Anger rages in Philip (Jason Schwartzman) as he awaits the publication of his sure-to-succeed second novel. He feels pushed out of his adopted home city by the constant crowds and noise, a deteriorating relationship with his photographer girlfriend Ashley (Elisabeth Moss), and his own indifference to promoting the novel. When Philip’s idol Ike Zimmerman (Jonathan Pryce) offers his isolated summer home as a refuge, he finally gets the peace and quiet to focus on his favourite subject – himself. Philip faces mistakes and miseries affecting those around him, including his girlfriend, her sister, his idol, his idol’s daughter, and all the ex-girlfriends and enemies that lie in wait on the open streets of New York.
“[An] indisputably talented work for its risk-taking, dark humour and barbed portraiture of creative individuals” - The Hollywood Reporter
“Acerbically funny… at times dazzling” – The New York Times
“Told with immense verve and acted by an exceptional cast” – Variety
“Hilariously acidic… a remarkable piece of work” – The Playlist
UK Theatrical Trailer:
LISTEN UP PHILIP will be released in selected cinemas nationwide in the UK and Ireland on 5 June 2015.