classified 15

Please note: This was screened in March 2019

Simon Amstell
Colin Morgan, Anna Chancellor, Phénix Brossard
85 mins, 2018, UK
Primary language

Comedian and writer Simon Amstell brings us his hilarious and heartfelt feature debut about a young filmmaker thrown into emotional turmoil by a flourishing romance and the premiere of his second feature film.

Benjamin (Colin Morgan) is an awkward and insecure young man, desperate for approval but a minor disaster when it comes to the world of romance. His new film ‘No Self’ – an autobiographical picture about love and disconnection – is premiering at the London Film Festival, and he’s more than a bit keen for the acclaim of the merciless audiences. As the nerves and anxiety surge, his publicist introduces him to an attractive French musician called Noah (Phénix Brossard) – a meeting that hurls him into an existential crisis.

Incredibly human and remarkably endearing, this is a film that comes from a place of honesty – Simon Amstell’s own toe-curling experiences of love shine loudly, hilariously straddling the line between reality and the ridiculous.