Friday 3 November from 11:00 to 12:45

I Used to Be Funny


Sam (Rachel Sennott, Shiva Baby, Bodies, Bodies, Bodies) is an aspiring stand-up comedian and au pair struggling with PTSD. She debates whether or not to join the search for Brooke, a missing teen she used to nanny. The story navigates between the present, where Sam tries to recover from her trauma and get back on stage, and the past, where memories make it increasingly difficult to ignore Brooke’s abrupt vanishing. The debut of writer and director Ally Pankiw is funny, heartbreaking, and provides an honest and refreshing perspective on trauma and recovery, and how they impact our relationships and communities.


105 min.

Spoken language



No subtitles


Comedy, Drama


Ally Pankiw


Rachel Sennott, Olga Petsa, Jason Jones


Trianon 1

Films is also screened on:

I Used to Be Funny Almost sold out
Thursday 26 October
19:15 - 21:00
Trianon 3
€12,00 (Standard ticket)
I Used to Be Funny + Q&A
Sunday 29 October
16:45 - 18:40
Trianon 3
€12,00 (Standard ticket)
I Used to Be Funny: Limited Edition Almost sold out
Tuesday 31 October
18:45 - 20:35
Trianon 3
€12,00 (Standard ticket)
I Used to Be Funny Almost sold out
Saturday 4 November
21:15 - 23:00
Trianon 3
€12,00 (Standard ticket)

American Indie Competition

Original, authentic, and always special: American indie is filmmaking without the big Hollywood budgets. In this program, you will see not only the best independent American films but also the stars of the future. These promising filmmakers are only at the beginning of their careers: today in the LIFF American Indie Competition, tomorrow on stage at the Oscars.

All films from this program