Written and directed by Clark, and starring an impressive cast of British talent including Patrick Baladi (“The Office,” “Line of Duty”), Kelly Wenham (Double Date, Tales from the Lodge), Jack Parry-Jones (“The Crown”) and Olivia Poulet (“The Thick of It”), A Kind of Kidnapping took home multiple awards at the recent Manchester International Film Festival, including Best Actress and Best Screenplay. This biting satire on modern politics and society centres on 30-something couple Maggie and Brian who, both struggling to get by, decide to kidnap London politician, Richard Hardy. Sadly no one wants to pay the ransom but just before they let Hardy go he wonders if he might be able to spin the situation to his advantage if they continue to keep him hostage. Why? Well, he’s never had better PR than this and he believes the sympathy vote will help with his campaign to one day become Prime Minister. What follows is a series of lies, double crossing and even murder, in this taught, darkly comic thriller.
The film will be coming to select cinemas from 13th July for a series of special Cast & Crew Q&A screenings (see details below the trailer), followed by a digital download release on 24th July.
Cast + Crew Q&A Screenings:
Thurs 13 July – London: Regent Street Cinema – book now
Sun 16 July – Cardiff: Chapter – book soon
Weds 19 July – Newcastle: Tyneside – book now
Thurs 20 July – Glasgow: GFT – book soon