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Contents Welcome to the 30th Cambridge Film Festival. We’ve come a long way since 1977 when the Festival was born in the old Arts Cinema in Market Passage. It was a pragmatic approach to a quiet time in July: University term had finished and a two week Festival provided an excellent opportunity to bring previously unseen films to Cambridge. The Festival rapidly expanded and I was privileged to be part of the team that, year after year, managed to raise the Festival’s profile and develop it into a major UK event with a reputation which extended internationally. All this was achieved with minimal resources – with the Festival then underwritten by the Arts Theatre Trust. The Festival ceased for 5 years in 1995, and then was re-launched in 2001 at the new Arts Picturehouse with its initial years underwritten by City Screen. From 2001 onwards, funding through the Arts Council and latterly Screen East provided a platform to take the Festival to a new level. More films were imported having been discovered at the major international festivals, many more filmmakers visited Cambridge and an increasing number of submissions were received, which have now become a very important element of the programme. Filmmakers really enjoy our city. Holding the Festival in July and most recently in September offers visiting filmmakers the chance to stay in delightful and unique settings at the University colleges. We have been very fortunate to have a most eclectic roster of filmmakers visit – Francesco Rosi, Percy Adlon, Michael Powell, Wim Wenders, Jerzy Skolimowski, Philip Kaufman, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Bruce Weber, Monika Treut, Michael Winterbottom, Andrew Eaton, Terry Gilliam, Cate Blanchett, Julie Delpy, Joel Schumacher, Peter Greenaway, Stephen Woolley and Neil Jordan among many who find Cambridge friendly, challenging and committed to a world cinema. World cinema is suffering continual pressure to even become noticed in the huge expansion of US led commercial fare dominating the majority of the world’s screens. Maybe the opportunities of the Digital Network are working against us? It’s certainly difficult to struggle for screen

space and media coverage these days. I take pride in the fact that Cambridge’s film culture is thriving - the yearround screenings and events programme is wide-ranging, and the great majority of independent films find a home at the Arts Picturehouse. The Film Festival plays a key role here too. However, continuing with a programme of world cinema is as much in your hands as ours. Support us by becoming a Friend of the Cambridge Film Trust, let your friends around the country know of your great Festival discoveries, and ensure we can continue to present special programmes throughout the year here at the Picturehouse. The Picturehouse has retained all equipment for 35mm/70mm, Silent Films, and has trained projectionists for these formats. Whilst other cinemas are discarding old equipment for the new age, we’ve a heritage to cherish, maintain, present and preserve. Don’t let our cinematic heritage vanish!

Festival Guide

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Special Events

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Opening & Closing Films Main Features

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Microcinema

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Festival Birthday Choices Documentaries

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Timetable

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Revivals

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Cambridge Family Film Festival

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The Festival team has been augmented this year with another keen and willing band of enthusiasts, and some old friends have returned to Cambridge to manage special programmes. Look out for MICRO 3D CINEMA in the Grafton Centre and the Grand Arcade, funded by the Arts Council, and a major Screen Team event at The Fitzwilliam Museum, funded through the Legacy Trust. The Screen Team is a three year events and training project to encourage young people to learn the skills which will be vital to the future development of the region’s film culture, including event management, projection, and the programming and marketing of film events.

African Film Festival

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Roy Andersson Season

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German Film Season

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Oh, by the way, the 2010 programme looks pretty good! Enjoy browsing this brochure and discovering the cinematic treats and innovative screening locations that are in store this year, as you help us to celebrate our thirtieth anniversary in fine style - and catch our HISTORY OF THE CINEMA events for a thorough, illustrated celebration of this wonderful medium! Tony Jones, Director, Cambridge Film Trust & Cambridge Film Festival

Guillermo Del Toro

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ShortFusion

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Cambridgeshire Film Consortium Events

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Ticket Prices & Map

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Venues

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Festival Staff

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Thanks

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Index

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Every year we tease our festival goers with a mystery – a surprise film which has absolutely no advance warning of title, director, stars or genre – just a time and a place. Amazingly, it sells out every year. Only the Festival Director knows for certain, and nothing can persuade him to spill the beans (we know from long painful experience).

FAVOURITE FILM AWARD 2009

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Sunday 26 September, 4.00pm

In short there’s only one way to find out, and that’s to come along. So turn up, sit back in your seat, let the lights dim and watch as the truth is finally revealed.

Print source: Wait and see! Past Surprise Films have included Pixar’s UP!, BURN AFTER READING, the first UK screening of A COCK AND BULL STORY and even PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN.

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Our thirtieth Festival is the ideal opportunity to launch The Screen Team, the first ever project to take the Cambridge Film Festival experience across the entire East of England region. This unique three year events and training programme – the first of its kind for any UK film festival – will enable at least 45 regional participants to learn firsthand from our decades of experience in the programming, marketing and managing of innovative film events. We’ve already selected this year’s ten lucky participants, who have been receiving specialist training from the Festival team since the beginning of August and are currently working hard behind-the-scenes at our special events. For more information and to find out how to be involved in The Screen Team next year, contact rebeccacinnes@yahoo.co.uk

ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS: THE WAY OF THE TOSSER

Half the fun of the Festival is discussing the films afterwards – and we’d like to know what you think. Go online to register your reactions and rate the films you’ve seen. Express your feelings on a scale of 1 to 5 – from ‘loathed it’ to ‘loved it’ – and we’ll keep a daily tally of audience responses. Check the results as and when they change online and also look out for updates in the Festival Daily to see which film emerges as the audience’s favourite. We hold separate awards for both Feature and Short Films. Recent winners include SÉRAPHINE (2009), CONVERSATIONS WITH MY GARDENER (2008) and ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS: THE WAY OF THE TOSSER (2007). Winning the audience vote really can make a difference to a film’s fortune – the 2002 audience favourite, the Norwegian comedy ELLING, went on to a nationwide cinema release thanks to the support of Cambridge’s film lovers. To have your say, log on to: www.cambridgefilmfestival.org.uk

The Screen Team is a Cambridge Film Trust initiative which has been funded by Legacy Trust UK, an independent charity set up to help build a lasting cultural and sporting legacy from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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MOVIES BESIDE THE RHYTHM OF THE MUSEUM THE TRACKS Sunday 19 September, from 8.00pm A magical screening event in the gardens of the Fitzwilliam – FREE! Beneath the stars, between the sculptures, cinema screens will be planted on the lawns of the Fitzwilliam Museum on Sunday 19 September to bring you a truly magical evening’s entertainment – THE RHYTHM OF THE TRACKS. Internationally renowned musicians Neil Brand (piano) and Guenter Buchwald (violin) will improvise a live jazz score to a rollercoaster range of silent gems, while contemporary filmmakers take us on journeys through Hanoi, Tokyo, and the imagination. The films and the setting will be battling it out to see which is more beautiful - come and join us for what promises to be a truly memorable night. We look forward to welcoming you to beautiful films in a beautiful setting. Part of the TRANSPORTED – THE ART OF THE TRAIN Programme – see page 7 for further details

You are welcome to come and go at any stage in the programme • All films certificate U or PG • Free to All • Refreshments will be available

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TRANSPORTED: THE ART OF THE TRAIN ON FILM FREE OUTDOOR FILMS • FAMILY FILM SHOW • SPECIAL SCREENINGS • CAMBRIDGE - THE 3D EXPERIENCE!

FREE! Spectacular Outdoor Screening Event: The Rhythm of the Tracks (CFF PG)

Feature Presentation: Sarah Turner presents ‘PERESTROIKA’ (CFF 15)

Sunday 19 September, from 8.00pm Fitzwilliam Museum Gardens

Tuesday 21 September, 8.00pm Arts Picturehouse

The spectacular setting of the Fitzwilliam Museum Gardens plays host to some great British train films, cutting-edge contemporary work, and silent films with live piano accompaniment!

Acclaimed moving image artist Sarah Turner will present her latest work, PERESTROIKA. Twenty years after the death of a dear friend, the filmmaker re-enacts a journey on the Trans-Siberian train to investigate how ghostly images of the past invade the present and creates a poetic essay about loss and memory.

Films and Fun for Families: Trains on the Brain! (CFF U) You don’t have to be a trainspotter to enjoy watching trains. Whether it’s the whirring wheels and demonic mechanics or space for reflection in magnificent landscapes that trains represent, trains have exerted a strange fascination on filmmakers from the earliest days of cinema. This programme offers some of the purest approaches to trains on film, the ballets of steam and motion and dream-filled journeys which have used the magic of cinema to most extraordinary effect. We’re mixing some classic gems with contemporary work in two compilation programmes; inviting a celebrated contemporary artist to explain why trains exert such strong fascination; giving families their own programme of transport fare; and a newlycommissioned film will celebrate the importance of trains in Cambridge life, courtesy of two technological wizards using 3D timelapse technology. We hope you will be . . . transported!

Saturday 18 September, 2.30pm Arts Picturehouse Fast trains, slow trains, stop trains, go trains: a specially curated programme of train films for the under-12s (c45mins), with a train-themed workshop to follow!

Classic and Contemporary Short Films: Taking It Slow (CFF PG) Tuesday 21 September, 1.00pm | Saturday 25 September, 1.00pm Arts Picturehouse Journeys by train, through time, space and the history of cinema including David Anderson’s celebrated DREAMLAND EXPRESS and this year’s British Animation Awards nominee TRAIN OF THOUGHT.

Junior locomotive fans should also make tracks to the Family Film Festival for special screenings featuring THOMAS AND FRIENDS and IVOR THE ENGINE - see page 41 for more details.

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The screening will be followed by a discussion about her work and its place within train-film history.

FREE! See Cambridge in 3D! Friday 17 – Sunday 19 September, Grafton Centre Friday 24 & Saturday 25 September, Grand Arcade Visit the Festival’s own mini-3D cinema to see an extraordinary new 3D timelapse film of Cambridge station, by artists Gavin Peacock and Brian McClave. Come and marvel at your own city as you’ve never seen it before, courtesy of groundbreaking new technology.

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COMING SOON...

KUBRICK’S NAPOLEON Monday 20 September, 9.00pm Arts Picturehouse

Exploring Cinema’s Unmade Projects with film historian Ian Christie Saturday 18 September, 5.30pm Arts Picturehouse Think of all the films that don’t get made. On second thoughts, don’t many of them could have been even worse than much of what did get the green light. But what about films we’d really have wanted to see, often their director’s long-cherished projects. Films like the final part of Eisenstein’s IVAN THE TERRIBLE, Michael

Powell’s THE TEMPEST or David Lean’s NOSTROMO. Then there are films started, but unfinished, like Von Stroheim’s QUEEN KELLY and Von Sternberg’s I CLAUDIUS, Orson Welles’ DON QUIXOTE and Terry Gilliam’s more recent stab at the same ill-fated subject. Ian Christie will be showing some of the tantalising fragments and planning that survives from these and other projects, and speculating on how they might have changed cinema history.

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The Cambridge Film Festival invites you to explore Stanley Kubrick’s greatest ever achievement never to reach the big screen. Through photos from pre-production, primarily sketches, and talks from people who knew Kubrick best, we sift the facts from fiction of the much-discussed aborted epic, NAPOLEON. Even whilst working on 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, Kubrick’s thoughts turned towards mounting the greatest historical film ever made. Describing Napoleon Bonaparte’s life as “an epic poem of action”, Kubrick’s admiration for his idol knew few bounds. Meticulous research for a large-scale biopic began in the mid1960s when Kubrick despatched an assistant around the world to literally follow in Napoleon’s footsteps. Casting considerations included David Hemmings and Audrey Hepburn, with Alec Guinness and Laurence Olivier as supporting characters. Alas then that Kubrick’s effort met its own Waterloo when the studios decreed that his dream was financially too risky, due to a clash with another Napoleon film, WATERLOO, which was released in 1970. The dream lingered into the early 1980s when he still talked of wanting to make the film. Sadly Stanley Kubrick died in 1999 with his great work unrealised. Today Kubrick fans can console themselves that his vision may yet be realised in conjunction with talents of the calibre of Ridley Scott and Ang Lee. For this live event Bill Lawrence will introduce the film producer and brother-in-law to Stanley Kubrick, Jan Harlan, and Alison Castle, author of The Stanley Kubrick Archives.

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BEGGARS OF LIFE This year’s Festival is proud to present its first writer-in-residence, with funding from Cambridgeshire County Council. Published poet, Jane Monson will lead a series of creative writing workshops after selected screenings at the Arts Picturehouse throughout the Festival. All ages and levels are welcome and no experience of creative writing is necessary; just a passion for film and an interest in developing and learning how to use cinematic themes, images, and sounds as the focus and material for new writing.

With live accompaniment from the DODGE BROTHERS Sunday 19 September, 4.00pm Arts Picturehouse

The project will be documented and presented in a pamphlet once the Festival is over and participants will be invited back for an informal launch event at the Picturehouse, and have the opportunity to read, sell and celebrate their work. The project is a new and original contribution to the Festival, and a rare creative opportunity to reflect and record the audience’s experience of the Festival and its 30th Anniversary.

Sunday 12 September, 12.00pm

Arts Picturehouse

Workshop

Sunday 19 September, 5.00pm

Screening & Workshop

Sunday 26 September, 11.00am

Harrods Room at Emmanuel College Arts Picturehouse

TICKETS £20 (includes access to all WRITER IN RESIDENCE screenings and workshops) Jane Monson will also be running a separate story-telling workshop after the screening of THE GRUFFALO on Saturday 25 September at 10.30am (see page 42 for details). Thursday 23 September, 8.00pm

THE TRIP (15)

Director: Michael Winterbottom. Starring: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon. UK 2010. 90 mins. Two men. Six top restaurants. And a lot of dodgy impressions. This latest venture from acclaimed director Michael Winterbottom sees Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon (A Cock and Bull Story) reunite to essentially play themselves, with predictably entertaining consequences. Unceremoniously dumped by his American girlfriend, the restaurant critic for the Observer (Coogan) invites Brydon to accompany him on a work trip up North. Improvised in the style of Curb Your Enthusiasm, the pair make each other laugh (and wind each other up) as they eat their way around the Lake District. This specially edited feature brings together all the best bits of the six-part series in ninety minutes. Eating out has never been this much fun.

We hope to welcome filmmakers Michael Winterbottom and Andrew Eaton to the screening. Print Source: Revolution Films

In this special live performance by the Dodge Brothers, we combine their exuberant skiffle sound with William Wellman’s 1928 melodrama BEGGARS OF LIFE, a late silent film featuring Louise Brooks as a girl forced to flee the country after murdering her violent foster father. Assisted by Jim, Richard Arlen’s young vagrant, she masquerades as a boy and embarks upon a rail-riding adventure through all walks of life in an attempt to evade the police and escape to Canada. Offering a powerful insight into American subculture, BEGGARS OF LIFE is both thought provoking and uplifting, qualities mirrored to great effect by the Dodge Brothers’ soundtrack. Using motifs redolent of old railway songs and melodies influenced by those of the period, it is imbued with both bittersweet nostalgia and a joyous sense of celebration, managing to be both idiosyncratic and utterly authentic at the same time.

The Dodge Brothers features Mike Hammond (lead guitar, lead vocals), Mark Kermode (bass, harmonica, vocals), Aly Hirji (rhythm guitar, mandolin, vocals) and Alex Hammond (washboard, snare drum, percussion). Culture Show presenter and film critic Kermode, the Dodge Brothers’ energetic bass thumper, cites the main preoccupations of the band’s distinctive music as “trains, heartbreak, alcohol and death”. This meeting of live music and film promises to be an exhilarating exploration of love, conflict, poverty and the thrill of the journey, creating an electric atmosphere and a compelling study in humour and heartbreak. This presentation of BEGGARS OF LIFE will include ‘honorary’ Dodge Brother Neil Brand providing accompaniment on the piano.

TICKETS

Pre-Festival Screening

Adults £12.50 Picturehouse Members £10 Concessions £11

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STEPHEN FREARS: LOOKING BACK Tuesday 21 September, 6.30pm Arts Picturehouse

Renowned British director Stephen Frears is our special guest for an on-stage conversation about his career and his latest film TAMARA DREWE. Graduating with a Law degree from Cambridge University in 1963, Frears went on to become an assistant director on iconic ’60s British films such as MORGAN: A SUITABLE CASE FOR TREATMENT and IF, before becoming a television director at the BBC. His directorial debut, GUMSHOE (1971), was an affectionate spoof of pulp detective novels of the past, starring Albert Finney as an aspiring private eye in Liverpool. But it wasn’t until the mid ’80s when Frears became a major figure in the British and American film industry with the Academy Award nominated MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE (1985), starring Daniel Day Lewis and Gordon Warnecke. His first Hollywood film, DANGEROUS LIAISONS, earned him a BAFTA nomination for Best Direction and paved the way for a successful career in both the UK and the US.

Arts, Theatre and Film with Mandy Morton, Saturdays from October

In recent years Stephen Frears has gone on to make a variety of classic films such as Nick Hornby’s HIGH FIDELITY, heart-racing crime drama DIRTY PRETTY THINGS, and the critically acclaimed box office sensation THE QUEEN. Stephen Frears will be in conversation with Jan Gilbert. This event will be followed by a separate screening of TAMARA DREWE at 8.45pm. 10 

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MILLENNIUM TRILOGY Saturday 25 September 9.00pm & 11.00pm

THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNETS’ NEST (CFF 15) (LUFTSLOTTET SOM SPRÄNGDES) Director: Daniel Alfredson. Starring: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre. Sweden/Denmark/Germany 2009. 148 mins. Swedish with English subtitles. The final part of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy, based on the best-selling books, THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNETS’ NEST continues the story of Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander, as the most famous crime-thriller characters since Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter. Lisbeth is trying to clear her name of murder, with the help of Mikael and Millennium Magazine. But powerful and dangerous forces are trying to silence her, and Lisbeth has to face the past and risk her life at every turn to tell her story. Pulling together all the pieces from the previous films, this final chapter completes a classic trilogy that will not be soon forgotten.

Thursday 23 September Arts Picturehouse History of Cinema Part 1: From the Magic Lantern to 70mm, 5.30pm History of Cinema Part 2: 3D, 7.30pm In a two part programme we cover the journey of cinematic presentation from its pre-history of the magic lantern show through the birth of the movies in the 1890s to the explosion of the Hollywood system. Taking in the struggles against the emergence of television, the ways in which the movies tried to re-invent itself from Cinerama, CinemaScope to 70mm and the coming of IMAX, to the rediscovery of 3D and modern digital presentations. This has been a story of technology matched with showmanship forever chasing the public’s desire for greater thrills and entertainment. The programme will be illustrated with sections of features and short films that illustrate the ingenuity and imagination of filmmakers over 120 years.

Print source: Momentum Pictures Tuesday 21 September, 10.30pm

Thursday 23 September, 11.15pm

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (18)

THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE (15)

Director: Niels Arden Oplev. Starring: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Sven-Bertil Taube. Sweden/Denmark/Germany/Norway 2009. 152 mins. Swedish with English subtitles.

Director: Daniel Alfredson. Starring: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre. Sweden/Denmark/Germany 2009. 129 mins. Swedish with English subtitles.

The first of the Millennium trilogy has disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist investigating a 40-year old disappearance helped by the mysterious Lisbeth Salander, a private investigator and resourceful computer hacker.

Blomkvist investigates a political prostitution and sex-trafficking scandal. But Lisbeth Salander gets linked to the case when she becomes the prime suspect in three murders forcing Blomkvist to investigate her past.

Print source: Momentum Pictures

Print source: Momentum Pictures

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OPENING NIGHT FEATURE

Thursday 16 September, 7.30pm | Friday 17 September, 1.00pm

THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF ADÈLE BLANC-SEC (15) (LES AVENTURES EXTRAORDINAIRE D’ADÈLE BLANC-SEC) Director: Luc Besson. Starring: Louise Bourgoin, Mathieu Amalric, Gilles Lellouche, Jean-Paul Rouve. France 2010. French with English subtitles. 105 mins. Who else could unleash a pterodactyl swooping above the boulevards of pre-First World War Paris! Set your imaginations to soar with French director Luc Besson’s return to the big screen with his version of Jacques Tardi’s much-loved cartoon strips and books. Intrepid young journalist Adèle Blanc-Sec (Bourgoin) laughs at fear and is ready for anything. Which is just as well as she must face Egyptian mummies, buck-toothed villains and a refugee from the Jurassic era in her quest to find a cure for her desperately ill sister. THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES... blends eye-popping fantasy with gorgeous period detail and precisely the sort of strong female lead we’d expect from the man who gave us NIKITA. France fell in love with Louise Bourgoin for her portrayal of a thoroughly French heroine full of wit and charm, as we’re sure you will too.

Print source: Optimum Releasing

Take Indiana Jones and replace him with a knockout redhead… and you’ll get an inkling of what lies behind Luc Besson’s costumer/creature feature. VARIETY

CLOSING NIGHT FEATURE Sunday 26 September, 9.00pm

Nigel Cole. Producers: Stephen Woolley , Elizabeth Karlson. MADE IN DAGENHAM (15) Director: Starring: Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins, Miranda Richardson. UK 2010. 113 mins. Once more British workplace politics forms the stuff of international movie hits! After what BILLY ELLIOT did for County Durham and THE FULL MONTY did for Sheffield, now Dagenham earns its time to shine. Back in 1968 the female workers at the Ford car plant in Dagenham walked out when their demand for the same pay as men was refused. Their action led to the introduction of the Equal Pay Act in 1970 no less. In true underdog style the film celebrates their struggle as they strived to bring the sexual revolution home to east London. Sally Hawkins, who won a Golden Globe for her starring role in Mike Leigh’s 2008 film HAPPY-GO-LUCKY, has been singled out by US film critics for her winning performance as Rita O’Grady, the impromptu leader of the walk-out. She leads an allstar cast of British talent with Bob Hoskins, Miranda Richardson and Geraldine James among the many faces you will recognise.

We are delighted to welcome director Nigel Cole, producers Stephen Woolley and Elizabeth Karlson, and actress Jaime Winstone to the screening. BAFTA’s programme of live events and webcasts gives you chance to peek behind the screens of your favourite films, TV shows and videogames. Open to everyone, BAFTA events take place year-round in venues and at festivals across the country. Visit bafta.org for more details. Print source: Paramount

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Saturday 18 September, 1.30pm

Friday 24 September, 6.00pm | Sunday 26 September, 1.00pm

Wednesday 22 September, 8.15pm

A TOWN CALLED PANIC (PG)

ALL THAT I LOVE (CFF 15)

BACK TO THE FUTURE (PG)

Directors: Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar. Voices: Stéphane Aubier, Bruce Ellison, Vincent Patar. Belgium/Luxembourg/France 2009. 77 mins. French with English subtitles.

Director: Jacek Borcuch. Starring: Mateusz Kościukiewicz, Olga Frycz, Jakub Gierszal. Poland 2009. 95 minutes. Polish with English subtitles.

(PANIQUE AU VILLAGE)

It’s zany, brainy and altogether insane-y! Based on the Belgian animated cult TV series of the same name, A TOWN CALLED PANIC charts the stop-motion adventures of Cowboy, Indian, and Horse who share a manic household in a bizarre rural town in the countryside. After a BBQ birthday gift for Horse spectacularly backfires, the trio are launched on an adventure to the centre of the earth, across the frozen tundra, and even into a parallel underwater universe of pointy-headed creatures. Tonally similar to those wacky Milk ads – by using the plastic toy figures everybody has - this is sure to be a big hit with kids and grown-ups alike! Print Source: Optimum Releasing

(WSZYSTKO, CO KOCHAM)

Offering a fresh new take on the coming of age genre, this feisty feature is a thrilling expression of teenage exuberance. Jacek (Kościukiewicz), a rebellious young man in constant conflict with his military police officer father, finds relief from his frustration as the leader of a punk quartet. When he’s not busy finding gigs for his band, he has even more pressing matters to attend to - making time for his stunning girlfriend (Frycz) as well as the sexy older neighbour who seems to have taken a shine to him... Set against the backdrop of the turbulent Polish Solidarity movement, the personal journeys of Jacek and his friends mirror the political upheaval of the time, bringing together love, sex, rock and roll and revolution in a riotous celebration of being young.

Director: Robert Zemeckis. Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson. USA 1985. 116 mins. Let us take you back to 1985, when Huey Lewis was news and red gilets were cool. The vintage classic BACK TO THE FUTURE drives us through an original take on time travel where Marty McFly’s (Fox) entire existence can be eradicated by a simple accident. Great Scott! Twenty five years on, BACK TO THE FUTURE is still a solid, witty and exciting piece of eighties screwball sci-fi. The end of the film hints at the sequel, set in 2015 - just five years to wait until you’ll be able to buy a flying DeLorean DMC-12 that runs on the contents of your wheelie bin. Print source: Universal

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Saturday 18 September, 8.00pm | Monday 20 September, 10.30pm

Saturday 25 September, 8.30pm

Wednesday 22 September, 3.30pm

BRILLIANTLOVE (CFF 18)

THE BUTCHER’S SON (CFF 18)

CELL 211 (18)

Director: Josh Crook. Starring: Manny Perez, Denise Quiñones, Paul Calderon. Dominican Republic 2009. 103 mins. Spanish with English subtitles.

Director: Daniel Monzón. Starring: Luis Tosar, Alberto Ammann, Antonio Resines. Spain/France 2009. 113 mins. Spanish with English subtitles.

Shot on the very meanest streets of the Dominican Republic, THE BUTCHER’S SON follows an inexorable arc from innocence to damnation, based on events from the writer’s own life in Santiago. The sensitive Luisito realises his fate as a hardened killer when he witnesses the butchering of his father at the hands of a deported criminal. The angry young man rebrands himself as ‘La Soga’, after the noose his father used to lead pigs to slaughter. He is soon recruited by the Dominican secret police, who exploit Luisito’s hunger for revenge. Following in the footsteps of CITY OF GOD, an acknowledged inspiration, this brutal and spectacular revenger’s tragedy transcends crime drama with its savage portrayal of Dominican gangland.

Daniel Monzón’s explosive prison drama raked in a whopping eight awards including Best Picture at the Spanish Goya Awards in 2009. Trainee prison guard Juan Olivier (Ammann) tours a high-security facility when he is concussed by a piece of falling masonry. Before the doctor can be summoned a riot breaks out – and Juan is abandoned in the empty cell that gives the film its title. When he awakens, he realises he must pretend to be a prisoner in order to survive and cultivates a relationship with the riot leader (Tosar). This claustrophobically-charged scenario simultaneously criticises the Spanish prison system, the government and the effects of economic recession, twisting expectations of the prison genre as it goes.

Print source: The 7th Floor

Print Source: Optimum Releasing

Director: Ashley Horner. Starring: Liam Brown, Nancy Trotter Landry, Michael Hodgson. UK 2010. 97 mins. From its opening shot Ashley Horner’s second feature exposes all. Love on screen is rarely this physical, or poetic, or intense. Manchester (Brown) and Noon (Landry) live out of a garage happily exploring their feelings for each other with gusto in some great naturalistic performances. Paradise crashes around them when Manchester leaves his camera behind at the pub with some very intimate snaps on the roll. Pornographer Franny tracks him down and before he knows it Manchester is the latest hit on the modern art scene. But there’s one problem – he hasn’t told Noon that she’s the star. Happy to show all BRILLIANTLOVE dares to follow this logic to the extreme when the deeply personal goes utterly public.

We hope to welcome director Ashley Horner to the screening. Contains sexually explicit content.

(LA SOGA)

(CELDA 211)

Print source: Pinball Films

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Friday 24 September, 9.00pm | Sunday 26 September, 12.30pm

Wednesday 22 September, 5.30pm

Wednesday 22 September, 8.15pm

DARK SOULS (CFF 18)

EMPIRE OF SILVER (CFF 15)

EMPIRE STATE (18)

Directors: Mathieu Peteul, César Ducasse. Starring: Morten Rudå, Kyrre Haugen Sydness, Ida Elise Broch. Norway/France 2010. 97 mins. Norwegian with English subtitles.

Director: Christina Yao. Starring: Aaron Kwok, Hao Lei, Zhang Tielin. China 2009. 112 mins. Mandarin with English subtitles.

(MØRKE SJELER)

The ruthless greed and ecological devastation of the oil industry form the backdrop to DARK SOULS, a stylish horror which uses homage as a springboard for its original take on the genre. Lazy clichés such as the slasher movie’s ‘last woman standing’ rule are subverted: our hero is not a nubile teenager but a bewildered, overweight father looking for the man who drilled his daughter, leaving her zombified. References to horror classics are skilful and witty, for example the homeless oil diver’s expositional monologue which mirrors Quint’s famous speech in JAWS. Winner of Best Horror at the Manhattan and Swansea film festivals, DARK SOULS brings slick thrills and oil spills without resorting to easy scares. Print source: Courtesy of the filmmakers

(BAIYIN DIGUO)

EMPIRE OF SILVER offers us a detailed and often spectacular portrait of the world of a family of Chinese merchant bankers, set at the end of the 19th century. China is suffering a period of immense social and political change and the whole system of finance and monetary exchange is in a state of flux. Although the underlying theme is based around the bankers’ need to decide whether to benefit their own interests or those of the nation as a whole; threading through the narrative is the more intimate story of unrequited love, between the chosen son and his stepmother, and the relationship between him and his father at a time when ancient and accepted codes of behaviour are changing.

We hope to welcome director Christina Yao to the screening.

Director: Ron Peck. Starring: Ray McAnally, Cathryn Harrison, Ian Sears. UK 1987. 102 mins. Prepare yourself for a night on the raw edge of 1980s clubland in Ron Peck’s East End saga EMPIRE STATE. The futuristic Empire State nightclub inhabits an evolving London docklands where working class communities are falling beneath the steel and gleaming glass of new money. When protagonist Paul (Sears) attempts to cut a deal with an American businessman flashing his cash around, he becomes caught up in a turf war with his former boss Frank (McAnally). With stylised imagery and an electro soundtrack, EMPIRE STATE represents ‘a brave attempt to escape the straitjacket of British realism’ of the late 1980s. Director Peck made his name with NIGHTHAWKS in the 1970s – one of the first major gay movies in the UK – and his latest work CROSS-CHANNEL is also being screened at this year’s Festival. EMPIRE STATE is presented in a newly remastered digital print. Print source: Network Releasing

Print Source: HanWay Films

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Friday 17 September, 10.00pm

Thursday 16 September, 10.30pm | Friday 17 September 2.00pm

Thursday 23 September, 9.00pm | Friday 17 September 3.30pm

ENTER THE VOID (18)

F (18)

FAREWELL (CFF 15)

Director: Gaspar Noé. Starring: Nathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta, Cyril Roy. France/Germany/Italy 2009. 142 mins. English and Japanese with English subtitles.

Director: Johannes Roberts. Starring: David Schofield, Eliza Bennett, Emma Cleasby. UK 2010. 75 mins.

Relentlessly challenging to the moral and physical sensibilities, ENTER THE VOID is a triumph of technological invention that appeals to the sensual, not to the intellectual. Noé recreates the overwhelming hyper-reality of a hallucinogenic experience, sweeping the viewer from life to afterlife on waves of psychedelia; drawing his palette from the lurid depravity of the twilight Tokyo underworld. The intoxicating mise-en-scène works its magic from an almost uninterrupted dedication to the protagonist’s direct point of view – from shaky handheld tracking through the streets of Japan, to a spirit world shown through alienating aerial shots. Grab this opportunity to experience ENTER THE VOID on the big screen, if you have the stamina.

Daring to hug a hoodie means certain disembowelment in this tabloid-inspired shocker from the rising star of the UK horror scene Johannes Roberts. As the college day closes, communal learning spaces become dark brooding classrooms and corridors increasingly devoid of human life. Recovering from a sadistic attack by a former pupil, alcoholic English teacher Roy Anderson (Schofield) must find the courage to defend staff and students from the onslaught of a pack of faceless killers. Cambridge local Roberts has been championed by acclaimed critic Kim Newman as being the man to “rejuvenate the twisted shrub of British horror”. Taking his cues from ATTACK ON PRECINCT 13 and time spent teaching at Cambridge Regional College, if anybody knows about the true face of secondary school education, it’s Roberts.

Contains strobe effects from the outset. Print Source: Trinity Filmed Entertainment

(L’AFFAIRE FAREWELL) Director: Christian Carion. Starring: Guillaume Canet, Emir Kusturica, Willem Dafoe. France 2009. 112 mins. English, French and Russian with English subtitles. Carion brings together a magnificent cast (including Palme d’Or and Golden Bear winner Emir Kusturica) for this nuanced thriller, based on a true story. In Cold War Moscow, two years after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, a French businessman, Pierre Froment (Canet) forms a bond with a disenchanted KGB officer, Grigoriev (Kusturica). Soon Grigoriev starts passing him information about Soviet spies in the US. As, via Froment, the information is passed higher and higher up the chain all the way to the White House, the KGB start to look in deadly earnest for their leak, and the life of an ordinary man in an extraordinary position starts to unravel around him. Print source: The Works

We hope to welcome director Johannes Roberts to the screening. Print source: Optimum Releasing

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Thursday 16 September, 6.00pm | Sunday 19 September 5.00 Queen’s Building, Emmanuel college

THE HAPPY POET (CFF U) Saturday 18 September, 10.30pm | Monday 20 September, 3.30pm

GRAVYTRAIN (CFF 15) Director: April Mullen. Starring: Tim Doiron, April Mullen, Tim Meadows. Canada 2010. 84 mins. Climb aboard the GRAVYTRAIN for the next comedy from the team behind 2007 Festival hit ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS: THE WAY OF THE TOSSER. Until now Gypsy Creek’s #1 cop Charles Gravytrain (Doiron) has struggled to collar the killer of his pop. But he finally scores a lead when teamed up with the foxy Miss Uma Booma (Mullen). Events turn fishy though when the pair are blackmailed into starring in avant-garde filmmaker Hansel Suppledick’s latest! Now with a named cast, the filmmakers have upped their game by including comedy legends such as Saturday Night Live veteran Tim Meadows. Visually the film’s a treat, expanding the retro-aesthetic of ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS by turning an entire town into a 1970s throwback. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll wish you knew where the fish was!

Director: Paul Gordon. Starring: Paul Gordon, Jonny Mars, Chris Doubek. USA 2010. 85 mins. An organic snack stand is the setting for Paul Gordon’s mumblecore slice of life THE HAPPY POET. This gentle and philosophical story sandwiches itself between romantic comedy and anti-capitalist fairytale. Hope sprouts eternal for vendor Bill (Gordon), who rails against the idea that the only lucrative option for the penniless entrepreneur is drug dealing. The hikers and bikers of Austin love to discover new food carts, and they certainly appreciate Bill’s hummus if not his humour. But will the gloomy gourmet stand by his principles, or sell his soul to sausages? Can he earn his daily bread without buttering up the bankers? THE HAPPY POET is a slow-cooked portrayal of passive-aggressive pluck that pits underdog against hotdog with crusty wit and sweet sensitivity.

We hope to welcome director Paul Gordon to the screening. Print source: Courtesy of the filmmakers

We are delighted to welcome filmmakers and actors Tim Doiron and April Mullen to the screening.

SHOWING WITH: TOXIC ORANGES* A WALL STREET FAIRY TALE

Print source: Courtesy of the filmmakers

Director: Stephan Littger. USA 2009. 18 mins.

Saturday 25 September, 6.30pm | Sunday 26 September, 1.30pm

HARVEST (15) Director: Marc Meyers. Starring: Robert Loggia, Barbara Barrie, Jack Carpenter. USA 2010. 102 mins. Asking important questions about life, death and dysfunction, HARVEST is a work of tremendous candour and compassion. As three generations come together around Siv (Loggia), the dynamic patriarch and WWII veteran who is dying of cancer, student Josh (Carpenter) is initially reluctant to give up his last college summer. However, as tensions mount and years of rivalries and resentments come to a head, he finds himself taking on the role of peacemaker, holding the family together and learning about himself in the process. Love, grief and the inevitability of death are explored with breathtaking realism in this poignant portrait of how an ordinary family learns to deal with an extraordinary loss. Festival audiences will remember director Meyers’ previous film APPROACHING UNION SQUARE which screened in 2007. Print source: Ibid Filmworks

Inspired by the rules of Wall Street, a story of a homeless orange seller who tries to beat the markets. 18 

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Monday 20 September, 8.30pm

TBC

Saturday 25 September, 6.30pm

THE HUNTER (15)

IF I WANT TO WHISTLE I WHISTLE (15)

THE MESSENGER (CFF 15)

(SHEKARCHI)

Director: Rafi Pitts. Starring: Rafi Pitts, Mitra Hajjar, Ali Nicksaulat. Iran 2010. 92 mins. Farsi with English subtitles. Iranian director Rafi Pitts cements his reputation from IT’S WINTER with this drama-cum-thriller targeted squarely at Iran’s rulers. Recently released from prison, Ali (Pitts) works the night shift as a security guard in Tehran, relishing his time with his wife Sara and six-year-old daughter. Against the backdrop of the tumultuous recent elections, the pressures upon Ali become unbearable as his wife is accidentally killed and his daughter disappears. Losing it, he snaps and shoots two policemen. Fleeing to the northern forest he is captured by two police officers. Resigned to his fate, Ali watches quietly as the arguing policemen lose their way in the woods. Situations complicate and the line between hunter and hunted becomes difficult to define... Print Source: Artificial Eye

˘ ND VREAU SA ˘ FLUIER, (EU CA FLUIER)

Director: Florin erban. Starring: George Pi tereanu, Ada Condeescu, Clara Voda˘. Romania 2010. 94 mins. Romanian with English subtitles. Raw acting talent pulses through this latest addition to the Romanian new wave. Adapted from a stage play by author Andreea Va˘lean, non-professional actor George Pi tereanu crackles with energy as a desperate young offender on the run. Just days from release and panicking about his brother, Silviu (Pi tereanu), a young delinquent, erupts. Kidnapping a pretty social worker Ana (Condeescu) he absconds from the detention centre. Once outside he gets his first taste of freedom: the open road, his first kiss – everything and anything seems possible. Fresh out of a Bucharest high school Pi tereanu was chosen after six months of auditions, along with a number of young offenders who were also cast.

Director: Oren Moverman. Starring: Ben Foster, Woody Harrelson, Samantha Morton. USA 2009. 112 mins. A powerful exploration of the effects of war on its casualties, and on those who are left behind. Foster stars as Will Montgomery, a US Army Staff Sergeant re-assigned after injury to the Casualty Notification Team. Partnered with an experienced hand, Capt. Tony Stone (Harrelson), Montgomery learns the delicate business of telling families that their loved ones have died on duty. After he delivers the news of her husband’s death to one particular woman, Olivia (Morton), he finds himself losing his emotional detachment, as he feels ever-increasingly drawn to her in her grief. Extraordinary performances make this Oscar-nominated drama an unflinching examination of grief and loss, laying bare the inner struggles of men and women so often expected to hide them. Print source: The Works

Print source: Artificial Eye

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Thursday 16 September, 10.30pm | Tuesday 21 September, 11.00pm

MONSTERS (12A) Director: Gareth Edwards. Starring: Whitney Able, Scoot McNairy. UK 2010. 90 mins. Almost indescribably director Gareth Edwards has managed to merge the indie road movie with tentacled abominations! After a space probe breaks up upon re-entry, Mexico has become a quarantine zone. Interrupted from his brief to document events, photographer Andrew (McNairy) is tasked to bring the daughter of his boss back to the US. But when they miss the last boat out the decision is made to go the overland route – right through alien central. Special effects pro Edwards shot MONSTERS from the hip across Latin America by mixing his cast up with the locals whilst continually sparing a thought towards what could be tweaked in post-production. The outcome is the most naturalistic performances in a monster movie you will ever see.

We hope to welcome director Gareth Edwards to the screening. Print source: Vertigo Films

SHOWING WITH:

BLINDSIDED

Director: Mark Cabaroy. USA 2010. 15 mins.

Saturday 18 September, 8.45pm

Saturday 18 September, 6.30pm | Sunday 19 September, 1.00pm

MR NICE (18)

MY AFTERNOONS WITH MARGUERITTE (CFF PG)

Director: Bernard Rose. Starring: Rhys Ifans, Chloë Sevigny, David Thewlis. UK 2010. 120 mins. It takes one pirate to play another in Bernard Rose’s adaptation of Howard Marks’ autobiography. Rhys Ifans skins up admirably depicting the Welshman’s progress from humble origins to global hash domination. Dumping teaching, Marks swiftly discovers how lucrative – and easy – the drugs trade can be when he does a favour for a mate by sneaking a load back from Germany. Soon he’s off to Pakistan for ‘testing’ purposes and hooking up with the IRA to bring it all home. Naturally it all ends in jail. Rose advances the current vogue for spicing up biopics by matching the look of his film to fit the period making the film suitably nostalgic. Watch out for David Thewlis as a porno loving terrorist!

We hope to welcome director Bernard Rose to the screening. Print source: E1 Entertainment

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Director: Jean Becker. Starring: Gérard Depardieu, Gisèle Casadesus, Maurane. France 2009. 82 mins. French with English subtitles. Gérard Depardieu stars in this charming story about chance encounters and unlikely friendships. Germain is a lonely, illiterate 50 year old who unexpectedly befriends Margueritte, an elderly woman with a passion for books. Their time together in a local park is spent with Margueritte reading aloud extracts from novels, so Germain can finally enjoy the wonders of French literature. Through their meetings Germain regains his confidence from an overbearing mother and judgemental drinking buddies, to once again fill his life with a sense of excitement and vigour. When she reveals she is gradually losing her sight, Germain becomes determined to teach himself to read in order to repay her gift.

We hope to welcome director Jean Becker to the screening. Print source: Picturehouse Entertainment

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Wednesday 22 September, 10.30pm

Friday 17 September, 6.00pm

PELICAN BLOOD (CFF 15)

POLICE, ADJECTIVE (12A)

Director: Karl Golden. Starring: Harry Treadaway, Emma Booth, Arthur Darvill. UK 2010. 99 mins. Imagine a doomed romance like Sid and Nancy and add a little birdwatching! Rising UK star Harry Treadaway (FISH TANK) stars in PELICAN BLOOD: the story of Nikko the recent survivor of a disastrous suicide attempt following a break-up with Stevie (Booth). But just as Nikko determines to ‘end it all’ after ticking off his 500th rare bird, Stevie returns and their sexually charged, hyper-intense and fairly disturbing relationship resumes, throwing his plans into chaos. Directed by Karl Golden (THE HONEYMOONERS), the film is a black comedy that examines love, life and the dangers of obsession. Never before has the world of twitchers seemed so youthful as in this tale of sex and violence, based on a novel by Cris Freddi. Print source: Icon

SHOWING WITH: WHEN THE HURLYBURLY’S DONE Director: Hanna Maria Heidrich, Alex Eslam. Germany 2010. 13 mins. Jacob must choose his love or his life when Gwynn lies bleeding in his arms.

(POLITIST, ADJECTIV)

Director: Corneliu Porumboiu. Starring: Dragos Bucur, Vlad Ivanov, Ion Stoica. Romania 2009. 110 mins. Romanian with English subtitles. The playful POLICE, ADJECTIVE presents a slow and steady story of surveillance and sesquipedalias* set in the Romanian town of Vaslui. A martyr to the bureaucratic pettiness of low-level police administration, unassuming undercover cop Cristi (Bucur) is assigned to investigate a suspected schoolboy hash dealer. Unable to countenance the incarceration of a harmless young boy, Cristi battles against his officious superiors with his own brand of pedantry. Verbal sparring and subtle performances bring colour and shape to the grey inertia of Cristi’s bleak little world. Winner of the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, the slow burning POLICE, ADJECTIVE brings conscience to the crime scene, and makes an art form of attention to detail.

Thursday 23 September, 3.00pm | Saturday 25 September, 12.30pm

REVERSE (CFF 15) (REWERS)

Director: Borys Lankosz. Starring: Agata Buzek, Krystyna Janda, Anna Polony. Poland 2009. 101 mins.

* sesquipedalian = a very long word

Deftly defying expectations, REVERSE recounts a tale from the height of the Stalinist terror in communist Poland from the perspective of three generations of women. When Sabina (Buzek) turns thirty her mother and grandmother struggle to find her a husband. After much merriment with unsuitable matches she eventually meets a handsome stranger by accident. But when the horrors of living in a police state intrude upon their lives the plot diverts into much darker territory in tune with the times. Shooting mostly in black and white, documentary maker Borys Lankosz steps into fictional filmmaking with finesse, recreating 1950s Warsaw convincingly. Polish audiences took to REVERSE in a big way helping it to sweep the board at the Polish Film Festival in 2009 and putting it forward as Poland’s entry to the Oscars.

Print source: Artificial Eye

Print source: Studio Filmowe Kadr

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Thursday 23 September, 10.30pm

Wednesday 22 September, 6.00pm

Friday 24 September, 10.30pm | Saturday 25 September, 3.30pm

ROCK AND ROLL FUCKING ‘N’ LOVELY (CFF 18)

ROUND IRELAND WITH A FRIDGE (CFF 15)

TRUE LEGEND 3D (15)

Director: Josh Bagnall. Starring: Joel Fry, Anton Saunders, Leah Muller. UK 2010. 80 mins.

Director: Ed Bye. Starring: Tony Hawks, Ed Byrne, Josie Lawrence. UK 2010. 92 mins.

A twisted and sometimes surreal tale, following the rock band The Fuckin Lovelies through drugs, drinking, music and finally a mythical music festival. The making of the film required the forming of a real band, which then went on to score the film; and indeed the film begins like a fly on the wall of the music scene. Then it takes off onto the road with the band, only to make an abrupt and shocking u-turn, ending in a brutal bloodbath. While dark, it has some classic moments, great characters and truly frightening scenes. Part road movie, part rock ‘n’ roll drama, part comedy, part horror, the film is a trip in itself.

Based on the biographical book from comedian Tony Hawks, ROUND IRELAND WITH A FRIDGE sees television director Ed Bye (MY FAMILY) continue his journey into the world of feature filmmaking. It tells the story of Tony, who, following a dare, makes the decision to hitchhike across Ireland, fridge in tow. After losing Brendan Fraser in its lead role, Hawks decided to step up to the role himself, enlisting his comedy friends to finance, direct and star in the film alongside him. Hawks believes it “absurd that every film in the cinema is American. The French don’t allow that to happen… we’re useless at cultural protectionism.” ROUND IRELAND WITH A FRIDGE is a worthy representative of what the British have to offer, and a heartfelt comedy to boot.

Print source: Courtesy of filmmakers

Director: Yuen Woo-Ping. Starring: Vincent Zhao, Zhou Xun, Jay Chou, Michelle Yeoh, Andy On. China 2010. 111 mins. Mandarin with English subtitles. An important milestone for Chinese language film, with TRUE LEGEND Yuen Woo-Ping takes a step into the world of 3D. Beggar Su has retired from his life as a renowned general in order to pursue his dream of a family and his own martial arts school. However, Su’s peaceful life is shattered by his evil adopted brother, Yuan Lie. Aided by his wife, the reclusive doctor Yu and the mystical ‘God of Wushu’, Su masters the art of Drunken Boxing, and sets out in search of revenge. Featuring impressive set pieces, TRUE LEGEND entertains throughout and is one of the most impressive martial arts epics of recent years. Print source: Optimum Releasing

We hope to welcome comedian and actor Tony Hawks to the screening. Print source: Soda Pictures

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Wednesday 22 September, 10.30pm | Thursday 23 September, 1.30pm

WE ARE WHAT WE ARE (CFF 18)

(SOMOS LO QUE HAY) Director: Jorge Michel Grau. Starring: Francisco Barreiro, Alan Chávez, Paulina Gaitán. Mexico 2010. 90 mins. Spanish with English subtitles. The horror genre continues to be redefined in this new film about a poverty-stricken family with unusual dietary requirements. When a middle-aged man dies in the street, his widow and three children are drawn into an increasingly desperate struggle for survival. Without father to provide fresh ‘meat’ what will they do? Beautifully shot in a Mexico City that is unusually devoid of bright sunshine, WE ARE WHAT WE ARE is equal parts horror, family drama and coming-of-age tale. After screenings at Cannes and the Fantasia film festivals earlier in the year, it has gained much support online and is a must-see for anyone who can stomach the subject matter.

Thursday 16 September, 5.00pm | Friday 17 September 1.30pm

Thursday 16 September, 8.00pm | Friday 17 September, 10.30am

THE WILDEST DREAM (PG)

WINTER’S BONE (15)

Director: Anthony Geffen. Starring: Conrad Anker, Leo Houlding. USA 2010. 94 mins.

Director: Debra Granik. Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Kevin Breznahan. USA 2010. 100 mins.

George Mallory was obsessed with becoming the first person to conquer the untouched Mount Everest. Last seen 800 feet below the summit in 1924, the clouds rolled in and he disappeared into legend. His death stunned the world. 75 years later, climber Conrad Anker’s life became intertwined with Mallory’s after finding his frozen body with all his belongings intact. The only thing missing was a photograph of his wife, Ruth, which Mallory had promised to place on the summit. Haunted by Mallory’s story, Conrad returns to Everest to unravel the mysteries surrounding his disappearance. THE WILDEST DREAM is narrated by Liam Neeson and features the voices of Ralph Fiennes as George Mallory, the late Natasha Richardson as Ruth Mallory, and Alan Rickman as Noel Odell, the last person to see Mallory alive.

Hailed as one of the first Oscar contenders of the year, and emerging from Sundance with the Grand Jury Prize, WINTER’S BONE is set in the rural American Ozark country, and tells the tale of Ree Dolly, who learns that her father left the family house as collateral against his bail before disappearing. If she can’t find him, she and her siblings and her mentally ill mother will be homeless. Jennifer Lawrence shines as Ree, trying desperately to break through the silence that greets her at every turn, as she digs deeper into the local drugs trade to save her family. Sure to be one of the most talked about films this year, unsettling and powerful, WINTER’S BONE is an instant classic. Print source: Artificial Eye

Print source: Altitude Films

Print source: Artificial Eye

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MICROCINEMA 2010 AN INTRODUCTION Despite being largely self-financed and made outside the system, this year’s MICROCINEMA programme displays the kind of visual imagination frequently lacking in contemporary British cinema. All four shorts are confident and perfectly self contained, miles removed from the usual ten minute calling card. The four features are real finds.

Friday 17 September, 8.30pm | Sunday 19 September, 12.00pm

WORLD’S GREATEST DAD (15) Director: Bobcat Goldthwait. Starring: Robin Williams, Alexie Gilmore, Daryl Sabara. USA 2009. 99 mins. From writer/director Bobcat Goldthwait (SLEEPING DOGS) comes another deliciously dark comedy about shameful actions and the price of fame. Robin Williams stars as Lance Clayton, a man who has given up on life. He dreamed of being a rich and famous writer, but has learnt to settle as a high school poetry teacher. His only son, Kyle, is a rude and obnoxious slacker, who won’t give his father the time of day. Then, in the wake of a freak accident, Lance suffers the worst tragedy and greatest opportunity of his life. He is suddenly faced with the possibility of all the fame, fortune and popularity he ever dreamed of, if he can only live with the knowledge of how he got there. Print Source: The Works

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NOKOTAHEART

Sean Garland’s essay film NOKOTAHEART, tells the story of Leo Kuntz, Vietnam vet turned North Dakota horse rancher and his fight to save the equine legacy of Sitting Bull. NOKOTAHEART shares a programme with GIARDINI DI LUCE, Davide Pepe’s account of the feast of St Trifone in Adelfia.

BAD COMPANY

Jason King returns to Cambridge with his first feature BAD COMPANY, a psychological thriller about a young woman trying to escape an abusive relationship. Cordelia Swann’s film, AMNESIA is inspired by the unlikely plots of afternoon TV and Hollywood melodramas.

British auteur Ron CROSS-CHANNEL Peck premieres his latest feature CROSSCHANNEL, a mystery about motives, a story of the sea and the ferries and the dangers of getting caught up in somebody else’s imagination. It’s accompanied by William E. Jones’ short film DISCREPANCY (A NEW ALL AROUND LEAP FORWARD SITUATION IS EMERGING) which takes images from a propaganda film about nuclear tests made in China in the 1960s and juxtaposes them with a computer voice reading a manifesto by Isidore Isou.

DIRT

An audacious first feature from Daniel Fawcett, DIRT, is set in the Thames estuary where three young people thrown together by chance and the thrill of adventure discover that life is more complicated than they thought. It plays with Sarah Wood’s short film FOR CULTURAL PURPOSES ONLY, which reconstructs memories of the Palestinian Film Archive.

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Monday 20 September, 6.00pm

Friday 24 September, 6.00pm

Saturday 25 September, 5.30pm

Thursday 23 September, 8.30pm

BAD COMPANY (CFF 18)

CROSS-CHANNEL

DIRT (CFF 15)

NOKOTAHEART

Director: Daniel Fawcett. Starring: Freddie Machin, Vito Maraula, Elizabeth Holmes. UK 2010. 109 mins.

Director: Sean Garland. USA 2010. 60 mins.

Director: Jason J. King. Starring: Sonya Sier, Ceri Murphy, Catherine Olding. UK 2009. 90 mins.

Jason King returns to Cambridge with his first feature BAD COMPANY, a psychological thriller about a young woman who is looking after a friend’s house in order to escape an abusive relationship. Jane flees a controlling, abusive and tyrannical relationship with David. Help comes in the form of a best friend from the past, who supports Jane to find the courage and strength to stand up for herself and be the person she really is. At night an eye blinks down from the attic and we realise she is not alone, but is it the ex, the new love interest, or something entirely different? This gives many a high end British thriller a run for their money. Print source: Sparkler Productions

SHOWING WITH:

AMNESIA

Director: Cordelia Swann. UK 2009. 7 mins. Short inspired by the plots of afternoon TV and Hollywood melodramas with a special homage to Hitchcock’s REBECCA.

(Cert TBC)

Director: Ron Peck. Starring: Mark Tibbs, Alan Milton, Clementine Dubois, Audrey Mabboux-Stromberg. UK 2009. 105 mins. Two English brothers travelling by ferry across the channel to France catch the suspicious eye of a passenger. He overhears their conversation and he begins to obsess about their intentions. The onlooker’s own purposes and needs become entwined with the story of the brothers. After he leaves them at Ouistreham the narrator still seems to ‘see’ the continuing story of the brothers, even to have some effect on it, as if ‘playing God’. CROSSCHANNEL is a puzzle about motives, innocence and desire, but it is also about the sea and the elements, and about a suspended space and time imposed by the pace of the ferry. The strangely deserted ship provides a haunting setting, sailing between two worlds and two cultures, between reality and the imagination.

We hope to welcome director Ron Peck to the screening. Print source: Courtesy of the filmmaker

SHOWING WITH: DISCREPANCY

(A NEW ALL AROUND LEAP FORWARD SITUATION IS EMERGING)

Director: William E. Jones. USA 2009. 9 mins. Images from a propaganda film about nuclear tests made in China.

Disenchanted by the daily grind, Miles decides to quit his job and spend the last few weeks of his summer on a dilapidated barge, accompanied by his enigmatic and eccentric new friend, Francis. While house breaking they meet Lucy, whereupon they embark on an Arthur Ransome inspired journey of youthful liberation and escapism. But eventually they each must stop running and face their demons. DIRT is writer/director Daniel Fawcett’s second feature film. Shot around the small Essex coastal village of Maldon, this contemplative and wistful road movie brings to mind the works of Korrine, Herzog and Jarmusch.

(Cert TBC)

The true story of Leo Kuntz, Vietnam vet turned North Dakota horse rancher, and his fight to save the equine legacy of Sitting Bull from the insurmountable adversity of the 21st Century. Told in Leo’s unique campfire tone this Neo-Western biopic is an unfussy, straight-from-the-gut tale of personal woe and hard-won passion. Leo’s humbling nature and maverick soul is a world removed from the rigid new laws put in place by the US government. As much about the man himself and his newfound spirituality with the land as it is about the legendary horses of the great Indian chief. Intimate and raw, NOKOTAHEART dares to tell it like it is, burnished heart in hardscrabble soil. Winner of the Best Feature Documentary Award at the White Sands International Film Festival. DOCUMENTARY

Print source: Courtesy of the filmmakers

Print source: Courtesy of the filmmakers

SHOWING WITH: FOR CULTURAL PURPOSES ONLY

SHOWING WITH: DI LUCE

Director: Sarah Wood. UK. 9 mins.

Directors: Davide Pepe, Lucia Pepe. Italy 2009. 12 mins.

Experimental film essay investigating what it feels like to never see an image of the place that you came from.

An account of the feast of St Trifone in Adelfia, where the patron saint is shown in triumph surrounded by sparkling illuminations.

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Tuesday 21 September, 3.00pm

THE BAD SEED (CFF 18)

O LUCKY MAN! (15)

Director: Mervyn LeRoy. Starring: Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Henry Jones. USA 1956. 129 mins.

Director: Lindsay Anderson. Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Ralph Richardson, Rachel Roberts. UK 1973. 174 mins.

As veteran Warner Bros director Mervyn LeRoy (LITTLE CAESAR) found to his cost, the late 1950s may have been a little premature for a film about an eight year old serial killer! Adapted from the novel by William March, all-American mother, Christine (Kelly), cares for her daughter, Rhoda (McCormack), whilst her husband serves in the army. But little Rhoda with her pigtails and pretty dress doesn’t take competition lying down. Soon enough classmate Claude is floating face down in the local lake and Christine is agonising over whether nature or nurture is to blame. The social horror! As creepy as it is kitschy, few horror films are so thoroughly resolved with a good spanking. And yes, before you ask, Nick Cave named his band after this film.

Released five years after Lindsay Anderson’s landmark social satire IF..., O LUCKY MAN! marked a second collaboration with both that film’s cinematographer, Miroslav Ondrˇícˇek, as well as its star Malcolm McDowell, who also turned his hand to writing the story. Mick Travis (McDowell) is a coffee salesman, who learns to abandon his principles in order to succeed and is soon rewarded as he comes to work for an amoral industrialist (Richardson). Gloriously surreal, many cast members play multiple roles. The film, which features songs by Alan Price, is darkly comic and every bit as riotously anti-establishment as its predecessor, acting as a critique of post-colonial Britain, capitalism, fame and the Vietnam War.

Selected by Festival Friend and filmmaker Bruce Weber

Selected by Festival Friends and filmmakers Andrew Eaton and Michael Winterbottom of Revolution Films.

Print Source: Warner Bros

Print source: Warner Bros

Monday 20 September, 11.00pm

Monday 20 September, 10.45pm

THE GERMAN CHAINSAW MASSACRE (18)

SLADE IN FLAME (PG)

(DAS DEUTSCHE KETTENSÄGENMASSAKER)

Director: Christoph Schlingensief. Starring: Karina Fallenstein, Susanne Bredehöft, Brigitte Kausch. Germany 1990. 63 mins. German with English subtitles. Christoph Schlingensief, the enfant terrible of German Cinema and theatre, died of lung cancer aged 49 in August 2010. As he contemplated his condition he wrote in his diary, “in heaven it can’t be as beautiful as it is down here”. Originally commissioned and financed by German public TV, when THE GERMAN CHAINSAW MASSACRE was finished the station refused to air it! Yet unlike all the official statements about the German reunification Christoph analysed the deep-down feelings of the real people and played with it thus making fun of the official German politics. Along with many German artists I mourn the loss of Christoph - he was a living example of how to realise a unique vision against all forces. Selected by Festival Friend and filmmaker Monika Treut Print source: Monika Treut

Director: Richard Loncraine. Starring: Noddy Holder, Dave Hill, Don Powell. UK 1975. 91 mins. Defined by film critic Mark Kermode as the “Citizen Kane of rock musicals”, SLADE IN FLAME returns to the big screen as part of this year’s Festival, as we celebrate the 1975 classic, a must-see for all fans of the genre and indeed of the band themselves. Awarded a comfortable 25th place in The Observer’s 50 Greatest Soundtrack lists, and detailing the film’s success as proving that Slade were “so much more than just another flash in glam pan”, SLADE IN FLAME unsettled many of the band’s younger fans in revelations that shattered many of the preconceived notions of fame and fortune, transforming such illusions and displaying the hard, gritty truths faced in life as a working musician and artist during the 1970s. Selected by Festival Friend Bill Lawrence Print Source: Columbia

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Tuesday 21 September, 6.00pm

Sunday 26 September, 8.30pm

BABIES (CFF U)

COUNTDOWN TO ZERO (PG)

(BÉBÉS)

Director: Thomas Balmès. France 2010. 78 mins.

Friday 17 September, 7.00pm

MONTY PYTHON: ALMOST THE TRUTH (THE LAWYER’S CUT) (15) Directors: Bill Jones, Alan G. Parker, Ben Timlett. UK 2009. 100 mins. Forty years after it was originally broadcast, some of Britain’s most successful comedians pay tribute to Monty Python. This most recent retrospective offers a blend of well-known anecdotes and sketches with fresh new insights – did you know that Elvis was a big HOLY GRAIL fan, or that Pasolini was a great influence on the directors Jones and Gilliam? The documentary features clips of the TV shows and comedians that inspired the revolutionary comedy group. Interviews with the surviving Pythons examine the origins and legacy of Python interspersed with archive footage of the late Graham Chapman.

In this touching documentary, Thomas Balmès (THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THE PAPUANS, WAITING FOR JESUS) follows the lives of four babies for 400 days, tracking their journeys from birth to toddlerhood. Scarce dialogue and the absence of narration leave the film’s visual brilliance to take the limelight. BABIES is a striking display of observational documentary at its purest. We witness the first cries and triumphant first steps of Balmès’ subjects in Namibia, Mongolia, San Francisco and Tokyo. Despite the great differences in the environments in which these babies are brought up, this heart-warming portrait of young minds exploring and adapting to their surroundings poignantly highlights the universality of human curiosity and resilience in the early stages of the journey of life. Print source: Optimum Releasing

This is the documentary I always hoped would be made - something so complete and so faithful to the truth that I don’t need to watch it. TERRY JONES

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Director: Lucy Walker. USA 2010. 91 mins. Saturday 18 September, 11.00pm | Saturday 25 September, 10.30pm

BEIJING PUNK (CFF 15) Director: Shaun M. Jefford. USA/China/Australia/UK 2010. 85 mins. English and Mandarin with English subtitles. Who in their right mind wouldn’t want to ride shotgun with a Chinese skinhead swigging cough medicine round the mean streets of Beijing! Roll back to the Beijing Olympics in 2008 to dredge up the underground punk scene. Ozzie filmmaker Shaun Jefford rocks up in town to investigate reports of one loud outlet of dissatisfaction upon China’s rapid economic growth and self-realisation as the 21st century global superpower. He exposes a side of China almost never seen on film from the backstreet clubs where the sound is raw to extremely frank views on life in an authoritarian state. The film’s tagline asks “What happens when 1.3 billion Chinese discover punk?”. Compared to our punks of the late 1970s these guys have serious issues.

In 1995 former Russian president Boris Yeltsin saved the world from nuclear armageddon by simply being sober during a false alarm. Despite the end of the Cold War, acclaimed documentary maker Lucy Walker (THE DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND) presents a chilling argument: that our risk of nuclear annihilation has risen not fallen. COUNTDOWN TO ZERO traces the history of the atomic bomb from its origins to the present global politics. Today nine nations possess nuclear weapons capabilities with others racing to join them. The world holds in a delicate balance that could be shattered at any minute by an act of terrorism, failed diplomacy, or a simple accident. Featuring key international statesmen, such as Jimmy Carter, Mikhail Gorbachev, Pervez Musharraf and Tony Blair, the film makes a compelling case for worldwide nuclear disarmament. Print source: Dogwoof

Print source: Courtesy of the filmmakers

SHOWING WITH:

KISS BILL

Director: Emelie Wallgren, Ina Holmqvist. Sweden 2010. 28 mins. With the passionate kind of crush that only 14-year-olds can muster, Angela and Arina seek out their German pop idol Bill Kaulitz in this film about friendship, infatuation and the heartbreak of growing up.

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Sunday 26 September, 6.00pm

Tuesday 21 September, 4.00pm

DAVID WANTS TO FLY

DESTINO: A CONTEMPORARY DANCE STORY (CFF PG)

(CFF 15) Director: David Sieveking. Germany/Austria/Switzerland 2010. 96 mins. English and German with English subtitles.

Saturday 18 September, 4.30pm Queen’s Building, Emmanuel College

DANCING DREAMS (CFF PG) (TANZTRÄUME) Directors: Anne Linsel, Rainer Hoffmann. Germany 2010. 90 mins. German with English subtitles. Revel to the power of dance as the world-class choreographer Pina Bausch prepares a group of youngsters for a performance of her work Kontakthof. Bausch was one of the leading figures in German modern dance and this documentary captures her year-long project with forty teenagers aged between fourteen and eighteen. Bausch once said “I’m not interested in how people move; I’m interested in what makes them move.” Filmmakers Anne Linsel and Rainer Hoffmann chart her interactions with the young cast, mostly amateurs recruited from schools in Wuppertal, and the youngsters’ increasing confidence in using their bodies to perform on stage. DANCING DREAMS also unwittingly documents one of Pina Bausch’s last major projects. Sadly she succumbed to cancer in June 2009. Print Source: Soda Pictures

Aspiring filmmaker David Sieveking goes to hear director David Lynch speak about his passion for Transcendental Meditation (TM), a practice developed by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi who became known for his time as guru to The Beatles. Sieveking attends TM initiation to which he takes flowers, fruits, a white handkerchief… and €2,380. But after initial benefits his life deteriorates. Sieveking’s doubts grow as he delves deeper into TM, exposing an elitist, corrupt business. Having stated, “I wanted to make dark films like my idol, David Lynch. But I was lacking the darkness”, Sieveking journeys to extremely dark places to meet his inspiration in this wonderful debut feature, a gripping exploration of Lynch’s aesthetic and spiritual practice that slyly pays homage to him, whilst questioning the very core of his personality. Print source: Autlook Films

Director: Caswell Coggins. UK 2010. 56 mins.

Saturday 18 September Queen’s Building, Emmanuel college | Sunday 19 September, 3.30pm

THE DESERT OF FORBIDDEN ART (Cert TBC) Directors: Tchavdar Georgiev, Amanda Pope. Russia/USA/ Uzbekistan 2010. 80 mins. English and Russian with English subtitles. Like a modern Robin Hood of the arts, penniless artist Igor Savitksy made an audacious decision during the Soviet Regime. He courageously saved 40,000 illicit art works, which would have otherwise been destroyed. Those treasures – censored merely because they captured the Revolution – escaped to the hidden corners of Uzbekistan, where Savitksy formed Nukus Museum, holding now “one of the most remarkable collections of 20th century Russian art”. High-end art residing in the poorest of places is one of the paradoxes that the film tackles. Told through the voices of Ben Kingsley, Sally Field and Ed Asner, this inspiring documentary draws from Savitsky’s diaries and letters, and examines his invaluable legacy through his fellow artists’ works and family testimonies. Print source: Courtesy of the filmmakers

Shed your inhibitions with DESTINO, a community dance project which brings to the stage a mixture of professional and non-professional dancers of all abilities, ages and ethnicities. As is revealed, the lead dancers of the project, Addisu Demissie and Junaid Jemal Sendi, were working on the streets of Addis Ababa just twelve years ago. Now they front this collaboration between Dance United and Sadler’s Wells performed by 140 amateur dancers, among them children and pensioners, accompanied by music from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. In recognition of their own journey, Junaid and Addisu intend to change the lives of other disadvantaged members of Ethiopian and British society.

I believe I can do something. I can change the community, the country. I am an artist. ADDISU DEMISSIE, principal dancer, Destino Print source: Dance United

SHOWING WITH: THE ART OF DOING NOTHING Director: Richard Wyllie. UK 2010. 10 mins. Three very different characters are followed as they prepare and stand for their street performances as human statues.

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THURSDAY 16 SEPTEMBER

Remember:

there are no adverts or trailers before Festival screenings. All tickets must be collected at least 15 mins prior to the screening if at the Arts Picturehouse and at least an hour before for all other venues. FFF Family Film Festival GFS German Film Season DOC Documentary AFF African Film Festival

SUNDAY 12 SEPTEMBER

Jesus Green Outdoor Pool 8.00 Event: THE LIDO PICTURE SHOW

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5.30 FFF GRANDPA IN MY POCKET

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6.00 THE HAPPY POET

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1.00 THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF ADÈLE BLANC-SEC 13

11.00 FFF SMALL FILMS FOR SMALL PEOPLE

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1.30 THE WILDEST DREAM

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8.15 GFS THE DISPENSABLES

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3.30 FAREWELL

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10.15 DOC HUMAN TERRAIN

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4.00 DOC WAGNER & ME

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10.30 MONSTERS

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4.00 Roy Andersson: A SWEDISH LOVE STORY

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6.00 POLICE, ADJECTIVE

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6.30 ShortFusion: EAST ANGLIA SHORTS INC. COMMON GROUND

4.15 AFF GARBAGE DREAMS

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7.00 DOC MONTY PYTHON: ALMOST THE TRUTH (THE LAWYER’S CUT)

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8.30 WORLD’S GREATEST DAD

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5.30 Event: (NOT) COMING SOON… CINEMA’S UNMADE PROJECTS

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10.30 CFC: STUDENT SHOWCASE

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2.30 TRANSPORTED - TRAINS ON THE BRAIN!

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6.00 AFF THE ATHLETE

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6.30 MY AFTERNOONS WITH MARGUERITTE

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8.00 BRILLIANTLOVE

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8.30 GFS DON’T BE AFRAID

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8.45 MR NICE

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10.30 GRAVYTRAIN

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11.00 DOC BEIJING PUNK

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11.30 DOC LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: THE ROLLING STONES

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SUNDAY 19 SEPTEMBER

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10.00 Film TBC

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10.30 FFF RAINBOW MAGIC: RETURN TO RAINSPELL ISLAND

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11.00 GFS DON’T BE AFRAID

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11.00 FFF BOB THE BUILDER: RACE TO THE FINISH

12.00 A TOWN CALLED PANIC

10.30 FFF ANIMALS ARE MY FAVOURITE AND MY BEST

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11.00 DOC TWO IN THE WAVE

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12.00 WORLD’S GREATEST DAD

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1.00 MY AFTERNOONS WITH MARGUERITTE 20 3.00 AFF PANAFRICAN FESTIVAL OF ALGIERS, THE

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3.00 Film TBC 3.30 DOC THE DESERT OF FORBIDDEN ART 4.00 Live Event: BEGGARS OF LIFE WITH THE DODGE BROTHERS

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6.00 Guillermo del Toro: CRONOS

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6.00 DOC HUGH HUGHES: HOW I GOT HERE

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6.30 Revivals: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY 40

1.00 Film TBC 1.00 AFF THE ATHLETE

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1.00 Revivals: THE BATTLE OF THE RAILS 40 2.15 Roy Andersson: SHORT FILMS

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3.00 CFC: WORKSHOP WITH NEIL BRAND 57 3.00 Guillermo del Toro: THE DEVIL’S BACKBONE

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4.30 AFF THE FOURTH REVOLUTION

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5.30 ShortFusion: FAMILY SHORTS

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6.00 Microcinema: BAD COMPANY

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6.30 GFS THE MIRACLE OF LEIPZIG

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11.30 FFF THOMAS & FRIENDS: HERO OF THE RAILS

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12.00 GFS HENRY OF NAVARRE

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3.30 Roy Andersson: A SWEDISH LOVE STORY

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6.00 Revivals: THE PASSING OF THE THIRD FLOOR BACK

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8.15 BACK TO THE FUTURE

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4.00 DOC DESTINO: A CONTEMPORARY DANCE STORY

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6.00 DOC BABIES

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6.30 Event: STEPHEN FREARS: LOOKING BACK

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10.30 BRILLIANTLOVE

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8.00 TRANSPORTED - PERESTROIKA

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10.45 Friends Choice: SLADE IN FLAME

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11.00 Friends Choice: THE GERMAN CHAINSAW MASSACRE

8.30 Roy Andersson: SONGS FROM THE SECOND FLOOR

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6.30 ShortFusion: THE ART OF THE MID‑LENGTH

10.30 Millennium Trilogy: THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO

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4.00 DOC TWO IN THE WAVE 6.00 ROUND IRELAND WITH A FRIDGE

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3.30 CELL 211 5.30 EMPIRE OF SILVER

9.00 Event: KUBRICK’S NAPOLEON

9.00 DOC WAGNER & ME

3.00 Friends Choice: THE BAD SEED

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7.00 LIVE EVENT/REVIVALS: CITY GIRL

1.00 Film TBC

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8.30 THE HUNTER

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3.00 Friends Choice: O LUCKY MAN!

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10.00 CFC: AN INTRODUCTION TO DIRECTING

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1.00 AFF THE HILLSIDE CROWD

1.30 DOC GENIUS WITHIN: THE INNER LIFE OF GLENN GOULD

8.30 ShortFusion: UK SHORTS - THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HOME

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11.00 Film TBC

1.00 TRANSPORTED - TAKING IT SLOW

8.00 DOC THE THORN IN THE HEART

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WEDNESDAY 22 SEPTEMBER

8.30 Film TBC 10.30 WE ARE WHAT WE ARE

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10.30 PELICAN BLOOD

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10.45 Guillermo del Toro: PAN’S LABYRINTH 50

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11.00 MONSTERS

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11.00 DOC LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: THE ROLLING STONES

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6.45 GFS NEUKÖLLN UNLIMITED

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9.00 AFF GARBAGE DREAMS

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FRIDAY 24 SEPTEMBER

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10.30 FFF THE GRUFFALO

11.00 Film TBC

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1.00 DOC SUPERHERO ME

1.30 WE ARE WHAT WE ARE

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1.30 PELICAN BLOOD

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2.00 DOC DAVID WANTS TO FLY

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3.00 EMPIRE OF SILVER

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3.00 REVERSE

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3.30 DOC BABIES

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4.00 DOC VOICES UNBOUND: THE FREEDOM WRITERS 4.00 CFC: THE MASKS OF MER

12.30 ReviVals: ORDET

4.00 ShortFusion: SCREEN EAST – DIGITAL SHORTS

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5.00 Roy Andersson: YOU, THE LIVING

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5.30 Event: HISTORY OF CINEMA PART 1 5.30 AFF THE HILLSIDE CROWD

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7.30 Event: HISTORY OF CINEMA PART 2

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8.00 SPECIAL EVENT: THE TRIP

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11.30 FFF THOMAS & FRIENDS: HERO OF THE RAILS

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11.00 Film TBC

10.30 FFF THE SECRET OF KELLS

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11.00 Event: WRITER IN RESIDENCE Screening & Workshop

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1.00 ALL THAT I LOVE

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3.00 DOC VOICES UNBOUND: THE FREEDOM WRITERS

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3.30 DOC PLUG AND PRAY

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3.00 AFF SOUL BOY

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3.30 TRUE LEGEND 3D

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4.00 DOC PROMISE AND UNREST

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5.30 Microcinema: DIRT

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6.30 HARVEST

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6.30 THE MESSENGER

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6.00 ALL THAT I LOVE

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6.00 Microcinema: CROSS CHANNEL

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8.00 ShortFusion: INTERNATIONAL SHORTS - WISHFUL THINKING

8.30 Microcinema: NOKOTAHEART

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8.30 DOC PLUG AND PRAY

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8.00 Film TBC

9.00 FAREWELL

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9.00 DARK SOULS

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8.30 THE BUTCHER’S SON

10.30 ROCK AND ROLL FUCKING ‘N’ LOVELY

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10.30 DOC SUPERHERO ME

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9.00 Millennium Trilogy: THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNETS’ NEST

11.00 THE BUTCHER’S SON

10.30 TRUE LEGEND 3D

11.15 Millennium Trilogy: THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE

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Sunday 19 September, 6.00pm

Hoi Polloi Present

HUGH HUGHES: HOW I GOT HERE (PG) Director: Hugh Hughes. UK 2010. 75 mins.

Saturday 18 September, 9.00pm Queen’s Building, Emmanuel College | Tuesday 21 September, 1.30pm Arts Picturehouse

Artist, comedian and story-teller Hugh Hughes has captivated audiences the world over with his stage shows, Floating, Story of a Rabbit and 360. Now, in association with the Hoi Polloi theatre company, the Festival presents Hugh’s very first film, a rollercoaster ride through his life as an entertainer. Charting his rise from emerging artist in Anglesey to award-winning performer at the Edinburgh Fringe and beyond, Hugh reflects on his incredible journey so far - not forgetting to catch up with friends and family along the way. The screening will be introduced by the man himself and preceded by a selection of excerpts from his chaotic life, with a question and answer session afterwards. Print source: Courtesy of the filmmakers

Thursday 16 September, 10.15pm | Saturday 18 September, 12.30pm

GENIUS WITHIN: THE INNER LIFE OF GLENN GOULD (CFF PG)

HUMAN TERRAIN

Directors: Michèle Hozer, Peter Raymont. Canada 2009. 108 mins.

Directors: James Der Derian, David Udris, Michael Udris. USA 2010. 82 mins.

A fascinating cinematic portrait of one of the most renowned Canadian classical pianists of the 20th century. This documentary opens up the eccentric world of Glenn Gould using much never-before seen footage such as photographs and excerpts from his private home recordings and diaries, as well as personal memories from his most intimate friends and lovers. Casting light on the artist’s controversial idiosyncrasy, the directors demystify the myth behind the man. An intimate exploration of his shadowy and odd character, Gould is eventually portrayed as a tragic hero that lets us – through him – explore the greatest virtues in humanity, but also the darkest of fears and flaws: in other words everything. It’s a story that makes us fundamentally human, in all our triumphs and frailties.

In 2005, the US army formulated a controversial counterinsurgency plan which marked a radical shift in policy regarding the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The Human Terrain initiative enlists experts in social sciences to work alongside combat brigades, conducting research into their localities in order to promote cultural understanding. Gaining rare access to the training camps, the filmmakers offer blistering insight into the implications of the strategy, analysing the problem of what happens when war becomes academic. A second strand of narrative emerges as a result of a tragedy during the making of the documentary - Michael Bhatia, a brilliant recruit and close friend of the directors, was killed in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan. Personal merges with political to produce a work of searing intelligence and honesty.

Print Source: Verve Pictures

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Print source: Courtesy of the filmmakers

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Saturday 18 September, 11.30pm | Tuesday 21 September, 11.00pm

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: THE ROLLING STONES (PG) Director: Rollin Binzer. USA 1974. 75 mins. Recorded at the zenith of the Rolling Stones’ fame and creative potency, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN... shows one of rock and roll’s most iconic bands at their very best. Using footage taken from two performances during their legendary 1972 tour of America, this extraordinary concert film captures all the swagger and exuberance of both the musicians and the time. It has also not been shown in public since the late 1990s. In advance of its highly anticipated release on DVD in November, we are proud to be one of the first to screen this rip-roaring, riotous revival. It’s not hard to see why rock critic Dave Marsh described this tour as one of the ‘benchmarks of an era’- don’t miss out on this chance to experience part of musical history.

Sunday 19 September, 8.30pm

NÉNETTE (CFF PG)

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PLUG AND PRAY

Director: Nicolas Philibert. France 2009. 68 mins. French with English subtitles. Nénette is the senior orangutan kept in the Jardin des Plantes, one of the oldest zoos in Paris. We see her daily routine: interacting with her co-inmates, taking her afternoon tea, and moving around her confined space. But NÉNETTE is not the animal documentary you might expect. It is a scrupulous treatment on human behaviour; an uncompromising close-up to our private thoughts and projections. Charismatic documentarist Nicolas Philibert (ÊTRE ET AVOIR) examines the ape with affectionate curiosity, while the sounds of the visitors’ voices compose a sharp allegory on the consciousness of modern societies. Ultimately, the film plays an elusive hide-and-seek with the visible and the invisible, commenting on the voyeuristic nature of cinema itself, and offers plenty of food for thought that will leave you wondering ‘who is watching whom?’ Print source: Artificial Eye

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(CFF PG) Director: Jens Schanze. With: Joseph Weizenbaum, Raymond Kurzweil, Minoru Asada. Germany 2010. 90 mins. Italian, German, English and Japanese with English subtitles.

Sunday 26 September, 6.30pm

THE PEOPLE VS GEORGE LUCAS (CFF PG) Director: Alexandre O. Philippe. Producer: Anna Higgs. USA/UK 2010. 93 mins. STAR WARS sceptics take note: stick with this apparent gripe against creator George Lucas for daring to make the prequels. THE PEOPLE VS GEORGE LUCAS raises some massive issues about the future of mass media art and drives home the question about who exactly owns what when the original artist wants to expand his vision. Full of interviews and fan-made films inspired by the holy trinity of sci-fi movies this surprisingly well balanced participatory documentary examines a generation’s uneasy feelings about their favourite films. But this becomes a must-see when viewers discover how hard it now is to watch the original version of STAR WARS as seen in 1977. Watch this and you’ll agree why ‘Han shot first’ should be the battlecry of film archivists across the planet.

Where will robotic technologies and artificial intelligence lead us? If we can create robots the size of cells, or life-size human replicas, are robots human? Or are humans becoming robots? For pioneer inventors like Hiroshi Ishiguro and Raymond Kurzweil, technological progress is inevitable and we must adapt to our long-lived, cyborgian futures. But then there is Professor Joseph Weizenbaum, a quiet voice of reason in the storm of technological euphoria. This eloquent, visually stunning documentary follows the ageing figure of Weizenbaum as he patiently mounts ethical challenges to received wisdom about the dazzling pace of computer technology. As Weizenbaum calmly asks, what will be left of humanity, when man and machine become one and the same?

We hope to welcome director Jens Schanze to the screening. Print source: Courtesy of Mascha Film

We are delighted to welcome producer Anna Higgs to the screening. Print Source: Quark Films

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Saturday 25 September, 4.00pm

PROMISE AND UNREST (CFF PG) Directors: Alan Grossman, Aine O’Brien. Ireland/Philippines 2010. 95 mins. English and Tagalog with English subtitles. Find out just how far one woman will go to improve the life of her family in this gutwrenchingly powerful documentary. Shot over the course of five years it is the story of Noemi Barredo who leaves her daughter, her large family and her home in the Philippines in search of the means to provide for them all. First she travels to Malaysia and then on to Ireland in search of work and the means to make a better life for her family. As you would expect from two co-directors who are both experts in contemporary migratory issues, visual media studies and ethnographic methods of research, this is an intricate, intimate portrait sensitively and intelligently told which tells of heartbreaking maternal sacrifice, loss and love. Print source: Courtesy of the filmmakers

Friday 24 September, 10.30pm

Monday 20 September, 8.00pm

SUPERHERO ME (CFF PG)

THE THORN IN THE HEART (CFF 15)

Director: Steve Sale. Starring: Steve Sale. UK 2010. 84 mins.

(L’EPINE DANS LE COEUR)

Likeable director and star of the film, Steve Sale, sets out to become a real life superhero in this ultra low-budget British documentary. Describing itself as ‘KICK ASS but for real’, SUPERHERO ME follows Sale’s quest to nail the basics of Superhero-ness. Namely: Look good in spandex, learn self-defence, get a costume, a lair, some gadgets and a vehicle. He also jets off to America to meet some other self-styled superheroes, and hangs out with LA’s own registered superhero, Master Legend. Follow Sale’s journey from zero to hero, via rape alarm gloves, Velcro-related ninja accidents, a scooter, and lots of spandex.

With a Morgan Spurlock-like approach, filmmaker Sale explores the concept of real-life superheroes by transforming himself into one called SOS. SHADOWS ON THE WALL Print source: Garagesale Productions

Director: Michel Gondry. With: Suzette Gondry, Jean-Yves Gondry, Michel Gondry. France 2009. 86 mins. French with English subtitles.

Friday 24 September, 11.00pm

SUPERSTONIC SOUND: THE REBEL DREAD (CFF 15) Directors: Raphael Erichsen, Edward Dallal. With: Don Letts. UK 2009. 45 mins. Musician, director and pioneer, Don Letts is an unsung hero of the British music scene. As a DJ at the notorious Roxy club in the mid 1970s he gained a reputation for interspersing hard core punk with dub reggae, defying genre to change the face of an era. This electrifying documentary charts the progression of Bass in the UK in juxtaposition with the legacy of Don’s family: his father, one of the first Jamaican immigrants to Britain; his son, an aspiring Dubstep DJ, and Don himself as he overcomes prejudice and conflict to become a musical legend. The story of three generations in one, this journey both mirrors and informs cultural and creative innovation over the last thirty years.

Visionary director Michel Gondry (THE SCIENCE OF SLEEP, ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND) returns to his roots in France for perhaps his most personal film thus far, a documentary about his family. Gondry examines his aunt Suzette’s years as a school teacher and her life in rural France. Gondry cuts his footage with home movies from the family archive as he delves into Suzette’s interesting career and her strained relationship with her son (and former pupil) Jean-Yves. Mixed with his trademark animation and camera trickery, and exploring memories and insecurities, this is a fitting addition to Gondry’s body of work. Print source: Soda Pictures

Showing with a selection of Don Letts music work. Print source: Courtesy of the filmmakers

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Friday 24 September, 4.00pm | Sunday 26 September, 3.00pm

Friday 17 September, 10.30pm

THE WEIRD WORLD OF BLOWFLY (CFF 18)

VOICES UNBOUND: THE FREEDOM WRITERS (CFF 15)

Director: Jonathan Furmanski. With: Clarence Reid, Ice-T. USA 2010. 93 mins.

Director: Daniel Anker. USA 2009. 91 Mins.

Wednesday 22 September, 4.00pm

TWO IN THE WAVE (PG) (DEUX DE LA VAGUE) Director: Emmanuel Laurent. France 2009. 90 mins. French with English subtitles. Documentary TWO IN THE WAVE focuses on the volatile relationship between the two men at the forefront of the highly influential French New Wave, Jean-Luc Godard and Francois Truffaut. United by their passion for film, the pair began their careers writing for renowned film journal Cahiers du Cinema. When Truffaut made the shift to filmmaking with THE 400 BLOWS, he encouraged Godard to do the same, offering him the screenplay for BREATHLESS. Godard’s later plunge into radical politics separated the pair considerably and the film explores such aspects of their relationship through “letters, personal archives and films of the two directors, [taking] us back to a prodigious decade that transformed the world of cinema.”

VOICES UNBOUND recounts the journey of a group of at-risk youths from Long Beach, California who learnt to rise above their circumstances through the art of writing. Inspired by the Diary of Anne Frank and encouraged by their teacher Erin Gruwell, the 150 students began to write the stories of their own lives. Told entirely in cinema-verité style, through the voices of the students themselves, the documentary explores their world beyond the classroom, and the ramifications and impact of telling one’s own story. Director and Academy Award-nominee Daniel Anker (HOLLYWOOD AND THE HOLOCAUST) follows their stories from day one back in 1994 to the present day, and provides insight into the real story behind FREEDOM WRITERS, the 2007 Hollywood feature film version with an all star cast. Print source: Courtesy of the filmmakers

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Friday 17 September, 4.00pm

WAGNER & ME (CFF PG) Director: Patrick McGrady. UK/Switzerland/Russia/Germany 2010. 89 mins. Follow Stephen Fry across Europe in this documentary as he explores his love for the music of composer Richard Wagner. But this is not just a journey of appreciation. Being of Jewish descent, with relatives who died in Auschwitz, Fry must confront the fact that Wagner was so heavily associated with Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich. Reinforcing this link Leni Riefenstahl infamously used Wagner’s music in her propaganda film TRIUMPH OF THE WILL. Is it possible today to separate the music from the images to which it is now attached? Fry presents the beautiful music and its dark past with his customary wit, humour and intelligence. The contrast makes this unmissable for fans of Wagner and a perfect introduction for everyone else.

Singer-songwriter Clarence ‘Blowfly’ Reid has been rapping dirty since 1965, when he released what is widely believed to be the world’s first rap song. THE WEIRD WORLD OF BLOWFLY follows the wrinkly rapper on tour, as he staggers from stage to stage in spandex and sequins, performing his x-rated parodies of soul and R&B classics. Many of these cult hits were originally conceived purely for his own amusement as a young cotton picker in Georgia. Reid went on to enjoy a successful career as a writer and producer, creating hits such as KC & The Sunshine Band’s Sound Your Funky Horn. THE WEIRD WORLD OF BLOWFLY brings to life the story of the grumpiest, funkiest old man who ever rocked a mic. Contains frequent strong language. Print source: Courtesy of the filmmakers

We are delighted to welcome director Patrick McGrady to the screening. Print source: Wavelength Films

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Halloween Punting & Walking Ghost Tours Each night from 22nd to 24th and from 27th to 31st October 2010. Tours leave at regular intervals from 18:00 onwards, starting from Scudamore’s Mill Lane punt station. Tours last 90 minutes.

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Revivals

Saturday 18 September, 3.15pm | Monday 20 September, 1.00pm

Monday 20 September, 7.00pm Queen’s Building, Emmanuel college

THE BATTLE OF THE RAILS (U)

CITY GIRL (U)

(LA BATAILLE DU RAIL) Director: René Clément. Starring: Marcel Barnault, Jean Clarieux, Jean Daurand. France 1946. 85 mins. French with English subtitles. Winner of the 1946 Prix International du Jury at the Cannes Film Festival, THE BATTLE OF THE RAILS launched René Clément’s reputation. Shot in a neorealist style, the film celebrates the French resistance and the courageous efforts of French railway workers to sabotage the Nazi occupation of their country during the Second World War. Yet in this climate of fear and tension the rail employees are forced to pick sides and desperate measures are required to disable the Nazis’ attacks after the D-Day landings.

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A deliberate attempt to revive authenticity after so many allegorical films made under the Occupation. DAVID THOMSON, The New Biographical Dictionary of Film

Director: F.W. Murnau. Starring: Charles Farrell, Mary Duncan, David Torrence. USA 1930. 90 mins. F.W. Murnau revisits the theme of the contrast between rural and urban lifestyles explored in his masterpiece SUNRISE. Based on Elliott Lester’s 1925 play, The Mud Turtle, CITY GIRL is a painterly depiction of a fragile marriage among the wheatfields of Minnesota. During a visit to Chicago, country boy Lem falls for and weds city girl, Kate, a tough but lonely waitress. When Lem takes Kate home, their relationship descends into a claustrophobic struggle with the pressure of Lem’s scornful father and the farmhands’ invasive, leering jealousy.

We are delighted to receive worldrenowned silent cinema musicians Neil Brand and Guenter Buchwald who will provide a live accompaniment to the original silent version of the film. Print source: Hollywood Classics

Sunday 19 September, 6.30pm

FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (PG) Director: Fred Zinnemann. Starring: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr. USA 1953. 118 mins. This impressive digital restoration of Fred Zinnemann’s acclaimed drama FROM HERE TO ETERNITY premiered at Cannes 2010. Based on James Jones’ best-selling novel of the same name, the film powerfully depicts the passions and violence of a group of soldiers stationed on Hawaii just before World War II with an all-star cast including Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr, Frank Sinatra and Montgomery Clift. At the Schofield Army Barracks in Honolulu, the soldiers’ melodramatic joys and sufferings are swept away by the Japanese attack on the morning of 7 December. Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr’s romantic nocturnal rendezvous at the beach, in which their bodies passionately intertwine as the waves crash over them, remains a classic love scene in film history. Print source: Park Circus

Print Source: Courtesey of Michèle Gautard

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Thursday 23 September, 12.30pm

Wednesday 22 September, 6.00pm

ORDET (PG)

THE PASSING OF THE THIRD FLOOR BACK (PG)

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer. Starring: Henrik Malberg, Emil Hass Christensen, Preben Lerdorff Rye. Denmark 1955. Danish with English subtitles.

Print Source: BFI

Book into this fascinating blend of magical parable and documentary realism adapted from the play by Jerome K. Jerome. When a mysterious stranger (Veidt) rents a room in a boarding house of petulant lodgers he helps them rediscover their better selves. Viertel and Veidt, with fellow émigrés cinematographer Curt Courant and art director Oscar Werndorff, lend a subtle Expressionism to a British drama.

The types in the small London ‘private hotel’ are observed with malicious realism. GRAHAM GREENE

So whether they’re loco about locomotives, bonkers about Bob the Builder, bewitched by Bagpuss, or fanatical about fairies, there’ll

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Set in a religious farming community in West Jutland, this challenging, brilliant film provides a masterful study in family and faith. Devoted Christian Morten (Malberg) struggles to come to terms with the disparate beliefs of his three sons: Mikkel (Christensen) is an atheist, Anders wants to marry the daughter of a fundamentalist, and Johannes (Rye) has gone mad due to reading too much Kierkegaard and believes himself to be Jesus of Nazareth. Familial tensions come to a head when Mikkel’s wife Inger is critically ill following a stillbirth, leading to an astonishing climax which compels the viewer to re-examine preconceptions about the nature of life, death, and spirituality. Consistently surprising, utterly engaging and totally unlike anything you will have seen before.

Director: Berthold Viertel. Starring: Conrad Veidt, René Ray, Frank Cellier. UK 1935. 90 mins.

The Cambridge Family Film Festival will present special programmes featuring kids’ favourite TV and film characters, old and new, in a family-friendly environment and at an affordable price. Look out for the friendly Family Film Festival team, who will be clearly visible around the Arts Picturehouse and who are there to make your child’s visit to the cinema a little bit easier - and a whole lot more fun! There’ll even be a ‘chill-out’ zone if all the excitement gets a bit too much for little ones…

dress competitions, workshops, face painting, craft activities and giveaways adding to the film fun, you’ll all be able to enjoy a family trip to the cinema as never before. All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times and we cannot be responsible for children who are left alone – anyway, we’d rather you enjoyed our events together! No unaccompanied adults will be admitted to any Family Film Festival screening. The Cambridge Family Film Festival is supported by Heffers Children’s Bookshop, who will be providing special activities and goodies throughout the Festival – www.heffers.co.uk/childrens

Projecting the Archive is a new programming strand being launched in collaboration with the BFI National Archive. Unearthing and reappraising under-known British features, these films offer us a fresh take on British cinema.

We are delighted to welcome the writer and broadcaster Matthew Sweet to introduce this screening. With thanks to the BFI National Archive.

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ANIMALS ARE MY FAVOURITE AND MY BEST:

CHARLIE AND LOLA AND TINGA TINGA TALES (U) UK 2007 & 2009. 35 mins. A special programme of three beautifully-crafted, animalthemed tales from celebrated children’s television production company Tiger Aspect.

– FREE FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL LAUNCH PARTY! (U) Episodes: HORATIO HEAVE-HO! and GRANDPA’S GREATEST ESCAPE EVER Directors: Richard Bradley, Martin Franks. Starring: James Bolam, Jay Ruckley. UK 2010, c.45 mins. We’re delighted to be launching the first ever Cambridge Family Film Festival with a special FREE screening of two episodes of this BAFTA-nominated CBeebies favourite. Take one Grandpa (James Bolam) and his imaginative seven-year old grandson, Jason Mason. Give Grandpa a magic shrinking cap and watch him turn into the biggest kid of the lot - when he’s small he’s great fun to be with, but full of mischief… GRANDPA IN MY POCKET explores the hugely important relationship between grandchildren and grandparents by turning it on its head. Jason and Grandpa’s adventures are fantastical, touching and bizarre – but always hilariously funny.

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Inspired by traditional animal stories from Africa and the Tingatinga artwork of Tanzania, TINGA TINGA TALES brings to life tall stories of how your favourite animals came to be the way they are today. In WHY MONKEYS SWING IN THE TREES we discover the time when Monkey didn’t swing in the trees – he used to play on the ground, but then he kept on winding up nasty Crocodile…

GRANDPA IN MY POCKET

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“I have this little sister Lola. She is small, and very funny...” In I AM GOING TO SAVE A PANDA Lola and her best friend Lotta’s plan to adopt a panda is ruined when Lola wakes up with chicken pox. In I CAN TRAIN YOUR DOG Charlie and Lola set out to prove that their friend Marv’s dog Sizzles isn’t really such a naughty pet – he just needs to be trained!

Thursday 16 September, 5.30pm

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Saturday 18 September, 12.30pm | Tuesday 21 September, 10.30am

We’ll be joined by the team from locally-based television production company Adastra Creative, who make the programme, and they’ll be spilling the beans on how they turn Grandpa into a pocket-sized mischief-maker! There’ll be giveaways and goodie bags galore – and every child who brings their own Grandpa (or Grandma) to the cinema will win a special prize!

On Saturday 18 September, why not join us from noon for animalthemed activities before the show starts, and then pop along to Heffers Children’s Bookshop at 3pm to enjoy Charlie and Lola stories and activities!

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Saturday 25 September, 10.30am

Sunday 19 September, 11.00am

BOB THE BUILDER: RACE TO THE FINISH

THE GRUFFALO (U)

Director: Andy Burns. Voices: Neil Morrissey, Kate Harbour, Rob Rackstraw. UK 2008. 66 mins.

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It’s the first ever Sunflower Valley Games and Bob and the team have a big job to do: building a huge sports stadium! For such a big project, Bob brings in some very special help from the big city – two new machines called Gripper and Grabber. But with Wendy off training as Sunflower Valley’s star athlete and Gripper and Grabber exploring the valley instead of working, the stadium is in jeopardy… until a nerve-wracking mountain-top crisis pulls the team together in this all-action comedy adventure!

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Directors: Jakob Shuh, Max Lang. Voices: James Corden, Helena Bonham Carter, John Hurt. UK 2009. 30 mins.

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Recently voted the nation’s favourite bedtime story, the magical tale of a plucky mouse who takes a walk through the deep, dark wood in search of a nut is brought to enchanting life in an all-star adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s best-selling book. This beautifully animated, BAFTA-nominated treat features the vocal talents of Robbie Coltrane as The Gruffalo, Helena Bonham Carter as the Narrator, Rob Brydon as the Snake, and James Corden as the Mouse. Stay with us after the screening for craft activities, giveaways and a special story-telling workshop (see page 9 for details).

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RAINBOW MAGIC: RETURN TO RAINSPELL ISLAND (U) Director: Hiroshi Kawamata. Voices: Lucy Delaiche, Grace Vance, David Holt. UK 2010. 62 mins.

Saturday 18 September, 11.00am

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Sunday 19 September, 10.30am

SMALL FILMS FOR SMALL PEOPLE (U) UK 1969 – 1977. c.65 mins. Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin’s Smallfilms production company was responsible for creating many enchanting children’s television programmes including CAMBERWICK GREEN, THE CLANGERS, IVOR THE ENGINE and TRUMPTON - which are all included here, along with the classic BAGPUSS episode where Charlie Mouse and his friends pretend to make chocolate biscuits in their marvellous mechanical mouse mill. Characterised by their easy charm, iconic imagery and wonderfully catchy soundtracks, these enduring programmes are the most nostalgic reminder of childhood for many parents, who will love sharing them with a new generation of delighted youngsters.

Best friends Kirsty and Rachel are reunited on Rainspell Island for a thrilling fairy adventure – but this time their friendship and their belief in fairies are tested to the limit. The girls’ crisis couldn’t have come at a better time for Jack Frost, who is hatching a plan for world domination with a snowman army! With eye-catching Manga-style animation and a catchy soundtrack, the first Rainbow Magic feature film is sure to cast a sparkly spell on all fairy fans! Dress up as your favourite Rainbow Fairy, or come as one of Jack Frost’s meddlesome goblins, to join in the fun at this special Rainbow Magic fairy party complete with fairy cakes, games, and goodie bags!

“All of the Smallfilms programmes radiate a gentle and natural warmth. Watching them feels like snuggling up in front of a fireplace listening to a kindly uncle reading you a bedtime story.”

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Sunday 26 September, 10.30am

THE SECRET OF KELLS

Tuesday 21 September, 11.30am | Saturday 25 September, 11.30am

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THOMAS & FRIENDS: HERO OF THE RAILS (U)

Directors: Tomm Moore, Nora Twomey. Voices: Brendan Gleeson, Evan McGuire, Mick Lally. France/Belgium/Ireland 2009. 78 mins.

Print Source: Optimum Releasing

Director: Greg Tiernan. Voices: Ben Small, Teresa Gallagher, Togo Igawa. UK 2009. 61 mins. During a daring race with boastful Spencer, Thomas discovers an abandoned engine from a far off place. Fearing ‘Hiro’ will be sent to the Smelters Yard, Thomas enlists his trusty engine friends to help repair him. But will sneaky Spencer foil their plans? Jump on board for fun and excitement in Thomas’ greatest adventure yet!

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Brendan is a young boy who lives under the firm protection of his uncle, helping him with the fortification of the abbey against the Vikings’ raids. When a monk visits the area, he brings with him the Book of Kells - a medieval manuscript that runs amongst the most important artifacts of Irish civilization. Going on a quest through the enchanted forests, and practicing the art of illumination, the boy comes across subterranean creatures and a winsome fairy; pivotal moments that help him overcome his fears. Drawing from a Celtic legend, THE SECRET OF KELLS is a powerful little gem that defied CGI and stop motion tricks, yet made it to the Oscars!

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Full steam ahead for train-related fun and giveaways before the screenings on Tuesday and Saturday – and why not steam on down to Heffers Children’s Bookshop on Saturday 25 September for more Thomas and Friends stories and activities at 3pm? Peep peep!

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The CAMBRIDGE AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL (CAFF) is the oldest annual African film festival in the UK. It was initiated in May 2002 by graduate students at the University of Cambridge as a way of screening the best contemporary African films, increasing knowledge and awareness of African and black culture in the UK, providing a UK audience for African filmmakers, and offering an important counterbalance to the Western media’s stereotyping of Africa. This year, in honour of the Cambridge Film Festival’s 30th anniversary, we are showcasing the best of contemporary filmmaking from Africa as part of our Cambridge African Film Festival. Watch out for news on the return to a full festival format for CAFS in 2011 to celebrate its own 10th anniversary! Sunday 19 September, 3.00pm

Saturday 18 September, 6.00pm | Monday 20 September, 1.00pm

(CFF 15)

(LE FESTIVAL PANAFRICAIN D’ALGER)

(ATLETU)

(CFF 15)

Monday 20 September, 4.30pm

(CFF PG) Director: Carl-A. Fechner. Germany 2010. 83 mins. German with English Subtitles.

Director: William Klein. Algeria 1969. 112 mins. French with English subtitles.

Directors: Davey Frankel, Rasselas Lakew. Starring: Rasselas Lakew, Dag Malmberg, Ruta Gedmintas. Ethiopia/USA/Germany 2009. 85 mins. English and Amharic with subtitles.

This hitherto little known documentary by the photographer, painter and graphic artist William Klein plunges us into the very heart of the 1st Panafrican Cultural Festival held in Algeria in 1969 - a festival that has forever marked the history books in Africa and beyond. Composed of archival footage of the African struggle for independence and interviews with figures in the liberation movement, the film is also a precious occasion to immerse yourself in the crowds that surrounded the African delegations and in the exuberance and euphory that marked this cultural spectacle, despite any bitter aftertaste with which this hopeful vision is now tinged, over 40 years later.

In 1960 Abebe Bikila sprinted into international acclaim when he became the first African athlete to win gold at the Olympics. The great Ethiopian marathon runner set a new world record darting through the streets of Rome! Bikila then repeated the feat at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, making him the first marathon runner to win the title consecutively. Sadly Bikila’s career as a runner came to an abrupt end in 1969, when he was involved in a severe car accident that paralysed him. This unique and elegant hybrid of autobiography, biopic, and documentary demonstrates the undying passion of the human spirit in the face of extreme adversity.

Finally, an environmental documentary which leaves everybody not in tears but in hope! Exploring different projects that have begun to utilise renewable energy sources to combat the depleting levels of non-renewable fuels, director Carl-A. Fechner has compiled a reason to believe in a future for our planet. Office buildings that produce more energy than they use, and electriccars are just a few examples. The difference is that instead of lingering on the problems, THE FOURTH REVOLUTION focuses upon the solutions, also showing that these new methods and technologies are no longer distant dreams, but within our grasp. Concise and thorough, huge in its scope and featuring some great visionary and entrepreneurial minds at work today, the film is beautiful, engaging, thought provoking, and above all, important.

Print Source: ARTE France

Print source: Courtesy of the filmmakers

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Tuesday 21 September, 9.00pm Queen’s Building, Emmanuel College | Saturday 18 September, 4.15pm

Saturday 25 September, 3.00pm

Thursday 23 September, 5.30pm

(CFF 15) (CFF PG)

Director: Mai Iskander. USA 2009. 79 mins. Arabic with English subtitles.

GARBAGE DREAMS tells the story of three young boys living on the outskirts of Cairo in the world’s largest ‘garbage village’, the home of some 60,000 Zaballeen or ‘garbage people’. The Zaballeen recycle 80 percent of the waste they collect, keeping their economic system afloat. However, when their community is challenged by the threat of the globalisation of its trade, the young boys are forced to make decisions about their own futures and that of their surroundings. Described by the New York Times as a film that records the “tremblings of a culture at a crossroads”, GARBAGE DREAMS takes its audience right to the heart of the thriving economic village, and, as former US Vice-President Al Gore expresses, “makes a compelling case that modernisation does not always equal progress.” Print source: Courtesy of the filmmakers DOCUMENTARY

(CEUX DE LA COLLINE) Director: Berni Goldblat. Switzerland/France/Burkina Faso 2009. 72min. Mòoré and French with English subtitles. Gold glitters as strongly as ever in this exploration of a firmly old-school mineral rush. Word swiftly breaks loose when a solitary digger upon a remote hillside in Burkina Faso chances upon a golden nugget. Soon a makeshift city grows populated by swarms of gold-diggers and dynamite blasters. But where the prospectors go, so too do the trappings of frontier civilisation, from medics to merchants, barbers, children, holy men and prostitutes. Desperate to find their ticket to a better life, these men and women are recklessly determined to succeed. Berni Goldblat’s documentary THE HILLSIDE CROWD gets up-close and personal with the characters of a modern gold rush, exploring their desperate quest for fortune and elusive happiness. Print source: MirFilms DOCUMENTARY

(CFF PG) Director: Hawa Essuman. Starring: Samson Odhiambo, Leila Dayan Opou, Krysteen Savane. Kenya/Germany 2010. 60 mins. Swahili with English subtitles. German director Tom Tykwer teamed up with the young GhanaianKenyan director Hawa Essuman to make this magical film in Kibera, Nairobi’s sprawling slum. The story is one that appeals to adults and children alike; it focuses on 14-year-old Abila, who is forced to embark on a desperate adventure through Kibera. While Abila is trying to save his father’s soul, SOUL BOY – with its luminous images and powerful music by Xaver von Treyer – will steal your heart. Print Source: The Festival Agency

PUMZI: THE OUTSIDE IS DEAD Director: Wanuri Kahiu. Starring: Kudzani Moswela. Kenya/Germany/USA 2010. 20 mins. English. Set in a futuristic Africa, 35 years after World War III – ‘The Water War’, PUMZI is one of a new wave of stunning science fiction films to come out of Africa.

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Saturday 18 September, 1.30pm | Monday 20 September, 2.15pm

Roy Andersson Shorts Programme (CFF18) 112 mins. As with Andersson’s full length films, his short works are imbued with biting humour, skilful delicacy and as much emphasis on the unsaid as the said. His ability to distil emotion and strip narrative to its core is evident from his very earliest productions, setting the standard for his later endeavours.

VISITING ONE’S SON of dark absurdism and eloquent understatement, Roy Andersson’s extraordinary career as the director of only four feature films and over four hundred commercials is testament to his artistic integrity and purity of vision. Described by the Village Voice as “a slapstick Ingmar Bergman”, his work merges Scandinavian bleakness with an idiosyncratic sense of humour, offering piercing realism that never takes itself too seriously. This fascinating retrospective showcases the highlights of Andersson’s oeuvre, beginning with A SWEDISH LOVE STORY, his dazzling first feature. Created a year after his graduation from the Swedish Film Institute, this touching study of the intricacies of youthful romance garnered both critical and popular acclaim.

Director: Roy Andersson. Sweden 1967. 9 mins. This early work from Andersson’s time at film school is a witty depiction of a father disappointed by his scruffy son’s undistinguished career as a student.

TO FETCH A BIKE Director: Roy Andersson. Sweden 1968. 17 mins. A touching portrayal of the early morning routine of a young couple, with subtle undertones of the latent tensions between them.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 5TH Director: Roy Andersson. Sweden 1969. 48 mins. Just before the production of A SWEDISH LOVE STORY Andersson made this mini-feature which follows the everyday exploits of a twenty-something construction worker, exploring his life and relationships.

SOMETHING HAPPENED Director: Roy Andersson. Sweden 1987. 24 mins.

Never one for compromise, his work took on a blacker tone after the success of his optimistic debut, alienating many of his initial fans. Throughout these wilderness decades his commercial and short film output took precedence over his full-length film production, resulting in an extensive collection of beautifully realised vignettes of modern life.

Commissioned by the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare as an educational film about AIDS, the result is a visceral, unrelentingly bleak insight into the horrors of the disease, casting something of a critical eye upon the medical profession. Deemed too controversial the project was cancelled towards completion.

Capitalising on these accomplishments he returned in style with the 2000 critical hit SONGS FROM THE SECOND FLOOR - a series of 46 individual scenes illustrating the highs and lows of the human condition with his characteristic surrealist tone. In much the same vein, his most recent feature YOU, THE LIVING rounds off the season - a tragicomedy which seeks to explore the “grandeur of existence” through the mundane exploits of various loosely connected protagonists.

WORLD OF GLORY

Offering a profound insight into the intrinsic ludicrousness of humanity, Andersson’s work continues to be startlingly relevant to this day.

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Director: Roy Andersson. Sweden 1991. 14 mins. Andersson’s masterful short opens with an appalling snapshot of casual genocide before moving to the deeply depressing life of the miserable little man who narrates. The Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival recognised it to be one of history’s most important short films ever made alongside Luis Bunuel’s UN CHIEN ANDALOU. Print source: Studio 24 Distribution

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Sunday 19 September 7.00pm Queen’s Building, Emmanuel college Tuesday 21 September, 8.30pm

SONGS FROM THE SECOND FLOOR (15)

(SÅNGER FRÅN ANDRA VÅNINGEN) Director: Roy Andersson. Starring: Lars Nordh, Stefan Larsson, Bengt C.W. Carlsson. Sweden 2000. Swedish with English subtitles. A soot-charred man riding the metro suffers internally as his fellow passengers erupt into an operatic warble. It’s unforgettable scenes like this that make SONGS FROM THE SECOND FLOOR one of the key films of the last decade. Roy Andersson’s succession of vignettes simply stuns. The Cannes Film Festival was no exception giving it the Special Jury Prize. Constructed from seemingly disconnected single-takes Scandinavian farce gradually slips before millennial angst as a city disintegrates into disaster. There’s a plot in there somewhere but you can simply spend hours gawping at the mute-coloured set-ups. Friday 17 September, 4.00pm | Tuesday 21 September, 3.30pm

A SWEDISH LOVE STORY (CFF PG) (EN KÄRLEKSHISTORIA)

Director: Roy Andersson. Starring: Ann-Sofie Kylin, Rolf Sohlman, Anita Lindblom. Sweden 1970. 115 mins. Swedish with English subtitles.

There are extraordinary visions of lost souls adrift in worlds that I can only describe as resplendent with vivid, hyperreal drabness. PETER BRADSHAW, The Guardian Print source: Studio 24 Distribution

Thursday 23 September, 5.00pm

YOU, THE LIVING (15) (DU LEVANDE)

Director: Roy Andersson. Starring: Jessika Lundberg, Elisabet Helander, Björn Englund. Sweden/Germany/France/Denmark/Norway 2007. Swedish with English Subtitles.

Pär (Sohlman) and Annika (Kylin) dig each other but heaven forbid that they should actually talk about it! The non-verbal nuances of teenage love have rarely been captured as well as in A SWEDISH LOVE STORY. At face value Andersson’s summer of romance is miles away from his later features. But trouble lies in store for the lovebirds in the form of their wildly ill-suited families. As the affair deepens the parents will have to meet, steering the deeply-realised characters on a collision course. Winner of awards at the Berlin Film Festival in 1970, Andersson took inspiration from Czech directors such as Milos Forman, Jiri Menzel and Evald Schrom for his debut.

Taking his title from a quote by the German writer Goethe, Andersson followed up SONGS FROM THE SECOND FLOOR with this slightly lighter riff upon the same style. Constructed around 50 ‘odd scenes’ YOU, THE LIVING ups the deadpan humour - even sprinkling in some New Orleans style jazz – but it broadens the narrative range. Andersson compared many of the situations he shows as burlesque describing it as “a farce about the human condition.” Andersson shot the film almost completely in his Stockholm Studio 24 giving him an awesome level of control over his creation. This approach allowed him to conjure up one unforgettable scene where a girl dreams of her flat coasting along a railway track.

Print source: Studio 24 Distribution

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GERMAN FILM SEASON

Thursday 16 September, 8.15pm | Sunday 19 September, 12.30pm

THE DISPENSABLES (CFF 15) (DIE ENTBEHRLICHEN)

Director: Andreas Arnstedt. Starring: Oskar Bökelmann, Paul Arnstedt, Maike Bollow. Germany 2009. 106 mins. German with English subtitles. Set in the dark underbelly of modern-day Germany, THE DISPENSABLES tells the true story of 11 year-old Jacob, and his survival after discovering the body of his abusive father - a fact he tries to cover up for fear of being sent to an orphanage. With a narrative that twists and turns and jumps seamlessly between time periods, this is a beautifully crafted, highly atmospheric film; intense and interesting characters bloom to life around Jacob, as his childhood slowly disappears. At times brutal and unsettling, then tender and heartfelt, what emerges is the deep emotional turmoil of a family caught within a life of poverty, alcoholism and misplaced illusions of a better future.

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Saturday 18 September, 8.30pm

DON’T BE AFRAID (CFF 18) (KEINE ANGST)

Director: Aelrun Goette. Starring: Michelle Barthel, Max Hegewald, Carolyn Sophia Genzkow. Germany 2009. 89 mins. German with English subtitles. Poignant and powerful, this coming of age tale is imbued with both gritty realism and an enchanting sense of innocence. Becky, 14, is a young woman with responsibilities beyond her years. Her alcoholic mother is too preoccupied with booze and dodgy boyfriends to take care of her children, so it falls to Becky to keep up a semblance of normality for the sake of her siblings. Amid the chaos of her young life, she dreams of a knight in shining armour to take her away, and just might have found it in the guise of shy but sweet Bente - but can their teenage romance overcome the obstacles presented by their grim surroundings? Print Source: Bavaria Film International

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Sunday 19 September, 9.00pm | Tuesday 21 September, 12.00pm

Monday 20 September, 6.30pm

HENRY OF NAVARRE (CFF 12)

THE MIRACLE OF LEIPZIG (CFF 12A)

Director: Jo Baier. Starring: Julien Boisselier, Joachim Król, Andreas Schmidt. Germany/France/Spain 2010. 153 mins. French with English subtitles.

Directors: Sebastian Dehnhardt, Matthias Schmidt. Germany 2009. 90 mins. German with English subtitles.

(HENRI 4)

France’s Henry IV receives the epic treatment his tumultuous life cries out for in this red-blooded historical rollercoaster. Based on the popular novels by Heinrich Mann, Jo Baier’s film covers the same sixteenth century timescale as LA REINE MARGOT but from the Huguenot or Protestant perspective. Suggesting that Henry is set to become a determined and honest young ruler, both the original book and its adapted screenplay here deliberately leave doubts concerning his true intentions. With a strong cast and a soundtrack from Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer, this historical epic looks set to thrill all who see it.

(DAS WUNDER VON LEIPZIG – WIR SIND DAS VOLK ) Leipzig, autumn 1989. What began in St Nicholas’ church as prayers for peace develops within just a few weeks into the immensely powerful Monday demonstrations with thousands of East Germans taking to the streets. They are demanding more freedom, civil rights and democracy! They are rising up in protest against a state, which suppresses its own citizens, incites people to spy on each other and keeps them under constant surveillance. This docu-drama is the story of party officials prepared to resort to violence and of people who overcome their fears. It is the story of nameless individuals whose courage changes the world and marks the beginning of the end of the East German state - and of the entire Eastern Bloc. Print source: Broadview TV

Print Source: Bavaria Film International

Royal court intrigue, religious conflict, bloody battles and lots of raucous sex. Hollywood Reporter

Tuesday 21 September, 6.45pm

NEUKÖLLN UNLIMITED (CFF PG) Directors: Agostino Imondi, Dietmar Ratsch. Germany 2010. 96 mins. German and Arabic with English subtitles. Brothers Hassan, Lial and Maradona Akkouch may beat all-comers on the Berlin street dance scene but there’s one foe that can’t be out-spun so easily: the German immigration service. Part musical film, part immigration study NEUKÖLLN UNLIMITED takes an honest look at the lives of three siblings living in the Berlin borough of Neukölln who are battling against deportation back to the family home of Lebanon. Hassan and Lial hatch a plan to support their family through their art but this strains their relationship. Meanwhile the younger brother Maradona keeps getting suspended at school and he must decide where his true loyalties lie. Rapid fire pace, lively beats and animation sequences take NEUKÖLLN UNLIMITED beyond the usual clichés about immigrants and problem neighbourhoods. Print source: Indi Film Box Office: 0871 902 5720 

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Wednesday 22 September, 10.45pm

PAN’S LABYRINTH (15)

(EL LABERINTO DEL FAUNO) Sunday 19 September, 6.00pm

Monday 20 September, 3.00pm

CRONOS (18)

THE DEVIL’S BACKBONE (15)

Director: Guillermo Del Toro. Starring: Federico Luppi, Ron Perlman, Claudio Brook. Mexico 1993. 94 mins. Spanish and English with English subtitles. Jesús Gris, a kindly antiques dealer, discovers an ornate, mechanical scarab in a statue that has come into his possession. But the scarab soon injects him with a fluid that reinvigorates Jesús’ lustre and libido but also endows him with a thirst for blood. Meanwhile, a long time researcher of this scarab – a wealthy plutocrat nearing death, sends his savage nephew on a hunt to retrieve the object for his own murky, miscreant ends. Del Toro’s breakthrough film is a compassionate and original remodelling of the vampire genre which wears its religiously allegorical pretensions lightly and presents them with a keen emotional intelligence. CRONOS is an excellent introduction to Del Toro’s trademark tone: a subtle blend of tenderness and dread. Print Source: Optimum Releasing

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(EL ESPINAZO DEL DIABLO)

Director: Guillermo Del Toro. Starring: Federico Luppi, Fernando Tielve, Eduardo Noriega. Mexico/Spain 2001. 108 mins. Spanish with English subtitles. Bathed in a wistful amber light, this gothic ghost story tells of a people stuck in a particular moment in Spanish history. Set very much against the backdrop of the Spanish Civil War, THE DEVIL’S BACKBONE is the story of Carlos, a young orphan trying to navigate his way through the tangled, sinister desires and dark secrets of the co-inhabitants of his orphanage, isolated out in the Spanish plains. As Franco’s soldiers encroach upon the orphanage from somewhere out there on the plains, Carlos must confront the ghost who stalks the corridors, and face the demoniac plotter amongst them who has designs on the orphanage’s secret stash of gold and who will stop at nothing to get it.

Director: Guillermo Del Toro. Starring: Ivana Baquero, Sergi López, Doug Jones. Mexico/Spain 2006. 119 mins. Spanish with English subtitles. Franco’s Spain, 1944. Ofelia, a young girl enchanted and full of wonder at the world, is sent to live with the murderous Franquist enforcer Capitan Vidal, the father of Ofelia’s as yet unborn sibling. One day Ofelia discovers a labyrinth where a faun who, upon recognising her to be the reincarnation of Princess Moanna, gives Ofelia three terrifying tasks to prove herself. Arguably Del Toro’s best work, PAN’S LABYRINTH spins a fabulous and phantasmagorical yarn brimming with vivid imagination and genuine invention. Drawing on such diverse inspirational sources as Catholic rites, Spanish political history, Greek and Roman myth and the terrible beauty of Hans Christian Andersen’s cruellest work, Del Toro creates a new fairy-tale, in the purest sense, all of his own. Print source: Optimum Releasing

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SHORT FUSION

Saturday 18 September, 4.30pm

Thursday 23 September, 4.00pm

INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION (CFF U) 64 mins.

SCREEN EAST DIGITAL SHORTS

An hour of colourful creatures in motion, the films feature inimitable techniques with spellbinding narration.

BARKING ISLAND (CHIENNE D’HISTOIRE) Director: Serge Avédikian. France. 15 mins.

Constantinople 1910. The streets are overrun with stray dogs. The newly-established government uses European experts to choose a method of eradication before deciding, suddenly to deport the dogs en masse to a deserted island away from the city. Cannes’ Palme d’Or Winner 2010 / Short Film Competition.

THE MODELMAKER Director: PJ Wood. UK. 7 mins.

When a lonely model explores the studio he lives in, he comes across some startling discoveries... A light hearted look at loneliness, relationships and how the media affects what we want out of life.

(CFF 15) 70 mins.

Digital Shorts is a UK wide scheme which partners the UK Film Council to find and develop new and upcoming filmmaking talent and enable them to make innovative short films using digital technology. Screen East is pleased to present the films from the 2009 scheme.

BRO

Director: Chris Dundon. UK 2009. 18 mins.

DIAMOND ACES

LEBENSABER

A young man recalls the last time he saw his father - when the old man’s work meant to drive to a strip club.

A little girl finds the whole world inside a leaf.

Director: Alex Stanlake. UK. 4 mins.

VOICE ON THE LINE Director: Kelly Sears. USA. 7 mins.

A collage animation made from figures cut out of archival ephemeral films from the late 1950s, VOICE ON THE LINE reflects on current and troubled relationships between the areas of national security, civil liberties and telephone companies.

THE POLISH LANGUAGE

Directors: Alice Lyons, Orla McHardy. Ireland. 9 mins. A playful and solemn journey into the sensuality and subversive power of language and its flowering in post-war Polish poetry.

Director: Angela Steffen. Germany. 6 mins.

MR TETELIN

THINGS WE LEAVE BEHIND

Simon just wants to lead a normal teenage life, but having a brother with a disability makes this impossible. Can Simon learn to accept his brother and ignore the judgement of others?

Director: Andrew Brand. UK 2009. 16 mins.

BLUEBERRY 12 MINS

Director: Jon Dunleavy. UK 2009. 4 mins.

Director: Matthew Sanger. UK 2009. 12 mins.

While looking for clues to his fathers’ disappearance, Chris doesn’t realise the dangers he’s digging up.

CRASH! BANG! WALLOW?

Director: Lily Kontodima. Greece. 8 mins.

A cautionary tale about a girl whose pet snake wants to eat her!

The tale of ex stuntman Larry LeTan, and his fight to find a place in the modern world.

Mr Tetelin buys a new pair of pants but life is a witty dressmaker...

THE MIDGE

GRACE

CRASH! BANG! WALLOW?

Director: Jon Dunleavy. UK 2009. 4 mins. A tale of ex stuntman Larry LeTan and his fight to find a place in the modern world.

A FAMILY PORTRAIT

Director: Joseph Pierce. UK. 4 mins. A family portrait goes horribly wrong as jealousy and suspicion bubble to the surface under the photographer’s relentless gaze.

Director: Rory Lowe. UK 2009. 10 mins. A couple camping in the woods learn just how sinister the insect life can be.

Director: David O Neill. UK 2009. 10 mins. Innocent Grace runs an errand for her father with devastating consequences.

Sunday 26 September, 5.30pm

BEST OF THE FESTIVAL (CFF 15)

A combination of UK and International shorts that have left an impact on our programming team. Shuffle through drama and comedy in what we consider the ‘best of the fest’! The programme of shorts will be announced on the day of the screening.

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INTERNATIONAL SHORTS

Cross borders with us as our selection enters the mindset of different cultures and their unique ways of perceiving life. The result is a fascinating polyglot collage of the real and the imaginary. Friday 24 September, 8.00pm

PART II: WISHFUL THINKING (CFF 18) 85 mins.

Shorts which portray in ingenious ways the whimsical moments in life when things appear never to be the same again…

Friday 17 September, 8.30pm

PART I: TURNING POINTS (CFF 18) 85 mins.

Shorts which speak straight into our deep desires that form decisions according to what is pleasing to imagine… Featuring a diverse mixture of styles, it will keep you alert about the modern trends of contemporary international filmmaking.

DEAF ROCK N’ ROLL (BETISOARE ROCK N’ ROLL)

THREE HOURS (TRE ORE)

RITA

PASSENGERS (PASSAGERS)

A magnetic experience of music performance through the eyes and ears of the deaf woman.

Rita is ten years old and blind since birth. Thanks to her mysterious new friend she will escape from home and experience a brief moment of freedom.

A young couple, Erica and Julien, ride along a deserted road. Along the way, they encounter three lonely individuals at a gas station. This meeting leads them to seek a new harmony.

Rome, nowadays. The father is convicted for murder, his daughter speaks her mind. The river Tiber splits the city, yet it is bonding their lives together…

VIKI FICKI

DEEPER THAN YESTERDAY

Viki has to face the challenge of presenting her mom’s job to her classmates - whether she is pleased with this, or not.

After three months submerged underwater, the men have become savages. Oleg fears that losing perspective may mean losing himself.

AWAY

A SILENT CHILD (ETT TYST BARN)

Fragmented memories are recaptured on videotape when Diego comes to New York intent upon coming to terms with the love he lost in a tragic incident years before.

In a cinema verité style, this striking short is about a child that neither cries nor screams when it hurts itself – and the terrible consequences involved.

Director: Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza. Italy. 19 mins.

Director: Natalie Spinell. Germany. 18 mins.

Director: Omar Zúñiga Hidalgo. USA/Chile. 4 mins.

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Director: Samuel Feller. France. 12 mins.

Director: Ariel Kleiman. Australia. 20 mins.

Director: Jesper Klevenås. Sweden. 12 mins.

Director: Cristian Pascariu. Romania. 14 mins.

CONTENDER/SKIRMISH/THE ITCH Director: Joey Hitten. Australia. 10 mins.

A story about the origin of desire, in three distinct chapters: PART I: CONTENDER - a boy on the brink of adulthood has to make his natural selection. PART II: SKIRMISH - two warriors compete for survival of the fittest. PART III: THE ITCH - man learns to evolve from a primal condition into a higher state of being.

BANQUET UNDER THE WATER Director: Babak Amini. Iran. 15 mins.

A young couple out defusing mines from the war find an antique under the ground that will change their life grievously.

Director: Annarita Zambrano. Italy. 12 mins.

INCIDENT BY A BANK (HÄNDELSE VID BANK)

Director: Ruben Ostland. Sweden. 10 mins. Detailed and humorous account of a failed bank robbery: a single take where over 96 people perform a meticulous choreography for the camera.

GISBERTA

Director: Lisa Violetta Gass. Germany. 24 mins. As a tender friendship blossoms at an orphanage between 14 year old Elischa and the cleaner Gisberta, the jealousy of the other boys becomes dangerously brutal.

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FAMILY SHORTS (CFF PG) 66 mins. Monday 20 September, 5.30pm

Reminisce about those carefree years of childhood with a collection which sees the world through the innocent eyes of the youngsters.

CHICKEN HEADS (ROOS DJAJ) Director: Bassam Jarbawi. Palestine. 15 mins.

After his father’s prized sheep goes missing, eleven-year-old Yousef devises a strategy to keep the truth buried.

EAST ANGLIA SHORTS  (CFF 15) 77 mins. Friday 17 September, 6.30pm | Friday 24 September, 6.15pm Sawston Cinema

For this special event we scouted around for the very best local gems. A small gesture of ‘thank you’ for the immense support over all those years, this programme is dedicated to the East Anglia region cinephiles.

COMMON GROUND

BLUEBERRY

With a local cast spanning the generations, this production by Littleport’s Field Theatre Group marks the culmination of an ambitious community endeavour to depict episodes of Fen Life from the early 1900s in all its aspects: harsh, funny, bleak and above all inspiring.

A little girl’s pet snake has designs on eating her up in this film about family break-up.

Director: Peter Harmer. UK. 33 mins.

WAVING AT TRAINS Director: Sean Crotty. UK. 9 mins.

Past and present collide as Douglas relives the tragic events of his childhood through the world of his model railway.

FOR CULTURAL PURPOSES ONLY Director: Sarah Wood. UK. 9 mins.

Lost in 1982, the Palestinian Film Archive contained over 100 films of daily life. This experimental film essay investigates what it would feel like to never see an image of the place that you came from.

Director: Matthew Sanger. UK. 12 mins.

THE HEAD VS THE HEART

I DO AIR

Director: Martina Amati. UK. 7 mins. A little girl feels humiliated by her fear of jumping in the water until she escapes her reality by holding her breath to ‘trip’ within her own head.

NOIRVILLE

Director: Andy Marsh. UK. 12 mins. Lucy, Noirville’s only inhabitant, takes a mysterious journey through the night in a hope to cure her loneliness in this darkly surreal tale recalling H.P. Lovecraft, David Lynch and Ed Wood all rolled into one.

LITTLE FLOWERS (LES FLEURS DE L’ÂGE) Director: Vincent Biron. Canada. 18 mins.

On a hot summer day, four children are each experiencing something that will change them for life. A bittersweet tale of growing up in a small town.

LITTLE WINGS (ALITAS)

Director: Gabriela Palacios. UK/Mexico. 12 mins. A story about the hardship of life, imagination, love and most importantly sisterly bonding.

TIME OF THE MONTH

Director: Carolina Giammetta, Schuman Hoque. UK. 2 mins. Philip is outraged that his sister is getting the day off from school because it’s ‘the time of the month’, but then he gets a very clever idea… or so he thinks.

Director: Lisa Thomson. UK. 6 mins.

Before Sam can ask a girl out he must first resolve the conflict between his heart and his head… literally!

DIAMOND ACES

Director: Alex Stanlake. UK. 4 mins. A young man recalls the last time he saw his father - when the old man’s work meant to drive to a strip club.

A FAMILY PORTRAIT

Director: Joseph Pierce. UK. 4 mins. A family portrait goes horribly wrong as jealousy and suspicion bubble to the surface under the photographer’s relentless gaze. www.cambridgefilmfestival.org.uk  Box Office: 0871 902 5720 

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UK SHORTS

UK short film is alive and its heart is beating faster than ever. Gauge its pulse in this selection of the very best that will make you fall in love with the art of short length storytelling.

Sunday 19 September, 8.30pm

PART I: THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HOME

(CFF 15) 86 mins.

Ideals of home and family give us a place where we tend to refer or return to. Here our heroes take us through the challenges arising from the depths of our psyches.

Friday 24 September, 5.30pm

PART II: RELATIONSHIPS - THE ETERNAL RIDDLE

(CFF 15) 74 mins.

WITHOUT

Director: Natalia Andreadis. UK. 4 mins. A woman is trapped in a room with a vicious Doberman watching her every move. Will her captor be revealed?

WATCHING

Director: Max Myers. UK. 14 mins. The ability to spot where truth lies – and where lies begin – will make or break you in this edge-of-yourseat thriller.

MARIGOLDS

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Tony yearns to break down the cultural barriers between him and his ‘inscrutable’ Chinese dad before it’s too late.

When Lauren and Amy hear there is a man who ‘likes children’ living in the area, they decide to track him down to show him their handstands.

Director: Lab Ky Mo. UK. 17 mins.

ENNIS ROAD

Directors: Si Allen, Adam Greves. UK. 5 mins. A former council odd-job man is gradually thrown into turmoil when a mysterious local gang conspires to drive him over the edge in this coming-ofgeriatric-age film

Director: Deborah Haywood. UK. 11 mins.

SALTO MORTLAE

Director: Christos Massalas. UK. 19 mins. A woman trapped inside ‘stereotypes’ seeks for a new context (and new attire), in which her distorted femininity can find shape and possibility…

Who says love is easy? Delve into the deep ends of what love does to you and what scars you should look for once it has gone.

TIME TRAVEL BOYFRIENDS

Director: Josephine Halbert. UK. 10 mins. A woman remembers moments from her love affairs with famous men from history. Based on the director’s book of the same name.

ECHOES

WHORE

Director: Fyzal Boulifa. UK. 11 mins. When angry Muslim youth Azeem overhears a group of girls gossiping about his white girlfriend Gemma his suspicions are flared - and so begins a sadomasochistic game in which both parties seek to gain control.

I’D RATHER HAVE A MEMORY THAN A DREAM

Director: Matt Strachan. UK. 2 mins. The line between a man’s memories and dreams blur, mutating into something his ageing mind can’t escape from.

SARAH

Director: Rob Brown. UK/Poland. 11 mins.

SCENT

Director: Ashar Aftab, Steve Pool. Scotland. 23 mins.

Would you risk everything to give someone else a life you can never have? A female sex trafficker faces an unexpected moral dilemma.

The harrowing tale of John, an elderly man gripped with grief following the death of his wife Patricia, exploring themes of love, loss and denial.

A chance encounter between Drew and Sarah is told as a sequence of Drew’s fractured recollections. An essay on how we distort, re-interpret and recompose our memories over time.

Director: Darren Bolton. UK. 17 mins.

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Tuesday 21 September, 6.30pm

Friday 17 September, 11.00pm

Size is not an issue for the Festival as we do appreciate works that dare to break the ‘15 minute rule’- in other words - festivals’ favourite (maximum) length. Liberated from those taboos, we are showcasing four excellent mid-flight films that champion profound storytelling and defy time restrictions.

Back with a vengeance after last year’s slot, the staff of the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse bring lots of unsettling surprises for audiences lucky/unlucky enough to witness them for themselves…

THE ART OF THE MID-LENGTH  (CFF 18) 95 mins.

TRIDENTFEST The best thing I’ve seen so far! You should all be in prison!

(CFF 18) 63 mins.

- SATISFIED CUSTOMER, 2009

- TERRIFIED CUSTOMER, 2009

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Jane is an avid but untidy jigsaw enthusiast who stumbles across a terrible and powerful secret which her housemate will never forget.

A chap fancies a drink of juice, when he hears something...

Director: Christian Lapidge. UK 2010. 6 mins.

BREAKFAST AT GOOGY’S Director: Carl Peck. UK 2010. 7 mins.

Prequel to Peck’s kung-fu adventure epic THE PURPLE FIEND. Dr Laminut and his companion Googy’s pleasant morning is spoiled by a lethal intruder.

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FAMILY JEWELS

As a tender friendship blossoms at an orphanage between 14 year old Elischa and the cleaner Gisberta, the jealousy of the other boys becomes dangerously brutal.

Carol, a mother and a US soldier, is about to deploy to Afghanistan. Kurt, her husband and their two boys, Ethan and Wyatt, are determined to give her the best farewell evening she could want, but things don’t go quite to plan.

Allan Maschwitz wanders across the sun bleached landscape of a bleak future Earth, trying to save both the planet and his own sanity.

BRAID ON A BALD HEAD

Director: Lisa Violetta Gass. Germany. 24 mins.

WHITE BUFFALO

Director: Gabriel Pac. UK. 26 mins. Told in parallel strands of past memories and present reality, WHITE BUFFALO is the story of a soldier on a quest for redemption, who returns home to a past life that no longer wants him.

Director: Martin Stitt. USA/UK. 20 mins.

Director: Ishaya Bako. Nigeria/UK. 25 mins. A day in the life of Hauwa Bello, a hairdresser from Northern Nigeria. The film follows her during the course of her day where an experience with a new mysterious neighbour questions her sexuality but enables her to ask for better in her loveless marriage.

CANARY

Director: Christian Lapidge. UK 2010. 5 mins.

Director: Rydian Cook. UK 2010. 2 mins.

NOKI

Director: Rydian Cook. UK 2010. 14 mins. A Comedy-Horror-Sci-fi that tells of a love triangle between Baz, his girlfriend, and his computer.

TEMPORARY WORK

Director: Simon Panrucker. UK 2010. 9 mins. A guy goes to a temp job. His bosses are a pair of massive weirdos.

WAITING...

Director: Rydian Cook. UK 2010. 3 mins. A visualised poem about one man’s frustration with waiting for buses.

THE CURSE OF CA’U PEK

WHILE STOCKS LAST

Director: Simon Panrucker. UK 2010. 5 mins.

Director: Tom Martin. UK 2010. 5 mins.

A man becomes haunted by an unknown Facebook friend.

Chatting about zombie films can be fun, to a point.

DARREN AND GRIEG

YEAYUH!

Director: Simon Panrucker. UK 2010. 5 mins.

Director: Simon Panrucker. UK 2010. 2 mins.

A selection of video artwork by Darren and Grieg, London Based filmmakers from London.

The simple act of leaving a building becomes a terrifying battle of wills.

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CAMBRIDGESHIRE FILM CONSORTIUM EDUCATION EVENTS Thursday 23 September, 10.00am–1.00pm STUDENT CRITICS AT THE CAMBRIDGE FILM FESTIVAL TWILIGHT: ECLIPSE

BEHIND THE SCENES OF TODAY’S FILM AND TELEVISION INDUSTRY An opportunity to hear professionals discuss working in the current film and television industry: finding an agent, working to commission, composing music, the work of the art and set designer and the role of the film reviewer. Also latest news for student filmmakers on becoming a regular contributor to the BBC Video Nation Network, an exciting online project inviting submissions to current BBC features and campaigns.

Speakers: Are you in full-time education? Passionate about film? Want valuable film industry experience as a critic?

Write reviews for the Cambridge Film Festival and they could be published in the Festival Daily newspaper and on the festival website. You might even win a prize as BEST STUDENT CRITIC! Opportunities Prizes sponsored by for free tickets before 5.00pm / reduced price evening tickets. Minimum three reviews (200-250 words). Further information e-mail: cpo25@cam.ac.uk

Speakers from BBC Video Nation and Agent Peter MacFarlane; Film Critic for Sight and Sound Catherine Wheatley; Sloane U’ren, Art Director and Set Director on HARRY POTTER AND THE HALFBLOOD PRINCE, BEING JOHN MALKOVICH and BATMAN BEGINS; Ant Neely. Composer for SIX FEET UNDER and BOSTON LEGAL.

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BATMAN BEGINS

Cost: £4. Tickets limited. Bookings: 01223 579127 / trish.s@picturehouses.co.uk

A Cambridgeshire Film Consortium event in collaboration with The Department of English, Communication, Film and Media, and Cambridge School of Art, at Anglia Ruskin University

LONDON 2012 FILM NATION: SHORTS – FREE FILM-MAKING WORKSHOPS Run in partnership with Panasonic, Film Nation: Shorts will introduce young people to film-making, support them in developing their talent, and give everyone who enters a chance to have their work screened around the UK. Winning films will be screened in front of the crowds in venues during the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London in 2012.

Sunday 19 September, 9.00am–5.00pm

Monday 20 September, 10.00am–1.00pm

MAKE A FILM IN A DAY WORKSHOP:

An Introduction to Directing – Creating Performance

AGES 14-16. Working with industry professionals through First Light, make a short film in a day, themed around the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Learn about story, camera, sound, directing, editing and producing a short film. Venue: Queen’s Building, Emmanuel College FREE EVENT (incl. lunch). Max. 12 places. Bookings: 0871 902 5720 / www.picturehouses.co.uk

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AGES 19-25. Working with 104 Films and award winning director Emma Sullivan, learn the necessary skills & techniques to successfully direct actors on screen. This workshop is for first time filmmakers aged 19-25. Venue: Queen’s Building, Emmanuel College FREE EVENT. Max. 30 places. Bookings: 0871 902 5720 / www.picturehouses.co.uk

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FOR THE 30th CAMBRIDGE FILM FESTIVAL Saturday 18 September, 11.00am-1.00pm Wednesday 22 September, 1.00pm–2.30pm I MADE THIS (U)

VENGEANCE- DARWIN, ENDLESS FORMSMARTIANS IN CAMBRIDGE - FOOD FLASH A celebratory screening of Cambridgeshire Film Consortium 2009-2010 MARTIANS IN CAMBRIDGE films produced by young people. To include animations, documentaries and film dramas, CFC 1-minute-films, and Filmstarz Festival winners. FREE EVENT. Bookings: 0871 902 5720 / www.picturehouses.co.uk Enquiries: trish.s@picturehouses.co.uk

Thursday 16 September, 10.30am-11.30am STUDENT SHOWCASE

SPEED OF LIFE - ECHO’S ANSWER - 8 BELLS – SKY The Department of English, Communication, Film and Media at Anglia Ruskin University proudly presents a screening of outstanding work by student filmmakers 2009-2010.

LUNCHTIME ARCHIVE SHOW: A TASTE OF HISTORY ON FILM ‘Bon Appétit’ is an appetising menu of amateur and professional archive films drawn from Upper Normandy and the East of England. On the menu, French bread and traditional butter, Cambridgeshire jam, Neufchatel cheese, oysters, cockles and other shellfish, eels from the fens and Essex coast - all washed down with Suffolk beer or refreshing Normandy cider. Also tuck in to a feast of films from the BFI National Archive - OLD MAN DRINKING A GLASS OF BEER (1897), Lewis Carroll-inspired food hygiene tips in ALICE IN LABEL LAND (1974) a VISIT TO PEEK FREAN AND COMPANY’S BISCUIT WORKS (1906), fishermen catching herrings along the East Anglian coast in DRIFTERS (1929) and enjoy a slice of cake at MARY’S BIRTHDAY (1951), Lotte Reiniger’s splendid animation. Introduced by Alex Davidson, BFI and Jane Jarvis, Screen East Digital Heritage Co-ordinator.

A VISIT TO PEAK FREAN

Special reduction of £1 off senior citizens’ tickets. Bookings: 0871 902 5720 / www.picturehouses.co.uk

A Cambridgeshire Film Consortium event in association with Cambridge City Council, the DIGITAL HERITAGE cross-channel partnership of Screen East and Rouen’s Pôle Image Haute-Normandie, and the BFI Mediatheque. You can watch over 2000 films and TV programmes from the BFI National Archive free of charge in the BFI Mediatheque at Cambridge Central Library.

SAMPLING GREENE KING BEER

FREE EVENT. Bookings: 0871 902 5720 / www.picturehouses.co.uk Enquiries: trish.s@picturehouses.co.uk

Monday 20 September, 3.00 pm

WORKSHOP WITH NEIL BRAND COMPOSING, AND PLAYING LIVE, TO SILENT FILMS

Visiting Professor of the Royal College of Music, Neil Brand has been accompanying silent films for over 25 years and he has made his name as a writer/ performer/composer, scoring for BFI video releases SOUTH (Shackleton’s Journey to the South Pole), THE RING by Alfred Hitchcock, and for Early Cinema, avant-garde and Russian pre-Soviet cinema. Venue: Queen’s Building, Emmanuel College COST: £3.50 Max. 12 places. Bookings: 01223 579127

Friday 24 September, 4.00pm

THE MASKS OF MER Director: Michael Eaton. UK 2010. 40 mins. Alfred Haddon is historically associated with Cambridge University’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. He led the 1898 Cambridge University Expedition to the Torres Strait islands and shot a film which, although less than a minute long, is the world’s first example of anthropological cinema. In the documentary, THE MASKS OF MER, director Michael Eaton traces the extraordinary story of this neglected footage and experiments with reproducing Haddon’s film presentations which were synchronised to his phonographic recordings of the islanders. Introduction/post-screen discussion with Director Michael Eaton OBE Look out also for THE BEGGARS OF LIFE starring the iconic silent film star Louise Brooks, with live musical accompaniment from the fabulous Dodge Brothers (see page 9)

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THE ARTS PICTUREHOUSE BOX OFFICE: 0871 902 5720 www.picturehouses.co.uk 38-39 St Andrew’s Street, Cambridge, CB2 3AR Book tickets in advance for ALL venues through the Arts Picturehouse. The Arts Picturehouse screens a year-round programme of the best in new and classic cinema over three screens (including one THX-certificated for best quality sound and another RealD 3D enabled). All screens are licensed, so you can take your drink from the café-bar in with you. You do not have to be a member to view films at the Arts Picturehouse, but if you are you’ll receive discounts on tickets, free preview screenings and priority booking for the Festival.

EMMANUEL COLLEGE BOX OFFICE: 0871 902 5720 (via Picturehouse box office) www.emma.cam.ac.uk St Andrew’s Street, Cambridge, CB2 3AP Founded in the 16th century, Emmanuel College is ideally located just opposite the Arts Picturehouse. Its historic surroundings will play host to a number of special screenings and events. The Queen’s Building, designed by Sir Michael and Patty Hopkins and voted ‘Building of the Year’ when it first opened, houses an impressive tiered auditorium.

SAWSTON CINEMA BOX OFFICE: 0871 902 5720 (via Picturehouse box office) www.sawstoncinema.org.uk Youth Community Centre, New Road, Sawston, CB22 3BP Spicer’s Theatre was the home of cinema in Sawston from 1932 until falling attendance led to its closure in the ‘60s. Since then, it has been a Youth and Community Centre managed by the neighbouring secondary school, Sawston Village College – but thanks to support from the Cambridge Film Trust, the UK Film Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council, films are once again being screened, with young people from the school running projection and all front-of-house operations. Parking is available on the Sawston Village College site.

JESUS GREEN OUTDOOR POOL BOX OFFICE: 0871 902 5720 (via Picturehouse box office) Jesus Green, Cambridge, CB4 3AX At around 90 metres long the Jesus Green Swimming Pool is one of the longest outdoor lidos in Europe. Found hidden behind tall trees next to the River Cam on Jesus Green the pool was opened in 1923. Today it retains many of its original features and constantly proves to be a much used attraction for Cambridge residents and visitors alike. Back in 2005 a short documentary, JESUS GREEN POOL, exploring the seasonal nature of the pool and its devotees was shown at the Festival. Photography by Tom Catchesides

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Festival staff FESTIVAL STAFF 2010 Tony Jones Festival Director Iris Ordonez General Manager Eftihia Stefanidis Short Films Programmer & Submissions Coordinator Becky Innes Family Film Festival Rebekah Polding & Nick Bradshaw Transported James MacKay MicroCinema Hannah Kilduff Cambridge African Film Season David Perilli Brochure & Festival Daily Editor Dan Taylor Brochure Designer Sara Cathie Brochure & Festival Daily Copy-Editor Trish Sheil Education Officer, Cambridgeshire Film Consortium Natasha Tanna Programming & Education Intern Clare Wilford Press & PR Manager Tom Catchesides Festival Photographer Jane Rich Development Manager Alex Oliver Marketing Manager 60 

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Clare Leczycki Festival Assistant Claire Rastogi Design Richard Turner PR & Marketing Intern Roya Shafiei & Jesse Wood Events Coordination Interns Jessica Edwards Festival Administration & Hospitality Intern Simon White Head Driver Joe Delaney & Roger Smith Technical Managers Matt Waters Online Producer Matthew Pink Social Media Coordinator Fiona Scoble & Rob Beames Festival Daily, Sub-Editors Robin Castle Festival Daily, Designer Ian Thomas & David Isaacson IT Support

Screen Team 2010 Becky Innes Project Manager Alan Seiglow Project Coordinator Laurence Anderson • Aline Conti • Sarah Farmer • Ian Francis • Catherine Kemp • Danielle Machin • Charlotte Pearce-Slade • Nicky Smith • Jen Walsh • Shelly Xie Project Participants

FOR THE CAMBRIDGE FILM TRUST Nick Joicey, Tony Jones, Isabelle McNeill, Jean Khalfa, Bill Thompson Board Members

AT THE ARTS PICTUREHOUSE Keith Gehlert General Manager Joe Delaney Assistant Manager & Chief Projectionist Mark Walsh Food & Beverage Manager Peter Phillips Duty Manager Alex Oliver Marketing Coordinator & Duty Manager Emma Woolerton Duty Manager Roger Smith • Dermot Nolan • Claire Mackenzie • Christian Lapidge • Rydian Cook Projectionists Rebecca Burdon • Melissa Castrillon • Sara Cathie • Aline Conti • Joshua Cook • John Davis • Ruth Forgacs • Devorah Hall • Becky Harding • Greg Hilson • Jennifer Hinchliffe • Katie Jackson • Jeff Knowles • Alicia Lopez Rios • Tom Martin • Katie Patterson • Carl Peck • Lexie Selin • Jack Toye • Ned Wilson-Eames Front of House Team Julie Faveur • Ed Appleton • Katie Black • Jack Toye • Devorah Hall As You Like It (Kitchen Team)

Picturehouse Membership £27 Single, £17 Concessions, PEOPLE AT THE £47 Joint (2SAME ADDRESS) Call 0871 902 5720 or visit www.picturehouses.co.uk

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Thanks to… ADASTRA ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY ARCHANT ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND ARTIFICIAL EYE BAFTA BAVARIA FILM INTERNATIONAL BBC CAMBRIDGESHIRE BBC FILM NETWORK BFI CAMBRIDGE CITY COUNCIL CAMBRIDGE FINANCIAL PARTNERS CAMBRIDGE INVESTMENTS CHILDREN AT HEFFERS and HEFFERS CHOCOLAT CHOCOLAT CITY SCREEN DE LUCA CUCINA & BAR EEDA ELERDS EMMANUEL COLLEGE FITZWILLIAM MUSEUM GERMAN FILMS GOETHE-INSTITUT LONDON GRAFTON CENTRE GRAND ARCADE HAUSER-RASPE FOUNDATION HEART FM HIT ENTERTAINMENT LEGACY TRUST LIMETREE OFFSET LIMITED LOVE CAMBRIDGE MARTIN AYRES MET FILM SCHOOL

MOMENTUM PICTURES NATIONAL FILM & TV SCHOOL NEW WAVE FILMS OPTIMUM RELEASING PARAMOUNT PARK CIRCUS POLISH CULTURAL INSTITUTE QED PRODUCTIONS REVOLUTION FILMS SAWSTON VILLAGE COLLEGE SCREEN EAST SCUDAMORE’S PUNTING COMPANY SODA PICTURES SOUTH CAMBRIDGESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL STUDIO 24 SWAN PRINT SYGMA SAFETY & EVENTS TEAM EAST FOR SKILLS TIGER ASPECT TRINITY COLLEGE TRINITY HALL TRUMPINGTON FARM COMPANY TTP GROUP UNIVERSAL PICTURES VERTIGO FILMS VERVE PICTURES WILKINS KENNEDY THE WORKS DISTRIBUTION and everyone else who has contributed to the Festival Festival photography by

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ALL THAT I LOVE ALMOST THE TRUTH (THE LAWYER’S CUT), MONTY PYTHON ANIMALS ARE MY FAVOURITE AND MY BEST ART OF THE MID-LENGTH, THE (SHORTFUSION) ATHLETE, THE

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PAN’S LABYRINTH PASSING OF THE THIRD FLOOR BACK, THE PELICAN BLOOD PEOPLE VS GEORGE LUCAS, THE PERESTROIKA (TRANSPORTED) PLUG AND PRAY POLICE, ADJECTIVE PROMISE AND UNREST

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REVERSE ROCK AND ROLL FUCKING ‘N’ LOVELY ROUND IRELAND WITH A FRIDGE ROY ANDERSSON: SHORT FILMS

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SCREEN EAST - DIGITAL SHORTS (SHORTFUSION)

SECRET OF KELLS, THE SLADE IN FLAME SMALL FILMS FOR SMALL PEOPLE SONGS FROM THE SECOND FLOOR SOUL BOY STEPHEN FREARS: LOOKING BACK STUDENT SHOWCASE SUPERHERO ME SUPERSTONIC SOUND SURPRISE FILM SWEDISH LOVE STORY, A

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TAKING IT SLOW (TRANSPORTED) TAMARA DREWE TASTE OF HISTORY ON FILM (CFC) THOMAS & FRIENDS: HERO OF THE RAILS THORN IN THE HEART, THE TOWN CALLED PANIC, A TRAINS ON THE BRAIN! (TRANSPORTED) TRIDENTFEST (SHORTFUSION) TRIP, THE TRUE LEGEND 3D TWO IN THE WAVE

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UK SHORTS - RELATIONSHIPS THE ETERNAL RIDDLE (SHORTFUSION) UK SHORTS - THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HOME (SHORTFUSION)

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VOICES UNBOUND: THE FREEDOM WRITERS 38

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WAGNER & ME WE ARE WHAT WE ARE WEIRD WORLD OF BLOWFLY, THE WILDEST DREAM, THE WINTER’S BONE WORKSHOP WITH NEIL BRAND (CFC) WORLD’S GREATEST DAD WRITER IN RESIDENCE

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YOU, THE LIVING

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Cambridge Film Festival 2010 Brochure  

A complete run-down of this year's line up.