Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Misbehaviour (2020) is a sensational, British comedy directed by Philippa Lowthorpe, from a screenplay by Gaby Chiappe and Rebecca Frayn. The film stars Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jessie Buckley, Keeley Hawes, Phyllis Logan, Lesley Manville, Rhys Ifans and Greg Kinnear. This true story focuses on a group of women who disrupted the 1970 Miss World competition in London, England, hosted by comedian Bob Hope. At that time Miss World was the most-watched TV show in the world with over 100 million viewers. Arguing that beauty competitions objectify women, the newly formed women’s liberation movement achieved overnight fame by invading the stage and disrupting the live broadcast of the competition. When the show resumed, the result caused uproar: the winner was not the Swedish favourite but Miss Grenada, the first black woman to be crowned Miss World (Jennifer Hosten) The film highlights important themes so relevant today: a global audience confronting the patriarchal ideals of the pageant, the subversion of the Western ideal of beauty, and Director Lowthorpe also confronts issues of Racism faced by contestants. Definitely a film for our times with a message of liberation for women everywhere!
For more information and ticket purchases, please visit: OFFA “Misbehaviour” – Canadian Premiere