Boiling Point

British film, starring the fabulous Stephen Graham, moves forward at the relentless pace of work in the food business.

Boiling Point
United Kingdom 2021
  • Czech
92 min.

Head chef Andy’s shift has hardly begun at his restaurant and he’s already behind with everything. It’s the last Friday before Christmas and everyone wants to treat themselves to great food. The hostess has overbooked, a disgruntled inspector is combing the kitchen and, if that weren’t enough, Andy’s mentor, a culinary icon, shows up unannounced with his partner, a respected food critic. Things just couldn’t get any worse. Via a single, continuous shot, we are launched into what proves to be a very hectic evening… This British film starring the superb Stephen Graham hurtles along at a relentless tempo reflecting the pace of life in the gastro business. But it will certainly chime with anyone who’s ever been stressed out at work and got themselves into a stew.

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Director: Philip Barantini
Screenplay: Philip Barantini, James Cummings
Cinematography: Matthew Lewis
Music: Aaron May, David Ridley
Sound: James Drake, Rob Entwistle, Kiff McManus
Editing: Alex Fountain
Production Design: Aimee Meek
Producer: Hester Ruoff, Bart Ruspoli
Co-production: Stefan D'Bart
Costumes: Karen Smyth
Cast: Stephen Graham, Vinette Robinson, Jason Flemyng, Ray Panthaki, Malachi Kirby, Lourdes Faberes, Alice Feetham, Izuka Hoyle, Hannah Walters, Taz Skylar, Lauryn Ajufo

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

2021 – Vinette Robinson (Special Mention)

British Independent Film Awards

2021 – Vinette Robinson (Best Supporting Actress)

British Independent Film Awards

2021 – Lauryn Ajufo (Breakthrough Performance)

British Independent Film Awards

2021 – Matthew Lewis (Best Cinematography)

British Independent Film Awards

2021 – Carolyn McLeod (Best Casting)

British Independent Film Awards

2021 – James Drake, Kiff McManus, Rob Entwistle (Best Sound)