Maxine Peake plays the gritty role of ‘Funny Cow’, a comedienne who breaks through the glass ceiling of the male-dominated stand-up comedy circuit in the north of England. From her troubled childhood to her turbulent adult relationships, she uses the raw material of her life experiences to bring her unique style of comedy to the stage. With a stirring original soundtrack from Richard Hawley and featuring acting turns from comedians such as Vic Reeves and John Bishop, Funny Cow delivers tragedy and comedy in equal measure.
Adrian Shergold / UK 2017 / 1h43m / 15 – Contains very strong language, domestic violence, strong sex references, suicide. / Cast: Maxine Peake, Stephen Graham, Paddy Considine, Alun Armstrong, Diane Morgan, Tony Pitts.