Typist Artist Pirate King + Q&A with Director Carol Morley

Director: Carol Morley

Cast: Monica Dolan, Kelly Macdonald, Gina McKee

This new film from acclaimed British filmmaker Carol Morley is a dark and funny exploration of the growing friendship between two women as they hit the road.

Artist, outsider and rebel Audrey Amiss (Monica Dolan) is convinced that she doesn’t have long to live and must exhibit her art before it is too late. She hoodwinks her psychiatric nurse Sandra (Kelly Macdonald) into driving her from London to a gallery in her birthplace in Sunderland. They take the long route – trundling in Sandra’s electric car on B-roads to their destination. But with so many deviations along the way, will they ever even make it? Filled with adventure, humour and compassion, based on a real-life story.

The feature film with be followed by a special live Q&A with Director Carol Morley.

2023/UK/108 Mins

BBFC Advice: mental health references, brief sexual assault, moderate bad language

“With natural sympathy and warmth, film-maker Carol Morley has created this likable, generous, imaginative response to the work of the neglected English artist Audrey Amiss, played here with beady-eyed gusto by Monica Dolan … it is tremendously shot by Agnès Godard and the compassion of the film is palpable.”

Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

All screenings for Typist Artist Pirate King + Q&A with Director Carol Morley at Saffron Screen