The Legend of Barney Thomson

Barney Thomson

Somerset Moviola, BFI Neighbourhood Cinema and the Nunney Village Hall Committee present The Legend of Barney Thomson, on Friday 8 January at Nunney village hall.

Barney ThomsonThe Legend of Barney Thomson is a rather black, macabre 2015 British comedy directed by Robert Carlyle and written by Richard Cowan and Colin McLaren, starring Robert Carlyle, Emma Thompson, Ray Winstone and Tom Courtenay.

Robert Carlyle plays the downtrodden Glaswegian barber whose mundane life is turned upside down accidentally when he becomes a killer. He is forced to turn for help to his controlling and hilariously fierce mother, played superbly by Emma Thompson.

Ray Winstone (a disgruntled London copper frustrated by his Glasgow colleagues) and Tom Courtenay (the local police chief baffled by a serial killer – not the barber) give their usual fine support.

A little different this one! As long as you forgive the absurdity of the plot and just go with the flow, it’s a thoroughly enjoyable 90 minutes.

The comedy is uniquely Glasgow and the language typically (and authentically!) blue. Despite the graphic and disturbing content, the film has quite a light tone.

Visually it’s all nicely shot with some of the more off-beat Glasgow landmarks featuring prominently. The acting is great.

The Legend of Barney Thomson has a 15 rating. No-one under 15 is allowed to see a 15 film at the cinema or buy/rent a 15 rated video. 15 rated works are not suitable for children under 15 years of age.

The Legend of Barney Thomson is shown at Nunney Village Hall on Friday 8 January at 7.30pm. Door open at 7.00pm. Seats cannot be reserved, so please come early.

Tickets cost £5.00 in advance at the SPAR shop in Nunney or £6.00 on the door. A licensed bar and ice creams will be available – plus a seasonal glass of mulled wine!

Contact information

Roger Hutchings
Somerset Moviola
Telephone 01373 836 049