Funny Cow (15)
Dir: Adrian Shergold
Cast: Maxine Peake, Paddy Considine, Tony Pitts
UK, 2017, 103 mins
An ambitious, and belligerent club performer works the very male-dominated Northern comedy circuit during the 70s and 80s, while also standing up to a violent husband. Maxine Peake gives a fierce and magnetic performance in this powerful drama, highlighting the power of laughter and how pain can be transformed into humour.