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16 October 2018



Pathé today announced that they will be presenting at AFM the feature film MISBEHAVIOUR, to be directed for Left Bank Pictures by two-time BAFTA winner Philippa Lowthorpe (THREE GIRLS).
Philippa is one of only two women to have won a BAFTA for direction.
The warm, funny and provocative screenplay was written by Rebecca Frayn with revisions by Gaby Chiappe and is based on an inspirational true story:
In 1970, the Miss World competition took place in London, hosted by US comedy legend, Bob Hope. At the time, Miss World was the most-watched TV show on the planet with over 100 million viewers. Claiming that beauty competitions demeaned women, the newly-formed Women’s Liberation Movement achieved overnight fame by invading the stage and disrupting the live broadcast of the competition. Not only that, when the show resumed, the result caused uproar: the winner was not the Swedish favourite but Miss Grenada - the first black woman to be crowned Miss World. In a matter of hours, a global audience had witnessed the patriarchy driven from the stage and the Western ideal of beauty turned on its head.

The film features an ensemble cast that will be led by Keira Knightley (Oscar nominated for THE IMITATION GAME and PRIDE & PREJUDICE) and includes BAFTA nominee Gugu Mbatha-Raw (BELLE) and Jessie Buckley (WILD ROSE).
The film is being produced for Left Bank Pictures by BAFTA nominee Suzanne Mackie (THE CROWN, CALENDAR GIRLS) and by Sarah-Jane Wheale. Executive Producers include Andy Harries and Rebecca Frayn for Left Bank; and Cameron McCracken and Jenny Borgars for Pathé.
Pathé will distribute the film in the UK, France and Switzerland and will handle sales throughout the rest of the world.