Pathe have today announced that because the UK cinema release of MISBEHAVIOUR was cut short by the Covid-19 crisis the film is being made available to watch at home 3 months ahead of schedule.
MISBEHAVIOUR’s launch as a digital download will be on 15th April 2020. The film will be available on all platforms (including Amazon Prime, Sky Store and iTunes) for an exclusive period.
The Guardian, Financial Times, Mail on Sunday, Daily Express, The I, Time Out, The List, Heat, Daily Star, New Internationalist, Sunday Express
“Laugh and rejoice at this celebration of an era” Polly Toynbee, The Guardian
“Sassy, sharp and riotously entertaining” Woman & Home
“A crowd-pleasing comedy for everyone” The I
“Witty, wise and wonderfully empowering” James King, BBC Radio 2
“Awesome. You have to see it” Chris Evans, Virgin Radio
The film is directed by BAFTA winner Philippa Lowthorpe (Three Girls) and stars Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jessie Buckley, Greg Kinnear, Lesley Manville, Keeley Hawes, Rhys Ifans and Phyllis Logan.
A politically relevant, inspirational true story, the film skilfully combines humour with drama to celebrate all women, however they choose to navigate a male-dominated world:
In 1970, the Miss World competition took place in London, hosted by US comedy legend, Bob Hope. At the time, Miss World was the most-watched TV show on the planet with over 100 million viewers. Claiming that beauty competitions demeaned women, the newly formed Women’s Liberation Movement achieved overnight fame by invading the stage and disrupting the live broadcast of the competition. Not only that, 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. In a matter of hours, a global audience had witnessed the patriarchy driven from the stage and the Western ideal of beauty turned on its head.
The film was written by Rebecca Frayn and Gaby Chiappe, and produced by Suzanne Mackie and Sarah Jane Wheale.
MISBEHAVIOUR is a Pathé, Ingenious Media, BBC Films, BFI presentation of a Left Bank Pictures production.