Some very positive feedback has reached us following the Canadian gala premiere of the BBC Films comedy What We Did On Our Holiday last night thanks to reader Beth who emailed us to tell us about the event.
The semi-improvised black comedy What We Did On Our Holiday stars David Tennant and Rosamund Pike as Doug and Abi McLeod, a divorcing couple who take a fraught trip to Scotland with their three children to attend a birthday celebration for Doug's father Gordie (Billy Connolly). As Gordie is unwell, they want to keep their marriage difficulties quiet...if only the kids could keep a secret. Ben Miller, Amelia Bullmore and Celia Imrie also star in the movie which was written and directed by Guy Jenkin and Andy Hamilton.
The screening took place at the Oakville Festivals of Film and Arts in Ontario, Canada last night and was followed by a Q&A with director Guy Jenkin. Beth told us, "I don't remember any other film prompting so much uproarious laughter."
Guy Jenkin was asked about working with David Tennant and Rosamund Pike on set and compared the experience to driving a classic car saying that you don't often get a chance to drive a Cadillac.
The only criticism that many of the audience had of the film was that it was over way too soon!
What We Did On Our Holiday goes on general theatrical release in Canada on Friday 10th July, the same day as the USA.
With thanks to Beth for getting in touch.