Running Time: 95 Minutes | Genre: Comedy
Director: Terry Gilliam
Starring: Michael Palin, Eric Idle, John Cleese, Terry Jones
BBFCinsight: moderate sex references, comic violence
Synopsis: The first feature film of the legendary Monty Python group takes us on a medieval quest in England, circa 932AD. Wise-cracking, sublimely irreverent and jaw-droppingly hysterical, this comedy will bring laughter (and coconuts!) to our lives when we most need a dose of anarchic Python daring.Monty Python and the Holy Grails follows King Arthur (Graham Chapman) who is accompanied by his trusty servant Patsy (Terry Gilliam) to seek knights to join his round table at Camelot. The quest isn't, however, as easy as it might sound: constitutional-obsessed peasants, a three-headed Knight and singing dancers of Camelot are only a few of the characters that our merry group of knights will come across on their journey. And did we mention coconuts already? We'll supply them, you join in at appropriate moments!Endlessly quotable and quintessentially British, the film also later served as inspiration for the hit musical Spamalot.These events are made possible by Comedy Genius, a celebration of comedy on screen, led by BFI, the Independent Cinema Office and BFI Film Audience Network, supported by funds from the National Lottery.