Skip to main content


USA / Canada, 2010 (MIFF 2010, International Panorama)

Director: Richard Loncraine

Never underestimate the politics of friendship.

Michael Sheen reprises his role as ex-British PM Tony Blair in the third film in writer Peter Morgan's trilogy (after The Deal and The Queen). The film traces the special relationship between the USA and Britain, in the form of the friendship between Blair and Bill Clinton (played by Dennis Quaid).

The power balance between the two shifts throughout the film, beginning before Blair's ascension to the position of prime minister and ending as Clinton leaves office. The history covered includes the British Labour party's adoption of Democrat values, Clinton's infamous relationship with Monica Lewinski and Blair's growing resolve to get results in Kosovo. A version of contemporary history, behind closed doors, up close and personal.

D Richard Loncraine P Frank Doelger, Tracey Scoffield, Ann Wingate S Peter Morgan Dist Village Roadshow Entertainment TD 35mm/2010

See also...


Some people need to be taught a lesson. ... In the urban wastelands of 1970s Glasgow, 12-year-old John McGill is an outlier. Quiet, studious and uncommonly intelligent, he exists in contrast to his ... More »


Acclaimed Polish writer-director Dorota Kędzierzawska (Time to Die, MIFF 2008) presents a quiet, humble film about the indignities of childhood and the persistence of hope. ... Petya, Vasya and ... More »


"Energetic and exciting... a fascinating portrait of 'wasted youth' of all ages." - Screen International ... In a modern Athens ravaged by the exploding financial crisis, teenager Haris is just happy ... More »


“There are echoes of Michael Haneke's work in this rambling, nightmare journey through the dark soul of Russia.” - Screen International ... In the frozen, dark Russian countryside truck driver ... More »


"Wholly succeeds as an infectious look at one soldier of cinema losing his battle, but living to fight another day." - indieWIRE ... A Useful Life chronicles the demise of a small independent cinema ... More »


Eat, pray, whatever. ... Idling through her forties, Ellen's life is about to hit the brakes. Losing her job, partner and mind all in the same week, she embarks on a bizarre anti-journey of ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director