Director: Jens Meurer
Cast includes: The folk of norfolk!
Thursday morning screenings include a free cuppa with your ticket
90 mins / 2023 / Germany

A love letter to Britain from our friends in Europe, German filmmaker Jens Meurer’s bittersweet and loving documentary Seaside Special visits the town of Cromer, Norfolk as it prepares for its annual end-of-pier variety show during the summer of 2019.

With a show due to be performed twice a day for three months, we meet the performers, the team pulling the show together and the townsfolk who will flock to watch it day after day. In the background, Brexit is hitting its stride, and as we see the talent and the passion driving the show, we also see...

All shot beautifully on 16mm film, Seaside Special is affectionate and funny filmmaking reflecting the eccentricities of classic English entertainment as the country sets out to leave its European neighbours.

★★★★ “Vivid and richly affectionate"- Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

"Such a joyous film – affectionate, uncynical, good-hearted, full of memorable people – about Englishness and doggedness and sequins and crabs." -  Sunday Times

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