IN CINEMAS 08 FEBRUARY
ABOUT THE FILM
Curzon Soho, London: Wed 08 February
Curzon Camden, London: Wed 22 February
Mon 13 Feb
Tues 14 Feb
Wed 15 Feb
Thurs 16 Feb
"Husband is in equal part hilarious, painful to watch and moving, replete (as it is) with middle-class/middle-age neuroses, hang-ups and anxieties, topped with a good dollop of love and affection."
—Business Doc Europe
"Pointed, self-reflexive critique of a modern marriage... peppered with insight."
—Ben Nicholson, Sight & Sound
"Complex, subtle... A rich new seam of autofictional docucomedy."
—Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
"Genre-defying Freudian docudrama... I couldn't take my eyes off it."
—Josh Glancy, Sunday Times Culture
DIRECTED BY: JOSH APPIGNANESI & DEVORAH BAUM
British writer Devorah Baum has just published her first book – a guide to feelings like guilt, paranoia, envy and self-hatred. She’s off to the US to promote the book via public conversations with intimidating academics and writers like Zadie Smith.
With two small kids in tow, she’s stressed out. How can Josh, her husband, help?
Probably not by making a film about the whole trip. Before long, the feelings laid bare in Devorah's book get played out between them, revealing how much remains stubbornly unreconstructed in our supposedly progressive couplings.
A breathtakingly honest relationship comedy on the cusp between autofiction and documentary, it's a love letter to New York, literary life, and, er, modern marriage.