Romping back and forth between the present day and the 18th Century, A Cock and Bull Story
employs a fractured film-within-a-film conceit to chart a haphazard course through the English literary masterpiece.
OUR TIP: Political drama The Constant Gardener should take this award but comedy A Cock and Bull Story
could well win the luvvie vote.
THE STORY Loosely based on Laurence Sterne's famously unreadable classic novel - The Life And Opinions Of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman - A Cock And Bull Story
is actually a satire about the film business.
A Cock And Bull Story
, which isn't out until January, is Michael Winterbottom's re- working of The Life and Opinions Of Tristram Shandy.
As far as I am concerned it is a cock and bull story
Two decades on, this is a colourful, 101-minute biopic of a significant chunk of his life, with Steve Coogan reuniting with director Michael Winterbottom after previous collaborations 24 Hour Party People, A Cock and Bull Story
and The Trip series on TV.
THE Trip is a new series starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon and directed by Michael Winterbottom, the acclaimed film-maker behind the likes of A Cock and Bull Story
, 24 Hour Party People and A Mighty Heart.
Award-winning actress Shirley Henderson, who was last seen alongside Rob Brydon in A Cock and Bull Story
, Shauna Macdonald from Spooks and Green Wing's Michelle Gomez will all star in the two-hour film.
In return for the new technology, cinemas will show more specialised, non-blockbuster films, such as lower budget British films like A Cock and Bull Story
, the critically acclaimed Good Night, And Good Luck and classics including Brief Encounter.
Consequently, A Cock and Bull Story
is full of barbed-wire one liners and gut-wrenching silences.
Fentimans, the Newcastle-based drinks firm, is to serve its full-bodied shandy to stars at the launch of A Cock and Bull Story
at Cineworld in London's Haymarket on Monday.
Other films at the festival (which runs until November 3) include A COCK AND BULL STORY
, starring Steve Coogan; PROOF, with Gwyneth Paltrow and Anthony Hopkins, and George Clooney's GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK.
Blakey, who pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice was told by Judge Michael Taylor: "You told a cock and bull story
In a prolific career, he has been involved in several films, including 24 Hour Party People and A Cock And Bull Story