Baby Kino: Wicked Little Letters 15


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This film was last shown on 26 February 2024

Please note: this Baby Kino screening is exclusively for parents or guardians accompanying babies aged under one year old.

A 1920s English seaside town bears witness to a dark and absurd scandal in this riotous mystery comedy. Based on a stranger than fiction true story, Wicked Little Letters follows two neighbours: deeply conservative local Edith Swan (Olivia Colman) and rowdy Irish migrant Rose Gooding (Jessie Buckley). When Edith and fellow residents begin to receive wicked letters full of unintentionally hilarious profanities, chaos ensues: including a national outrage and a trial. However, as the town's women - led by Police Officer Gladys Moss (Anjana Vasan) - begin to investigate the crime themselves, they suspect that something is amiss.

Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley reunite after both receiving Oscar nominations for their work in Maggie Gyllenhaal’s The Lost Daughter, and one of the great joys of this film is seeing two of the industry’s finest trading verbal blow for verbal blow.


Thea Sharrock
1 hour 40 minutes
Jessie Buckley, Olivia Colman, Timothy Spall


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