IFC Films has released the trailer for “The Trip to Greece,” the latest in “The Trip” series which stars Academy Award nominee Steve Coogan (“Philomena“) and Rob Brydon embarking on a luxurious adventure across Greece. The series also titled “The Trip to Greece” aired last month in the UK and has been edited into this feature film set to hit VOD on May 22.
Previous installments include “The Trip,” “The Trip to Italy” and “The Trip to Spain” which all began as six-part seasons and cut into feature films. They are most notable for the banter between Coogan and Brydon during their sit down dinners, as well as their hilarious impressions of various famous celebrities. “The Trip to Italy” became famous for the pair’s immaculate impressions of Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth.
The latest trailer features impressions of James Bond, Marlon Brando and an excellent exchange between Brydon and Coogan where Coogan boasts of his BAFTA count, which concludes the trailer:
“What would you say you are most proud of?”
“My Seven BAFTAS?”
“For me it would be my children.”
“Yeah, because you haven’t got any BAFTAS.”
“You have got children.”
IFC Films lists the official synopsis on its YouTube channel:
“When Odysseus left Troy it took him ten years to get back to his home in Ithaca. Steve and Rob have only six days on their own personal odyssey in THE TRIP TO GREECE. On the way they argue about tragedy and comedy, astronomy and biology, myth, history, democracy and the meaning of life! Featuring locations such as: Temple of Apollo at Delphi, the Ancient Agora of Athens, the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, the unique island of Hydra, the Caves of Diros, Nestor’s Palace, Niokastro Fortress in Pylos, and Ancient Stagira, as well as a lot of shooting in restaurants and hotels in Athens, Hydra, Lesvos, Chalkidiki, Pelion, Kavala, and at the Peloponnese.”
Michael Winterbottom returns to direct once again, having worked on every installment of “The Trip” since it begun. He has been a long-term collaborator with Coogan and Brydon, having also directed “24 Hour Party People” and “A Cock and Bull Story.”
“The Trip to Greece” had originally been slated to play at the Tribeca Film Festival before its cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will instead be available on VOD through the IFC Films website.
The full trailer for “The Trip to Greece” can be found below: