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Women Talking Dirty

Synopsis

The second feature from Stella Does Tricks director Coky Giedroyc, Women Talking Dirty charts the ups and downs in the relationship between two friends in Edinburgh: headstrong single mother Cora (Helena Bonham Carter) and shy but successful cartoonist Ellen (Gina McKee) who is struggling to support her no-good gambling husband. As they gamely deal with the vicissitudes of life, their friendship is tested but ultimately proves too strong to crumble.



The film is based on the popular novel by Scottish author Isla Dewar, published in 1996, and marks the debut production from Elton John's Rocket Pictures, which acquired the rights to the novel and then brought on board Giedroyc on the strength of her previous film. Rocket then teamed up with Jean Doumanian, the New York-based producer best known for her collaborations with Woody Allen, in an Anglo-American co-production. The work-in-progress print was screened at last year's Toronto Film Festival, since when the film has been back into the cutting rooms for fine-tuning. It has just been completed.



Meanwhile, Rocket Pictures is developing a number of features across the genres and budget ranges, including the partly-animated Just So series, in co-production with the Walt Disney Co, and So I Am Glad, an adaptation of another Scottish novel, this time by AL Kennedy, which will be co-produced and star husband and wife team Ed Harris and Amy Madigan.

Details

Year
2000
Type of film
Features
Director
Coky Giedroyc
Music
Elton John.
Dir
Coky Giedroyc.
Exec prods
JE Beaucaire, Jean Doumanian,
Prods
David Furnish,
Scr
Isla Dewar, based on her novel.
DoP
Brian Tufano.
Prod des
Lynne Whiteread.
Ed
Budge Tremlett.
Main cast
Helena Bonham Carter, Gina McKee, Eileen Atkins, Kenneth Cranham, James Nesbitt, James Purefoy, Ken Drury, Julien Lambroschini, Richard Wilson.
Budget
£3m.
Funding
Jean Doumanian Productions, Rocket Pictures.

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Production Company

ROCKET PICTURES
1 Blythe Road
London W14 0HG
Tel: (44) 20 7603 9530
Fax: (44) 20 7348 4830

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