romance with former co-star/paramour Patricia Deville.
‘All hail Julian Barratt, star of this exceptional – and exceptionally silly – British character comedy.’ (Little White Lies)