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MISBEHAVIOUR

by Philippa Lowthorpe

synopsis

In 1970, the Miss World competition took place in London, hosted by US comedy legend, Bob Hope. At the time, Miss World was the most-watched TV show on the planet with over 100 million viewers. Claiming that beauty competitions demeaned women, the newly-formed Women’s Liberation Movement achieved overnight fame by invading the stage and disrupting the live broadcast of the competition. Not only that, when the show resumed, the result caused uproar: the winner was not the Swedish favourite but Miss Grenada - the first black woman to be crowned Miss World. In a matter of hours, a global audience had witnessed the patriarchy driven from the stage and the Western ideal of beauty turned on its head.

international title: Misbehaviour
original title: Misbehaviour
country: United Kingdom, France
sales agent: Pathé International
year: 2020
genre: fiction
directed by: Philippa Lowthorpe
film run: 106'
release date: UK 13/03/2020, EE 19/06/2020, LT 17/07/2020, NL 27/08/2020, PT 8/10/2020
screenplay: Rebecca Frayn, Gaby Chiappe
cast: Keira Knightley, Jessie Buckley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keeley Hawes, Suki Waterhouse, Lesley Manville, Charlotte Spencer, Rhys Ifans, Greg Kinnear, Alexa Davies
cinematography by: Zac Nicholson
film editing: Úna Ní Dhonghaíle
art director: Cristina Casali
costumes designer: Charlotte Walter
music: Dickon Hinchliffe
producer: Suzanne Mackie, Sarah Wheale
executive producer: Jenny Borgars, Cameron McCracken, Andrea Scarso
production: Pathé Pictures, Pathé Films, BBC Films, British Film Institute (BFI), Ingenious Media, Left Bank Pictures
distributor: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures United Kingdom, Acme Film, Paradiso Filmed Entertainment Nederland, PRIS Audiovisuais
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