“Holy Flying Circus” is a 2011 comedy-drama film directed by Owen Harris. The movie is a fictionalized account of the controversy surrounding the British comedy group Monty Python’s 1979 film “Life of Brian,” which was deemed blasphemous by some religious groups.
The film focuses on the events leading up to a televised debate between the Monty Python team and a religious figure, Malcolm Muggeridge, and a bishop, Mervyn Stockwood. The debate is framed by a series of surreal and absurd sequences inspired by the Python’s own work, as well as interviews with the real-life participants.
The movie received positive reviews from critics, who praised its witty and irreverent approach to the subject matter. The performances of the cast, which included actors such as Darren Boyd, Charles Edwards, and Steve Punt, were also well-received. “Holy Flying Circus” was noted for its clever blending of fact and fiction, and for capturing the anarchic spirit of Monty Python’s work.
Duration: 89 min.