Cert: 15A

Wicked Little Letters

In the seaside town of Littlehampton in the 1920s, fiery Rose Gooding has little in common with her pious neighbour Edith Swag. One day, Edith starts receiving scandalous letters written in bizarre foul language, and she immediately accuses Rose of being the poison pen letter writer.

As the outrageous letters continue to blight the town, Rose stands to lose her freedom and her daughter. Police officer Gladys Moss begins to suspect something is amiss. Together with a group of resourceful women, Gladys endeavors to solve the mystery, liberate Rose and catch the real culprit.

Based on a stranger than fiction true story of a dark and absurd scandal, this riotous mystery comedy reunites audience favourites Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley.

Toronto International Film Festival 2023

Director: Thea Sharrock
Cast: Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley, Anjana Vasan, Timothy Spall

‘The Oscar winner and Oscar nominee, respectively, play warring neighbors in a tiny English village in the 1920s, and there is a glorious gusto to their very funny performances’

Esther Zuckerman, Vanity Fair

‘In Sharrock’s hands, “Wicked Little Letters” is an entertaining account of what feels like a primitive form of today’s online flame wars, where people take sides as commenters openly disparage one another’

Peter Debruge, Variety

‘Whether or not there’s a factual basis to the story, it’s undeniably an absolute blast’

Wendy Ide, Screen International
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