Australian Premieres

Burn, Burn, Burn

Australian Premiere

A female-driven road-trip comedy about friendship, love and that awkward moment when your dead best friend still gets you to do stuff.

Following the death of their best friend, two young women embark on a road-trip to spread his ashes according to the elaborate video instructions he’s left behind. Seph (Laura Carmichael, A United Kingdom) and Alex (Chloe Pirrie, Youth) pack Dan (Jack Farthing, Poldark) up in the glove compartment of their car – in Tupperware – and travel to London, Stonehenge, Cardiff and York, encountering a raft of Britain’s best comedic talent along the way.

To have a laugh about death is a difficult thing to do but it is a skill at which the British excel. The film opens with a joke about the deceased Dan punctuated by the question – ‘too soon?’ – which sets the tone for this heartfelt and gentle comedy.

Full of witty one-liners, visual gags and female friendship, Burn, Burn, Burn uses death to paint a beautiful portrait of life and living it to the fullest.

Chanya Button
Laura Carmichael, Chloe Pirrie, Jack Farthing, Alison Steadman, Sally Phillips, Alice Lowe, Joe Dempsie, Julian Rhind-Tutt
2015 | 106 MIN | UK COMEDY
A British tragicomedy which isn’t afraid to make light of the darker sides of life.
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION BFI London Film Festival 2015
    WINNER Discovery Award, London Comedy Film Festival 2016
    WINNER Grand Prix Golden Duke (Audience Award), Odessa International Film Festival 2016