Benjamin trailer exclusive: First look at gentle Simon Amstell comedy film

The director's second feature was warmly received at the London film Festival in 2018

Louis Chilton
Tuesday 05 February 2019 13:20
Benjamin trailer exclusive: New Simon Amstell film

We are thrilled to launch the UK trailer for Benjamin, a bittersweet romantic comedy directed by Simon Amstell.

Amstell is perhaps best known for his work as a stand-up comedian and for his time hosting music-themed panel show Never mind the Buzzcocks. In 2017, his acclaimed directorial debut Carnage, a comedy set in a Vegan society 50 years in the future, premiered on BBC iplayer. His follow-up, set in the intimate present, is getting a theatrical release.

Benjamin tells the story of a promising young filmmaker (Colin Morgan) who is thrown into emotional disarray over the impending release of his second feature, when he is introduced to a magnetic French musician called Noah.

Offering a recognisable vision of London, Amstell’s gentle, intelligent film also stars Anna Chancellor, Joel Fry and Phénix Brossard, and features original music from James Righton of The Klaxons.

Benjamin premiered at the 2018 BFI London Film Festival last October. It will be released in the UK on 15 March.

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