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Wed 19 October
19:00

Meantime 15

Part of Mike Leigh in Conversation. United Kingdom, 1983, Mike Leigh, 102m.

A slow-burning depiction of economic degradation in Thatcher’s England, Mike Leigh’s Meantime is the culmination of the writer-director’s pioneering work in television. Unemployment is rampant in London’s working-class East End, where a middle-aged couple and their two sons languish in a claustrophobic council flat. As the brothers (Phil Daniels and Tim Roth) grow increasingly disaffected, Leigh punctuates the grinding boredom of their daily existence with tense encounters, including with a well-meaning aunt (Marion Bailey) who has managed to become middle-class and a blithering skinhead on the verge of psychosis (a scene-stealing Gary Oldman, in his first major role).

Cast:
Phil Daniels, Tim Roth, Jeffrey Robert, Pam Ferris

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