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THE FESTIVAL

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THE FESTIVAL

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 97m 59s

Release date 17/08/2018

BBFCInsight strong sex references, crude humour, sex, drug misuse, very strong language

Genre(s) Comedy

Director(s) Iain Morris

Cast includes Joe Thomas, Hugh Coles, Jemaine Clement, Emma Rigby, Hannah Tointon, Claudia O'Doherty

Summary THE FESTIVAL is a British comedy in which a young man attends a music festival after being dumped by his girlfriend.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 07/08/2018

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE FESTIVAL is a British comedy in which a young man attends a music festival after being dumped by his girlfriend.

Sex

There are frequent verbal and visual sex references throughout, including a scene of implied bestiality. There are also a number of strong sex scenes, including one which results in sight of liquid resembling semen landing on a pile of clothes.

Theme

Moments of crude humour include a scene in which one man urinates on another, with sight of his penis. In another scene a woman mistakes a semen stain on her son's clothing for toothpaste and attempts to rub it off with her finger.

Drugs

There is a scene in which a man mistakenly snorts six lines of ketamine and has a bad reaction to the drug. In another scene a couple share an MDMA pill.

Language

There is one use of very strong language ('c**t') and frequent strong language ('f**k'). Milder terms include 'dick', 'twat', 'piss', 'shit', 'prick' and 'bitch'.

Other issues include moderate injury detail when a man catches his nipple piercing on a fence and infrequent comic violence. There is nudity, including sight of penises, testicles and buttocks, all in a comic context.

Precuts information

During post-production, the distributor sought and was given advice on how to secure the desired classification. Following this advice, certain changes were made prior to submission

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

This film was originally seen for advice. The company was advised the film was likely to be classified 18 but that their preferred 15 could be achieved by making reductions to three sequences of crude and sexual behaviour. When the film was submitted for formal classification acceptable reductions has been made the film was classified 15.

Details

Title
THE FESTIVAL
Year
2018
Distributor(s)
Entertainment Film Dists Ltd
Classified date(s)
07/08/2018
Main language
English
Submitted run time
97m 59s
Approved footage
8818+8
BBFC reference
CFF363640
Registration number
CFJ45356

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