Crying With Laughter

A stand up comic has the worst week of his life when an old friend shows up and forces him on a bad trip down memory lane.

A bold and darkly comedic award-winning thriller by writer director Justin Molotnikov.

Crying with Laughter is the debut feature of writer/director Justin Molotnikov.

Synchronicity Films and Wellington Films produced the film, with funding from Scottish Screen, East Midlands Media & BBC Scotland.

Crying with Laughter received its UK premiere at The Edinburgh International Film Festival 2009, as part of the British Gala section and nominated for The Michael Powell Award. It was subsequently picked up by Britfilms for UK distribution, and Cinetic in the US. It is widely available on Amazon and iTunes and in many international territories.

The film received strong critical acclaim and was winner of BAFTA Scotland Best Film Award 2009, and The Celtic Film And Media Festival Awards 2010. It was also selected for the prestigious Dinard Festival of British Film.

18 Certificate
93 minutes
16 April 2010 (UK)

90 minutes well spent. Gripping.

Ian Rankin


Justin Molotnikov



Claire Mundell, Rachel Robey, Al Clark


Key Cast

Stephen McCole, Malcolm Shields, Andrew Neil, Jo Hartley


  • BBC Scotland
  • Level K
  • Em Media