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U.S. Theatrical Premiere
THE WEST WITTERING AFFAIR
"What is surprising, taking into consideration the amount of duff sex-comedies [Britain] is noted for, is that this small, almost perfectly formed ensemble piece should be so good." -Channel 4 Film
"An enterprising piece, funny and often quite sharp" -Guardian UK
The West Wittering Affair is a romantic sex-comedy of errors about four confused love-hungry Londoners for whom life can never be the same after one crazy weekend away in the country. Kathy and her friend Natasha, who is having problems with her boyfriend Greg, enjoy a much-needed break at a remote farmhouse with their pal Jamie. Following a night of alcohol, Jamie sleeps with both women only to be dumped the next morning. From bed swapping to sadistic revenge, the unforgettable weekend has jolting repercussions and as revelation follows revelation, these four lost souls try to sort out the mess of their lives and as things spiral out of control, it is only when an extraordinary event occurs that brings them to their senses. Both endearing and hilarious, The West Wittering Affair has amazing plot twists and turns that is brought to life with brilliant performances from an up-and-coming British ensemble cast. This remarkable debut feature beautifully articulates the plight of its characters and proves that modern romance is a comedy of errors.
Directed by David Scheinmann, UK, 2006, 35mm, 92 mins.