UK, 2022, 90 min, DCP, Dir. Jim Archer, Rated PG, Focus Features
“Inventive and disarming.”— Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter
“One of the most unexpected heart-warmers of the summer.” — Randy Myers, San Jose Mercury News
Brian and Charles follows Brian, a lonely inventor in rural Wales, who spends his days building quirky, unconventional contraptions that seldom work. Undeterred by his lack of success, Brian attempts his biggest project yet. Three days, a washing machine, and various spare parts later, he’s invented Charles, an artificially intelligent robot who learns English from a dictionary and has an obsession with cabbages. What follows is a humorous and entirely heartwarming story about friendship, family, finding love, and letting go.
Jim Archer has said that his debut film is “about loneliness and the power of friendship and companionship.” Archer also reveals that Brian and Charles was originally born as a stand-up and later developed into a short film and then a feature film.
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