1hr 46mins

This festive comedic gem from the wonderful mind of Bill Forsyth stars Bill Paterson as a Glaswegian radio DJ inexplicably caught in an ice cream turf war.

This film screens as part of our magically festive Christmas programme.

Unfortunately no Audio Description track is available for this feature.
Christmas 2023
Bill Forsyth
Mild bad language, sex references, violence
English, Italian

Dumped by his partner a few days before Christmas and struggling to find meaning in his life, radio host Alan Bird (Bill Paterson, Fleabag) goes for a drive to take his mind off of his troubles.
After witnessing an ice cream van being attacked and destroyed by an angry competitor, Alan unwittingly finds himself in the middle of a turf war over who controls Glasgow’s ice cream supply. Intrigued by the unusual conflict, he throws himself into the story as a means of turning his career and his fortunes around.

Underscored by Bill Forsyth’s signature, inimitable warmth and authentic sense of humour, Comfort and Joy is an absolute treat of rousing Scottish cinema, co-starring veteran TV actor Alex Norton (Two Doors Down) and Altered Images’ Clare Grogan.