TEA WITH THE DAMES

Rating: M
Length: 83 mins
Cast:
Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Joan Plowright, EiIeen Atkins.

“The laughter and pure hysteria are infectious in this wildly enjoyable film. I can’t for the life of me think of any other recent documentary in which I have laughed pretty much all the way through. It is nothing more nor less than an acerbic round-table chat between four of British theatre’s most famed dames: Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, Eileen Atkins and Maggie Smith, which takes place at the country home Plowright shared with her late husband, Laurence Olivier.”THE GUARDIAN.(UK)

“…the film plays out like you’re sitting down for an afternoon cuppa with four of Britain’s most talented actresses, listening to their stories and having a good old cackle, like friends do.” FILMINK.

“A lovely, lively and quick little eavesdrop session.” HERALD-SUN.

“Notting Hill director Roger Michell has crafted a raw, revealing, non-scripted film filled with natural pauses and awkward silences as these extraordinary women talk about their lives, relationships and experiences both on and off stage. There’s a comfortable vibe between them as they laugh, cringe and recall professional and personal moments. Everything feels real and we sense that. This is cinematic magic for the discerning.” URBAN CINEFILE.

“A joyful tonic of a film.” DAILY EXPRESS (UK)

Official Trailer