A Family Affair

7th October 2019
    

A Hangover To Forget...

Annabel wakes up in a strange bed, it’s her 30th birthday and she was putting the drink away a lot. The next she hears is a man’s voice, and in walks Bernard, a much, much older man.

Annabel’s mum is ringing her, but she refuses to answer, Bernard thinks she should. Annabel tells him that her mum’s present was a visit to a clinic for an egg count, and she blames this for getting blind drunk and ending up with Bernard.

She has been told she’s infertile and doesn’t like men. Bernard doesn’t say anything but gets her a cup of tea and tells her kids are selfish bastards anyway.

Bernard puts some music on the two dance, as Annabel has flashbacks to the night before, which she seemed to enjoy a lot. That is until Bernard’s grandson comes in and Annabel thinks it’s him she’s been with, but there’s a surprising twist in store.

A Family Affair is a funny, lovely film written and directed by Florence Keith-Roach, who is also Annabelle, (“Philomena”, “Juliet, Naked”), John Standing (“V For Vendetta”, “The Elephant Man”) as Bernard, Kwami Odoom (“The Athena (TV)”) as Max and Thalissa Teixeira (“Hobbs & Shaw“, The Musketeers (TV)”) as Lola.

(This review was written as part of the BFI Film Festival London coverage)

THE QUICK SELL
When Annabelle wakes up in a stranger's bedroom on her 30th birthday, she thinks the day cannot get any worse. But then Bernard walks in...

DIRECTED BY
Florence Keith-Roach

WRITTEN BY
Florence Keith-Roach

Running Time:
13mins

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UK Box Office

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1

Dolittle

2

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3

1917

4

Parasite

5

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6

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US Box Office

#FilmWeekend GrossWeeks on Release# of CinemasGross to Date
1

Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey

$33,010,01714,236$33,010,017
2

Bad Boys for Life

$12,011,35543,530$166,333,562
3

1917

$9,236,35073,548$132,779,259
4

Dolittle

$6,534,58043,462$63,834,565
5

Jumanji: The Next Level

$5,556,67992,729$298,487,090
6

The Gentlemen

$4,215,49132,557$26,887,472
7

Gretel & Hansel

$3,580,33223,007$11,604,572
8

Little Women

$2,376,04471,805$102,724,187
9

Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker

$2,313,34881,746$510,634,826
10

Knives Out

$2,297,647111,443$158,889,297

UK Box Office

#FilmWeekend GrossWeeks on Release# of CinemasGross to Date
1

Dolittle

£5,085,5201600£5,085,520
2

Birds Of Prey: And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn

£2,833,2971629£2,833,297
3

1917

£2,271,5285692£35,888,252
4

Parasite

£1,397,3871137£1,397,387
5

Bad Boys For Life

£1,000,6284481£13,098,674
6

The Personal History Of David Copperfield

£530,3393519£5,089,472
7

Kinky Boots - The Musical (Theatre)

£503,2562479£1,175,439
8

Jumanji: The Next Level

£391,3109462£34,830,746
9

The Gentlemen

£351,3236333£11,057,892
10

Little Women

£305,0337452£20,800,556