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11 - 28 August 2016

Julieta – Opening Gala

• Premieres, Previews & New Release • Focus on Iranian & Chinese Cinema • Andrei Tarkovsky & Alan Rickman Retrospectives • Live Music with Film Events

Focus on Iranian Cinema

The Carer - Closing Gala

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• Features on Ingrid Bergman, Animation, Refugees & Low Budget Independents

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Index About Elly Akenfield  Alan Rickman Talk: A Much-Loved Villain Andrei Rublev Animations from Around The World The Apple Around China with A Movie Camera Asterix and the Mansion of the Gods Autumn Sonata Baden Baden Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress  The Banquet  Barry Lyndon  The Beatles and World War II  Beijing Bicycle  Big Village Lights  Born to be Blue  Bottle Shock  Bridge  Buster Plays Buster  Calamity Jane  Caprice  Capsule  Captain Fantastic  The Carer  Carl Davis Presents Chaplin, Lloyd & Keaton  Carte Blanche  Casablanca  The Castle  The Childhood of a Leader Chick Lit  Chinese Cinema Talk: Screening Desire  The Circle  The Clan  Close My Eyes  Closet Monster  The Collector  The Commune  Court  Crimson Gold  David  David Bowie Is: The V&A Exhibition Film  Day Watch  The Descendants  Desierto  Escapes  Eye in The Sky  Faust Finding Dory 

Grid Listings  Open Air Screenings  Drive-In Screening Gala Screenings  UK Films European Cinema  USA Films  World Cinema  Low Budget Independents 

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Fire at Sea  92 Fireworks Wednesday  73 Floating Away  44 Four Wise Monkeys  43 Gambit  83 The Girl King  26 Girls Lost  32 Going to Heaven  45 The Good Soldier Švejk  57 Gulf Stream Under the Iceberg  31 Hide and Seek  18 The Hollow Point  35 Home Care  25 How to Win Enemies  41 The Idealist  30 Ikarie XB1  57 In The Mood for Love  78 Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words  86 Institut Français Presents  28 Iranian Cinema Talk: Culture of Riches  74 Ivan’s Childhood  88 Johnny Guitar  58 Journey to The Mother  43 Julieta  12 Kangchenjunga  50 Kekexili: Mountain Patrol  77 The Killing$ of Tony Blair  50 Lampedusa in Winter  93 Laugh Along with Laurel and Hardy  62 Leni Leni  52 A Little Chaos  84 Little Men  35 Love Is Thicker Than Water  19 The Lovers and the Despot  53 The Magic Train  95 A Man for All Seasons  59 The Many Faces of Tarkovsky: 91 Memories  29 Mirror  90 Mountaineering Documentaries 50 Mountains May Depart  80 Mrs Caldicott’s Cabbage War  97 Murder in The Cathedral  65 Murderous Tales  94 The Night Watchman  31 Nostalgia  90 Not One Less  77 Offside  72 One War  27 One Window Will Suffice  45 Our Man in Havana  59 Paradise Trips  30

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Focus on the Documentary  Treasures from the Archive  Celebrating Silent Cinema  Jazz and Film  Special Events  Roger’s Choice  Focus on Iranian Cinema  Focus on Chinese Cinema  Tribute to Alan Rickman 

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Paragraph  Parallel Lines Meet at Infinity  The Past  Paths of The Soul  Pride  The Procedure  A Promise  Ran  Red Sorghum  Reveries of a Solitary Walker  The Road Home  Room at the Top  The Sacrifice  The Secret in Their Eyes  A Separation  Séraphine  Seven Mixed Shorts  Shoes  Short Films on Refugees from Turkey  A Simple Life  SK1  Solaris  Son of Clowns  Speed Love  Spring in A Small Town  Stalker  Strange Heaven  Stromboli Land of God  Summertime  The Surgery Ship  Surprise Film  Swallows and Amazons  Take Down  Tangerines  Taste of Cherry  Taxi Tehran  Ten These Daughters of Mine  Things to Come  Through the Mist  Through the Unknown  Tiger Raid  Tribute to Tubby Hayes  Truly Madly Deeply  Turtles Can Fly  Undertaking Betty  Untouchable  Up for Love  Urban Hymn  Valley of Love  The Violators  The Wait  The Wind Will Carry Us  Women for Justice 

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Ingrid Bergman  86 Andrei Tarkovsky  88 Focus on the Refugee  92 A World of Animation  94 Audience Award Winners  97 History of The Chichester Film Festival  100 Ticket Prices & Booking Form  106 Acknowledgements  107


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25th Chichester International Film Festival! Artistic Director Introduction 2016 From the modest beginnings of our first Film Festival in 1992, showing 50 films (12 previews and one visiting director), we now celebrate our 25th birthday with a feast of over 150 films with numerous visiting film makers and speakers. This extraordinary 25 year journey is illustrated in a “History of the Chichester International Film Festival 1992-2015”, which I have compiled and can be found on pg100 of this booklet. This lists main events throughout the years including Retrospectives, Centenaries, Tributes, Visiting Film makers and Actors, Audience Award Films, Surprise Films, Open Air shows, Films with Live accompaniments, Local partnerships etc. Why Iranian and Chinese Cinema as the two major retrospectives? Along with China, Iran has been lauded as one of the best exporters of cinema from the 1990s. I believe that over the last two decades our patrons have “discovered” these two national cinemas as the world’s most significant emerging films. There is also some similarity which invites comparison to Italian neorealism and both have restricted censorship. Sadly Iranian’s finest director Abbas Kiarostami died recently (after the planned retrospective). Fortuitously, we are showing three of his films, and we dedicate our Festival to his memory. One major innovation this year (apart from our Drive-In movie event), is the introduction of a new category: Low budget Independent Feature Films. We were overwhelmed with over 600 films from all over the world by mainly directors making their debut features on budgets ranging from 400€ to $700,000. I have selected over 20 films in this section to encourage new talent, and we ask you to vote (and sponsor if possible) for each film you see in order to give an Audience Award for Best Film in this special category. We have also for the first time introduced an Animation section with four feature length films plus a programme of shorts. Also supporting home grown independent cinema (but on somewhat larger budgets in most cases!) we are delighted to welcome actors and film makers to introduce nine premieres and previews, headed by Elaine Paige in the world premiere of ‘Speed Love’. George Galloway will introduce his

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controversial documentary ‘The Killing$ of Tony Blair’, and of course there would be no festival without Tony Palmer - introducing his latest film ‘The Beatles and World War II.’ This year we have a new partnership with the Institut Français, who have generously supported the Festival by providing four new outstanding French Films, unreleased in the UK. The festival mounts three Special Events celebrating the art of silent comedy. Following Carl Davis’s popular presentation of early Chaplin, he adds Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd for this year’s return. Keaton is also featured in a jazz night that includes his 1927 ‘Sherlock Jr.’ accompanied live by the Buster Birch Quartet. Finally to reflect on the history of this Festival, we have selected to screen seven of the Audience Award winners from previous Festivals, and to celebrate this anniversary, we have invited several film makers, film critics who have participated in past Festivals, plus keen festival supporters, to contribute a short piece reflecting their Festival thoughts and experiences.

Roger Gibson Artistic Director July 2016


Maggie Smith Actress I am delighted to welcome you to the Film Festival and to wish everyone a very happy 25th Birthday. It has gone from strength to strength with directors, actors, writers and critics – as well as special events and foreign films. What an achievement. From the beginning both foreign and British films and film-makers were to the fore, and this has continued. However, in this 25th year, I wanted to mention the evolvement of the Festival. The original film society was created by Roger Gibson at the Chichester College of Arts in 1979, becoming the Chichester Film Society in 1982 and moving to the present location, New Park in 1986. It was clearly a great success from the beginning, and won Film Society of the Year in 1988. £60,000 was raised for a digital projector in 2012 plus satellite receivers and dishes and the cinema has continued to acquire the latest digital equipment. This means that the very popular LIIVE PERFORMANCES can be relayed into the cinema. As you all know Roger Gibson is still at the helm and congratulations to him, together with Jim Stokes and Mark Bradshaw who joined 1997 and 1998 respectively, and continue to run the best sound and projection. This year there is something for everyone – CALAMITY JANE, CASABLANCA – followed by a veritable feast of silent films, live jazz, Iranian, Chinese and French films together with premieres and previews from around the world. Very best wishes and once again, happy 25th Birthday.

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Screening Venues

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Priory Park will host our two Open Air Screenings, for the first time we will have a Drive-In at Oaklands Car park (next to the Chichester Festival Theatre), and we will be screening 'Murder in the Cathedral' at Chichester Cathedral. Do not miss our Silent Film with Live Organ accompanniment at St John's Chapel located on St. John's St. Chichester (pics left & Bottom left).

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We know you are all aware of the Film Festival's headquaters at Chichester Cinema at New Park within the New Park Community Centre. Here you will find the Main Auditorium, the Studio (seats 40), and the Roundhill Picture Palace (pic. below rights seats 13).

Advisory Film certificates As with all leading Film Festivals, we here in Chichester present many Previews and Premiers of films that have not yet been released in the UK, and therefore have not yet been certified by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC). To guide our audience during this Festival, we have given these films an Advisory certificate, and have placed the relevant icons as pictured here, next to Adv. Adv. Adv. Adv. Adv. the films in question. 12A PG 15 18 U Walter Francisco – General Manager

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Grid Listing Fri 5 Aug

Sun 14 Aug

Open Air Screening at Priory Park 19:30 Calamity Jane (Sing-Along) (U) 101m Gates Open 19:30 - Film at Dusk

Main Auditorium 10:30 Ran (12A) 156m 13:45 Up For Love (12A) 98m 16:00 Speed Love (15) 80m + Q&A with Elaine Paige 18:30 The Childhood of a Leader (12A) 116m 21:00 Urban Hymn (15) 114m

Sat 6 Aug Open Air Screening at Priory Park 19:30 Finding Dory (PG) 103m Gates Open 19:30 - Film at Dusk

Sun 7 Aug Drive-In Screening at Oaklands Car Park 21:00 Casablanca (U) 102m Gates Open 19:30 - Film at Dusk

Thu 11 Aug Main Auditorium Opening Gala: 18:30 Julieta (15) 96m Food from 18:30 - Film at 20:30

Fri 12 Aug Main Auditorium 11:00 Ivan’s Childhood (PG) 96m 13:30 Julieta (15) 96m 16:00 These Daughters of Mine (15) 88m 18:30 Things to Come (15) 100m 20:45 The Childhood of a Leader (12A) 116m In the Studio 13:45 Spring in a Small Town (PG) 98m 16:15 Taste of Cherry (PG) 98m 18:45 Big Village Lights (15) 85m 20:30 One War (15) 85m Picture Palace 11:30 Escapes (18) 85m

Sun 13 Aug Main Auditorium 10:30 Andrei Rublev ((15) 174m 14:00 Swallows and Amazons (U) 100m 16:00 Capsule (Adv12A) 91m + Q&A 18:45 Truly, Madly, Deeply (PG) 104m 21:00 Desierto (15) 95m In The Studio 14:15 Lampedusa in Winter 93m 16:30 Mrs Caldicott’s Cabbage War (12A) 106m 19:00 The Apple (PG) 85m 20:45 Red Sorghum (15) 104m Picture Palace 11:30 Big Village Lights (15) 85m

In The Studio 14:00 The Descendants (12A) 107m 16:15 The Road Home (U) 86m 18:15 The Wind Will Carry Us (U) 113m 20:45 Close My Eyes (18) 108m Picture Palace 11:30 Parallel Lines to Infinity (15) 70m

Mon 15 Aug Main Auditorium 11:00 Akenfield (PG) 98m 13:30 Desierto (15) 95m 16:00 Fire at Sea (12A) 114m 18:30 Carl Davis: Three Geniuses of Silent Comedy 90m + Q&A 21:00 Closet Monster (18) 90m In The Studio 13:15 The Good Soldier Švejk (PG) 110m 15:45 Not One Less (U) 86m 18:00 The Circle (PG) 87m 20:15 Gambit (12A) 90m Picture Palace 16:30 Because I Was a Painter (12A) 104m

Tue 16 Aug Main Auditorium 10:30 Solaris (12A) 169m 14:00 Asterix and the Mansion of the Gods (PG) 85m 16:00 The Girl King (15) 106m 18:15 The Killing$ of Tony Blair (15) 90m + Q&A 21:00 Summertime (15) 105m In The Studio 14:15 Three Short Films on Refugees (15) 80m + Discussion 16:15 Reveries of a Solitary Walker (15) 73m 18:30 One War (15) 85m 20:30 Bottle Shock (15) 104m Picture Palace 11:30 Floating Away (15) 90m

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GRID LISTING

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Sat 20 Aug

Main Auditorium 11:00 Kekexili: Mountain Patrol (15) 90m 13:00 Home Care (15) 92m 15:00 The Wait (15) 100m 17:00 Little Men (15) 85m 20:15 Jazz & Film: Buster Plays Buster (Sherlock Jr.) 165m inc. interval

Main Auditorium 10:30 Barry Lyndon (PG) 190m inc. interval 14:30 Paradise Trips (15) 90m 16:30 Things to Come (15) 100m 18:45 The Commune (15) 111m 21:00 SK1 (15) 119m

In The Studio 14:00 Crimson Gold (U) 113m 16:30 Talk: Iranian Cinema 90m 18:45 Voyage to the End of the Universe (12A) 87m 20:30 A Promise (PG) 96m Picture Palace 11:30 David (15) 78m

Thu 18 Aug Main Auditorium 11:00 The Collector (15) 120m 13:30 A Little Chaos (15) 117m 15:45 Summertime (15) 105m 18:00 The Wait (15) 100m 20:15 Take Down (15) 108m + Q&A In the Studio 14:00 Going to Heaven (12A) 90m 16:00 Talk: Alan Rickman: A Much Loved Villain 90m 18:15 Murderous Tales (15) 80m 20:00 Shoes (12A) 80m Picture Palace 11:30 Journey to My Mother (15) 95m

Fri 19 Aug Main Auditorium 11:00 Johnny Guitar (PG) 110m 13:30 Eye in the Sky (15) 102m 15:45 Hide and Seek (15) 82m + Q&A 18:30 Caprice (15) 98m + Intro 21:00 The Idealist (15) 114m In the Studio 13:45 A Simple Life (PG) 116m 16:15 Talk: Generations of Chinese Cinema 90m 18:30 Ten (12A) 92m 20:30 Day Watch (15) 132m Picture Palace 11:30 Two Mountaineering Documentaries (PG) 95m

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In the Studio 14:15 The Magic Train (PG) 87m 16:15 Turtles Can Fly (15) 96m 18:15 Gulf Stream Under the Iceberg (15) 125m 20:45 The Surgery Ship (12A) 78m Picture Palace 11:30 One Window Will Suffice (18) 77m

Sun 21 Aug Main Auditorium 10:30 Stalker (PG) 185m 14:00 The Beatles and World War II (15) 97m 16:15 Memories (15) 92m 18:15 Love is Thicker Than Water (15) 96m + Q&A 21:00 In the Mood For Love PG) 97m In the Studio 13:30 SĂŠraphine (15) 125m 16:15 Paragraph (15) 65m + Q&A 18:00 Through the Mist (15) 130m 20:45 Animation from Around the World (12A) 65m Picture Palace 11:30 Paradise Trips (15) 90m

Mon 22 Aug Main Auditorium 11:00 Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words (PG) 114m 13:30 The Commune (15) 111m 15:45 Court (PG) 116m 18:15 Chick Lit (12A) 93m + Q&A 21:00 The Night Watchman (15) 95m In the Studio 14:00 Leni Leni (PG) 22m + Q&A 16:00 TBA 18:00 Offside (PG) 88m 20:15 The Banquet (15) 131m Picture Palace 11:30 The Procedure (15) 93m


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Fri 26 Aug

Main Auditorium 11:00 Beijing Bicycle (PG) 105m 13:30 Strange Heaven (15) 100m 15:45 David Bowie Is ((PG) 95m 18:00 How to Win Enemies (15) 80m 20:00 Jazz & Film: Tribute to Tubby Hayes 180m

Main Auditorium 11:00 Our Man in Havana (PG) 111m 13:30 Girls Lost (15) 108m 15:45 Mountains May Depart (15) 131m 18:30 Captain Fantastic (15) 119m 21:00 Up For Love (12A) 98m

In the Studio 13:15 The Secret in their Eyes (18) 129m 16:00 Stromboli (PG) 95m 18:15 Baden Baden (15) 96m 20:30 The Violators (15) 97m Picture Palace 11:30 Women For Justice 53m

Wed 24 Aug Main Auditorium 11:00 Nostalgia (15) 120m 14:00 Laugh with Laurel and Hardy - with Live Piano Accompaniment (U) 80m 16:00 Carte Blanche (15) 106m 18:15 Tiger Raid (15) 92m + Q&A 21:00 Born to be Blue (15) 105m In the Studio 13:30 Untouchable (15) 110m 16:15 Autumn Sonata (15) 89m 18:30 Fireworks Wednesday (12A) 102m 20:45 The Castle (15) 90m Picture Palace 11:30 Son of Clowns (15) 95m

Thu 25 Aug Main Auditorium 11:00 Room at the Top (12A) 120m 13:30 The Idealist (15) 114m 16:00 The Lovers and the Despot 95m 18:45 Surprise Film 21:00 Hollow Point (18) 97m Chichester Cathedral 21:15 Murder in the Cathedral (PG) 140m In the Studio 13:15 Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (12A) 108m 15:45 Pride (15) 115m 18:30 About Elly (12A) 118m 20:45 Mirror (U) 103m Picture Palace 11:30 Mixed Shorts (15) 74m

St John’s Chapel 21:15 Faust (PG) with Live Organ Accompaniment 107m In the Studio 14:00 Around China With a Movie Camera (U) 68m 16:00 Bridge (15) 100m 18.15 A Separation (12A) 120m 20.45 Tangerines (15) 85m Picture Palace 11:30 Carte Blanche (15) 106m

Sat 27 Aug Main Auditorium 11:00 The Sacrifice (15) 139m 13:45 Captain Fantastic (15) 119m 16:15 A Man for All Seasons (PG) 120m 18:45 Baden Baden (15) 96m 21:00 The Clan (15) 108m In the Studio 14:00 Talk: The Many Faces of Tarkovsky 90m 16:00 Undertaking Betty (12A) 94m 18:30 These Daughters of Mine (15) 88m 20:30 The Past (12A) 130m Picture Palace 11:30 Home Care (15) 92m

Sun 28 Aug Main Auditorium 11:00 The Carer (12A) 89m 13:00 Paths of the Soul (12A) 110m 15:15 Valley of Love (15) 92m 17:30 The Clan (15) 110m Closing Gala: 18:30 The Carer (12A) 89m Food from 18:30 - Film at 20:30  In the Studio 13:30 Taxi Tehran (12A) 82m 15:30 TBA 18:00 TBA

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Open Air Screenings at Priory Park To launch the 25th Chichester International Film Festival, we proudly present two Open Air Screenings at Chichester’s Priory Park. Bring a picnic blanket or chair, fill up your picnic basket, and join us for what will certainly be one of the highlights of the Festival. (Live music from 19:45, Films start at Dusk)

Fri 5 Aug 20:45 (approx) at Priory Park Musical Entertainment from 19:45 Gates open 19:30

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Dust off your Stetson and polish those cowboy boots, the Deadwood stage is coming to town and you need to be ready to greet it! Whipcrackaway! ‘Calamity Jane’ has always held a special place with its playful riff on gender roles and its infectious toe-tapping musical numbers. This light-hearted musical about the famous female sharpshooter (Doris Day), who would rather hit targets than chase men - until she falls for 'Wild Bill' Hickok (Howard Keel). In our Festival’s 25th year, there seems no better time to celebrate everyone’s favourite cowboy/girl with this dazzling new digital restoration, presented in glorious Technicolor on our large outdoor screen in Priory Park. So dust off your Stetson and polish those boots – dressing up is absolutely encouraged. And remember to bring your singing voice with you, because the Deadwood Stage is pulling into town! Join us with some show stoppers like "Whip Crack Away," "I Just Blew in from the Windy City," and "Keep It Under Your Hat”. Whipcrackaway! USA 1953 David Butler 101m

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Finding Dory Disney/Pixar’s new animated feature is the eagerly awaited follow up to ‘Finding Nemo’. Disney/Pixar’s ‘Finding Dory’ reunites everyone’s favourite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale? Directed by Andrew Stanton (‘Finding Nemo’, ‘WALL‑E’) the film features the voices of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton. ‘Finding Dory’ swims into Priory Park for one special engagement only. USA 2016 Andrew Stanton 103m With thanks to Walt Disney for this special screening Sat 6 Aug 20:45 (approx) at Priory Park Musical Entertainment from 19:45 Gates open 19:30

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Advance Tickets £8 (Kids £6) - £10/£8 on the Day Fenwick's Cafe will be open for Drinks & Snacks


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cast including Claude Rains, Peter Lore, Sydney Greenstreet and Conrad Veidt, and it is a many faceted genre film: a war drama; a spy thriller: a film noir; a romantic drama; a musical (Dooley Wilson singing "Knock on Wood" and "As Time Goes By" and other musical cues). However many times you have seen ‘Casablanca’, indulge again seeing it in its digital restoration on the biggest outdoor screen in the UK at this unique drive-in movie experience. USA 1942 Michael Curtiz 102m

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The first ever Drive-in Movie presentation in West Sussex of one of the best loved film of all times! Classic war-time drama which has been mis-quoted for decades. During World War II former lovers Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) and Ilse (Ingrid Bergman) are reunited by chance in Casablanca, where he runs a nightclub and she, with her husband (Paul Henreid), is working for the French Resistance. Recriminations, rekindled desires and patriotic duty battle for primacy as Ilse's husband tries to outwit the local Nazis and escape from Morocco, whilst Rick and Ilse re-kindle their love and decide to run away together... It has an outstanding supporting

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Audio will be transmitted through your car's FM Radio Advance Tickets £29/car (£35 on the day) Gates open 19:30

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Opening Gala

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OPENING & CLOSING GALA FOOD Hosted by BRASSERIE BLANC Thu 11 Aug 18:30 & Sun 28 Aug 18:30 The cinema is proud to have forged an excellent relationship with Brasserie Blanc over the last five years, and for the two Gala Dinners, the restaurant will be taken over by the Film Festival. The chefs, under the direction of executive head chef Clive Fretwell, are preparing two special set meals for each Gala dinner with a glass of wine included in the price, the menu highlighting chefowner Raymond Blanc’s classic dishes with the strong French regional influences of his youth. Roger Gibson, Artistic Director and Walter Francisco, General Manager of the cinema, are grateful for the generous support of Brasserie Blanc and also extend a warm welcome. They look forward to sharing the evenings with you. Dinner will be from 18:30, followed by the film at 20:30. Book your place early to avoid disappointment. Tickets £28.

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Closing Gala

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The Carer Following its recent London premiere, we are delighted to close the Festival with this comedy drama starring a magnificent Brian Cox as an ageing acting legend. When the question is to be or not to be, hateful. Anna Chancellor is compelling as there is only one answer. An appropriate the housekeeper who has her own romantic closing film in the year of Shakespeare’s history with Michael. Coco König makes her 400th anniversary! Brian Cox is at his film debut as new arrival Dorottya and gives theatrical best in this enjoyably mannered a low-key but winning performance. The comedy drama, starring as Sir Michael late Gilbert Adair is amongst the credited Gifford (echoes of Sir Donald Wolfit), a writers, though apparently Cox himself retired Shakespearean actor suffering from contributed the wonderful speech Gifford Parkinson’s that has left him frustrated and gives at an awards ceremony. Of course the gloriously grumpy, at his country manor. film mainly rests on Cox’s shoulders, and he His family insists he has a carer and he ends has one of his best roles as the maddeningly up with Hungarian refugee Dorottya (Coco self-absorbed but shrewdly observant König) who has acting aspirations of her actor. His rage at the deterioration of his own. But unlike anyone else before her, she body is convincingly rendered, and yet his quickly bonds with him over their mutual mental faculties remain sharp as ever. Cox love of Shakespeare, and despite his initial encourages us to care about the character scepticism, Sir Michael rediscovers the joy of without ever softening his portrayal. living and regains the confidence he needs UK/Hungary 2016 János Edelényi 89m to accept his condition. Emilia Fox as Sir Michael’s strong-willed daughter manages to We hope to welcome one of the writers be imperious without ever turning outright Tom Kinninmont to introduce the film.

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UK Films Premieres, Previews & New Releases

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The Childhood of a Leader

Fri 12 Aug 20:45 Sun 14 Aug 18:30

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A look at the childhood life of a post‑World War I leader. A grippingly dispassionate period psychodrama. Set against the backdrop of the 1919 Paris peace conference that led to the Treaty of Versailles, US actor Brady Corbet’s directorial debut is a tautly drawn drama that juxtaposes the rise of fascism in context of an apparently angelic young boy’s tantrums and power struggles with his parents and carers in a large country house. Robert Pattinson has a series of telling cameos, though at the heart of the film is 10‑year‑old Tom Sweet as the manipulative boy Prescott, tussling with his parents, played by Berenice Bejo (‘The Artist’) and Liam Cunningham. Based partly upon a story by Sartre and loosely inspired by the early childhood experiences of many of the great dictators of the 20th Century, ‘The Childhood of a Leader’ is an ominous portrait of emerging evil. Great design and a memorable soundtrack by Scott Walker. Cast also includes Stacy Martin and Yolande Moreau. (Some subtitles) UK/Hungary/France 2015 Brady Corbet 116m

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Swallows and Amazons is based on the classic, best‑selling book by Arthur Ransome and this beautiful remake is faithful in period and spirit to the original book and film. Four children dream of escaping the tedium of a summer holiday with their mother. When finally given permission to camp on their own on an island in the middle of a vast lake, they are overjoyed. But when they get there they discover they may not be alone… The battle for ownership of a lonely island teaches them the skills of survival, the value of friendship and the importance of holding your nerve. In the novel ‘Swallows and Amazons’, Ransome based the character of Turner on himself as a novelist. The filmmakers behind this new adaptation have been inspired by Ransome’s secret life as an agent for the British intelligence service MI6, and based Turner on Ransome the spy played by Andrew Scott. Set against the breath‑taking backdrop of the Lake District, ‘Swallows and Amazons’ is a heart‑warming adventure for all the family. Starring Rafe Spall, Andrew Scott, Kelly Macdonald and Harry Enfield. UK 2016 Philippa Lowthorpe 100m


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A romantic thriller, a film full of fun, music, drama, and a lasting message for today. All shot in and around West Sussex. John and Mary meet at an over 50's Speed Dating event at their local Village Hall. Their like minds, their loves, their hates, all pave the way to the ultimate romance. Mary, a part-time teacher, longs for soul-mate companionship, and John, a semi-retired bachelor, seems to be her dream come true. Apprehensive at first, Mary is soon seduced by John’s apparent simpatico views. They celebrate their mutual passions and loves in music and song, yet what might turn out to be a night of new beginnings, develops into something far darker and unexpected. With touches of ‘Pennies from Heaven’, the cast burst into song. Starring Elaine Paige (former local girl), Linda Marlowe, Neil McCaul (Chichester's Production of ‘Guys and Dolls’), as well as some local performers who play the speed daters. UK 2016 Kevin Short 80m

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A Cold War contained thriller, an intense experience, alone in space, and amazingly produced on a low budget! 1959: Guy (Edmund Kingsley) is an experienced British fighter pilot who is in command of Britain's first manned mission to space. He has trained for this for three years at the height of the Cold War and now he is alone in space, suffering Hypoxia, with a malfunctioning capsule. Can he get home? One Man, One Mission, One Choice... Who will he Trust? Director Andrew Martin: "Capsule has been one of the biggest and most daunting challenges that I have faced so far in my career. It is one I approached head on and have put my all into, making something I am very proud of. From the outset I had a clear vision on the look of the film. As the film is set in 1959, I wanted it to look of that period. We tested lenses, colours for the set and costume, a lot of the items in the set were from period accurate RAF aircraft”. UK 2015 Andrew Martin 91m Sat 13 Aug 16:00

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Urban Hymn

Thanks to Bulldog Films Sun 14 Aug 21:00

Set against the backdrop of the 2011 UK summer riots, ‘Urban Hymn’ follows a young female offender who possesses a remarkable voice, and a determined social worker who inspires her to use it. Abandoned by her mother, teenager Jamie (Letitia Wright) has been in care at a state‑run residential home most of her life. Her best friend Leanne (Isabella Laughland) has been with her through thick and thin, the two leading a life of violence and drugs. But when Kate (Shirley Henderson), a new support worker with her own baggage, takes up employment at their home, it provides Jamie with a new insight on what her life could be like if she ditched the violence and put her musical talent to use and is persuaded to join a choir. Soon the two have formed a bond that promises hope for Jamie, but threatens Leanne, who’s less open to change and self‑improvement than her friend. The climax, in which Jamie performs a solo, is a moving culmination to her altered life. Director Michael Caton‑Jones has picked a seemingly familiar story and given it such a shake‑up that you’ll think he has utterly reinvented the genre. This haunting British film will linger in the memory long after it finishes. UK 2015 Michael Caton‑Jones 114m

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Take Down Students at a reforming school for rebellious rich kids take matters into their own hands after the campus is taken hostage by a group of criminals. ‘Take Down’ focuses on the reckless sons and daughters of international billionaires, who have been sent by their frustrated parents to an exclusive, tough‑love boot camp on a remote island, where they will be taught basic survival skills in the hope it will teach them to take responsibility for their lives. When they are taken hostage and held for a billion dollar ransom by a group of sophisticated kidnappers, the young captives suddenly need every ounce of their brief training to survive. Packed with hot young acting talent, including Dominic Sherwood from ‘Vampire Academy’, Ed Westwick from ‘Gossip Girl’ and Phoebe Tonkin from ‘The Originals’ ‑ director Jim Gillespie’s breezy action film is an engaging thriller with echoes of The Hunger Games. UK/USA 2016 Jim Gillespie 108m We are delighted to welcome director Jim Gillespie (‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’) to introduce his film. Thanks to Pinewood Pictures Thu 18 Aug 20:15

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Professor Clive Behagg University of Chichester Vice-Chancellor I am delighted that in 2016 the University is the headline sponsor for the Chichester Film Festival for the second year running. Last year’s Festival was a remarkable celebration of the film industry across the World. An amazing range of screenings in our small city demonstrated the shared language of global cinema and its capacity not only to entertain but also to tear down barriers and to challenge assumptions. New Park has always taken a thoughtful approach to cinema and this makes it an ideal partner for the University. This year, the 25th Chichester Film Festival promises to be even better than the last. We have always been proud to support the New Park Cinema. We awarded an Honorary Degree to its founder Roger Gibson (now Director of the Film Festival) way back in 2003 for his inspirational leadership of community cinema. But now, the University is getting even more serious about film and filmmaking. Later this year, we will start to build our new Engineering and Digital Technology Park on our beautiful Bognor Regis Campus. 6000 square metres of state-of-the-art production space will be encased in a signature new building that will enable us to educate the next generation of graduates in design engineering and the creative digital industries. From 2018 our offer will include undergraduate degrees in Digital Film Production, in Screenwriting and in Animation as well as postgraduate degrees in Sustainable Film Production, Digital Cinematography, Post Production with Special Effects, and Sound Design and Foley. Our specialist team will train students in the largest production and sound studio south of London and it is fair to say that we are very excited! Our objective is to drive the growth of the local economy through a productive combination of the creative arts and new technology, opening up opportunities for young people to flourish in the new digital economy. I believe our neglected local coastal communities can be regenerated by the development of a ‘Silicon Beach’ that will encourage our graduates to stay in the area and make their future here rather than migrating to London (or the ‘Northern Powerhouse’). We are taking this major strategic step with huge encouragement from our many supporters in the area – not least our good friends at New Park Cinema who have been such an inspiration to us over the years and shown us the potential for the future that lies in a love of film and cinema. Good luck to the whole New Park team behind the 25th Chichester Film Festival – a quarter of a century and counting!

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Hide and Seek Four fragile young people flee London to start an unconventional utopia, creating a world of fantasy that overwhelms them. In an isolated English cottage, four Londoners move in together, seeking to challenge social conventions and their own tolerances by engaging in scheduled partner-swapping. As their inhibitions fade, they achieve a unique kind of collective happiness, but the durability of their new living arrangement is tested by the arrival of an outsider who fails to get in tune with their radical spirit. A modest film in many ways, yet quietly revolutionary, this is an important contribution to contemporary dialogues about sex and romance. It's also a highly skilful piece of filmmaking, juxtaposing the mundane and the sublime to conjure up something approaching the real stuff of romance. UK 2014 Joanna Coates 82m We hope to welcome actress Rea Mole for a Q&A after the screening. Thanks to Matchbox Films Fri 19 Aug 15:45

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A fresh look how conflicting family ties challenge love in a modern day Romeo and Juliet tale. Opposites attract when Vida, a middle class cellist from London falls in love with Arthur, a working class animation student from Wales, but their relationship is put to the test when they meet each others families, and are forced to confront class and cultural differences. Can opposites weather the inevitable storm? Sensitive, quirky and tragic, this is a collaboration between veteran cult film director Ate de Jong (‘Drop Dead Fred’) and Emily Harris, award winning short film director and Head of Film Production at the Victoria and Albert Museum. The cast includes Lydia Wilson and Juliet Stevenson. UK 2016 Emily Harris/Ate de Jong 105m NB Emily Harris/Ate de Jong’s earlier film ‘Paragraph’ will be screened in the Studio before this screening.

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A charming British comedy about four male friends that will try literally anything to save their favourite local pub from closing down. After brainstorming through ideas, the group decides to write a chick lit, or more specifically, a 'mummy porn' novel following the huge success of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'. Soon after, the novel gets picked up! Now, the only problem is that the publisher insists that the young woman 'author' does press and publicity. Desperate to keep their involvement a secret, the four guys hire an out of work actress to 'role play' the part of the author. This leads to her becoming the star in the film adaptation of the book and turns the tables on the guys as she is now the one in control. The film is funny, witty, charming and above all, entertaining. The impressive star cast includes Christian McKay, David Troughton, Dakota Blue Richards, Caroline Catz and Sir John Hurt. UK 2016 Tony Britten 93m

Thanks to Capriol Films Mon 22 Aug 18:15

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We are delighted to welcome director Tony Britten, and we also hope that lead actor Christian McBride will join us for a Q&A after the screening.

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The Violators Two dysfunctional girls from opposed backgrounds set off on a collision course that will leave one of them shattered, the other re-born. From first time director and acclaimed novelist Helen Walsh (‘The Lemon Grove’) comes the compelling story of young Shelly’s (Lauren McQueen) fight to live a normal life in the wastelands of Cheshire. Similar in style to works by Andrea Arnold and Pawel Pawlikowski, this is a study of adolescent desire and alienation. Richly shot in unexpected ice-cream tones - a fresh break from the cement palette that dominates this corner of British film. UK 2016 Helen Walsh 97m Thanks to Bulldog Films Tue 23 Aug 20:30 (Studio)

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Tiger Raid A tense, sometimes darkly funny kidnapping story set in modern day Iraq. Two mercenaries ride a wave of pitchblack camaraderie as they travel through the desert on their way to carry out a kidnapping in Iraq. As the raid progresses, their frenzied world turns in on itself. The Tarantino-esque dialogue keeps the viewer involved in the characters’ interactions and development. Brian Gleeson gives one of his best performances to date, adding a mental, slightly insane grittiness to the film. This vibrant and unapologetically violent ride is engrossing from every angle. Premiered at Tribeca to great enthusiasm. UK 2016 Simon Dixon 91m Thanks to Altitude Wed 24 Aug 18:15

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UK 2016 Yoni Bentovin/Emily Harris 65m

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aka Plots with a View A charming, low‑key romantic comedy revolving around a timid funeral director named Boris Plots (Alfred Molina), set in rural Wales. Boris receives a second chance at love after Trek‑inspired ceremony) his childhood crush abruptly re‑enters his life. who delivers an expectedly And although Betty (Brenda Blethyn) reveals engaging and often hilarious performance, that she feels the same way about Boris, the while Molina and Blethyn have genuine two are unable to pursue a relationship due chemistry with one another. A rare film and to Betty’s marriage to a sleazy councilman even rarer screening, this was a Miramax (Robert Pugh). Boris concocts a plot to fake release in the USA during the Disney takeover, Betty’s death, allowing the couple to run away but the film was never released in the UK. together guilt‑free ‑ though the plan doesn’t UK/USA/Germany 2003 Nick Hurran 94m exactly go off without a hitch. Originally called ‘Plots with a View’ and delayed for several years, the movie features Naomi Watts, pre‑‘The Ring’, as a slutty secretary), Christopher Walken playing a rival mortician who specializes in theme funerals (e.g. a Star

The Carer Following its recent London premiere, we are delighted to close the Festival with this comedy drama starring a magnificent Brian Cox as an ageing acting legend. For full details see pg13 (Galas) Sun 28 Aug 11:00 & 18:30 (Closing Gala)

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THINGS TO COME L’Avenir A philosophy teacher (Isabelle Huppert) soldiers through the death of her mother, getting fired from her job, and dealing with a husband who is cheating on her. A heartfelt portrait of middle age. Nathalie teaches philosophy at a high school is also appearing in Valley of Love on Aug in Paris. She is passionate about her job and 28), Huppert dominates every scene in this particularly enjoys passing on the pleasure film, her character the catalyst for every of thinking. Married with two children, she turn in the plot, and the person we share divides her time between her family, former every emotion with. She commands her role students and her very possessive mother. from the off and dominates proceedings One day, Nathalie's husband announces throughout. Another impressive work by an he is leaving her for another woman. auteur who manages to transform everyday With freedom thrust upon her, Nathalie stories into a singular vision. (Subtitles) must reinvent her life. Key to the story is France 2016 Mia Hansen-Løve 100m the wonderful central performance from Isabelle Huppert, a superb actress (who Preview: Spain

Julieta Following the world premiere in Cannes, we are proud to open this year’s 25th Festival with Pedro Almodóvar’s new film. For full details see Pg12 (Opening Gala) Thu 11 Aug 18:30 (Opening Gala) Fri 12 Aug 13:30)

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These Daughters of Mine Moje Córki Krowy Two sisters. Two ways of life. One family drama. In Kinga Debska’s jaunty domestic caper, Agata Kulesza, who won international plaudits as the suicidal aunt in ‘Ida’, flexes comic muscles as one of two feuding sisters barely coping with their parents’ impending mortality. When their mother (Malgorzata Niemirska) suffers a stroke, sisters Marta (Kulesza) begin fighting almost as soon as they get to the hospital. With a domineering father (Marian Dziedziel) into the bargain, the stage is set for some serious family strife. With questions around inheritance lurking in the background, unutterable, the two sisters try to convince themselves that, somehow, their parents will always be there for them. Each has her own spiritual angle on this which the other decries as nonsense. The film won the Audience Award, the Journalists’ Award and the Arthouse Cinemas Network Award at the Gdynia Film Festival. (Subtitles) Poland 2016 Kinga Debska 88m

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David Hare Playwright, Screenwriter Apparently there are less than 30,000 people living in the city of Chichester, but it has one of the best theatres in the country. In Pallant House it has one of the outstanding regional art galleries. And for twenty-five years it’s had a pioneering film festival. Most festivals nowadays are clearing houses, aiming to push through the output of that calendar year, and to give a screening to all sorts of interesting foreign films, documentaries and low-budget efforts which will never reach your local cineplex. But Roger Gibson is an altogether craftier and more focused soul. I don’t think anyone could ever second-guess him. You never know where his attention is going to land. You certainly never know what’s coming next. One year it’s the Russians, another Eric Rohmer. One year, it’s the work of Ken Russell, the next it’s that of Maggie Smith. Occasionally a season may be topical, following the death, say, of a beloved actor. But for the most part Roger goes where his fancy takes him, with an admirable preference, unlike snobbier curators, for taking the heights of native cinema and television as seriously as he does foreign. Time was, on BBC-2, when an informed critic like Philip Jenkinson or Alex Cox would give a short talk and then you could sit back and enjoy a little-known masterpiece. Now we rely on Roger. More power to him and to the beautiful simplicity and splendour of his annual festival. (ed: David Hare has participated in several Festivals including introducing his Licking Hitler in the 2009 retrospective of 10 of his works, and introducing The Browning Version in 2011).

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Big Village Lights Ogni Bolshoj Derevni

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Jean Dujardin (‘The Artist’) plays a 4-foot-5 man wooing a “normal-height” woman. Diane is a well-known lawyer, divorced for three years. She loses her mobile telephone and receives a call from the person who finds it. That person is Alexandre (Dujardin), a charming man and the perfect gentleman. They make a connection over the phone and agree to meet up. But when Alexandre arrives, there's a surprise in store - he is only 4'6" tall. From that moment on, Diane tries to overcome the prejudices of society and her own fears to experience the best time of her life... In their customarily successful efforts to pepper this fledgling intrigue with laughs there are many humorous situations, including an incredible car scene. Dujardin's tasteful performance gives weight to the script in voicing the pain of lifelong ostracism. Warm, charming, amusing and serious (?). The cast includes Virginie Efira, Cedric Kahn and Manoelle Gaillard. (Subtitles) France 2015 Laurent Tirard 97m


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L’Attesa A mother (Juliette Binoche) unexpectedly meets her son's fiancée in Sicily and gets to know her as she waits for her son to arrive. Binoche’s Anna, a single mother living in a remote Sicilian villa, mourns the death of her son, Giuseppe, when she is caught off-guard by the arrival of Jeanne (Lou de Laage), who claims to be his lover. Instead of admitting the truth, Anna decides to hold off “for the right time to tell her,” using Jeanne’s naiveté to sustain the illusion that he is not really gone. Jeanne, who has flown from Paris because Giuseppe asked, allows her guilt to get the better of her, choosing to imagine that her lover is avoiding her, which could have something to do with an unspecified disagreement the previous summer. A clear disciple of Italian master Paolo Sorrentino, the film-school-trained Piero Messina served as assistant director on ‘The Great Beauty’, and he adopts many of his mentor’s stylistic predilections. With its beautiful imaginary and haunting score, ‘The Wait’ has the charm of a dark fairy tale and quickly draws you in. (Subtitles) Italy 2015 Piero Messina 100m

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Home Care Domácí Péce

Thanks to M‑Appeal Wed 17 Aug 13:00 Sat 27 Aug 11:30 (Pic. Palace)

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Wryly humorous and bittersweet, Slavek Horak's debut puts a poignant spin on that perennial staple of the Czech cinema, the village dramedy. Dedicated home care nurse Vlasta (Alena Mihulova - winner at Karlovy-Vary 2015) lives for her husband Lada, her daughter and her patients. But then one day things change and she is forced to reach outside of her comfort zone. Now Vlasta, whose entire life was devoted to saving others, must find salvation for herself. Her journey to self-knowledge and self-actualization is sparked by her friendship with Mlada (Tatiana Vilhelmova), the daughter of one of her patients; she is a sensitive woman who leads the rational nurse on an exploration of spirituality and alternative medicine. As Vlasta passes through stages of grief, denial, anger, depression and acceptance, the action always feels emotionally honest, the comedy never pandering. Drama and gentle humour intertwine as Vlasta realizes that she might need some care too. As in the best village dramedies from the likes of Milos Forman and Jiri Menzel, Horak here neatly captures the details of small-town life through piquant observation. (Subtitles) Czech Rep/Slovakia 2015 Slavek Horak 92m

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Tyttökuningas

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All that you thought you knew about Queen Christina of Sweden and then some, in this lush retelling of the Scandinavian monarch’s story. War, politics and religion are hot topics amongst the court of the 17th century monarch Queen Kristina of Sweden. However, it’s her burgeoning sexuality and unapologetic desire to remain unmarried that causes the most consternation amongst her subjects and eventually leads to her self‑imposed exile. ‘The Girl King’ is both an historical drama about a kingdom on the brink of modernisation and religious change, and a deeply personal love story between the young and wilful queen and her treasured lady‑in‑waiting, Countess Ebba. Malin Buska gives a commanding performance as Kristina, magnificent and majestic in the throne room yet heartbreakingly vulnerable in her bedchamber. She is a queen who will not compromise her beliefs or values, and certainly not her heart. (Subtitles) Finland/Canada 2015 Mika Kaurismäki 106m

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Asterix and the Mansion of the Gods Astérix: Le Domaine des Dieux The year is 50 BC. Gaul is entirely occupied by the Romans. Well, not entirely… This new Asterix adventure features the voices of some of the UK’s leading comedians. One small village of indomitable Gauls still holds out against the invaders. Julius Caesar, exasperated by the situation, decides to change tactics: since his armies are unable to prevail through force, Roman civilisation itself will charm the barbaric Gauls. And so he has a luxurious housing complex built near the village for Roman families: “The Mansions of the Gods”. Will our Gaulish friends resist the lure of easy money and Roman comforts? Will their village become a simple tourist attraction? Asterix and Obelix are going to do all they can to thwart Caesar’s plans. Featuring the voices of Jack Whitehall (Asterix), Nick Frost (Obelix), plus Greg Davies, Catherine Tate, Harry Enfield and Jim Broadbent. (In English) France/Belgium 2014 Louis Clichy/Alexandre Astier 85m Children only £6 Tue 16 Aug 14:00

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La Belle Saison A country girl falls for Cecile De France in this gently tragic. 1971. Farmers’ daughter Delphine (Izïa Higelin) moves to Paris to break free from the shackles of her family in Limousin. Carole (Cecile De France) is a Parisian actively involved in the stirrings of the feminist movement. Their unlikely encounter turns their lives upside down as they fell passionately in love. A sweet, unpretentious love story, a peek into a fun moment of feminist history, and a realistic take on the difficulties of coming out. (Subtitles) France 2015 Cécile De FranceIzïa 105m

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One War Odna Voyna

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Although quite different, this superb film comes from the same Russian producer and director team that brought us last year’s Closing Gala premiere ‘Two Women’. May, 8, 1945. Major Maxim Prokhorov from Internal Affairs arrives at a small northern island. There live five young women, five children from one to three years, and Captain Karp Nichiporuk. The young mothers were exiled to the island from the territories occupied by fascists, and the arrival of the Major upsets the casual life on the island. He has to "clean up" the island and nearest settlements, so authorizes a plan to organize a training camp in the region for saboteurs. (Subtitles) Russia 2009 Vera Glagoleva 85m

Diane Shepherd Chief Executive, Chichester District Council. Chichester District Council is delighted that the Chichester International Film Festival continues to go from strength to strength. I congratulate you on bringing a varied and enjoyable film programme to the city for 25 years which always appeals to the widest audience whatever their taste that I have enjoyed on many previous occasions. I never cease to be amazed at the creativity that goes into screenings and there is always something new and different as each year arrives – can’t wait to see what you have in store this year! The festival is a vital ingredient to the fantastic art and cultural offer that exists in Chichester District and long may it continue.

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Institut Français presents four new French unreleased films In partnership with the Institut Français, the Festival is proud to present four outstanding French Films that have not had a UK release. We are delighted to welcome Charlotte Saluard, Programming Manager of Cine Lumiere from the Institut Français to introduce one of their films –‘Caprice’. Booking Ref

Caprice French funnyman-auteur Emmanuel Mouret offers up an amusing adultery dramedy in Woody Allen style. This is an enjoyable ménage à trois between a mild-mannered schoolteacher, a platinum blonde actress, and the sprightly young upstart who risks pulling them apart. Bumbling fifth grade instructor Clement (Mouret) has a hard time putting a full sentence together, but that doesn’t stop him from winning over Alicia (Virginie Efira), a film and theatre star whose nephew he’s been hired to tutor in maths. The matinee idol and sheepish bookworm quickly hit it off, and all seems to be hunky-dory for the lovebirds until aspiring young actress, Caprice (Anais Demoustier), pops into the picture. After a drunken night out with best friend Thomas (Laurent Stocker), Clement winds up sleeping with Caprice. A series of coincidences sets off a sexual comedy of errors involving a quartet of enjoyable performers. (Subtitles) France 2015 Emmanuel Mouret 98m Fri 19 Aug 18:30

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SK1 L’Affaire SK1 A breathless thriller depicting true events with intelligence, focusing on the hunt of Parisian serial killer Guy Georges. ‘SK1’, named for the first serial killer identified through DNA analysis in France, is based on journalist Patricia Tourancheau’s book about the case. Convicted murderer Guy Georges, known as the "Beast of Bastille" due to his 11th arrondissement hunting ground, raped and killed seven women over the 1990s before a complicated investigation led to his arrest. The primary investigator and corner stone of this story is Frank Magne (Raphaël Personnaz), who dedicated himself to the chase of this invisible murderer. Nathalie Baye is Maître Frédérique Pons, the lawyer who agreed to represent the man nobody wanted to defend. Tellier's feature debut takes great care with the minutiae of the proceedings without losing cinematic momentum. (Subtitles) France 2015 Frédéric Tellier 119m Sat 20 Aug 21:00

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Memories Les Souvenirs This amusing coming-of-all-ages family story discusses a woman’s need to prove herself. Belgian darling Annie Cordy steals the show in day, throwing the entire family into a panic this endearing family affair in which she plays until Romain receives a cheery postcard from Madeleine, a newly widowed grandmother a train station and follows his grandmother who finally takes her life into her own hands. to Normandy. Rouve coaxes excellent With the help of her beloved and devoted performances out of veterans Michael grandson Romain (Mathieu Spinosi), she Blanc and Cordy, with relative newcomer returns to Normandy, where she was born Spinosi providing a charming turn as a lost and raised and from which she had to flee young soul. Weaving themes of romance, with her family at the height of World War II. remembrance and the passing of time, this When Madeleine’s husband dies, her three enjoyable film progresses smoothly towards sons put her into a nursing home believing a very satisfying conclusion. (Subtitles) her to be unfit to live alone. It is from this France 2015 Jean-Paul Rouve 92m nursing home, where her only visitor is Romain, that Madeline escapes suddenly one

Ian Christie Film Historian and Former President, Europa Cinemas Mention 'Chichester' and 'Festival', and most people's assumption is that it must be theatre. But, amazingly, Chichester's film festival is twenty-five years old, and I reckon it deserves the same respect. Having visited quite often, usually to give a talk connected with a retrospective, I've also been impressed by how diligent Roger is in finding unusual films – not found elsewhere in the UK. Festivals now play a vital part in bringing unconventional films to those who appreciate them. And, perhaps paradoxically, smaller festivals can afford to take more risks than the established ones, although Chichester's programme is remarkably extensive, considering the scale of the operation. Increasingly, also, festivals no longer confine themselves to showcasing new films - even Cannes' 'classics' section now looms ever larger in its programme, Chichester at the forefront of this trend - such as Eastern Europe (see this year's 'total Tarkovsky' programme), or the silent era. I've enjoyed my visits, meeting interested and well-informed audiences, and I look forward to more. With festivals continuing to proliferate everywhere, this is clearly how cinema is going to stay alive and in touch with its audiences. Down with routine screenings: every show should feel like a festival event!

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Preview: Denmark

The Idealist Idealisten A whistle-blower attempts to reveal the secret behind a nuclear disaster that occurred during the height of the Cold War. During the Cold War, Danes and Americans were stationed on a military base in Greenland where in 1968 an American bomber crashed on the air base. During the clean-up, many of the stationed staff were exposed to radiation. Throughout the film we follow the whistle-blower's journalistic attempt to find the truth. He discovers a secret treaty between the USA and Denmark and ends up going to jail for publishing classified documents. The documents reveal a 30-year-period of secrecy and illegal conspiracy between the two countries. Using a journalist and his true story as a narrative, it keeps the audience motivated and captivated throughout the film. The film uses a visual mix between fictional and real stock footage. The director has previously made documentaries, and with this feature she combines both worlds to create a significant story. (Subtitled) Denmark 2015 Christina Rosendahl 114m

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Paradise Trips

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Dutch holiday bus driver Mario is on the verge of retirement, but has to take a motley crew of alternative party-goers to a psychedelic festival in Croatia. This is an assignment, however, to which he could hardly be more ill-suited. He is a culturally conservative control freak now stuck driving a busload of unkempt, disrespectful twenty-something ravers to a week-long electronica festival. The journey is bad enough, and upon arriving he is even more disgusted by so much latter-day “dirty hippie”-dom, despite the efforts of Esmeralda, an Earth Mother-ly woman his own age, to chill his hot-tempered vibes. A small bright spot is his sympathetic encounter with Sunny (Cedric Van Den Abbeele), the inaptly named young son of easy-going rental-group leader Miranda (Noortje Herlaar). Sunny is equally unhappy to be here, pronouncing Mario “the first normal person I’ve seen". The caustic humour and casual narrative feel, heighten the impact of an inventive, delightful passage when Mario’s emotional constipation is loosened by an unwitting dose of recreational drugs - perhaps the most knowingly handled sequence of hallucinogenic surrealism since Ang Lee’s ‘Taking Woodstock’. (Subtitles) Netherlands/Belgium 2015 Raf Reyntjens 90m


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Dark and hilarious comedy about life in a 1970s Danish collective. Director Thomas Vinterberg sublimely pilfers from his own childhood for this wonderfully constructed story of the ups and downs of family strains. A professional couple ‑ perfectly played by Ulrich Thomsen and Trine Dyrholm (who won the best actress award at the Berlin Film Festival) ‑ establish a commune in a classy suburb of Copenhagen. The freewheeling story features the various characters who stay at the house, perfectly reflecting the style and tone of the era. (Subtitles) Denmark 2016 Thomas Vinterberg 111m

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Gulf Stream Under the Iceberg Golfstrim Pod Aysbergom

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Latvia's Best Foreign Film Oscar submission for 2012 is a sumptuous epic, based on ancient Oriental legends set in three different periods. Inspired by the works of Anatole France, the myth of Lilith represents the eternal drama in the relations of Man and Mother Nature. This erotic fairy tale is based on the Talmud and the medieval books of Cabala. The film consists of three interrelated stories: "Escape" (1664, Hanseatic League); "Loss" (1883, Russian Empire/France); "Aberration Feelings" (1990, Latvia). (Subtitles) 2012 Russia/Latvia Yevgeni Pashkevich 125m

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Mon 22 Aug 21:00

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A hybrid, half thriller, half social film about the employment crisis. 52 year-old Franck (Olivier Gourmet) is forced to work as a shopping centre night watchman in the outer suburbs of Paris. He sleeps by day and is bored at night at work. Criminals have corrupted a colleague and are organizing a bank robbery - this reawakens in him something that had been buried by humiliation. A social crime movie about a man who fights for something lost in advance, a man who fights against the inescapable. (Subtitles) France 2014 Pierre Jolivet 95m

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Strange Heaven Obce Niebo

Tue 23 Aug 13:30

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Carte Blanche Kacper is a teacher who decides to hide the fact that he is losing his sight. Inspired by an incredible true story, this is a feel-good movie about a high school history teacher who – fearing he might lose his job and dignity – decides to hide the fact that he is losing his sight. Director Lusiński read an article about a teacher in fear of losing his job who hides a disease – so he went looking for him, and began to observe his life. Maciej Białek, the original Kacper, still teaches in a Lublin High School and is highly respected and loved by his students. (Subtitles) Poland 2015 Jacek Lusiński 106m Wed 24 Aug 16:00 Fri 26 Aug 11:30 (Pic. Palace)

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Girls Lost Pojkarna

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One innocent lie triggers suspicions and leads to a daughter being placed with a foster family, and a dramatic fight to get the child back. Basia and Marek are a Polish couple living in Sweden, with their seven-year-old daughter Ula, who unlike her parents, can speak Swedish. A misunderstanding leads to Ula being placed with foster parents, but Basia and Marek are determined to regain custody. Finally, feeling powerless and desperate, they decide to act beyond the law. Look out for Ingmar Bergman regular Ewa Fröling in a major role. (Subtitles) Poland/ Sweden 2015 Dariusz Gajewski 100m

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Teenage friends get the chance to be boys for a while in this supernatural, genderchange fantasy. Teenage friends Kim, Bella and Momo face misogynist, homophobic bullying every day from the boys at school. The teachers either turn a blind eye. It seems life would be easier if they were boys. Then one night, a strange plant blossoms in Momo’s greenhouse, its nectar temporarily transforming the trio into male-bodied versions of themselves.This moody and on occasion very dark fantasy is brimming with thwarted desire and teenage angst. (Subtitles) Sweden 2015 Alexandra‑Therese Keining 108m


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A comedy drama in the vein of the brilliant ‘Frances Ha’, about an aimless young woman returning to her hometown. After a failed attempt at working on a foreign film set, 26 year-old Ana returns to her hometown of Strasbourg. Over the scorching summer that follows, she decides to replace her grandmother's bathtub with a walk-in shower, drive a Porsche, harvest plums, lose her license, sleep with her best friend and get back with her ex. In short, Ana tries to get her life together. An amiably gentle comedy drama set in the French city of Strasbourg (and not the German spa town of its title), ‘Baden Baden’ has much in common with its main character, an amiably aimless misfit just coasting through life. ‘Baden Baden’ is provocative, edgy and unconventional, it mixes comedy, tragedy and simple ordinary life in the best ways possible. (Subtitles) France/Belgium 2016 Rachel Lang 96m

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Reveries of a Solitary Walker An amazing combination of live action, stop animation cut‑out animation, and computer graphics (Budget €150,000) Italy 2014 Paolo Gaudio 73m (see Animation) Tue 16 Aug 16:15 (Studio)

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Police investigator goes undercover in the small town of Ahndorf to investigate a murder case. (Student budget) Germany 2015 Alexander Costea 93m

A road movie from a Russian director but set in France. (Budget €80,000) Russia/France 2014 Mikhail Kosyrev‑Nesterov 95m Thu 18 Aug 11:30 (Pic. Palace)

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Thanks to Curzon/Artificial Eye Sun 28 Aug 15:15 New Release: France Isabelle (Isabelle Huppert) and Gérard (Gerard appointment in Death Valley, California. They have not seen each other for years (as in reality, Huppert and Depardieu had not worked together for over 35 years). Here, the two stars are long‑divorced former spouses, brought unhappily together by the suicide of their adult son, Michael. Both parents have received a letter from Michael ‑ presumably penned before his death six months prior, though enigmatically referring to the event in the past tense ‑ instructing them to meet in Death Valley on a specific November date, whereupon he claims he will briefly appear to them. Nicloux’s appropriation

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Depardieu) go to a strange of shimmeringly atonal, semi‑hymnal compositions by American modernist composer Charles Ives supports an ethereal atmosphere of mystery. There are gentle rewards to be gained from the initially brittle, gradually tender rapport between two actors of contrasting greatness, appropriately cast as estranged partners working toward a shared understanding of the distance between them. (Subtitles) France 2015 Guillaume Nicloux 92m

Jo Gibson Artist Early in 1991, in the days when the Committee (as then was) held meetings in our house, Roger stated his intention to have a Film Festival that year. A hesitant committee gave cautious backing, the first Festival launched. Since then, as well as seeing a terrific range of films, the audience have been able to hear from certain invited 'notables' with the likes of Michael Winner, Ken Russell, David Hare, Derek Jacobi, Ralph Fiennes. There was no 'red carpet 'or celebrity treatment but they were happy to come along (for expenses only) recognising perhaps, the quality and substance of Roger's programme. Throughout the year, the Cinema offers a varied programme, the Festival bringing some true rarities. Film can entertain splendidly, pleasurably distract and at times, enlighten. Today's world may feel divided, at odds with each other, but to have access to the work of film makers across the world is a way of grasping the 'bigger picture' (every pun intended!). I feel this to be not only interesting but vital. So, let's have fun, enjoy the feast of films and celebrate this remarkable industry in its diversity. Here's to our 25 years …. and the rest.

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Little Men

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Two New York teens struggle to keep their parents’ personal business from sabotaging their connection. 13‑year‑old Jake’s (Theo Taplitz) drawing of yellow stars against a green sky is dismissed by a burnt‑out middle‑school teacher. It may seem like a rather insignificant moment, but just contrast the potential influence that adult comment has on his artistic future with the more overtly encouraging conversations he shares with Tony (Michael Barbieri), the son of the immigrant seamstress who rents his grandfather’s store. The fact is, what these two boys share is beautiful. Instead of laying on the melodrama, Sachs (‘Love is Strange’) keeps things subtle, telling his story almost exclusively through quiet moments. The performances are impeccable. Sachs is a master of expressive understatement, and that applies both to the young actors playing the boys ‑ there’s not a false moment from either of them ‑ and to the adults. Sachs cites two Ozu films about children in conflict with their parents as the initial spark. This is a little gem. Premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival. USA 2016 Ira Sachs 85m

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The Hollow Point

Thanks to Altitude Films Thu 25 Aug 21:00

A heavily stylized mixture of modern western and bloody thriller set on the US/Mexico border. ‘The Hollow Point’ sees US‑based Spanish director Gonzalo Lopez Gallego seeking to bring a new angle to the bad men in the Badlands genre. As homage, the film is visually striking, littered with moments of real cinematographic intelligence, and always watchable, which makes a brave stab at fusing the intensity of noir with the standard pleasures of the Western. New sheriff Wallace (Patrick Wilson, Bone Tomahawk), with ‘good guy’ seemingly chiselled into his firm jaw and clear eyes returns to his godforsaken border town to try and tackle the trafficking of ammunition, which the bad old sheriff Leland (Ian McShane) has failed to do: legally‑bought bullets are being bought in bulk in Arizona and smuggled across the border for use by Mexican criminal groups. It’s a Tarantino‑esque crime thriller punctuated with gripping violent moments, vibrant lead performances and great support from Lynn Collins, James Belushi and John Leguizamo. Premiered at Edinburgh Film Festival. USA 2015 Gonzalo López‑Gallego 97m

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In the mould of ‘Little Miss Sunshine’, a super‑dad Viggo Mortensen determined to raise his kids on his own terms takes his family on a road trip. Not to be confused with the plethora of when they arrive at the superheroes currently smashing each other funeral where they have to to bits on our cinema screens, Matt Ross’ confront Leslie’s parents ‘Captain Fantastic’ is an effective, comic (Frank Langella) and the road movie. Mortensen plays Ben, a man possible fact that their lifestyle is no longer who has taken his family into the wilds to sustainable as all the forces of reaction line live the “good life”. However, when their up against them. ‘Captain Fantastic’ is a absent mother Leslie (Trin Miller) dies, slickly made comedy with a witty, politically their world is completely rocked. Although articulate script and some wonderful initially reluctant, Ben loads up the family cinematography by former Jacques Audiard bus (named “Steve”) and the group head off regular Stéphane Fontaine. The children are to New Mexico in time to pull off “Operation: very funny and Mortensen is wonderful in Rescue Mother”. The predictable clash of the title role, showing himself a light hand at cultures is pulled off with real flair. A trip to comedy. Acclaimed at Sundance and Cannes a diner, a supermarket and a tussle with a (in competition). traffic policeman are all managed with wit, USA 2016 Matt Ross 119m and there are some great comic moments. Things become markedly more serious

Tony Palmer Film-maker The 25 years have simply flown by, and I've completely lost count the number of times I've been strong-armed by Roger Gibson into coming to show my latest little documentary. Well I guess he had more hair when we started, but his fanatical enthusiasm seems to have increased in inverse proportion to his loss of hair. The fact that he has kept the show on the road, with comparatively few resources while maintaining a loyal audience and steadily improving facilities, is nothing short of a miracle. But even miracles have their limitations. I remember once, late one night, we had accidentally locked ourselves out of the cinema. Don't worry, said Roger. I know the way in through a door which will by-pass the alarm system. Of course he didn't, and the alarm went off. Don't worry, said Roger. I know the code to disable said alarm. He didn't, of course. The result. Flashing blue lights and a rather grumpy police officer. So there are limits to his genius, Roger's that is. But I salute him and the cinema. It's remarkable that it has survived. Actually, it's just remarkable that it is there, and I hope all those who go this year appreciate that simple fact. And I can tell you that the home-made cakes at the bar are second to none.

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Born To Be Blue This highly acclaimed drama based on the tragic life of jazz legend Chet Baker, starring Ethan Hawke. See Pg64 (Jazz & Film) for full details. Wed 24 Aug 21:00

Calamity Jane Sing‑a‑long Version Dust off your Stetson and polish those cowboy boots, the Deadwood stage is coming to town and you need to be ready to greet it! Whipcrackaway! See Pg10 (Open Air Screenings) for full details. Fri 5 Aug 20:45 (Priory Park)

Finding Dory Disney/Pixar’s new animated feature is the eagerly awaited follow up to ‘Finding Nemo’. See Pg10 (Open Air Screenings) for full details. Sat 6 Aug 20:45 (Priory Park)

Casablanca The first ever Drive‑in Movie presentation in West Sussex of one of the best loved film of all times! See Pg11 (Drive-In Movie) for full details. Sun 7 Aug 20:45 (Oaklands Car Park)

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Son of Clowns A road movie of those among us who take the road less travelled. (Budget $3500) USA 2015 Evan Kidd 95m See Pg47 (Low Budget independents) for full details. Adv.

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Mexican migration turns to flight in Jonás Cuarón’s relentless death-chase thriller set in the Sonoran desert. From Jonás and Alfonso Cuarón, the acclaimed filmmakers of ‘Gravity’, comes a unique, modern vision of terror. A visceral, heart-pounding suspensethriller packed with tension and suspense from start to finish, starring Gael García Bernal (‘The Motorcycle Diaries’ and ‘Y Tu Mamá También’) and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (‘Watchmen’). What begins as a hopeful journey to seek a better life becomes a harrowing and primal fight for survival when a deranged vigilante chases a group of unarmed men and women through the treacherous U.S-Mexican border. The sense of topography, heat and the barrenness of the buttes and salt flats are all evocatively captured in Damia Garcia’s cinematography: you can almost smell the burning cactus. Mexico/France 2015 Jonás Cuarón 95m

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Closet Monster An offbeat Canadian coming‑of‑age drama with surrealist tendencies, featuring the voice of Isabella Rossellini as a talking hamster. Oscar Madly is an artistic, sexually confused teen desperate to escape his hometown. Troubled by the strained relationships with his absent mother and emotionally volatile father, Oscar has a tendency to drift into a fantasy world where his anxieties take on very physical forms, including conversations with his pet hamster (voiced by Isabella Rossellini). But when Oscar falls for a brooding new boy at his work, life becomes even more confusing. He decides that he must make sense of the world around him in order to understand what will make him truly happy. Brimming with insight and invention, this alternative coming‑of‑age tale imaginatively weaves together offbeat humour, grotesque body horror and stark realism to authentically capture the feeling of growing up as an outsider. Canada 2015 Stephen Dunn 90m Thanks to Peccadillo Pictures

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New Release: India

Court An impressive debut that flays alive India’s judicial system, thanks to an intelligent, understated script and a great feel for naturalism. Narayan (Vira Sathidar) is a part-time tutor and social activist who tours with his troupe around working-class Mumbai communities. He is arrested and charged with inciting a worker to kill himself after listening to one of Kamble’s songs. This well-rounded depiction of a dysfunctional judicial system is an engrossing piece of cinema that is both thought-provoking and highly intelligent. It is a fascinating portrait of an India in flux with traditions and Westernisation. (Subtitles) India 2014 Chaitanya Tamhane 116m

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A beautifully told simple tale from Iran. Ali is a teenager who wants to prove to everyone that he is independent and can take on great responsibilities. He would love to keep an eye on people’s shoes in the holy‑ shrine in place of his grandfather, but they do not let him. When he is finally allowed to do so, all goes wrong when he loses a pilgrim’s shoes. (Subtitles) Iran 2015 Morteza Asemani 89m

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John Coldstream Writer Confession time. When, a good many years ago, I first heard about a Chichester International Film Festival, I raised a quizzical eyebrow; maybe even emitted a sardonic chuckle. It was the ‘International’ that sounded a trifle grandiose. However, a glance at the programme, followed rapidly by an inaugural visit, ensured that the laugh was well and truly on me. For this was a celebration of cinema astounding in its reach and bold in its variety, and, like the other principal attractions in this small city’s cultural life, punching way, way above its weight. That it did, and continues to do so, with more than a hint of a wing and a prayer is fundamental to its charm and testimony to its presiding genius, Roger Gibson, whose ‘Surprise Film’ never fails as my annual treat. So, on CIFF’s Silver Jubilee, to Roger, Walter, Henry and the Team - sincerely, ‘Chapeau!’.

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How to Win Enemies

Tue 23 Aug 18:00

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Cómo Ganar Enemigos Lucas, a young lawyer meets the stunning, sexy Bárbara in a café. After a night of bliss, he wakes up to find her and his money missing… Have you ever been on a date that just felt too good to be true? Lucas (Martin Slipak) is a sweet, good looking young lawyer who probably doesn't have much trouble getting female attention, but when he meets Barbara (Ines Palombo), he's overwhelmed. Not only does she forgive him for being late but she's funny, charming, and shares his love of crime fiction. She even has his favourite book Patricia Highsmith's ‘The American Friend’ in her handbag. So they go back to his place, and she makes him coffee, and she climbs on top of him. And the next morning, when the effects of the sleeping pill have worn off, he finds that the 50 grand he was about to use for a down payment on a new home has disappeared. In this situation, most people would bring in the police. Lucas doesn't. He's sure there's more to this situation than meets the eye, and he's determined to figure it out himself. It's pleasing to see a film in this genre which manages to remain light, witty and upbeat for most of it is refreshingly short running time. (Subtitles) Argentina 2014 Gabriel Lichtmann 80m

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This year the Festival platforms a selection of mainly UK Premieres of low budget films from all corners of the world. Most of the films have only recently been completed by first time directors. With over 600 film submitted, it has been a difficult decision to select the following films many creating amazing results on budgets from €150 upwards. We are asking our audience to vote for these films in a separate category, which will result in an Audience Award for the Best Low Budget Film. IT’S NOT TOO LATE! Patrons can still sponsor these films with a special rate of £100 for 2 films. Your names will be added to the programme note of the selected films. Booking Ref

UK Premiere: Spain

Escapes Huidas A Spanish road movie exploring physical and mental escape. After China’s father dies, she gets involved in a trip which will help her find the essence of being a human being ‑ a journey in which she will discover that running away is not the way. The title not only refers to the physical character’s escape, but also her mental escape. China has to deal with all her emotional blocks that she has put up to avoid pain, while at the same time avoid the physical blocks that she will encounter along her adventure. (Subtitles) (Budget €400) Spain 2015 Mercedes Gaspar 85m

Fri 12 Aug 11:30 (Pic. Palace)

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UK Premiere: Russia/Hungary

Parallel Lines Meet at Infinity Parallelnye Pryamye Peresekayutsya v Beskonechnosti

Sun 14 Aug 11:30 (Pic. Palace)

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A dark cocktail of passion and obsession from Russia, portraying the borderline facets of photography and reality. Sasha is stalking a man. They seem to have a common past, which Sasha can’t let go. This leads her into dark territory. He is an uncompromising photographer, who is obsessively trying to get an exhibition in a gallery. His theme is fear ‑ and to capture this in its perfection, he puts women into shock situations in his photo shoots. In the process, reality and production become blurred, and the models pay the price. One day he turns up at Sasha’s door... (Subtitles) (Budget $800) Russia/Hungary 2016 Lika Alekseeva 70m


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The Descendents

Sun 14 Aug 14:00 (Studio)

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An elderly father deals with the grief that his wife experiences after their son moves to Sweden. Farrokh is studying in Greece, when he informs his parents that he is moving to study in Sweden. That's the last time his parents hear from him. When his wife's despair drives her to a crisis that leaves her physically disabled, Jacob goes to Sweden to find their son. The rest of the film is a beautifully filmed moving story of a father searching for his son. It is a personal and real exploration of the plight of immigrants hoping to find a better life, so they can help their parents back home, and in the end they end up too ashamed to return home. (Subtitles) (Budget $35,000. Iran/Sweden 2015 Yaser Talebi 81m

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Four Wise Monkeys

Mon 15 Aug 11:30 (Pic. Palace)

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A partly autobiographical film about jealousy between best friends. People often create fantasies and genuinely believe in them. Is that bad? Louise has left Shawn and he is heartbroken. Now he is at the stage of finding out why, reviewing their time together with the help of his family. Will he be surprised? Director Julija Iruskinaite comments: “I think the importance of the family is a great topic to analyze, especially the father/ son relationship. The concept of the story is to watch the main character progress and change his perspective of the world and people around him for the better”. (Budget £3,000) UK 2016 Julija Iruskinaite 61m

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A road movie from a Russian director but set in France. A young man (Artem Alekseev), after a long break, is coming from Russia to visit his mother, who has for a long time been living in France. The dramatic events of a single day overturn the life of the hero and his sisters. (Subtitles) (Budget €80,000) Russia/France 2014 Mikhail Kosyrev‑Nesterov 95m

Thu 18 Aug 11:30 (Pic. Palace)

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David A disturbed teenager leaves his family and runs away alone to the big city ‑ Prague. A mentally handicapped young man decides to leave the security of his family, and goes to Prague in order to search for the purpose of his existence; whether it is freedom, sexual experience or death. Director Jan Tesitel: “Although based upon my brother and family my focus was never on the diagnoses of the character of David. To be fair I purposely distanced myself from labelling the mental illness because I didn’t want the audience to have any sort of prejudices and expectations. What I wanted was them to get to know the character of David through the situations he encounters rather than the medical terms.” World premiered at Karlovy‑Vary. (Subtitles) (Budget €150) 2015 Czech Rep 2015 Jan Tesitel 78m

Wed 17 Aug 11:30 (Pic. Palace)

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A harmonica player struggles between his dream of succeeding as a musician, and the real life with his wife and a son. Through the loss of friends, family, and mentors, Andrew (Carey Feehan) ventures out to compose the perfect musical score over a lifetime of discovery. ‘Floating Away’ is a film about a musician that everyone could enjoy regardless of their gender, age or cultural background. Director: “As the director and writer, I tried to tell a story with a universal theme, where the language and cultural barriers do not exist, as well as a topic that doesn’t belong to any specific culture. The biggest challenge I had on this project was the collaboration between filmmakers from both Japan and Canada.” In English (Budget $25,000) Canada/Japan 2015 Ko Eto 90m

Tue 16 Aug 11:30 (Pic. Palace)

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UK Premiere: United Arab Emirates

Going to Heaven

Thu 18 Aug 14:00 (Studio)

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‘Going to Heaven’ is about the life of an 11‑year‑old boy who is longing for the tenderness of his late yet ever‑present grandmother. The film revolves around the events of Sultan, who whilst seeking the warmth of his grandmother’s lap, he starts a crazy journey, accompanied by his friend, from Abu Dhabi to the city of Fujairah via Dubai. In search of the tenderness he misses, and in the anticipating of his return to the arms of his long lost grandmother, Sultan keeps colourful fish, as they help him to escape the loneliness and suffering inflicted on him by his stepmother. Director Salmeen graduated from the New York Film Academy in Abu Dhabi and was awarded Best Film Director by Digital Studio magazine, USA. (Subtitles) (Budget $700,000) United Arab Emirates 2015 Saeed Salmeen 90m

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One Window Will Suffice Yek Panjereh Baraye Man Kafist

Sat 20 Aug 11:30 (Pic. Palace)

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A young Iranian woman struggles with emotional conflicts while living in a repressive environment. Narges and her mother live in an apartment in Tehran. While Narges wants a modern lifestyle, while her mother lives as a traditional woman, raising many conflicts and problems between them, and creating a distance in their relationship. Narges suffers from depression and sexual obsession, and hides her relationship with her boyfriend from her mother. Her psychological crises, entwined with feelings of guilt and depression, leads her into a dangerous emotional situation. This is Amin Maher’s first feature film as director. (Subtitles) (Budget £30,000) Iran/UK 2015 Amin Maher 77m

UK Premiere: Italy

Reveries of a Solitary Walker An amazing combination of live action, stop‑motion animation, cut‑out animation, and computer graphics. (Subtitled) (Budget €150,000) Italy 2014 Paolo Gaudio 73m Adv.

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Paragraph

Sun 21 Aug 16:15 (Studio)

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A beautiful visual poem exploring the boundaries between storytelling and memories. Sophia and her son wander a foreign coastline in search of food and shelter, their only property a red suitcase. But who are they? Are they fleeing from a distant memory or are they themselves a memory from years ago in someone else's mind? Inspired by a real entry in a forgotten diary, (Bentovin’s mother wrote the story and diary entries in the film), this is haunting and atmospheric. (Budget £25,000) We hope to welcome Director Emily Harris to introduce her film. UK 2016 Yoni Bentovin/Emily Harris 65m

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UK Premiere: Russia

Through the Mist Amazingly this film, just completed, is the debut feature of a Russian film student. Mature, high production values, and excellent performances by the two leads. WWII, 1943. A group of German soldiers is under heavy artillery fire when one of them, Friedrich, dives into a deep crater. He awaits the return to his group once the fire dies down, when a Soviet soldier slides down the crater, and Friedrich, instinctively stabs the soldier with his bayonet. Friedrich cannot get out of the pit until it gets dark, so has no option, but to spend the whole day together with the dying man. (Subtitles) Russia 2016 Maksim Schastnev 130m Sun 21 Aug 18:00 (Studio)

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The Procedure Die Massnahme

Mon 22 Aug 11:30 (Pic. Palace)

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Police investigator Roland Prengler goes undercover in the small town of Ahndorf to investigate a murder case that has baffled local officials for quite some time. Three years ago, Lucy, a 17‑year‑old, disappeared without a trace. The police have good reasons to believe she was murdered and they even have a suspect: Werner, a down‑on‑his‑luck drunkard who lives at an abandoned farm on the outskirts of town. Roland’s assignment is to befriend the eccentric outsider, gain his trust and get him to confess to the crime. But the deceptive friendship soon takes its toll on him and puts his moral principles to the test. (Subtitles) Germany 2015 Alexander Costea 93m


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Son Of Clowns

Wed 24 Aug 11:30 (Pic. Palace)

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A road movie of those among us who take the road less travelled. Minor TV star Hudson Cash loses his show and his family’s backyard circus is floundering. After returning home to live with his parents, he finds adjusting to life back in North Carolina his most challenging role yet. This personal story coming from Evan Kidd as both writer & director spotlights a struggling actors search for identity using a mix of comedy and drama. It was shot locally in North Carolina with a small but passionate cast/crew in just ten days. The film is currently on the festival circuit. (Budget $3500) USA 2015 Evan Kidd 95m

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The Castle

Wed 24 Aug 20:45 (Studio)

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A new independent Russian film loosely based on Franz Kafka’s ‘The Castle’. K. appears in a snow-covered godforsaken village as if out of nowhere. All the power in the village belongs to the mysterious Castle that strangers are barred from accessing. He presents himself to the locals as “summoned by the Governor”, but is denied work and a place to stay - the only person that doesn’t turn her back on him is barmaid Frieda. He soon begins to play by the rules, setting himself up for inevitable defeat. Striking black and white photography, grotesque, bizarre and darkly humorous. (Subtitles) (Budget $10,000 Russia 2016 Konstantin Seliverstov 90m

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UK Premiere: India

Bridge

Fri 26 Aug 16:00 (Studio)

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A life affirming and heart-warming story of the chance meeting of two suicidal strangers on a Bridge over the Ganges. Their meeting initially brings great challenges but eventually, healing and wholeness to both lives. As they must find out and regain a sense of meaning and belonging to life, a ‘Bridge’ of trust and bonding brings forth transformative changes. The director is a child psychiatrist by profession, and his inspiration of the story came from his direct experience of clinical work with young people and families to whom he is highly indebted. (Subtitles) (Budget £150,000) India 2016 Amit Ranjan Biswas 100m

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Seven Mixed Shorts from Around the World Total running time 74m

Special Force: Anti‑Harasses Algeria A Sci‑Fi comedy short film about the harassment of women. Algeria 2016 Amine Nemri 3m

Serapion Russia Thu 25 Aug 11:30 (Pic. Palace)

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The Black Briefcase Iran A brother and sister are vulnerable to a terrorist attack. An impressive first time short from Iran simply and directly told. (Subtitles) Iran 2015 Hossein Zeynali 4m30

Egg Turkey Ali is a Kurdish child from Southeast of Turkey and his father works in Iraq. For Teachers’ Day Ali is awaiting a gift which his father bought, but because of a passport issue, he can’t cross the border. So, Ali steals a pigeon to give to his teacher but it escapes before reaching the school. Now, he has to return to where he stole the pigeon because of an egg. A student project. (Subtitles) Turkey 2016 Muaz Gunes 16m

Dishes Mexico A woman who makes the daily labour of washing dishes falls into desperation. A short student film that criticizes the traditional role of women in Mexico. Mexico 2015 Arely Ponce 7m

A Lamp Kyrgyzstan The life of Zalkarbek and his mother Kalbu, who lives without any electricity, 15km away from the capital city Bishkek. A beautifully lit and shot portrayal. (Subtitles) Kyrgyzstan 2015 Asel Zhuraeva 11m

Three Short Films from Turkey Please see Pg94 (Refugees) for full film details

Russia. Moscow. Now. Two ex‑colleagues, Serapion and Gennadiy meet occasionally for coffee to talk. Answering questions about his life, Serapion says that he is going to commit suicide. Gennadiy can’t believe it. Serapion is saying that he sees no future. This black comedy is about a guy who is tired of having no stable contact with the world, no understanding. And he is trying to establish this contact in an unusual way: by trying to kill himself. (Subtitles) Russia 2016 Kirill Zagovora 18m

Bluey Bluey is a story about courage; the will to change and survive. It is a powerful portrayal of an angry young woman trapped in a violent world of inner and outer turmoil. She desperately wants to break out of this cycle, but doesn’t know how. Through a young offender’s rehabilitation program, Bluey meets a mentor. Superbly made Australian dramatic short, which contains strong language. Winner of the Event Cinema Australian Short Screenplay Award at the Sydney Film Festival. Australia 2016 Darlene Johnson 14m

Jazz Od Nowa Festival Poland This short documentary is about one of the biggest music festivals in the city of Toruń, Poland. As a culmination it focuses on the concerts of the greatest jazz musicians from all over the world during the 16th edition of the festival. Poland 2016 Agata Stefańska 15m

On The Border The story of three characters who escaped from the war in Syria leaving everything behind to go to Turkey. (Subtitles) Turkey 2016 Tayfun Dalkılıç 13m

Biji Biji Kobane We search for an injured friend on a day that Kobane residents will remember. (subtitles) Italy/Turkey 2016 Francesco Scarfò 10m

The Guest A document of those who have fled their homes and what they hope for when the war ends. (Subtitles) Turkey 2016 Ahmet Bikiç 16m Tue 16 Aug 14:15 (Studio)

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THE SURGERY SHIP Australia A ship of doctors and nurses travels to West Africa. Please see Pg51 (Focus on the Documentary) for full film details Sat 20 Aug 20:45 (Studio)

WOMEN FOR JUSTICE India Courageous and creative Indian women fight against violence. (Subtitles) Tue 23 Aug 11:30 (Pic. Palace) Please see Pg53 (Focus on the Documentary) for full film details

Mountaineering Documentaries THROUGH THE UNKNOWN Italy plus

KANGCHENJUNGA Tibet Fri 19 Aug 11:30 (Pic. Palace)

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The Killing$ of Tony Blair Following on from the Chilcott report comes the controversial report from George Galloway about our former prime minister, Tony Blair. The title, George Galloway said, refers to three types of "killing" which he pins on Blair's shoulders. He argues that Blair "killed" the Labour party; "hundreds of thousands" of civilians; and since stepping down from office has made a "financial killing". Galloway has taken inspiration from Michael Moore, and intends to replicate Moore's techniques by confronting Blair and other prominent New Labour figures. Combining expert testimony from prominent observers, ambassadors and statesmen and with extensive archive footage, animation and illustrations from the award winning political cartoonist Steve Bell, it is not just a compelling film but an important questioning of one of the modern age’s most influential personalities. UK 2016 Greg Ward Daniel Turi, Sanne van den Bergh 90m

With thanks to Bulldog Films Tue 16 Aug 18:15

We hope to welcome George Galloway to introduce and discuss his film.

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Two Stunning Mountaineering Documentaries THROUGH THE UNKNOWN Italy What motivates an individual to challenge the void? Why would one decide to suffer cold, discomfort, bad weather and inhuman toil? Three years dedicated to a visionary project: the winter ascent of Nanga Parbat, this is the story of a unique adventure. Against a spectacular backdrop of mountain scenery, extreme challenges and bitter defeats. (Budget €120,000) (Subtitles) Italy/Pakistan 2016 Federico Santini 68m plus

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Fri 19 Aug 11:30 (Pic. Palace)

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Himalayas 8.586m, Kangchenjunga. After one year break Adam Bielecki is coming back to the Himalayas with Denis Urbuko and Alex Txikon to climb Kangchenjunga. The film brings up the subject of human strength and force of nature. (Budget €15,000) (subtitles) Nepal/Poland 2016 Krystyna Rachwal 18m


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Out on the ocean, a ship of doctors and nurses is travelling to the poorest of the poor living in West Africa in this dramatic Australian documentary. It carries life-saving medical services for people who have none: children who suffer with terrible leg deformities, women outcast from their communities by birthing fistulas, vast tumours of all shapes and sizes which afflict the unlucky. With no medical help, sufferers must survive the best they can unless the ship is in port. The ship docks in a different country every year and people come from all corners of the globe. Nerida is a young and idealistic yet inexperienced surgeon who will face a patient who cannot be fully cured. Neil is mature doctor who has left his steady practise to go to one of the most out of control countries on earth. Dan will form an unexpectedly deep connection with a young child, whom he must leave at the end of the year in Guinea. Told through their eyes we follow the dramatic and confronting events as they unfold on the Surgery Ship. Multi Award Winning documentary. Australia 2015 Madeleine Hetherton 78m

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A unique blend of music and film like no other - given that it is Tony Palmer, of that much we can be absolutely certain. Take some of the most famous solo artists of the 1970’s - Elton John; Tina Turner; The Bee Gees; Peter Gabriel; Bryan Ferry; Rod Stewart; David Essex; Leo Sayer; Helen Reddy & Frankie Valli; get them to sing cover versions of some of the most famous Beatles songs ever written; add unseen documentary footage of the Second World War telling the story of that epic encounter, and ... what do you have? ‘The Beatles & World War II’! Sound crazy? It is. But enormously entertaining, and occasionally very chilling, especially when Shostakovich, Rachmaninoff and Vaughan Williams enter the scene. UK 2016 Tony Palmer 97m We are delighted to welcome back Tony Palmer to introduce his latest film.

Sun 21 Aug 14:00

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An introduction to Leni Riefenstahl

Leni Leni An introduction to this hugely influential filmmaker, made infamous for producing the defining propaganda films for Hitler’s Third Reich. Alistair Audsley (screenwriter/producer) and Tom McNab (adapted playwright) will introduce their new short film ‘Leni Leni’ (21m). In a unique programme, we will show clips from her best known films, ‘Triumph of the Will’ (1934) and ‘Olympia’ (1938) to expand on the knowledge and insight the audience will gain from ‘Leni Leni’. Tom McNab had a personal correspondence with Leni Riefenstahl in the 1960s and provides additional unique insight into her character. 90m approx In addition to Alistair and Tom, Valeria Kozhevnikova (actress), Rosie Fellner (producer) and Adrian Vitoria (director) will also attend, followed by a Q&A.

Mon 22 Aug 14:00 (Studio)

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In Memoriam: David Bowie

David Bowie Is: The V&A Exhibition

Tue 23 Aug 15:45

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The documentary film of the ground‑breaking exhibition ‘David Bowie Is’, created by the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2013, returns for a one off Festival screening. Filmed on the closing night of the exhibition in 2013, this cinema re‑release offers another opportunity to explore this international retrospective of the extraordinary career of David Bowie. Described by The Times as “stylish & outrageous” and The Guardian as “a triumph”, the ‘David Bowie Is’ exhibition was the fastest selling in the V&A’s history, featuring a remarkable collection of handwritten lyrics, original costumes, fashion, photography, film, music videos, set designs, Bowie’s own instruments and album artwork from the David Bowie Archive. The film takes the audience on a fascinating journey through the exhibition with special guests including legendary Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto, Pulp front‑man Jarvis Cocker, and other collaborators, to explore the stories behind some of the key objects that document Bowie’s artistic career. UK 2013 Hamish Hamilton 96m


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Women for Justice The film tells the story of courageous and creative women from India who successfully fight against violence. Forced marriages, domestic violence, over 100,000 wives killed by fire in so called "household accidents" every year - in India, violence against women is omnipresent and nearly all women, independent of class, caste and religion are affected. Because Police and Justice hardly give any protection or aid, women in India have organised to fight against this violence and injustice. They founded the "Women for Justice" and the "Nari Adalat" women´s courts. Every week they gather on the roof terrace of the local government or on a dusty place under a tree and dispense justice themselves. With quickwittedness and creativity they put beating husbands and quarrelsome mother-in-laws in their place. With the intimate feel of a documentary and the audacious storytelling of a Werner Herzog film, ‘Women for Justice’ delivers a complex and nuanced take on an issue of international importance. (Subtitles) Germany/India 2015 Daniel Burkholz /Sybille Fezer 53m

Tue 23 Aug 11:30 (Pic. Palace)

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The Lovers and the Despot A coolly gripping account of one of the most bizarre true-crime stories ever to emerge from the film world. The secretly taped voice of Kim Jong-Il sounds more good-humoured than you would expect, but it nonetheless sends a chill through ‘The Lovers and the Despot,’ a coolly gripping documentary account of one of the more bizarre true-crime stories ever to emerge from the film world. Delving into the 1978 kidnappings of the South Korean actress Choi Eun-hee and director Shin Sang-ok - ordered by the dictator himself, in a bid to elevate North Korea to major-player status in the global film biz - British filmmakers Robert Cannan and Ross Adam employ a straightforward approach bolstered by excellent access to the surviving parties and those illicit Kim recordings. This real-life romantic thriller/ escape saga boasts fascinating details and angles to qualify as essential stranger-thanfiction viewing. Highly acclaimed shortly after the film’s Sundance world premiere. UK 2016 Robert Cannan/Ross Adam 95m With thanks to Soda Pictures Thu 25 Aug 16:00

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Around China With a Movie Camera A trip back to China in the first half of the 20th century with this collection of extraordinary, rare and beautiful travelogues, newsreels and home movies. These films – all from the collection of the British Film Institute National Archive – were made by a wealth of British and French filmmakers, from professionals to intrepid tourists, colonial-era expatriates and Christian missionaries. Exploring 50 years of Chinese history across a diverse range of footage, the collection includes what might be the oldest surviving film to be shot in China – unseen for over 115 years. Set to a musical score composed by Ruth Chan, ‘Around China with a Movie Camera’ charts the geography and culture of prerevolutionary China from the perspective of British and European visitors. "See Shanghai’s bustling, cosmopolitan Nanjing Road in 1900, the Great World Amusement Park in 1929 and a day at the Shanghai races in 1937. Wander the streets around the Qianmen, Beijing, in 1910. Cruise Hangzhou’s picturesque canals in 1925. Visit China’s great cities including Hong Kong, Chongqing and Guangzhou and visit remote villages in Hunan and Yunnan provinces." – Edward Anderson, BFI Curator. UK 2016 BFI Film Archive 68m

Fri 26 Aug 14:00

Kenith Trod Film Producer Chichester at 25 is a splendid landmark and I’m more than delighted to celebrate the Festival’s durability, range and uniqueness among our film institutions. The compass and agenda of the headline subjects offered over the years has centred both on their importance (retrospectives of Attenborough, Mike Leigh, Loach and Frears early on) and celebrated actors dead or alive showcased often for the first time as movie icons, but also giving enterprising room to Mexican cinema and African surprises, these alternating with debates on censorship, new writing and of course the Chichester hallmark of music in and around the film. In 2008 I was the beneficiary of a generous retrospective of my work in film and television which, starting as a modest proposal about Dennis Potter, became a 16 movie main-bar for the many talents I oversaw in both mediums. Many of these including Colin Welland, Stephen Poliakoff, Pat O’Connor and Chris Morahan introduced their screenings or took part in some truly memorable Q&A’s. I think this package remains the only time a British festival has devoted so much space to a Producer’s contribution and I’m still grateful to Roger Gibson for his initiative (and tolerance) in letting it happen. Finally I want to salute the cornucopia of UK premieres, often of distinguished European and third world films, which Chichester has presented during this first quarter century – a great collection.

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Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words Captivating look behind the scenes of the young Swede, who became a starlet of cinema. (Also screening: ‘Stromboli’ and ‘Autumn Sonata’) Adv.

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Fire At Sea Capturing life on the Italian island of Lampedusa, a frontline in the European migrant crisis. Winner of the Golden Bear at this year’s Berlinale. (Subtitles) Adv.

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Lampedusa In Winter The tiny community at the edge of Europe is engaged in a desperate fight for dignity, and for solidarity with those who many consider the cause of the ongoing crisis: the African boat people. (Subtitles) Adv.

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Three Shorts from Turkey We present ‘On the Border’, ‘Biji Biji Kobane’ and ‘The Guest’. All focused on the Turkey and the issue of refugees.

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Tubby Hayes: A Man in a Hurry Bobby Wellins/Simon Spillett Quintet, with John Critchinson (piano); Dave Green (bass) and Spike Wells (drums) ‑ play the music of Tubby Hayes, following the outstanding film documentary: ‘Tubby: A Man in a Hurry’. Adv.

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Treasures from the Archives Digitally Restored

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Bowman This gorgeous reissue has been universally praised by the cinematic press. This is a rare opportunity to see a genuine film masterpiece the way it should be seen: on the big screen. A re-imagining of Shakespeare’s ‘King Lear’ set in feudal Japan, ‘Ran’ tells the story of an aging warlord who, after spending his life consolidating his empire, decides to abdicate and divide his Kingdom amongst his three sons. Kurosawa spent ten years on the storyboards for this, his last great work. The 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death is a great moment to revisit the film. (Subtitles) Japan 1985 Akira Kurosawa 160m

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Akenfield 1978 Peter Hall's long un-seen, extraordinary film offers a lyrical yet authentic depiction of British pastoral life in a new 2016 BFI National Archive restoration. A compelling picture of a traditional way of life facing a period of great change, brought about by the industrialisation of the twentieth century. Filmed in Suffolk - with grandfather, father and son performed by the same actor (local farmer Garrow Shand) - the film explores family ties and the desire to escape deeply entrenched ways of life. A key title in British cinematic history, whose influence can be felt in the work of directors such as Terence Davies. UK 1978 Peter Hall 98m

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Edward Millward-Oliver Media Executive With each new Chichester International Film Festival I am reminded of the importance of independent cinema, never more so than on this 25th anniversary. Roger Gibson's well-honed curatorial skills sometimes challenge our tastes, always reward our attendance, and never fail to enrich our film-going. Walter and everyone at New Park champion movies as only true believers can. Speaking as someone for whom movies are an endless source of pleasure as well as lively dissent, I'm confident that indies such as Chichester Cinema will continue to carry the baton for film-makers for many years to come.

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The Good Soldier Švejk 1956 Dobrý Voják Švejk

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Piercing Czech satirical war film adapted from the celebrated Czech writer and anarchist Jaroslav Hašek. Good-natured and garrulous Švejk (Rudolf Hrušínský) becomes the Austrian army's most loyal Czech soldier when he is called up on the outbreak of WW1 - although his bumbling attempts to get to the front serve only to prevent him from reaching it. Playing cards and getting drunk, he uses all his cunning to deal with the police, clergy and officers who chivvy him toward battle. This is the first of two films digitally restored by the National Czech Film Archive, Prague in 2015. (Subtitles) Czechoslovakia 1956 Kare Teklý 110m

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Ikarie XB1 1963 Voyage to the End of the Universe

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2163. Starship Ikaria XB 1 embarks on a long journey across the Universe, to search for life on Alpha Centaur. A rare film and a rare screening. A spaceship runs into unexpected troubles on its journey to colonize a distant planet. With great production values, sets and a brilliant electronic score, this is one of the best Sci-Fi films from outside the USA. The film has many parallels to such films as ‘2001’ (Kubrick greatly admired the film), and ‘Solaris’ (showing Tue 16 Aug). This beautiful newly restored version had its world premiere at this year’s Cannes Festival to great acclaim. (Subtitles) Czechoslovakia 1963 Jindrich Polák 87m

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Johnny Guitar 1954 Nicholas Ray's ‘Johnny Guitar’ returns to the big screen in a new 4K restoration, in this prime example of vivid 50s melodrama. Vienna (Joan Crawford) is an Arizona saloon owner who also controls the local gambling operation. Vindictive Emma Small (who is after her land) accuses Vienna and the Dancin' Kid (Scott Brady) of being behind a stagecoach job. Although innocent, Vienna finds herself hounded out of town, so turns to her former lover, Johnny Guitar (Sterling Hayden) - but matters take a turn for the worse when she is caught up in a bank heist. Nicholas Ray's typically askew take on the genre has been restored to all of its heightened glory in this new digital print. USA 1954 Nicholas Ray 110m Fri 19 Aug 11:00

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Room at the Top 1959 John Braine’s 1957 classic novel became the first New Wave 1959 film concerning an ambitious young accountant scheming to wed a wealthy factory girl. Joe Lampton (Laurence Harvey) has landed a job with a future in a dreary Yorkshire factory town. The boss' daughter is attracted to Joe and he thinks about how much faster he will get ahead if he is the boss' sonin-law. However, his plan is complicated by his strong desire to be with an older woman (Simone Signoret) who belongs to a theatrical group.Striking black and white photography in this new restored print. UK 1959 Jack Clayton 120m Thu 25 Aug 11:00

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Our Man in Havana 1959 Jim Wormold (Alec Guinness) is a vacuum cleaner salesman, participating as an agent in the British Secret Service in this digitally restored print of the classic Carol Reed film written by Graham Greene. Graham Greene wrote this witty comedy inspired by Cold War paranoia. Wormald is an Englishman selling vacuum cleaners in Cuba on the cusp of the revolution, whilst British intelligence agent Hawthorne (Noel Coward) is looking for information on Cuban affairs, and recruits Jim to act as a spy. Jim has no experience in espionage and no useful knowledge to pass along, but Hawthorne is willing to pay for his services, and since Jim’s daughter Milly (Jo Morrow) has expensive tastes, he can use the money. To keep Hawthorne happy (and his paycheques coming in), he turns in reports on the Cuban revolution that are copied from public documents, “hires” additional agents who don’t exist, and presents blueprints of secret weapons that are actually schematics of his carpet sweepers. UK 1959 Carol Reed 111m

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A Man For All Seasons 1966 The story of Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church, to obtain a divorce and remarriage, shown in a fabulous restored print from its original 1966 release. This tells the better known part of the story of Sir Thomas More (Paul Scofield), who was raised from lawyer and then judge to become Lord Chancellor or England, only to be sentenced to death and beheaded for treason, having failed to take an oath which would legitimize the divorce of Henry VIII (Robert Shaw) from his Spanish wife and his soon‑following marriage to Anne Boleyn. Scofield is magnificent in his first major film role and Shaw stands out as an energetic, youthfully impetuous Henry. Featuring some of the best British film actors of the time, as well as Orson Welles (playing the previous Lord Chancellor, Cardinal Wolsey), director Fred Zinnemann never allows his primarily stage‑trained actors to indulge in theatrical over‑emoting. The screenplay by the unrivalled Robert Bolt was adapted from his stage play. UK 1966 Fred Zinnemann 120m Sat 27 Aug 16:15

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Faust St Johns Chapel with Live Organ Accompaniment 1927: The great silent classic with live organ accompaniment by Ben Hall performed in St Johns Chapel. For full details see Pg66 (Special Events) Fri 26 Aug 21:15 (St. John’s Chapel)

Calamity Jane Priory Park Open Air Screening 1953: Dust off your Stetson and polish those cowboy boots, the Deadwood stage is coming to town and you need to be ready to greet it! Whipcrackaway! For full details see Pg10 (Open Air Screenings) Fri 5 Aug 20:45 (approx)

Casablanca Oaklands Car Park Drive‑In 1942: The first ever Drive‑in Movie presentation in West Sussex of one of the best loved film of all times! For full details see Pg11 (Drive‑In Screening) Sun 7 Aug 20:45

Sue Gilson Journalist and past Trustee Wherever I have landed in life, I have sought out art house cinema. This quest started as a student in the 80s when it was thrilling to enter my local dingy auditorium. I knew little about film, but I wanted to educate myself, and cinemas would become my classroom. They have been my sanctuary too, especially Chichester Cinema at New Park, where I have treated film as therapy, looking for it to chime with a melancholic mood or provide a pickme-up. In our wonderful cinema’s intimate space, I have watched in rapt awe films that now top my ultimate list including Ida, Blue Valentine and Melancholia. And as a trustee for the cinema for three years, I was delighted to help get the proverbial bums on seats. And it is fantastic now to see those red plush seats very much filled. So bravo the team at New Park. Happy 25th birthday. And thank you.

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Celebrating Silent Cinema

Celebrating Silent Cinema The Festival mounts three special events celebrating the art of silent comedy featuring the genius of Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harry Lloyd and Laurel and Hardy. Booking Ref

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After Carl Davis’s successful presentation on Chaplin in last year’s Festival, we are delighted to welcome him back to explore these three giants of silent comedy, and the scores he composed for their films. The early years of the cinema were blessed would be fascinating to open with the emergence of three geniuses of this project out to encompass comedy: Charlie Chaplin “the little tramp”, Charlie’s contemporaries, Harold Lloyd “the man with the glasses”, Lloyd and Keaton, and include clips from and Buster Keaton “the stoneface”. Each their early two‑reelers as well as the later was very different in style but united by one masterpieces – Lloyd’s ‘Safety Last’ (1923), aim – to make people laugh. All three had Keaton’s ‘The General’ (1927), accompanied served an apprenticeship in the music halls by my own recorded scores. (Carl Davis and variety houses of England and the US August 2016). Nb. the details of the final and on to the world stages of the movies. selection of clips will be given out “I am privileged to serve these great artists at the beginning of the programme. by providing them with the glue that helps Approximate running time 90m. to bind the black and white images to the public; music. After exploring the world of There will be a Q&A with Carl Davis Chaplin in last season’s Festival, I thought it after the presentation.

Buster Plays Buster Sherlock Jr. (1927 ‑ 45m) The Buster Birch Quartet performs jazz standards live to a screening of the Buster Keaton classic silent movie. In the first part of the evening, Buster Birch’s well‑knit band performs a live “tribute to the greats” which includes great jazz standards. For full details see Pg63 (Jazz and Film) Wed 17 Aug 20:15. Tickets £15

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We welcome back the wonderful pianist John Sweeney (he offered us a superb accompaniment to ‘Battleship Potemkin’ in last year’s Festival) to accompany three of the funniest and best silent films of Laurel and Hardy. This is a special matinee performance with reduced prices for children, so bring the whole Family along for a fun afternoon.

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Stan and Ollie head off for a poker game but tell their wives they are going to see a show. En route, they become involved with two girls ‑ and are unaware of a fire at the theatre! The basic plot of We Faw Down later provided a basis for their feature‑length Sons of the Desert. USA 1928 Leo McCarey 20m

Christmas tree salesmen Stan and Ollie find an unresponsive customer in James Finlayson. Misunderstandings lead to a giant battle in which Finlayson destroys their car while Stan and Ollie wreck his home. USA 1929 James W. Horne 20m

Stan and Ollie break jail and hurriedly get into civilian clothes. They are wearing each other’s trousers and seek a place to change. The search takes them to a building site ‑ and a partially‑completed skyscraper! USA 1929 Leo McCarey 20m Wed 24 Aug 14:00 Tickets £10.50 (Children £6)

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In the first part of the evening, Buster Birch’s well‑knit band – Jo Fooks, Jim Treweek and Pete Ringrose ‑ perform a live “tribute to the greats” which includes some jazz standards by the likes of Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus and Bill Evans, performed along to some short movies created especially for the music.

A film projectionist (Keaton) longs to be a detective, and puts his meagre skills to work when he is framed by a rival for stealing his girlfriend's father's watch. Keaton gives us a never-ending stream of amazing and entertaining sights. The Buster Birch Quartet will perform jazz standards live to the screening, with plenty of improvised solos from the musicians. As the comic melodrama unfolds the band adroitly accompanies each scene with well-chosen jazz tunes – ‘Killer Joe’, ‘Sidewinder’, ‘My One and Only Love’, ‘Salt Peanuts’ and so on.

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Mercia Last Friends Founder and past Trustee Back in the ‘90’s, the lavishly illustrated programmes were out, the banner waved over East Street, the exotic catering smells wafted from outside the cinema and Anita Roddick, a generous patron attended alongside Mike Leigh, Terence Davies, Michael Winner (who had us rolling in our seats) and other film makers. The audience choice of films was a seemingly endless stream of comedy, romance, drama, documentary, retrospective, older classics, fantasy and many sub-titled ones all part of the 60+ British, American and Worldwide films. Nowadays we have digitalised film, an extended bar, attractive foyer and seat choice via the computerised booking system - and still the friendliest of staff, the main seating fitted into a 19th century primary school assembly hall. We eagerly look forward to yet another immersive experience which confirms what many of us feel: there is no better film festival in Britain than in Chichester. Congratulations on the 25th, Roger, Walter, Henry and all staff!

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Tribute to Tubby Hayes Bobby Wellins/Simon Spillett Quintet With John Critchinson (piano); Dave Green (bass) and Spike Wells (drums) - play the music of Tubby Hayes, following the outstanding film documentary:

Tubby: A Man in a Hurry The evening begins with Simon Spillett introducing the documentary (55m), narrated by actor Martin Freeman, which charts the life and times of perhaps Britain's greatest jazz exponent. This is the first ever feature-length documentary about Tubby. Featuring exclusive interviews with people who knew, worked and gigged with Tubby, as well as his many and varied fans. Among those interviewed are Sir Peter Blake, jazz poet Michael Horovitz, broadcaster Robert Elms, legendary drummer Spike Wells and Tubby Hayes' biographer Simon Spillett.

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This highly acclaimed biopic is a re-imagining of jazz trumpeter Chet Baker's (Ethan Hawke) life in the 1960's. When Chet stars in a film about himself, a romance heats up with his enigmatic co-star Jane (Carmen Ejogo). Production is shelved when Chet's past comes back to haunt him and it appears he may never play music again, but Jane challenges him to mount a musical comeback against all the odds. Freeing itself from the constraints of, you know, the truth, ‘Born to be Blue’ is allowed a looser, freestyling vibe that fits with the wonderful jazz music being played throughout the film. Trumpeter Kevin Turcotte does very clever work to chart Baker’s evolving abilities, suggesting the playing of a man attempting to deliver highly developed musical ideas through an unreliable medium. Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie are briefly referred to, and Ethan Hawke’s performance as the iconic Chet Baker has been widely described as a career best performance by most critics. USA 2015 Robert Budreau 105m


Special Events Other Venues

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Chichester Cathedral

Murder in the Cathedral Highly stylised version of T.S. Eliot’s drama in a rarely seen restored version. This astonishing adaptation recounts the Bergman. The resultant incantation-like verse love-hate relationship between twelfthstructure, delivers a strangely ethereal quality century British monarch Henry II and the on screen. The Archbishop himself, is played Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Beckett. by non-actor and actual East End priest John Featuring a cast of mainly non-professional Croser, who adds sincerity and poise to the actors, the voice of Eliot himself, and music role. The cast includes Michael Aldridge, by the internationally renowned composer Leo McKern and Niall MacGinnis. It was the Làszló Lajtha, Hoellering's exquisitely realised Bishop of Chichester George Bell who had film tells the story of Beckett's temptations encouraged Eliot to write ‘Murder in the before his murder in Canterbury Cathedral Cathedral’ for the 1935 Canterbury Festival. in II70. Hoellering's picture is a cold, austere UK 1951 George Hoellering 140m vision, full of linguistic poetry, packing in moral crises that remind us of Ingmar

Rod Fennell Former Cinema Chairman I was fortunate to be Chairman of the Cinema for a few years and remember the mad activity before each Festival, the team-work, the illuminating talks and Q&A’s, all those unheard of and unexpectedly moving films, the panic if a film or speaker failed to appear on time, and the delight to get through to the Closing Gala dinner. Highlights include: Asian Cinema: The encyclopaedic knowledge of Tony Rayn introducing Chinese Cinema. Derek Malcolm's anecdote about showing “Raise the Red Lantern” to Birmingham school kids. French Cinema: Chabrol; Auteuil in “Un Coeur en Hiver,’ the frighteningly ferocious “La Reine Margot”; “Angèle et Tony”, and “Mademoiselle Chambon”. Icelandic Cinema. “Children of Nature” a moving film about growing old. Silent classics, now a popular staple in St. John’s Chapel, including “The Cabinet of Dr.Caligari” with Ben Hall’s stirring organ music. All the Q&A’s including a curmudgeonly Michael Winner, the droll Ken Russell (both now sadly departed) and the always fascinating Tony Palmer. My message to you all – “Try something unusual in the programme – 9 times out of 10 you will be captivated and pleased you did!”

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St. John’s Chapel

Faust Murnau’s visually‑stunning epic of love and hate, faith and temptation, good and evil with special organ accompaniment by Ben Hall (Head of Music – University of Chichester). Director F.W. Murnau is best known for memorably the inspired shot of Mephisto ‘Nosferatu,’ the classic vampire film (shown towering ominously over a town, preparing in St. John’s Chapel with Ben in 2013). to sow the seeds of the Black Death. A However, his equally impressive ‘Faust’ is combination of clever optical trickery and often overlooked, despite some remarkable vibrant costumes and sets makes the film visuals, solid acting, a truly sinister villain, an absolute delight to watch, with Murnau and an epic tale of love, loss and evil. The employing every known element – fire, wind, story concerns Faust (Gösta Ekman), an smoke, lightning – to help produce the film’s old and disheartened alchemist who forms dark tone, as well as effective use of double a pact with Satan’s evil demon, Mephisto exposure. This expressionist masterpiece (Emil Jannings). As God and the Devil continues our tradition of screenings in the wage a war over Earth, the two opposing Gothic atmosphere of St. John’s Chapel with powers reach a tentative agreement: the the inventive Ben Hall bringing spine tingling entire fate of Mankind will rest on the soul sounds on the organ heightening the impact of Faust, who must redeem himself from his of the film. selfish deeds before the story is complete. Germany 1926 F.W. Murnau 107m With striking visuals, ‘Faust’ contains some truly stunning on screen imagery, most

Open Air Screenings, Chichester Finding Dory & Calamity Jane

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Open Air Screenings at Priory Park

Drive in Movie at Oaklands Car Park, Chichester

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Coldstream Two of our Surprise Films have recently won the Audience Award for Best Film (‘Untouchable’ and ‘Pride’), so don’t miss this one. Following the launch of a Surprise Film in ‘Jane Eyre’, ‘Untouchable’ the Festival 6 years ago, we continue this (which became the most idea where you settle down for a film, not popular French film in 2012), knowing what it will be, and finding out ‘Blue Jasmine’, and ‘Pride’ along with your fellow patrons once the an impressive list. So what opening scene or credits give it away. In will we have on Thursday 25th August? past years our surprise films have been ‘Julie Join in the fun and take the opportunity to & Julia’ (which became one of our most gamble by booking in advance for hopefully popular films when it was finally released), a very worthwhile surprise! Roger Gibson.

Ben Luxford Head of UK Audiences, British Film Institute There are more films being released than ever before. Audiences have so much choice of both what to see and where to see them: at the cinema, at home, on your phone on the way to work or even on your watch. It’s all a bit overwhelming. That’s why the role of independent cinemas and film festivals is greater than ever. They curate all these films to bring you the best; and they’re tailored just to your tastes. After 25 years of curation, this festival knows you better than any online algorithm. It knows you want the best of independent cinema. It knows to challenge you. It knows to move you and uplift you and take you to faraway places. This year’s festival programme will do all of this and more. We need to celebrate Chichester Cinema at New Park and Chichester International Film Festival. They give us a precious, rare and personal service in this increasingly automated world. Enjoy what’s on offer, see as many films as you can and take some risks. It’s a rich programme, so explore it all. Here’s to the next 25 years.

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ROGER'S CHOICE

Roger Gibson, Artistic Director of the Film Festival, the Cinema’s Artistic Consultant and founder of Chichester Cinema at New Park, spills the celluloid beans: his all-time favourite films and why he was attracted to films and a film festival. Carol Godsmark asks the Questions. Roger has been part of the Chichester arts scene since the 1960’s, and started the ‘Chichester College Adult Education Film Society’ at Chichester College in September 1979, where films were shown on 16mm one evening a week for 24 weeks. The first film shown was Woody Allen's ‘Love and Death’ on the 20th September. This developed into an independent cinema, now in its 37th year and which has won awards thanks to his astute programming. Roger attends major film festivals (London, Cannes, Berlin, Karlovy Vary, Toronto) to source a legendary mix of eclectic films, his unerring eye and ability to match the good ‘bums on seats’ ones with those which will meet arthouse expectations, although the word arthouse sits uneasily with him. He prefers to open people’s worlds, not creating a niche, rather elitist-seeming market. He will be the first to acknowledge that he is not a one-man band, Jo, his wife, equally a keen exponent of film and of social issues explored by this medium, “viewing things from a different angle.” He has been supported over the years by a series of trustees, and by sterling cinema staff headed by Walter Francisco (General Manager), Henry Beltran (Front of House Manager), Mark Bradshaw and James Stokes (Chief & Senior Projectionists) and the many volunteers. Q: What drew you to film, Roger? Probably Saturday morning pictures, especially those cinemas that showed two serials, rather than one, like the Grand cinema in Gillingham, and my first cinema visit (in South Africa) with my father to see ‘Fantasia’. Q: W  hen you moved to Chichester from London, why did you decide to set up the film club? This was a continuation of starting a film society at my art college in Rochester in the 1950’s on 16mm. Our first two films were ‘Wild Angels’ (banned - only film societies could show to members only) and ‘Seven Samurai’. I started teaching Film Studies at the Chichester College of Technology and the society was a logical extension. My training in Fine Art (RA student late ‘50's) linked me with another visual medium. I did teach both Art and Film studies as my additional adult education courses in film seemed to strike a note with the public: it grew from there. Q: D  id you have aspirations to run a ‘proper’ cinema in tandem with your work as an art teacher? No, I thought that the film society was in a better situation to explore a much wider range of programming, with some themes - genres or director strands, and wider choice of European and World Cinema. With a “proper cinema” you would be showing mainly USA mainstream fare with a restricted choice for financial viability.

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Q: W  hy did you see a need for a Film Festival? This is an opportunity to explore an even larger range of World cinema. The Festival circuit is almost the only place one can see many films as their chance of distribution is unlikely. 90% of the films I see at other international film festivals never get seen in the UK. Having film makers, actors etc follow their films with Q&A’s is another important aspect of the Festival experience. The prestige of a good Festival also strengthens our reputation as a Cinema at New Park Q: W  ho have been your most favoured directors to turn to over the decades? And Why? Difficult to say because my interest in Cinema has roots in an appreciation of its evolution (i.e. from Russian Cinema 'Eisenstein', through to World Cinema today. That's a massive sweep! Through teaching film and programming one builds up pantheon of “auteurs” and there are predictable choices: Eisenstein - For his many concepts (in theory and practice) of montage/editing and development of film language. Striking visual images and powerful storytelling. Hitchcock - The master of narrative - each frame has meaning and contributes to the visual storytelling. He has a great sense of structure often employing playwrights. I do love Hitchcock, representing as he does, mainstream film making, faultless craftsmanship and a personal vision. Orson Welles - The magician. The ability to explore every technical possibility that cinema has to offer. His visual style is stunning as is his use of sound. Luis Bunuel - Incorporating surrealism in various degrees within an apparent normal narrative. A wicked sense of humour and critiques of class and religion. You can probably learn almost everything about cinema from these four, but there is a long list to add including Erich Von Stroheim, Billy Wilder, Renoir, Chabrol, Tati, Kurosawa, Leone, Kubrick, Sam Fuller, Mike Leigh, Ken Loach, Powell & Pressburger, Visconti, Fellini, Clint Eastwood. Q: A  lthough a highly tricky question as you have seen countless films, can you name your Top Ten films which you would rejoice in discovering if marooned on a desert island? Not in any order and would probably change every week: 1. North by North West 2. Fantasia 3. Greed 4. Ivan the Terrible Parts I & II 5. Some Like It Hot 6. M. Hulot’s Holiday 7. West Side Story 8. L  ife and Death of Colonel Blimp 9. The Leopard 10. O  nce Upon a Time in the West Q: What do you hope the 25th film festival film-goer will take away with them? Hopefully the buzz and excitement of the Festival itself. To make new discoveries, which may be followed up, and to revisit some old favourites. To have been stimulated, challenged and entertained. And of course to return…!the retrospectives and discussions that I have attended and participated in since then, the festival has always attracted an audience keen to engage with films and filmmakers they would otherwise have to encounter at home. And that’s not the best way to see these films.

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Focus on Iranian Cinema In Memory of Abbas Kiarostami

Along with China, Iran has been lauded as one of the best exporters of cinema in the 1990’s. Some critics now rank Iran as the world’s most important national cinema, artistically, with a significance that invites comparison to Italian neorealism and similar movements in past decades. Iran’s relations with the West may have been turbulent over the course of the last 40 years, but during that time it has produced a collection of filmmakers whose vision has offered us insight into a culture too often represented by stereotypes and frequently challenged with very notion of what cinema is. Led by the likes of Abbas Kiarostami, Jafar Panahi, Mohsen Makhmalbaf and his daughters Samira and Hanna, and more recently the Oscar winner Asgar Farhadi (‘A Separation’), these filmmakers have made Iranian cinema one of the most vital national cinemas of the last few decades. This retrospective, covering 15 films from 1987 to 2015, is a celebration of these filmmakers and an insight into the culture they came out of. Booking Ref

Taste of Cherry Ta’m e Guilass

Fri 12 Aug 16:15 (Studio)

An Iranian man drives his truck in search of someone who will quietly bury him under a cherry tree after he plans suicide. Badiei (Homayoon Irshadi) is a middle‑aged man driving his white Range Rover through the outskirts of Tehran. He periodically offers lifts or financial assistance to people ‑ a man in a telephone box, a man collecting plastic bags, a soldier ‑ in an attempt to persuade them to bury him ‑ but everyone refuses by some reason. For Mr Badiei intends to commit suicide, and has already dug his own grave ‑ all he needs is someone to place his body in it and cover it up. Kiarostami is to the forefront of Iranian filmmakers, which places him as one of the most important directors working in modern cinema, and his film won the Palme D’Or at Cannes in 1997. (Subtitles) Iran 1997 Abbas Kiarostami 98m

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The Apple Sib After twelve years of imprisonment by their parents, two sisters are released by social workers to face the outside world. The family is made up of an old man, his blind wife and his twin daughters, who he keeps locked in the house and has done for the twelve years of their lives. The parents claim they were only protecting their children but the papers tell stories of children chained and kept like animals. The film crew watch on as the parents and children come to terms with this new, enforced freedom. The cast are almost all the real people "playing" their roles in front of the camera as they really happen; an excellent mix of documentary and drama that works on many levels. Iran 1998 Samira Makhmalbaf 85m Sat 13 Aug 19:00 (Studio)

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The Circle Dayereh

Mon 15 Aug 18:00 (Studio)

Various women struggle in the oppressively sexist society of contemporary Iran. This is an interesting and extremely elusive film. It follows a number of different women who have been punished by the state for crimes of immorality. Initially the personal stories of these women appear to be unrelated but as the film unfolds we see how they are all entangled in a very large web. Although the film is dealing with the issue of sexual inequality in a particular society and the price they pay for any form of deviance it is also concerned with individual courage and the resistance against conformity. (Subtitles) Iran 2001 Jafar Panahi 87m

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Ten Ten sequences examine the emotional lives of women at significant junctures. Ten, the second film in our selection by Iranian master filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami, focuses on ten conversations between a female driver in Tehran and the passengers in her car. Her exchanges with her young son, a jilted bride, a prostitute, a woman on her way to prayer and others, shed light on the lives and emotions of these women whose voices are seldom heard. (Subtitles) Iran 2002 Abbas Kiarostami 92m

Fri 19 Aug 18:30 (Studio)

NB The young boy playing Armin in this film (Armin Maher), has just completed his first feature film ‘One Window will Suffice’ which is getting its UK premiere in our Festival showing on Sat 20 Aug at 11:30 in the Picture Palace.

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The Wind Will Carry Us Bad Ma Ra Khahad Bord

Sun 14 Aug 18:15 (Studio)

City engineer Behzad comes to an Iranian village to keep vigil for a dying relative. Our third film from the acclaimed Abbas Kiarostami documents the arrival of an engineer and his colleagues from Tehran in a remote village in Iranian Kurdistan. Assumed by the locals with whom they form an ambivalent relationship to be archaeologists or telecom engineers, the visitor’s behaviour and keen interest in the health of an ailing old woman appear strange and their true motives are shrouded in mystery. Haunting and visually stunning, this is an absorbing meditation on life and death, tradition and modernity, that stands among Kiarostami's best works. (Subtitles) Iran 2000 Abbas Kiarostami 113m

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Crimson Gold Talaye Sorkh Winner of the Cannes Jury Award but sadly banned in Iran. Panahi shows us the growing chasm in Iran between rich and poor and the psychological effects of living under a regime based on fundamentalist religion. A crowd gathers as a jewellery store robber is trapped when the security system seals the door. Flashbacks show the events that led to the crime and the film speculates as to what might have led to this act of desperation. Written by Abbas Kiarostami. (Subtitles) Iran 2003 Jafar Panahi 95m

Wed 17 Aug 14:00 (Studio)

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Turtles Can Fly Lakposhtha Parvaz Mikonand

Sat 20 Aug 16:15 (Studio)

Near the Iraqi‑Turkish border on the eve of an American invasion, refugee children like 13‑year‑old Kak (Ebrahim), gauge and await their fate. The first film to be made in Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein is set in a Kurdish refugee camp in spring 2003. Director Bahman Ghobadi concentrates on a handful of orphaned children and their efforts to survive the appalling conditions: there's the entrepreneurial Satellite (Soran Ebrahim), the armless clairvoyant Henkov (Hirsh Feyssal), and his traumatised sister Agrin (Avaz Latif), who herself is responsible for a blind toddler. Incredible performances from a cast mainly comprised of children and teens. There is horror and humour, honour and compassion. (Subtitles) Iran 2004 Bahman Ghobadi 96m

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A humorous struggle of women excluded from entering football stadiums. Released to coincide with the 2006 World Cup for which Iran had qualified, this is a vibrant work from director Jafar Panahi (‘The Circle’, ‘Crimson Gold’). Shot on hand-held cameras with a fly-on-the-wall immediacy and engagingly acted by a non-professional cast, it follows the efforts of various teenage girls to sneak into a crucial international qualifying game at Tehran's Azadi stadium, in a country where women are forbidden from attending soccer matches. Although critical in intent and documentary in approach, ‘Offside’ is a comedy of character, with political overtones that gently mock the hypocrisy of the government line on gender discrimination (Subtitles) Iran 2006 Jafar Panahi 88m


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Sun 28 Aug 13:30 (Studio)

Panahi is banned from making movies in Iran, so he poses as a taxi driver to document social challenges in Iran. When you are a filmmaker and you are not allowed to direct movies any more, you have to retrain. So why not become a taxi driver? Or better, why not pretend you are a taxi driver and make a film despite everything? This is what Jafar Panahi (in our 4th and his latest film) has done. Entirely set in a taxi, well, the cameras never leave the car, but the car roams around the city, Tehran. A real time movie that runs for 80 minutes, a wonderfully subversive act in itself. Often very funny, this is a classic of guerrilla cinema. (Subtitles) Iran 2015 Jafar Panahi 82m

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Wed 24 Aug 18:30 (Studio)

A gem of a portrayal of Iran's urban middle & lower classes from Asghar Farhadi. On the day before their holiday, a wife who believes her husband is unfaithful enlists the help of cleaner Roohi, who is betrothed, innocent of marital discord. Over the course of the day, she, the couple, their small son, the wife's sister and husband, and a beautician engage in a series of exchanges and confrontations. Are the wife's suspicions unwarranted? (Subtitles) Iran 2006 Asghar Farhadi 102m

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About Elly Darbareye Elly

Thu 25 Aug 18:30 (Studio)

The mysterious disappearance of a kindergarten teacher during a picnic in the north of Iran is followed by a series of misadventures for her fellow travellers. A gripping tale of secrets and lies amongst a tight-knit group of friends holidaying on the Caspian Sea. Three middle class couples from Tehran rent a dilapidated villa. They also bring Ahmad, the brother of one of the wives and Elly a sweet shy girl in her 20s. With an expertly paced narrative and an impressive ensemble cast, this is a cinematic master-class that works as both a thriller and a character study. Intelligent, shrewd and meticulously crafted. (Subtitles) Iran 2009 Asghar Farahani 118m

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The Past Le Passé

Sat 27 Aug 20:30 (Studio)

A gripping family drama featuring an unforgettable performance by Bérénice Bejo (The Artist). After four years apart, Ahmad returns to Paris from Tehran upon his French wife Marie's request. He quickly discovers the conflicting nature of her relationship with her daughter. Should they improve the child's life by moving overseas? Ahmad's attempts to build bridges soon encroaches on Marie's partner, Samir (Tahar Rahim, ‘A Prophet’), and it soon becomes clear that the past is only close behind. (Subtitles) Iran/France 2013 Asghar Farhadi 130m

Ian Haydn Smith ditor, BFI Filmmakers Magazine Curzon Magazine Film festivals provide a lifeline between cinema and audiences, an opportunity to indulge one’s passion in films from every corner of the globe. It’s too easy to romanticize the past and believe there was a time when masses of people turned out for the latest Godard or Rossellini. We have always had a core cinephile audience but it has always been more niche than widespread. Festivals have become key to audiences accessing this vast and varied world of films, Chichester Film Festival a case in point. Balancing previews of upcoming releases with titles that will unlikely be screened outside of the festival circuit, Chichester has also boasted a strong programme of retrospectives and themed screenings. Overviews of the careers of actors such as Dirk Bogarde, Charlotte Rampling and Vanessa Redgrave have been balanced with retrospectives of directors as diverse as Kurosawa, Tati, Chabrol, Visconti and Angelopoulos, the Greek director my first encounter with the festival back in 2012. Like many of the retrospectives and discussions that I have attended and participated in since then, the festival has always attracted an audience keen to engage with films and filmmakers they would otherwise have to encounter at home. And that’s not the best way to see these films.

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Culture of Riches: Iranian Life on the Screen This talk on Iranian cinema will look at how these directors emerged, mostly from education programmes, on their impact both domestically and on the world stage, and highlight the key works that have helped shape modern cinema. It will place many of the film’s showing in the retrospective in a wider context of Iranian cinematic and cultural history, and explore why they are so important. Ian Haydn Smith was editor of the International Film Guide and since 2011 has been the editor of Curzon Magazine.

'Abbas Kiarostami' Wed 17 Aug 16:30 (Studio)

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The Descendents

A young Iranian woman struggles with emotional conflicts while living in a repressive environment. Iran/UK 2015 Amin Maher 77m Sat 20 Aug 11:30 (Pic. Palace)

A moving story of the father from Iran searching for his adult son. Iran/Sweden 2015 Yaser Talebi 81m Sun 14 Aug 14:00 (Studio)

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Carol Godsmark Cinema PR / Writer Chichester Cinema at New Park came into my life when moving to the city two decades ago, films a must for this everlasting aficionado due to my father setting up a makeshift cinema at our home behind the Iron Curtain for film-starved adult westerners in Prague, we three pyjama-clad siblings out of sight on dark stairs to catch the latest Hollywood, Ealing, Canadian or Czech films. Chichester Cinema is second to none in the region for its breadth of films, not least during each and every film festival conceived by the unstoppable (grâce ἀ dieu!), tenacious Roger Gibson. Each festival shows off the globe’s multi-faceted filmic talents at – now – the largest film festival on the South Coast, also recognised nationally. Due to Roger’s contacts book and stints at the eclectic coalface - Cannes, Berlin, London, Karlovy Vary and Toronto film festivals – well-informed audiences are treated to not only now over 120 films but to top talent who come for zilch to support the festival, ably, enthusiastically reinforced by staff, volunteers and trustees in myriad ways. A true communal life-force with wide-reaching tentacles.

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Focus on Chinese Cinema

Chinese Cinema is, like any national cinema, one that has more identities than a hydra has heads. There’s mainstream Chinese cinema which has grown to become a major cultural force globally, and ranges from popular local comedies and melodramas to the action and martial arts films whose appeal spans continents. Then there’s the six – so far – generations of Chinese film that runs the gamut, from commercial through propagandist cinema to period and contemporary art house. Add to that Hong Kong and Taiwanese cinema and you have a vast landscape of cinema. This festival programme offers a selection of these films – a chance to enjoy an extraordinary and wide‑ranging national cinema, some in rare 35mm prints. The twelve selected award‑winning films include ‘Spring in a Small Town’ (1948), ‘Red Sorghum’ (1988), ‘Road Home’ (2001), ‘Kekexili: Mountain Patrol’(2004) plus previews of ‘Mountains May Depart’ and ‘Paths of the Soul’. Booking Ref

Spring in a Small Town Regarded as the finest work from the first great era of Chinese filmmaking. Fei Mu’s quiet, piercingly poignant study of adulterous desire and guilt‑ridden despair is a remarkable rediscovery, often compared to David Lean’s ‘Brief Encounter’ (1945). After eight years of marriage to Liyan ‑once rich but now a shadow of his former self following a long, ruinous war ‑ Yuwen does little except deliver his daily medication. A surprise visit from Liyan’s friend Zhang re‑energises the household, but also stirs up dangerously suppressed longings and resentments. Beautifully restored by the China Film Archive. (Subtitles) China 1948 Fei Mu 98m

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Red Sorghum This marked the directorial debut of internationally acclaimed director Zhang Yimou and the acting debut of Gong Li. Set in 1930s China and narrated in flashback Zhang’s film initially has an intimate and ethereal quality reminiscent of Kurosawa’s ‘Rashomon’ before opening out into something with more epic qualities, as it takes in the decade‑long story of Gong’s ‘adopted’ wine‑maker (the film’s title referring, to one of her ‘products’), culminating in her country’s conflict with Japan. With its lush and lusty portrayal of peasant life, this rare screening is now considered a modern classic of Chinese cinema. (Subtitles) China 1987 Zhang Yimou 104m

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Not One Less

Mon 15 Aug 15:45 (Studio)

In the crushing poverty of rural China, a young woman is ordered to a remote village to be their substitute teacher. Barely older than her students, the shy girl is charged with keeping the class intact for one month or she won't be paid. When her biggest little troublemaker disappears into the city to find work, she is determined to follow the boy and bring him back to school. Taking on touchy issues with a veneer of can-do spirit and happy-ending fantasy, Yimou's film is at once rousing and eyeopening and illustrates how the determined spirit of a little girl might triumph over poverty, ignorance, and the hard-headed reality of the post-Maoist bureaucratic society. (Subtitles) China 1999 Zhang Yimou 103m

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The Road Home Prompted by the death of his father and the grief of his mother, a man recalls the story of how they met in flashback. In black and white we see a young man return to a rural village where his father has died. Then, in flashback and brilliant colour, we are told the story of his parents' courtship. His father had come as the local schoolteacher and had fallen in love with his mother, a local girl. Political complications ensue and they are separated for two years, but at last reunited. This apparently simply tale is told with great insight and dazzlingly beautiful camerawork, in a style which echoes the Italian neo-realist films of the 1940s. (Subtitles) China 1999 Zhang Yimou 84m Sun 14 Aug 16:15 (Studio)

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Kekexili: Mountain Patrol 35mm Presentation

Wed 17 Aug 11:00

A moving true story about volunteers protecting antelope against poachers in the severe mountains of Tibet. A fictionalised account of the real-life volunteer team who in the 90s patrolled China's huge, and sparsely beautiful, Kekexili nature reserve, fighting a running battle against armed poachers. Lu Chuan's mastery of film making is that you expect to despise the poachers but somehow you end up understanding their plight as much as that of the patrol. The harsh beauty and sheer power and majesty of the images command attention, showing in a rare 35mm print. Stunning film - Audience Award for best film 2006l. (Subtitles) China 2004 Lu Chuan 90m

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In the Mood for Love 35mm Presentation

Sun 21 Aug 21:00

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Beijing Bicycle 35mm Presentation

Tue 23 Aug 11:00

A seventeen-year-old country boy working in Beijing as a courier has his bicycle stolen, and finds it with a schoolboy his age. Starting like an updated Chinese reworking of the 1948 Italian classic ‘Bicycle Thieves’, a worker, dependent on his bike for his job, has it stolen and doggedly sets out to get it back. But soon it mutates into something more elemental: a battle of wills between peasant lad Guei, original owner of the bike, and Jian, a surly urban schoolkid who claims to have bought it second-hand. The fascination of Beijing Bicycle is its portrait of present-day Beijing as a buzzing, high-pressure, neo-capitalist boomtown, impersonal and seemingly as lawless as any Wild West frontier burg. (Subtitles) China 2005 Wang Xiaoshuai 105 mins 35mm

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A Simple Life After suffering a stroke, an altruistic maid announces that she wants to quit her job. Deannie Yip, plays a maid who has worked for a family for many years. When she falls ill she moves to a long term care facility. The relationships she shares with the family members she's worked for are studies in the nuances of intimacy. It's a gentle, flawlessly observed picture, moving but never sentimental, about getting old, fulfilling familial duties, killing time and being killed by time, and there is humour but never at anyone's expense. Directed by Ann Hui, Asia's most important female director. (Subtitles) China 2011 Ann Hui 116m Fri 19 Aug 13:45 (Studio)

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A sumptuous, sensual romantic drama set in 1960s Hong Kong with exquisite cinematography perfectly capturing the look and feel of the era. Hong Kong, 1962. Mrs Chan (Maggie Cheung) and her husband rent a room in the same building as Chow Mo-Wan (Tony Leung) and his wife. After a while, and with their partners seemingly always away on business, they become friends, their hesitant, considerate relationship making their nights alone more bearable. This finely detailed, beautifully photographed (Christopher Doyle) love story has seduced audiences and critics alike, winning awards at Cannes 2000 for best actor, cinematography and editing. (Subtitles) China/Hong Kong 2000 Kar Wai Wong 98m

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Screening Desire: Generations of Chinese Cinema

Fri 19 Aug 16:15 (Studio)

This talk will take a journey through the various genres of Chinese Cinema, from classical melodrama to the greatest examples of martial arts movies. It will also highlight the impact and difference of Taiwan and Hong Kong cinema, as well as exploring the work of key Chinese, Hong Kong and Taiwanese auteurs such as Yimou Zhang, Wing Kar‑Wai and Hou Hsiao‑Hsien. There will also be a discussion of how each generation of Chinese cinema has produced its own recognisable style and how it has interacted with Chinese society at that time. Ian Haydn Smith was editor of the International Film Guide and since 2011 has been the editor of Curzon Magazine.

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The Banquet Spectacular historical epic about court intrigue in China's Five Dynasties period, loosely based on Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'. Political intrigue is at the centre of this Tang Dynasty drama. The Emperor is usurped and his brother takes the throne: the young Crown Prince in is immediate danger (although he can't be killed publicly); the queen must decide whether her future lies with the new Emperor or with her old loyalties, and her old lover. The film climaxes at a late night banquet where murder is the main dish on the menu... All this intrigue is set against jaw-dropping backgrounds; scenes of breath-taking beauty and simply stunning action sequences. (Subtitles) China 2008 Feng Xiaogang 130m Mon 22 Aug 20:15 (Studio)

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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

Thu 25 Aug 13:15 (Studio)

Two youths sent for a Maoist "re-education" in the mountains fall in love with the village tailor's granddaughter. 1971. In the lingering grip of the cultural revolution, university students Luo and Ma are sent to a mountain village as part of their re-education to purge them of their western oriented education. Amid the backbreaking work and stifling ignorance of the community, the two boys find that music, and the presence of the beautiful local young women are the only pleasant things in their miserable life. However, none compare to a young seamstress. Filming was reluctantly allowed in China, but any projection on Chinese territory was banned. (Subtitles) China/France 2003 Sijie Dai 108m

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The life of Tao, and those close to her, is explored in three different time periods: 1999, 2014, and 2025. China, 1999. Childhood friends Liangzi and Zhang are both in love with Tao (Tao Zhao), the town beauty. Tao eventually decides to marry the wealthier Zhang. They soon have a son he names Dollar... From China to Australia, the lives, loves, hopes and disillusions of a family over two generations in a society changing at breakneck speed. ‘Mountains May Depart’ is divided into three parts (each in a broader aspect ratio than the last), revisiting these characters in 2014 and 2025 as their lives change in unexpected ways. It hinges on a strong, troubling performance by Tao Zhao. A bold study of what it means to be Chinese in the modern age, it explores the monumental through the personal and the intimate. (Subtitles) China 2015 Zhangke Jia 131m

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Our Chinese section ends with a stunning preview of this docu-drama following the journey of a group of Tibetans on a bowing pilgrimage across the world's highest plateau to the holy capital of Tibet. Road movies are a staple of cinema but they are rarely as breath-taking, immersive and intense as Zhang Yang's (‘Shower’) fascinating docu-fiction hybrid. The director 'cast' a group of Tibetan villagers who were planning the traditional Buddhist pilgrimage to Lhasa and structured a loose narrative around their incredible 1,200-mile journey. The reason it is incredible is not simply because of the distance, but because of the very specific manner in which this sort of pilgrimage must be conducted, with each person kow-towing once every 10 feet. The fact it was produced and approved for distribution in China is a not so minor miracle. This is a moving testament to a mutual devotion of spirituality, a fantastic and refreshingly benevolent look at a different culture. Blurring the confines between documentary and fiction, it takes the empathetic viewer on an incredible journey. (Subtitles) China 2015 Zhang Yang 115m


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Around China with a Movie Camera

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For full details see pg54 (Focus on the Documentary) Fri 26 Aug 14:00

Glyn Edmunds Founder Friend & Festival Patron Our beloved little cinema at New Park shines like a beacon of excellence not just in Chichester but in the wider domain of film screening. I doubt that there are many (any?) others which run such a prestigious Film Festival. I attended the 7th Festival back in 1998 and all since, becoming a patron in 2011. Apart from films, the main plus is the intimate atmosphere, friendly staff and volunteers and absence of popcorn and fizzy drinks. Festivals often revolve around the visit of stars of stage and screen: Jenny Seagrove stayed to chat; Ken Russell told us about his latest venture starring his wife entitled, ‘Brave Tart;’ Corin Redgrave introduced his late father’s film, diving out for a cigarette and wine; the truly delightful team and of ‘Tasting My Future;’ Tristan Lorraine and his wonderful ‘Fact Not Fiction Films;’ entertaining Bobby Wellins and his musicians. Happy times, and here’s to the next twenty-five Film Festivals @ New Park.

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Tribute to Alan Rickman (1946‑2016)

A Selective Retrospective Alan Rickman, who died in January this year, came relatively late to cinema ‑ he played his first film role at age 42. It was well‑chosen, though: as Hans Gruber in ‘Die Hard’ (1988) he set the trend for suave, English‑accented villains. His background was working‑class: he was born in Acton, the son of a factory worker. After graduating from RADA in 1974 he made a name for himself on stage (impeccably cast as Valmont in ‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’ for the RSC) and in television; but after ‘Die Hard’ he was consistently in demand for classy villainous roles. His range, though, was far wider, as our choice of films shows: a lover returned from the dead in ‘Truly Madly Deeply’; a cuckolded pre‑WW1 German husband in ‘A Promise’; and Louis XIV, no less, in ‘A Little Chaos’ (which he also directed). And if he never won an Oscar (“Parts win prizes, not actors” he once observed) he gained numerous other awards, along with the love and respect of his fellow‑actors and of the public. He’ll be much missed. Booking Ref

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Truly Madly Deeply We are proud to have DEREK MALCOLM introduce this film, with Alan Rickman in a rare role (and rare screening) outside his usual bad guy image. ‘Truly Madly Deeply’ is an intelligent, dead. Stevenson is marvellous, she gives moving, and deeply funny story about Nina real depth, and in one grief stricken love and death. Nina (Juliet Stevenson), scene she delivers one of the most believable a scatter‑brained professional translator, enactments of that emotion ever put on to has lost the love of her life, Jamie (Alan celluloid. Rickman shines as he gets his teeth Rickman). She is inundated with an endless into something outside of the bad guy roles stream of repairmen and eligible suitors. But he was (still is) known for. For his first feature rather than go on with life, Nina dwells on her film, director and writer Anthony Minghella dead love, slumped at her piano, endlessly chose this touching, and often funny, tale of playing half of a Bach duet. Then, in a truly bereavement and learning to love again. magical sequence, his cello suddenly joins UK 1990 Anthony Minghella 106m her melody... and Jamie’s back from the

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Close My Eyes

Sun 14 Aug 20:45 (Studio)

Alan Rickman‑ provides welcome comic relief in an otherwise quite serious and brooding film from writer/ director Stephen Poliakoff. Children of a broken marriage, Richard (Clive Owen) and his sister Natalie (Saskia Reeves) meet up after years apart and embark on a forbidden and illicit affair. Against the backdrop of a glorious British summer, their relationship intensifies as they struggle to accept the aftermath of their actions. Richard becomes gripped with infatuation for his sister and matters come to a head when Natalie’s husband Sinclair (Alan Rickman) suspects that his wife is having an affair, little knowing that the lover he is so jealous of is his wife’s own brother. With a controversial plot, this is a thought provoking film ‑ an overlooked gem of British cinema. UK 1990 Stephen Poliakoff 105m

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Gambit

Mon 15 Aug 20:15 (Studio)

An art curator and a rodeo queen decide to seek revenge on his abusive boss (Alan Rickman) by conning him into buying a fake Monet. Harry Deane (Colin Firth) plans to acquire the piece his employer longs for - Monet's 'Dusk’. However, Harry has no interest in procuring the actual painting... With the help of a beautiful rodeo queen Cameron Diaz), the pair hatch a scheme to fool Shahbandar into believing that a forgery is the real deal and pocketing a hefty sum in the process. But with the con proving harder to pull off than he had intended, Harry finds himself in increasingly awkward and hilarious situations. Stanley Tucci and Tom Courtney have amusing cameos in this revisiting of a swinging 1960s UK caper movie written by the Coen Brothers. USA/UK 2012 Michael Hoffman 89m

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A Promise

Wed 17 Aug 20:30 (Studio)

Romantic drama set in Germany before WWI centred on a married woman who falls in love with her husband's protégé. Up-and-coming secretary Friedrich Zeitz (Richard Madden) is whisked off to factory owner Hoffmeister's (Alan Rickman) estate to tutor his young son. It is there that Friedrich catches the eye of the boss's younger wife, Lotte (Rebecca Hall), after which their instant attraction is challenged both by Zeitz's general reticence and Mrs. Hoffmeister's loyalty to her husband. Beautifully filmed in Germany, this is a love story of a couple separated first by duties, then by war. They pledge their devotion to one another, but can they ever be together? A superb performance from Alan Rickman. France/Belgium 2013 Patrice Leconte 96m

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Bottle Shock

Tue 16 Aug 20:30 (Studio)

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A Little Chaos

Thu 18 Aug 13:30

Alan Rickman both acts and directs this period drama about two talented landscape artists who become romantically entangled while building a garden in King Louis XIV's palace at Versailles. Landscape architect Sabine De Barra (Kate Winslet) is selected to design a garden in the grounds of Louis XIV's new Palace of Versailles. As she develops a professional relationship with the king's principal gardener André Le Nôtre (Matthias Schoenaerts), romance gradually blossoms between the two. The cast also includes Stanley Tucci and Helen McCrory. While richly enjoyable, there is the nagging sense that Rickman as director and actor is enjoying himself too much - but then, can’t we indulge too? UK 2015 Alan Rickman 117m

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The story of the early days of California wine making featuring the now infamous, blind Paris wine tasting of 1976 that has come to be known as "Judgment of Paris". Based on the true story of Steven Spurrier, a wine shop owner who in 1976 single handedly brought Californian wines to the world. Alan Rickman plays the snobbish wine expert quite ignorant to any other wines except from the French. He travels to California to discover that quietly the Americans have been producing very good wine unnoticed for years created by the perfectionist Jim Barrett (Bill Pullman). An underrated gem, it's funny, heart-warming and shot on location with breath-taking scenery of the Napa valley in CA. USA 2007 Randall Miller 104m

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Alan Rickman, in his final live action role stars with Helen Mirren about the moral and practical outcome of a drone strike in rural Kenya, thrashed out at British HQ. Helen Mirren stars as Colonel Katherine Powell, a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance she discovers targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from "capture" to "kill." But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute, over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare. Alan Rickman's final appearance greatly added to this well-made, perceptive political thriller. UK/South Africa 2015 Gavin Hood 102m


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Alan Rickman: A Much‑Loved Villain An illustrated talk by Philip Kemp Alan Rickman ranks with George Sanders and Basil Rathbone as one of the great screen villains. Nature had suited him for it, with his rich, deep, languid delivery and long sardonic features, and from Hans Gruber through the Sheriff of Nottingham to Professor Severus Snape he invariably provided nuanced and deeply satisfying villainy. But romantic costume drama (‘Sense and Sensibility’), comedy (‘Galaxy Quest’) and even animated voice‑overs (the Blue Caterpillar in ‘Alice in Wonderland’) fell well within his scope. This talk will consider some of his best‑known roles – and some of the least familiar. Philip Kemp is a freelance reviewer and film historian, a regular contributor to Sight & Sound and Total Film, and teaches Film Journalism at the University of Leicester.

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Philip Kemp Film Historian & Reviewer Some film festivals – you know the ones I mean – feel like an oligarch’s superyacht: huge, glitzy, expensive, packed with famous faces, officious staff and intrusive PR people. And some feel more like a traditional river-steamer: relaxed, informal, easy-going and utterly devoid of pretension. (But where, nonetheless, the occasional famous face may well pop up, mercifully shorn of their entourage). Chichester International Film Festival ranks high among the second category. Under the benign guidance of Roger Gibson and his team, operating out of a converted Victorian school, it offers each August a stimulating mix of premieres, previews, recent releases from all round the globe, intriguing retrospectives on specific actors, genres and film-makers, surveys of national cinemas and treasures from the archive. Plus special events: live gigs; links with the Chichester Festival Theatre; Q&A’s with directors and illustrated talks. Having been privileged to present a few of the latter, I can testify that CIFF audiences are invariably enthusiastic, responsive and impressively well-informed – and all achieved on a budget that probably wouldn’t pay the complimentary champagne bill at Cannes. Yet ticket prices remain amazingly modest, and each year the selection of films seems to become wider, more eclectic and more tempting, offering us every style from the shamelessly entertaining to the intellectually challenging. And the substantial festival booklet is a pleasure to read in itself. Happy 25th anniversary, Chichester – may the next quarter-century prove even more successful!

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Ingrid Bergman

With the new release of the excellent documentary on Ingrid Bergman, we are supporting this with two of her films: The first collaboration with Roberto Rossellini (‘Stromboli’ ‑ 1949), and her last film ‘Autumn Sonata’ (1978) directed by her namesake Ingmar Bergman. Booking Ref

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Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words

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Stromboli Land of God Stromboli Karen (Ingrid Bergman) is a young woman from Lithuania who marries fisherman Antonio (Mario Vitale) to escape from a prison camp after being promised a great life on his home island of Stromboli. Karen soon discovers the island is harsh and barren, with the locals acting in a hostile manner towards this strange, foreign woman, Karen increasingly becomes despondent, looking for ways to escape this new life. This Italian neorealism classic is renowned for being the result of a letter that Bergman wrote to Rossellini, in which she spoke of her admiration for his work and how she wanted to make a film with him. The letter consequently sparked the infamous affair between Rossellini and Bergman which began during the production of the film. (Subtitles) Italy 1949 Roberto Rossellini 95m

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A captivating look behind the scenes of the remarkable life of a young Swedish girl who became one of the most celebrated actresses of American and World cinema. In spring 2011, director Stig Björkman meets Ingrid Bergman's daughter Isabella Rossellini and she suggests to "make a film about Mama". Through Isabella, Stig is able to tell Ingrid's story through her own words and images. Seven time Academy Awardnominee (three time winner), Bergman was one of the most talented actresses of Hollywood's Golden Age with great performances in films such as ‘Casablanca’ (1942) (showing at our Drive-In Movie Event on Sun August 7), ‘Gaslight’ (1944) and ‘Autumn Sonata’ (1978). The documentary includes never-before-seen private footage, notes, letters, diaries and interviews. An extraordinary documentary feature which gained a Special Mention at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in 2015. (Some subtitles) Sweden 2015 Stig Björkman 114m

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Autumn Sonata Höstsonaten While some of Ingmar Bergman’s actors consistently gave great performances over a number of films, the greatest one‑off performance in a film of his is that of his namesake, Ingrid, in this, her last film before she died of cancer. Well into her seventh decade, Ingrid Bergman’s beauty as an aging concert pianist, Charlotte, is striking, especially in contrast with her daughter played by Liv Ullman. Ullman’s astonishingly attractive looks (which dominate such classics as ‘Persona’ and ‘Cries and Whispers’) are convincingly masked by the dowdy attire, owlish glasses and prissy manner which give great credibility to her depiction of a priest’s wife, unloved by and resentful of her mother. (Subtitles) Sweden 1978 Ingmar Bergman 89m

Wed 24 Aug 16:15 (Studio)

Andrew Eaton Producer, Revolution Films My first visit to the Festival was in 1999 at the 8th Festival. I came to introduce a screening of the film I produced that year, “Wonderland”. It was the early years of my film producing career and getting a film in to production was a very difficult thing to do. Since then I’ve managed to produce another thirty-six films. I’ve been back to the Festival quite a few times, with a season of the films I’ve made with my partner in our company, Revolution Films, director Michael Winterbottom also with “Rush” (and one of its stars, Daniel Brühl) and last year I was working with John Lithgow (on the new Netflix series “The Crown”) and brought him along to introduce his film “Love is Strange”. Despite the fact I’ve been producing feature films for over twenty years and despite recent successes, the British independent film sector feels to me as challenging and difficult a space as it did when I first started. Good ideas and good material are always hard to find and investors are still cagey about taking a gamble on film. It may not get any easier but I still feel like I’m living out my boyhood dream. In 1999 we had a cottage at Birdham where we came for weekends but seven years ago I moved out of London and am permanently based just outside Chichester. I hope this is going to mean I will grow old gracefully in West Sussex and get to savour the wonderful, life-affirming Film Festival, which goes from strength to strength every year.

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Andrei Tarkovsky Sculpting Time (1946‑2016)

A major retrospective of all seven films by Andrei Tarkovsky ‑ the true Master of Cinema. The most famous Soviet film-maker since Sergei M. Eisenstein, Andrei Tarkovsky (the son of noted poet Arseniy Tarkovsky) studied music and Arabic in Moscow before enrolling in the Soviet film school V.G.I.K. He shot to international attention with his first feature, ‘Ivan's Childhood’ (1962), which won the top prize at the Venice Film Festival. This resulted in high expectations for his second feature ‘Andrei Rublev’ (1969), which was banned by the Soviet authorities until 1971. After ‘Nostalgia’ (1983), shot in Italy (with official approval), Tarkovsky defected to Europe. His last film, ‘The Sacrifice’ (1986) was shot in Sweden with many of Ingmar Bergman's regular collaborators, and won an almost unprecedented four prizes at the Cannes Film Festival. His work is characterized by long takes, unconventional dramatic structure, distinctly authored use of cinematography, and spiritual and metaphysical themes. His contribution to cinema was so influential that works done in a similar way are described as Tarkovskian. "Tarkovsky for me is the greatest (director), the one who invented a new language, true to the nature of film, as it captures life as a reflection, life as a dream." Ingmar Bergman. Our retrospective will screen all seven of his films in chronological order with a talk by distinguished film historian Ian Christie. Booking Ref

Ivan’s Childhood (1962) Andrei Tarkovsky's debut feature is an extraordinarily moving and powerful story of war and revenge. Determined to avenge his family's death at the hands of the Nazis, 12 year-old Ivan joins a Russian partisan regiment as a scout, where he becomes indispensable for his ability to slip unnoticed behind enemy lines. But, as his missions become increasingly dangerous, it is decided that he must be removed from the front line. Ivan resists and convinces his commanding officers to allow him to carry out one last expedition. (Subtitles) USSR 96m

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Solaris (1972) Released in 1972, ‘Solaris’ is Andrei Tarkovsky's third feature and his most far-reaching examination of human perceptions and failings. It's often compared to Kubrick's ‘2001’, investigate disappearances on the space but although both bring a metaphysical station orbiting the planet Solaris, only dimension to bear on space exploration, to be confronted by his past in the guise ‘Solaris’ has a claustrophobic intensity which of his dead wife, magnetically portrayed grips the attention over spans of typically by Natalya Bondarchuk. The ending is Tarkovskian stasis. Donatas Banionis is enigmatic. (Subtitles) sympathetic as the cosmonaut sent to USSR 169m

Pat Bowman Past cinema PR, Committee member and Lifetime Member. It was 1991 and I was wrong. Roger astonished me with his usual bold ambition and singlemindedness: 'Next year we are going to have a Film Festival' ‘Impossible dream,’ I said. Roger does not recognise the word 'impossible'! But we were a fledgling film society with parlous finances, uncertain audiences and scarce volunteers. Ross, the projectionist, dealt with piles of film canisters, his sister with the computerless box office. The seats, hard plastic chairs, were all very village hall, we had no studio use, the 'old guard 'centre management sometimes tricky. Sponsorship was non-existent with only sympathy from the Local Authority. We had no marketing operation. However, the first festival was a modest success, 'As You Like It' introduced by director Christine Ezzard. Since then, governance, management, staffing, equipment, auditorium, catering and volunteer support has improved. The future looks good for the Festival and the Cinema; independent cinemas are doing well countrywide attracting loyal audiences who want to see films beyond the commercial mainstream in surroundings without eating, talking and electronic devices. We must keep up with technical developments and changing social patterns. On we go!

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ANDREI TARKOVSKY

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Mirror (1974)

Thu 25 Aug 20:45 (Studio)

This is the celebrated Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky's most autobiographical work in which he reflects upon his own childhood and the destiny of the Russian people. The film's many layers intertwine real life and family relationships - Tarkovsky's father, the poet Arseny Tarkovsky, reads his own poems on the soundtrack and Tarkovsky's mother appears as herself - with memories of childhood, dreams and nightmares. From the opening sequence of a boy being cured of a stammer by hypnotism, to a scene in a printing works which encapsulates the Stalinist era, ‘Mirror’ has an extraordinary resonance and repays countless viewings. (Subtitles) USSR 103m

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Stalker (1979)

Sun 21 Aug 10:30

Tarkovsky’s second foray into science fiction after ‘Solaris’ is a surreal and disturbing vision of the future. Deep within the Zone, a bleak and devastated forbidden landscape, lies a mysterious room with the power to grant the deepest wishes of those strong enough to make the hazardous journey there. Desperate to reach it, a scientist and a writer approach the Stalker, one of the few able to navigate the Zone’s menacing terrain, and begin a dangerous trek into the unknown. Hauntingly exploring man s dreams and desires, and the consequences of realising them, ‘Stalker’ , adapted from Arkady & Boris Sturgatsky s novel ‘Roadside Picnic’, has been described as one of the greatest science fiction films of all time. (Subtitles) USSR 185m

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Nostalgia (1984)

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The Russian poet Andrei Gorchakov, accompanied by guide and translator Eugenia, is traveling through Italy researching the life of an 18th-century Russian composer. In an ancient spa town, he meets the lunatic Domenico, who years earlier had imprisoned his own family in his house for seven years to save them from the evils of the world. Seeing some deep truth in Domenico's act, Andrei becomes drawn to him. In a series of dreams, the poet's nostalgia for his homeland and his longing for his wife, his ambivalent feelings for Eugenia and Italy, and his sense of kinship with Domenico become intertwined. Winner of the Grand Prix de Creation and FIPRESCI prize at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival. (Subtitles) USSR/Italy 120m


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(1986) Andrei Tarkovsky's final film from 1986, which was given the Grand Prix Spécial du Jury at Cannes. The setting is a Bergmanesque summer house in Sweden, in which Bergman's own repertory player Erland Josephson plays Alexander, a retired actor and author of great distinction, who is about to celebrate a sombre and faintly melancholy birthday in the company of his beautiful English-born wife Adelaide, played by Susan Fleetwood, along with children, servants, friends and locals. A radio announcement warns of an imminent nuclear apocalypse, and that night Alexander begs God to spare the world and in return he will destroy his family and everything he holds dear. The next morning everything has returned to normal, and it is apparently now up to Alexander to fulfil his side of the bargain with God. (In Swedish with English Subtitles) Sweden/ UK/ France 139m Following the morning screening of ‘The Sacrifice’ the distinguished film historian Ian Christie will give an illustrated talk on the films of Tarkovsky in the Studio from 14:00.

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The Many Faces of Tarkovsky:

Trying to make sense of a myth Andrei Tarkovsky became Soviet cinema's most famous filmmaker since Eisenstein, in a career that faced similar obstacles and allowed him to make only the same small number of films. Often cast as a dissident and a martyr, he also enjoyed great privileges and belonged to a generation that called Soviet dogma and cliché into question. Thirty years after his death, and nearly as long since the Soviet system collapsed, are we any closer to understanding this complex figure and his films? Ian Christie is a film historian who interviewed Tarkovsky on his first visit to Britain in 1981 and edited the first book about him by a Russian. He has written extensively on Russian cinema and organised many retrospectives and exhibitions.

Sat 27 Aug 14:00 (Studio)

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Focus on the Refugee (1946‑2016)

We offer two outstanding awarding‑winning documentaries centred on the island of Lampedusa, and a programme of short documentaries from Turkey. Booking Ref

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Fire at Sea Fuocoammare Capturing life on the Italian island of Lampedusa, a frontline in the European migrant crisis. Winner of the Golden Bear at this year’s Berlinale. Rosi spent months living on the Mediterranean island, capturing its history, culture and the current everyday reality of its 6,000-strong local population, as hundreds of migrants land on its shores on a weekly basis. The resulting documentary focuses on 12-year-old Samuele, a local boy who loves to hunt with his slingshot and spend time on land, even though he hails from a culture steeped in the sea. As the film proceeds it becomes clear that the early focus on Samuele and his compatriots is crucial, not only in suggesting how little the passage of the migrants through the island seems to affect the daily lives of most Lampedusans, but also in rendering the film watchable: were it focused exclusively on the experiences of the migrants, it might be too distressing to bear. The crucial figure in the movie is the doctor, who effectively serves as the link between the two seemingly separate worlds on view. Compulsory viewing for all those politicians and others who would refuse these people a safe haven and a new home. (Subtitles) Italy/France 2016 Gianfranco Rosi 114m

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Ellen Cheshire Writer and past General Manager Film Festivals – an essential part of our film landscape. In 1896 audiences were enthralled by the new wonder of the age – 'electric animated pictures’. In 1946 cinema attendance in the UK was at its peak and Chichester boasted three cinemas. By 1980 it had none. When the first UK multiplex opened in 1985, film distributors imagined that with so many screens, at least one would be dedicated to foreign or independent cinema. Sadly this wasn't to be. What has become increasingly vital to the film exhibition landscape are Film Festivals. They range from those with a popular mixed programme to specialist ones focusing on a particular genre, theme or style. There are Festivals that take place in cinemas or ones that match the film to a unique location. No matter where or what film you are seeing, the atmosphere of a Film Festival is special, as you know that you are being given the chance to see a film that otherwise may be very difficult to see.

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Lampedusa in Winter

Sat 13 Aug 14:15 (Studio)

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The tiny community at the edge of Europe is engaged in a desperate fight for dignity, and for solidarity with those who many consider the cause of the ongoing crisis: the African boat people. The Italian “refugee island” of Lampedusa is in the firm grip of winter’s tristesse. Tourists have left, and the remaining refugees fight to be taken to the mainland. As a fire destroys the worn down ferry that connects the island to Italy, the mayor Giusi Nicolini and the local fishermen struggle for a new ship. The strongest and most haunting scenes include the initial S.O.S.; a search through a capsized boat; the collection of belongings salvaged from the sea; and the final rescue mission which in a way circled back to the beginning of the movie. While winning awards at many European film festivals since premiering at Locarno, Brossmann was most proud to screen it in April for the European Parliament, after a heated panel discussion on the need for safe, legal migrant routes. He hopes it will continue to raise consciousness about the issue, even as antipathy to migrants has risen in his home country. (Subtitles) Austria/ Italy/ Switzerland 2015 Jakob Brossmann 93m

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Three Short Films on Refugees from Turkey On The Border Three refugees who escaped from the war in Syria leave everything behind and go to Şanliurfa - Turkey. They see the war through different eyes but share the same sorrow. (Subtitles) Turkey 2016 Tayfun Dalkılıç 13m

Biji Biji Kobane 2015. Kobane was attacked with four car bombs before ISIS entered the city and laid siege. Along with several Kurds we search for an injured friend on a day that Kobane residents will remember as one of the most brutal after the end of the conflict in January of this year. Italy/Turkey 2016 Francesco Scarfò 10m

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Tue 16 Aug 14:15 (Studio)

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A World of Animation

This year the Festival presents an exciting collection of feature length and short films exploring various forms of animation with live action, stop motion and CGI from around the world. Booking Ref

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Reveries of a Solitary Walker An amazing combination of live action, stop‑motion animation, cut‑out animation, and computer graphics. Three characters in three different ages are united by a dream of freedom and a small masterpiece of literature. A journey through the mysterious and timeless aspirations, sufferings and ‘Reveries’ of a poet, of a young student and a child lost in the woods. Paolo Gaudio, the director is the author of short films in the fantasy genre, he has been involved for years experimenting with animation techniques such as stop‑motion, cut‑out animation and computer graphics. (Subtitled) (Budget €150,000) Italy 2014 Paolo Gaudio 73m

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Murderous Tales Smrtelné Historky

Thu 18 Aug 18:15 (Studio)

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An amazing special-effect laden animation for adults, combining live actors with animation, puppets and back projection. It contains three stories: ‘Antonio Cacto’, ‘Lighthouse’ and ‘The Big Man’, plus three ultra-short films called ‘Charge the Dragon’. Each episode uses different production technology and is in a different genre, but both their form and their content are related. All the episodes are about double standards and the topics of heroism and death. Something very small meets something very big (a tiny knight meets a huge dragon, an old Mexican goblin meets a man, a tiny Professor meets real-life cows, two mobsters meet the Big Man). All these meetings result in the heroic death of the small principal characters. Each theme sees heroism and death differently. Wonderfully inventive, grotesque, humorous, and in the Czech tradition of Jan Svankmajer. (Subtitles) Czech Republic 2016 Jan Bubenicek 80m


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The Magic Train This beautiful Chinese film with minimum dialogue combines mainly animated sequences with some live action sequences. The story of ‘The Magic Train’ is based on an deeply humanistic feelings drawn from American Born Chinese girl called Lin Lin, a combination of traditional and modern who experienced a series of amazing things Chinese life. The feeling of the film is like during a trip to China. The film consists of a song; a picture; a poem; or a dream, that ten different stories in sequence, with very will touch the heart of children different of little dialogue, and a musical soundtrack all ages. adapted from traditional well‑known Chinese China 2105 Joe Chang 87m music scores. With a unique animation style and technique, the film reveals

Barbara Stewart Ely past Trustee I arrived in Chichester from London in 1991 and, discovered, oh joy! a nearby independent cinema. At first a volunteer, I joined the Committee alongside Pat Bowman, planning the 1st Film Festival for August 1992, with 50 screenings including European and British films. Audience (and volunteer) numbers were small and we pushed the seat “rake” back after performances. Seating was very uncomfortable, and patrons brought cushions. Since then the Festival has flourished. Roger and Jo Gibson (festival founders) organised visitors such as Ken Loach, Mike Leigh and Tony Palmer, Alec Guinness, just after an eye operation, arriving with a fetching black silk eye patch. Anita Roddick was an active Vice President and contributed to the fun. Food has figured large: fiestas and barbecues under a blue awning with local restaurant involvement. Our Opening and Closing Galas are now at Brasserie Blanc and the NPCA runs the Centre Bar. Nowadays, Festival performances are frequently sold out, and the place is a-buzz for 3 weeks. The 25th Festival will be extra special, and I can’t wait!

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A WORLD OF ANIMATION

Animations from Around the World (11 shorts 61m) Booking Ref

Eurotango (Argentina) An animated fantasy where two parallel stories unfold to the beat of a tango. Argentina 2014 Jorge Beneditti 7m

Heart And Soul (USA) ‘Heart and Soul’ is about opposing personalities conflicting in the body. USA 2016 Pierre Zah 2m15

Sole Music (UK) Focusing on the variety of shoes on our streets, and accompanied by a great jazz soundtrack, this is a bright, funny and vibrant animation. UK 2016 Zoe Matthews 3m20 Sun 21 Aug 20:45 (Studio)

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El Columpino (Venezuela) An animated tale where life, time, nature and freedom are intertwined. Hold on because this will be the trip of a lifetime! Venezuela 2015 George Rojas 9m

The Other Colour (Iran) ‘The Other Colour’ is an ironic story of the destructive effects of modernization on the environment and human mentality. Iran 2016 Ahmad Reza Asgari 2m

The Hunting Forest (USA) In this film, I created an exciting, mysterious and dangerous world inside a boy’s brain. Let’s enjoy the hunting game with him in the forest of mind. USA 2015 Dongjian Ji 2m

Timid Suction (UK) Timid Suction is a 2D, hand‑drawn animation short tackling everyday experiences of unhappy couples. Adopting a darkly comical tone, it depicts a growing domestic malaise within an ageing relationship. UK 2015 Kadesha Drija 4m

Rose Bleue (France) A man wandering in a post‑apocalyptic world with his ill wife who survives thanks to an incandescent blue rose in her chest. France 2015 Quentin Pointillart 5m30

The Hat (Bosnia) The story of an elderly grandfather living with two generations of his family in New York. He never takes off his plisi, the traditional white hat of Albania, and his grandsons can’t understand why he won’t adapt to his life in American. Bosnia/Kosovo 2015 Gjon Marku 10m

Line Of Dark Ink (Chile) Animation takes us to a journey, the journey of a wandering poet, the lines drawn that impact on a life experiences of the past, the consequences of choosing. Chile 2016 Pablo Arriagada 8m

Inkside Fonky Poulp (France) Oro is falling from the sky into a desert world... A terrible fight is about to begin between the warriors and the creatures that look like diabolical octopuses. France 2015 Stephane Chung 10m

Finding Dory Disney/Pixar’s new animated feature is the eagerly awaited follow up to ‘Finding Nemo’, and will be screening in the Open Air at Priory Park. USA 2016 Andrew Stanton 103m See Pg10 (Open Air Screenings) for full details Sat 6 Aug Dusk at Priory Park

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Audience Award Winners Feature Fiction Films

The Festival introduced the first Audience Award in 1999 with the 8th Film Festival. To mark our 25th Anniversary, we have selected films that you voted as best feature film from our Festivals between 2002 and 2015. The following 8 films have been selected from the Audience Award winners. Booking Ref

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Mrs Caldicott’s Cabbage War After her husband’s death, a widow starts looking for independence. She (Pauline Collins) is coerced into a her house, she decides it is time to act. A rest home by her manipulative son (Peter major factor in the success of the film is Capaldi) and daughter‑in‑law (Anna down some fine performances from the Wilson‑Jones) after the death of her bullying cast especially Pauline Collins, who never husband. In the Twilight Years Rest Home overplays. Its gentle satire provides quite a she finds herself under the authority of few moments of fun as it raises issues over manager Mr Hawksmoor (John Alderton) the treatment of the elderly in a society and a strict matron (Isla Blair). Appalled where business concerns for maximum profit at the conditions that she and her fellow from minimum investment take precedence inmates are subjected to, and slowly to care for the sick and elderly. becoming aware that her son and his wife UK 2002 Ian Sharp 106m have other reasons for moving her out of Audience Award 2006

Kexexili Mountain Patrol A moving true story about volunteers protecting antelope against poachers in the severe mountains of Tibet. For full details see Pg78 (Chinese Cinema) Wed 17 Aug 11:00

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Day Watch

Fri 19 Aug 20:30 (Studio)

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Séraphine

Sun 21 Aug 13:30

French drama based on French primitive painter Séraphine de Senlis. In 1914, Wilhelm Uhde (Ulrich Tukur), a famous German art collector, rents an apartment in the town close to Paris, in order to write and to take a rest from his hectic city life. The cleaning lady (Yolande Moreau) is a rather rough-and-ready forty-year-old who is the laughing stock of others. One day, Wilhelm, who has been invited by his landlady, notices a small painting lying about in her living room. He is stunned to learn that the artist is no other than Séraphine. This was France’s most honoured film in 2008, winner of seven Césars including best film and best actress. Not surprisingly our audience also awarded it best film in the 2009 Festival. (Subtitles) France 2008 Martin Provost 125m

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The Secret In Their Eyes El Secreto de sus Ojos

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The dizzying supernatural Russian epic which started with ‘Night Watch’. Once again the battle between the forces of Light (the Night Watch) and Dark (the Day Watch) threatens to crack open the world. Anton belongs to the Forces of the Light as do his powerful girlfriend and apprentice, but his son is a powerful teenager from the Darkness who Anton protects. When the balance between Light and Darkness is affected by the death of some evil vampires, Anton is framed and accused of the murders.A stunning, well executed action adventure film, with a sense of fun and originality. (Subtitles) Russia 2007 Timur Bekmambetov 132m

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A retired legal counsellor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases. In 1999, Benjamín Esposito (Ricardo Darín) is writing a novel using an old closed case as the source. In addition to seeing the grief of the victim's husband, his assistant Pablo, and department chief Irene were also personally affected by the case. This originally unheralded Argentinian film (far superior to the recent remake) suddenly garnered prizes worldwide including the Oscar for Best Foreign Film and our Audience Award for Best Film in the 2010 Festival. (Subtitles) Argentina 2010 Juan José Campanella 128m


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Untouchable Intouchables

Wed 24 Aug 13:30 (Studio)

This French comedy drama charting an unusual friendship was the surprise hit that captured the hearts of the world in 2012. Paul (François Cluzet), a rich aristocrat and habitual thrill-seeker, becomes quadriplegic after a paragliding accident. Alone in the world and unable to care for himself, he employs young Senegalese émigré Driss (Omar Sy) as his carer. Despite their very different backgrounds and outlooks on life, the two men quickly form a strong bond. This film will make you smile, twitch, laugh, sob, reflect, and wonder at how everything is possible, especially when you least expect it.(Subtitles) France 2011 Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano 112m

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Pride

Thu 25 Aug 15:45 (Studio)

A group of gay and lesbian activists in London combine to support a mining community in Wales during the Great Miner’s Strike of 1984-85. It's the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers' families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all... Funny, poignant, heart-warming and moving, with audiences always bursting into well-deserved applause. UK 2014 Matthew Warchus 115m

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Audience Award 2015

Tangerines Mandariinid

Fri 26 Aug 20:45 (Studio)

War in Georgia, Apkhazeti region in 1990. An Estonian man Ivo has stayed behind to harvest his crops of tangerines. In a bloody conflict in their miniature village, wounded men are left behind, and Ivo is forced to take them in - but they are from opposite sides. There is something of the tragicomic humour of Samuel Beckett about the men's predicament. The absurdity of two injured men desperate to kill one another is quickly established, although Urushadze also finds plenty of poignancy in the situation. The first Estonian film to make the foreign language Oscar shortlist. (Subtitles) Estonia/ Georgia 2014 Zaza Urushadze 90m

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Festival Archive History of the Chichester International Film Festival 1992-2015 The Chichester International Film Festival has grown over 25 years to become one of the most ambitious Film Festivals in terms of programming in the country. With Retrospectives and Tributes to some of the leading figures of our wonderful art form, honoured Film Makers who have paid the Festival a visit, and of course the countless Premieres and Previews of films from around the globe, some lucky enough to have been garnered the Audience Award for Best Film, which was introduced in 1999. There has always been a strong musical theme running through the years, and below we include the Live Music Events that have graced our Festival. The first Open Air screenings took place at Chichester Cathedral’s front lawn in 2008 (moving to Priory Park in 2010), and in 2009 the Festival introduced the ‘Surprise Film’, of which two have won the Audience Award. We hope this archive will serve both to document the history of ‘our’ Film Festival, as well as to remind us of the wonderful moments the Festival has given us over the past 25 years.

1992 Actors/Filmmakers/Visitors Christine Edzard (As You Like It)



1993 Actors/Filmmakers/Visitors Michael Relph (Saraband for Dead Lovers) The Gas Giants (Cabinet of Dr. Caligari) Retrospectives/Tributes/ Centenaries/Themes Richard Attenborough (7 Film Retrospective)

1994 Actors/Filmmakers/Visitors Michael Relph (Smallest Show on Earth) Censorship Debate (Margaret Ford, Brian Baxter) Retrospectives/Tributes/ Centenaries/Themes Mike Leigh (9)

1995 Actors/Filmmakers/Visitors Neil Brand (Blackmail - Silent Version) Retrospectives/Tributes/ Centenaries/Themes  Ken Loach (9) Early British Hitchcock 1930-38 (8)

1996 Actors/Filmmakers/Visitors Alec Guinness (Intro - Il Postino) Retrospectives/Tributes/ Centenaries/Themes Stephen Frears (8) H.G. Wells Centenary (3 + Talk) Musical Portraits (1st) Tony Palmer (7) Events with Live Music Archive Eve with Neil Brand Blackmail (Silent) with Andrew Youdell The Last Laugh with Gas Giants

1997 Actors/Filmmakers/Visitors Kathleen Turner (War of the Roses) Neil Brand (Archive Programme) Julian Richards (Darklands) Retrospectives/Tributes/ Centenaries/Themes David Puttman (6) Foreign Oscar Winners 1988-96 (8)

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1998 Actors/Filmmakers/Visitors John Schlesinger (Filmed Interview) Simon Callow (Scarlet Tunic) Simon Relph (Producer Land Girls) Keith Baxter (Chimes at Midnight) Tony Palmer (Parsifal - And Most Years Following) Derek Malcolm (Censorship) Retrospectives/Tributes/ Centenaries/Themes John Schlesinger (9 + Interview) Invitation to the Dance (4) Censorship Debate

1999 Actors/Filmmakers/Visitors Greta Scacchi (Red Violin, Tom's Midnight Garden) Ian Bannen (Waking Ted) John Madden (Shakespeare in Love) Phil Davies (Hold Back the Night Director) Andrew Eaton (Wonderland Producer) Retrospectives/Tributes/ Centenaries/Themes Hitchcock & Charles Laughton Centenaries (+ 2 Talks) Kenneth Branagh’s Shakespeare on Film (4) Michael Caine/Mike Hodges Retro (3) Musical Portraits (2nd) Tony Palmer (3) Audience Award Winner Run Lola Run

2000 Actors/Filmmakers/Visitors Mike Leigh (3 Films) Mike Figgis (Miss Julie) Jennifer & Gree Gossman (Tao of Steve – Co-Directors) Retrospectives/Tributes/ Centenaries/Themes Catherine Deneuve (8) Luis Bunuel Centenary (7 + Talk) New Chinese Cinema (5 + Talk) Musical Encounters (8) Audience Award Winner Billy Elliot

Mike Leigh 2000

2001 Actors/Filmmakers/Visitors Terence Davies (House of Mirth & Retro) Michael Winner (Chorus of Disapproval & 5 Films) John Madden (Captain Corelli's Mandolin) Jan Harlan & Tony Palmer (Kubrick Retro) Retrospectives/Tributes/ Centenaries/Themes Terence Davis (7 + Interview) Stanley Kubrick (9 + 2 Talks) Michael Winner Day (5 + Interview) 1st Gay & Lesbian Film Festival on Tour (6) 1st Late Night Extreme Cinema (7) Audience Award Winner Amelie from Montmartre

2002 Actors/Filmmakers/Visitors Don Boyd (My Kingdom) Nick Moran (Christie Malory's Own Double Entry) Alex Cox (Revenger's Tragedy) Retrospectives/Tributes/ Centenaries/Themes Akira Kurosawa (6 + Talk) Claude Chabrol (8 +Talk) Audience Award Winner Mrs Caldicott’s Cabbage War

2003 Retrospectives/Tributes/ Centenaries/Themes Bertrand Tavernier (8 + Talk) Anthony Minghella Day (3) & Ripley’s Talents (4 + Talk) New Asian Cinema (12 + Talk) Visconti Weekend (4 + Talk) Audience Award Winner Calendar Girls

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2006 Actors/Filmmakers/Visitors West Wittering Affair (Cast and Crew) Retrospectives/Tributes/ Centenaries/Themes Judi Dench (12 + Talk) Eric Rohmer (6 + Talk) Harold Pinter (7 + Talk) Carol Reed Centenary (2 + Talk) Kerry Fox 2004

2004 Actors/Filmmakers/Visitors Kerry Fox (Angel at My Table & Intimacy) Hamish McAlpine (Censorship / Tartan Films)

Audience Award Winner Kekexili Mountain Patrol

2007 Actors/Filmmakers/Visitors Ronald Harwood (The Dresser & Retro) Billy Eltringham (Mrs Radcliffe's Revolution - Writer)

Retrospectives/Tributes/ Centenaries/Themes Daniel Auteuil (12 + Talk) Alan Bennett (9 + Talk) 1st Focus on the Documentary (7) Meet the Censor Debate (3)

Retrospectives/Tributes/ Centenaries/Themes Isabelle Huppert (10 + Talk) Ronald Harwood (6 + Interview) Branagh & Olivier’s Shakespeare (9 + Talk) Ken Russell on TV (5 + Talk)

Audience Award Winner Best of Youth

Audience Award Winner Day Watch

2005 Actors/Filmmakers/Visitors David McKenzie (Asylum) David Warner (Suitable Case for Treatment) Retrospectives/Tributes/ Centenaries/Themes Maggie Smith (11 +Talk) Andrei Tarkovsky (7 +Talk) New African Cinema (7) South Bank Show Celebrates British Cinema 4progs Audience Award Winner March of the Penguins

2008 Actors/Filmmakers/Visitors Mark Harman (Boy in the Striped Pyjama's) Ken Trodd, Pat O'Connor (Month in the Country) Stephen Poliakoff - Writer, Peter Duffel - Director (Caught on a Train) Corin Redgrave (Stars Look Down) Julian Richards (Summer Scars) Matt Lidsey (Caught In the Act) Meneka Das (Little Box Of Sweets) Retrospectives/Tributes/ Centenaries/Themes Ken Trodd (18 + Panel Discussion) Michael Redgrave (7 + Talk) Vanessa Redgrave (7 + Talk) David Lean Early Films 1942-55 (7 + Talk) 1st Open Air Screening: High Society Audience Award Winner Conversations with my Gardener

Judy Dench 2006

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2009 Actors/Filmmakers/Visitors David Hare (Licking Hitler & Retro) Ken Russell (Gothic & Miranda Richardson Tribute) Bernard Rose (Kreutzer Sonata) Kurt Unger & Billy King (She Who Would Be Pope) Jan Dunn (The Calling) Peter Duffel (England Made Me) Derek Malcolm (Discussion) Retrospectives/Tributes/ Centenaries/Themes David Hare (10 & Q&A) Meryl Streep (12 + Talk) Jacques Tati (7) Natasha Richardson Tribute (5 + Ken Russell) Outside In On Film with Pallant House Gallery (5) Audience Award Winner SĂŠraphine Surprise Film Julie and Julia Open Air Screening Oklahoma (Chi. Cathedral)

2010 Actors/Filmmakers/Visitors Billy King (Made in Dagenham Writer) Nick Moran (The Kid & Telstar) Gordon Roddick (In the Land of the Free & BrightWide) Retrospectives/Tributes/ Centenaries/Themes Joseph Strick Tribute 1923-2010 (4) Colin Firth Retro (10 + Talk) Akira Kurosawa Centenary 1910-98 (5 +Talk) Viva Mexico & Surrealist Cinema (9 + Talk) BrightWide Docs / Gordon Roddick (4) Filming East Festival (Chinese) (5 + Talk)

Michael Winner 2001

2011 Actors/Filmmakers/Visitors Michael Winner (One Man Show) Brock Van Den Bogarde & John Coldstream (Dirk Bogarde Tribute) Robert Marshall (The Avengers) David Hare (The Browning Version-Intro) Laura Mulvey (Frida and Tina) Retrospectives/Tributes/ Centenaries/Themes Terence Rattigan Tribute 1911-77 (14 + Talk) Claude Chabrol Tribute1930-2010 (8) Frida & Diego/Pallant House Gallery (7) Mahler & Film Centenary 1860-1911 (7 + Talk) Dirk Bogarde Tribute (4 + Talk) Ian McKellen in Chichester (4) Peter Postlethwaite Tribute 1946-2011 (5 +Talk) Audience Award Winner The Help Surprise Film Jane Eyre Open Air Screenings Carmen (ROH) West Side Story

Audience Award Winner The Secret in Their Eyes Surprise Film Certified Certificate Open Air Screening My Fair Lady (Chi. Cathedral)

Derek Jacobi 2012

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2013 Actors/Filmmakers/Visitors Kevin Brownlow (It Happened Here) Marcus Markov (Papadopoulos and Sons) Tony Britten (In Love with Alma Cogan) Tristan Lorraine (Shady Lady) Robert Mullen (Letters to Sofia and Gitel)

Virginia MacKenna 2012

2012 Actors/Filmmakers/Visitors Derek Jacobi (Love is the Devil & Retro) Sarah Miles (Term of Trial) Lisl Russell (Tribute to Ken Russell) Virginia McKenna (Lewis Gilbert – Retro) Retrospectives/Tributes/ Centenaries/Themes Lawrence Olivier & Chichester Theatre (+ Talk) Sarah Miles & Olivier (4) Derek Jacobi in Chichester (6) Theo Angelopoulos Tribute (6 + Talk) Ken Russell Tribute by Lissie Russell (3)

Retrospectives/Tributes/ Centenaries/Themes Kristin Scott Thomas (8 + Talk and Discussion) Charlotte Rampling (9 + Talk) Francois Ozon (8 + Talk) 6 Wine Films to Savour Live Jazz & Film: Bobby Wellins Chichester Festival Connections (4 +Talk) Audience Award Winner Any Day Now Surprise Film Blue Jasmine Open Air Screenings Planes The Great Escape

Audience Award Winner Untouchable (Surprise Film) Surprise Film Untouchable Open Air Screenings Brave Guys and Dolls John Lithgow - 2015

Daniel Bruhl 2014

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2015

Actors/Filmmakers/Visitors Andrew Eaton (Michael Winterbottom-Retro) Daniel Brühl (Rush) Hannes Schule (Lauda) Asli Bayram (Shanghai Gypsy) Tony Palmer (Dvorak in Love) Michael Cowan (Night Train to Lisbon & Lauda) Andrew Sinclair (Under Milkwood) Alistair Audsley & David Armstrong (Watchmaker's Apprentice) David Shiel - Director (David Jones)

Actors/Filmmakers/Visitors Carl Davis (On Chaplin) John Lithgow (Love Is Strange) Martha Fiennes (Onegin) Ralph Fiennes, Natalia Ivanova & Vera Glagoleva (Two Women) Sylvia Collier (Tasting My Future) Robert Mullen (We Will Sing) John Woolf (Park Lane Group & William Alwyn)

Retrospectives/Tributes/ Centenaries/Themes Michael Winterbottom/Andrew Eaton (9 + Talk) Dylan Thomas Centenary (3) East Meets West (20) Live Jazz & Film: Stan Tracey / Bobby Wellins

Retrospectives/Tributes/ Centenaries/Themes Julianne Moore (7 + Talk) Orson Welles Centenary (10) Czech Cinema / New Wave (12 + Talk) Polish Cinema / New Wave (7) New Russian Cinema (12 + Talk) William Alwyn Film Music / Live Music (10 +Talk) Live Jazz & Film Latin American / Chico & Rita

Audience Award Winner Pride (Surprise Film) Halima’s Path (East Meets West Audience Award)

Audience Award Winner Tangerines We Shall Sing (Low Budget Independent Audience Award)

Surprise Film Pride

Surprise Film The Irrational Man

Open Air Screenings Oh What a Lovely War (Postponed due to Rain) Some Like It Hot

Open Air Screenings Inside Out Sound of Music

Rosemary Coxon Education Officer Film was a part of my life from an early age – children’s matinees at the Beeston Essoldo Cinema were definitely part of my youthful pastimes in Nottingham. As an undergraduate, I marvelled at the Russian ‘Hamlet’ and ‘The Seventh Seal’ at the university film club. However, it was as an English teacher in various secondary schools that I really appreciated the value of film in bringing books alive. As my English department would say when we discussed which books to teach for ‘A’ level and GCSE, “Is there a film of this text?” Obviously, I am now far more knowledgeable about film - as Education Officer my horizons have been expanded. I still have much to learn, however and the Film Festival this year and those in the recent past will thrill, educate and entertain all who attend- and I will certainly be one of them!

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TICKET PRICES & BOOKING FORM

Booking in advance is strongly recommended during the Film Festival, as many screenings are likely to sell out. All tickets can be booked either in person, by telephone, by email or through the post. A booking fee of 50p per ticket will be charged to all phone and internet bookings, unless you are a Friend of the cinema, whereby there is no fee for internet bookings. Payments can be made by cash, major credit/debit cards, or cheque (payable to Chichester Cinema at New Park). For postal bookings, please send the booking form below with payment to: Chichester Cinema at New Park, New Park Road, Chichester, PO19 7XY, along with a stamped, self‑addressed envelope if you would like your tickets sent to you. Box Office Hours during the Film Festival are 10.30am to 8.30pm, and 12.30pm to 8.30pm outside of the festival. Please note that during the busy half hour sales period before each screening, we may not be able to deal with advance bookings, and we thank you in advance for your understanding.

ADMISSION PRICES £8.50 Auditorium Screenings £6.00 Studio Talks & Screenings £6.00 Roundhill Picture Palace Special Events  as individually priced

SPECIAL OFFERS* Buy 5 Films – Get 1 more Free Buy 10 Films – Get 3 more Free Buy 15 Films – Get 5 more Free These offers above exclude Special Events, Opening and Closing Galas. (Cheapest ticket will be counted as Free ticket)

TICKET RETURNS Please note that we cannot refund or credit your account during the Film Festival, However we can still exchange your ticket for another film during this period. *Please mention any offer before booking. Please note that there are no Friends, Senior Citizens, Students, Unwaged or Young Screen Scene discounts available during the Film Festival unless otherwise stated.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The Staff and Trustees of Chichester Cinema at New Park acknowledge and thank the outstanding team of Cinema and Bar Volunteers both during the 2016 International Film Festival and throughout the cinematic year. A very special thank you also goes out to the Friends of the Cinema whose support makes this Cinema and Festival what it is today, and the New Park Centre for providing a wonderful venue for the Festival.

Trustees David Brown, Michael Cox, John Fitzpatrick, Debbie Ford, Mike Jennings, Richard Wilde and Michael Woolley. Artistic Director Roger Gibson General Manager Walter Francisco Projection Mark Bradshaw – Chief Projectionist; James Stokes – Senior Projectionist; Paul Stanley & Howard Johnson ‑ Assistant Projectionists.

Front of House Manager Henry Beltran Box Office Ninian McGuffie, Tom Clear, Nina Hebden and Chyan Francisco Accounts Jayne Burnell PR & Marketing Carol Godsmark Film Transport Bob Sainsbury Programme Design TGDH Gala Catering Brasserie Blanc

Festival Sponsors This Festival has been enabled by the BFI and the University of Chichester.

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You will notice this logo next to their sponsored films.

Thank you to the Musical Acts at the Open Air Screenings, to Covers for their support at the Drive-In, and to The Hungry Guest for their support at the Festival Launch. And a very special thank you to all the Film Distributors who have allowed us to screen the 100+ films this year.

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Wheelchair users welcome, but as space is limited it is essential to book.

Tickets cannot be refunded, but credit can be added to your account if you cancel or exchange your tickets. A minimum of 24 hours notice prior to the films performance is required.

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The auditorium is fitted with an induction loop. Guide dogs welcome

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