Pillow Cinema: Sightseers
It's time for a cinema revolution…and it's gonna be stuffed with feathers. Situated in the heart of East London, Pillow Cinema have transformed the stunning Tudor home Sutton House into a cosy space filled with fatboy bean bags. They’ll be screening a great range of films, so come and join them for the loveliest, comfiest, cosiest cinema experience this side of a fluffy cloud. For this one you have Sightseers. The storyline begins quite innocently as Chris (Steve Oram) wants to whisk his sheltered girlfriend Tina (Alice Lowe) away on a caravan tour of some of the country's great British landmarks. It is when visiting such exotic locations as the Crich Tramway Museum when things take a dark turn with the couple soon realising that they have a shared hatred for other people. With some great laugh-out-loud moments and moments of macabre violence, it's clear to see why the film was selected to be screened in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. "Funny as hell." – Empire. "The comic death trip Tina and Chris make thus becomes a lament for a lost Britain as cold and withering as anything Alan Bennett has given us, and weirdly moving." – The Guardian Certificate 15. Runtime: 1 hour 28 minutes. Doors open 30 minutes before the start time.
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