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Our
Ladies

"..pitch-perfect evocation of the possibilities and frustrations of being young and riotously alive"

Comedy / Drama (2021)

 

In 1990s Scotland, a group of Catholic school girls get an opportunity to go into Edinburgh for a choir competition, but they're more interested in drinking, partying and hooking up than winning the competition.

Director:

Michael Caton-Jones

Writers:

Alan Sharp, Michael Caton-Jones

Stars:
Eve Austin, Tallulah Grieve, Abigail Lawrie, Sally Messham, Rona Morison, Marli

1 hr 45m

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IMDB Rating - 8.0

Booze and boys feature heavily and hilariously, but this unvarnished coming-of-age saga also ponders (without preachiness) sexuality, pregnancy, class difference and the tumultuous path of true friendship. The six central characters are brought to life by brilliant performances from Eve Austin, Tallulah Greive, Abigail Lawrie, Sally Messham, Rona Morison and Marli Siu.

 

Each is given her space to shine by Alan Sharp and Michael Caton-Jones’s screenplay, which skilfully adapts Alan Warner’s widely acclaimed novel The Sopranos, without compromising the source material’s gloriously profane and swaggeringly musical spirit. This is the author’s second book to be made into a film (following Morvern Callar) and a long-gestating labour of love for veteran Scottish director Caton-Jones, who optioned it 20 years ago.

In October 2019, a special presentation of Our Ladies featured at the BFI London Film Festival, receiving fantastic reviews. The film will receive its Scottish Premiere at Glasgow Film Festival 2020.