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Blithe Spirit
Australian Premiere
Opening Night

A riotous reimagining of Noël Coward’s classic comedy from director Edward Hall, Blithe Spirit tells the story of a love that just won’t die.

Best-selling crime novelist Charles (Dan Stevens, Downton Abbey) is suffering from terrible writer's block amidst a looming deadline for his first screenplay. His picture-perfect new wife Ruth (Isla Fisher, Confessions of a Shopaholic) is doing her best to keep him focused in the hope of fulfilling her dream of leaving London for Hollywood.

Charles' quest for inspiration leads him to invite the eccentric mystic Madame Acarti (Dame Judi Dench in her funniest role in years) to perform a séance in his home, but he gets more than he bargained for when Madame Acarti accidentally summons the spirit of his deceased first wife: the brilliant and fiery Elvira (Leslie Mann, This Is 40).

Shocked to discover the prim and proper Ruth is now married to her husband, the determined Elvira embarks on a mission. Charles finds himself stuck between his two wives in an increasingly comical and deadly love triangle in this lethally hilarious comedy.

(*No opening night events in Melbourne)

Edward Hall
Dan Stevens, Isla Fisher, Dame Judi Dench, Leslie Mann
2020 | 95 min | Comedy | United Kingdom
Judi Dench's funniest film in years.
The Telegraph
Mill Valley Film Festival 2020
San Diego Interntional Film Festival 2020