William Stefan Smith



United Kingdom

Doncaster, South Yorkshire: a dead-end comedy night is underway. It’s a long way from London and miles from home for two comedians who find refuge in each other’s company.

“William Stefan Smith directs this two-hander starring Daniel Kaluuya and Seraphina Beh as Black comedians performing at an out-of-town gig to varying receptions from a white audience. When they miss the last train back to London they’re forced to share a hotel room together, and as the night progresses, they make small talk whilst trying to skirt around the metaphorical elephant in the twin room: the underlying sexual tension that accompanies two strangers sleeping beside each other. Despite the involvement of comedy and the potential of romance, this isn’t really a rom-com, but rather a study of intimacy and vulnerability.”
— Dan Guthrie

Showing in:

UK COMPETITION: Close Quarters (at BFI)

BFI Southbank

UK COMPETITION: Close Quarters


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