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10 – 27 August 2017

Premieres & Previews

• Treasures & Documentaries • David Lynch Revisited • Jazz, Opera & Art on Film • Andrzej Wajda Retrospective • Mick Csaky Retrospective • New Romanian Cinema Tilda Swinton Retrospective

Sir John Hurt Retrospective

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Index

12.08 East Of Bucharest 76 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days 76 444 Days 57 7 Days 24 Aberrante 43 Africa Live: The Roll Back Malaria Concert 58 Alone In Berlin 15 Amun 44 Andrzej Wajda: Man Of History Talk 66 Arsenal 84 Babylondon 47 Back To Burgundy 11 Beyond The Hills 77 A Bigger Splash 64 Blood And Glory 33 Blue Velvet 88 Blue Velvet Revisited 89 Botticelli Inferno 73 Breaking Point 47 Broken Hearts Club 48 Bumbai Bird 44 Buster Plays Buster (Steamboat Bill Jr. / Buster Keaton) 70 Caravaggio 62 Caravans Of Gold 56 Cars 8 A Change In The Weather 18 Chasing Trane 69 City Of Ghosts 39 Daphne 13 David Hockney At The Royal Academy Of Arts 74 David Lynch: The Art Life 89 The Death Of Loiis Xiv 25 The Death Of Mr Lazarescu 76 Death On A Rock 45 Delirium 16 Detour 35 Die Entfuhrung Aus Dem Serail 71 Dirty Dancing 9 Doing Nothing All Day 49 Dolores 21 Dunkirk 12 East Of Elephant Rock 79 The Elephant Man 80 The End Of St Petersburg 83 An Englishman In New York 81 The Field 81 Final Portrait 12 Forgive – Don’t Forget 49 From The Land Of The Moon 22 The Ghoul 17

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A Good Day To Die The Graduate Graduation Hampstead The Hidden Corner Himalaya The Hit Hotel Salvation How We Watch Talk Howards End I Am Love An Inconvenient Sequel Innocent Soccerers Insyriated Interlude In Prague Inversion Irréprochable The Jazz Ambassadors John Hurt Talk Julia Kamper Katyn Killing The Dragon La Bohème La Strada La Traviata Land Of Mine The Last Word Le Doulos Letters From Baghdad The Lodger (Live Piano) Loving Vincent Ludwig A Man Called Ove Man Of Marble Manhattan Maudie Mick Csáky: Telling True Stories Talk The Midwife A Mindful Choice The Minister Mozart In Turkey Mulholland Drive The Music Of Strangers My Blind Date With Life My Journey Through French Cinema My One And Only The Naked Civil Servant Nicolas & Alexandra Nocturama October (With Live Piano)

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Low Budget Independents 43 Treasures From The Archive 51 Mick Csaky Retrospective 55 Tilda Swinton Retrospective 61 Andrzej Wajda Retrospective 66 Jazz On Film 68 Opera And Art For The Festival 71 New Romanian Cinema 75

The Odyssey 27 One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest 52 Only Lovers Left Alive 63 Orlando 62 The Other Side Of Hope 21 Outcaste 49 The Outsider 29 Patti Cake$ 34 Plácido Domingo: A Musical Life 56 Raphael: The Lord Of The Arts 73 The Red Turle 26 Reds 84 Risk 40 The Road To Mandalay 32 Romanian Cinema Talk 75 Russian Revolution Talk 82 Scandal 80 Scribe 26 The Seasons In Quincy 64 Serial Box Screenings 86 She, The Sergeant Matacho 31 The Shepherd 19 Sherlock – The Final Problem 85 Short Distance 45 The Shout 79 Silent Cinema 90 Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother Of Rock & Roll 58 Souvenir 23 The Square 25 SS-Gb 86 Stanley: Man Of Variety 46 Step 41 Storage 45 Tales From The Golden Age 77 The Tell Tale Heart 46 That Good Night 16 Tilda Swinton – An Alien In Her Comfort Zone Talk 61 The Tree Of Wooden Clogs 52 A Tribute: Life And Work Of Bobby Wellins (Gig/Dreams Are Free) 68 Water & Sugar 39 We Need To Talk About Kevin 63 A Wedding 24 Welcome Aboad 23 Whitney: Can I Be Me? 38 Williams 41 Women Of Freedom 47 Zoology 19

John Hurt Retrospective Russian Revolution Centenary Serial Box David Lynch Revisited Celebrating Silent Cinema Acknowledgements Ticket Prices & Booking Form Screening Locations

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26th Chichester International Film Festival! Artistic Director Introduction 2017 Welcome back! Following our five and a half weeks shut down, many of our patrons are no doubt suffering withdrawal symptoms. Now you can delight in selecting from almost 150 films in 18 days (plus the open-air events) from over 30 countries in our 5 separate screens. With the cinema being closed over so many weeks, the Festival has included a number of new releases from those 2 months which would have escaped a Chichester screening, so I have selected some of the plums including ‘Dunkirk’, ‘Maudie’, ‘Hampstead’, ‘The Other Side of Hope’, ‘Souvenir’, ‘Odyssey’ etc. However, over 40 of our new films are either UK premieres or previews, and we are especially delighted to welcome from abroad 3 directors to introduce/ Q&A their films; Shubhashish Bhutiani from India (‘Hotel Salvation’ - described as an art version of Best Exotic Marigold Hotel; Michael Rosel from Germany (‘Dolores’ - an intriguing psychological drama with fantastic elements); Llewelyn Greeff from South Africa (‘Blood and Glory’ - echoes of Escape to Victory set in the Boer War - with rugby!). In addition, we welcome film makers of 7 UK films to introduce and discuss their work. Direct from Cannes we are proud to have acquired early previews in Chichester of the controversial Palme d’Or winner ‘The Square’, and the popular hit at both Sundance and Cannes – ‘Patti Cake$’. At the other end of the film spectrum we are always keen to support independent film makers, and present 17 mainly UK premieres of low budget films from around the world, divided into Feature and Documentary sections for which there are 2 Audience Awards, so please do not forget to vote - these film makers are anxious for your feedback. This year we have 4 special live musical events with films including 2 masters of accompanying silent classics: John Sweeney returns for Eisenstein’s monumental classic ‘Oktober’, as part of the centenary of the Russian Revolution section: Stephen Horne accompanies Hitchcock’s creepy ‘The Lodger’, presented in St Johns Chapel, continuing our popular annual gothic theme with silent classics. Buster Plays Buster jazz group also returns with another Buster Keaton classic – ‘Steamboat Bill’, and finally we welcome Claire Martin and friends

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to present a live jazz tribute to the late great Bobby Wellins, preceded by the documentary on his life and work. We also pay tribute to the great Hungarian master Andrzej Wajda and British actor John Hurt, with 8 varied films including a preview of one on his last films ‘That Good Night’, introduced by director Eric Styles, plus an illustrated talk by director and personal friend of John’s, Don Boyd. We are continuing to explore more Eastern European cinema, with the 1917 Russian Revolution (with Ian Christie) and the underrated explosion on New Romanian Cinema of the past decade. Other retrospectives include the work of the enigmatic Tilda Swinton and all these areas will be fully supported by illustrated talks. For those looking for off-mainstream fare, there is the opportunity again to savour the bizarre world of David Lynch, including his masterpiece ‘Blue Velvet’, with 2 more feature films and 2 documentaries. We are also delighted to be able to present a selective retrospective on the documentary work of producer/director Mick Csáky, now our local film maker, who will be on hand to introduce some of his work including a sneak preview of his latest production The Jazz Ambassadors’. A new innovation this year will examine the relationship between pure cinema and TV series with Serial Boxes where complete episodes of Sherlock and SS-GB will be screened and discussed by producer Sally Woodward Gentle, screenwriter Robert Wade and critic Ian Haydn Smith. In an international Festival such as ours, the opportunity exists to experience films from countries that will never have a UK release. We hope you can take a chance and maybe explore some works that will never be seen again. A tip. If you are an inveterate Festival Fan, nimble and energetic, you should be able to skip from main auditorium, to Picture Palace and to the Studio to fit in many films, as they are scheduled not to overlap and allow for short gaps between each screening. With thanks to all staff and volunteers. Good viewing! Roger Gibson, Artistic Director July 2017


Grid Listing Fri 4 Aug Open Air Screening at Priory Park 19:30  Cars (U) 109m. Gates Open 19:30 – Film at Dusk (21:00 approx)

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Sat 5 Aug Open Air Screening at Priory Park 19:30 Dirty Dancing (30th Anniversary) (15) 100m. Gates Open 19:30 – Film at Dusk (21:00 approx)

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Thu 10 Aug Main Auditorium Opening Gala: 18:30  Hotel Salvation (PG) 101m Food from 18:30 – Film at 20:30

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Fri 11 Aug Main Auditorium 11:00 Howards End (PG) 142m 51 14:00 The Other Side of Hope (12A) 100m 21 16:15 Hotel Salvation (PG) 101m 10 18:45 Dunkirk (12A) 106m 12 21:00 Zoology (15) 91m 19 In the Studio 11:15 The Hidden Corner (Adv15) 83m 43 13:45 The Shepherd (Adv12A) 98m 19 16:00 Letters from Baghdad (PG) 95m 37 18:15 Caravaggio (18) 93m 62 20:00 The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (15) 150m76 Picture Palace 13:00  Caravans of Gold 50m + Intro 56

Sat 12 Aug Main Auditorium 11:00 The Elephant Man (15) 120m  13:30 Dunkirk (12A) 106m  16:00 Land of Mine (15) 110m  18:30 Final Portrait (15) 90m  20:45 The Midwife (12A) 117m  In the Studio 10:45  Nicholas and Alexandra (PG) 180m + Interval  14:30 Mick Csáky Talk: Telling True Stories 90m  16:30 The Naked Civil Servant (15) 78m  18:45 Orlando (PG) 93m  21:00 12:08 East of Bucharest (15) 86m  Picture Palace 13:00 Killing the Dragon (Adv15) 50m + Intro 

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Main Auditorium 10:45 La Strada (PG) 105m  13:00 Opera: Die Entfuhrung Aus Dem Serail 175m inc Interval  16:30 Kamper (Adv15) 90m  18:30 Dolores (Adv15) 99m + Q&A  21:00 The Other Side of Hope (15) 100m  In the Studio 10:30 Julia (15) 135m  14:00 The Shout (15) 86m  16:00  Plácido Domingo: A Musical Life 90m + Intro  18:15 A Good Day to Die (18) 87m  20:45 She, the Sergeant Matacho (Adv15) 93m  Picture Palace 13:30 Aberrante (Adv15) 80m 

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Mon 14 Aug Main Auditorium 11:00  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (15) 135m  52 13:45 Final Portrait (15) 90m  12 15:45  Raphael: The Lord of the Arts (U) 90m  73 17:45 Daphne (Adv15) 90m  13 20:00  Live Event: Buster Plays Buster / Steamboat Bill Jr (U) 120m + Interval  70 In The Studio 10:45 Dolores (15) 99m  21 13:00 444 Days 104m + Intro  57 15:30 The Hit (18) 98m  80 17:30 Amun (Adv12A) 82m  44 19:15 Reds (12A) 195m + Interval  84 Picture Palace 13:30 My One and Only (Adv15) 83m  44

Tue 15 Aug Main Auditorium 11:00 The Midwife (15) 117m  20 13:30 A Man Called Ove (15) 116m  22 15:45  From the Land of the Moon (15) 116m 22 18:15 Maudie (PG) 118m  31 20:45 Blue Velvet (18) 120m  88 In The Studio 11:15 Bumbai Bird (Adv15) 85m  44 13:15 Mozart in Turkey 90m + Intro  57 15:30 I Am Love (15) 114m  63 18:00 Blue Velvet Revisited (15) 85m + Q&A 89 20:30 Breaking Point (Adv15) 97m  47 Picture Palace 13:45 Babylondon (Adv15) 52m  47

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GRID LISTING Wed 16 Aug Main Auditorium 11:00  Ludwig (15) 255m + 25m Interval  16:00  Souvenir (15) 90m  18:30  Hampstead (12A) 103m  21:00 Insyriated (15) 85m  In The Studio 11:15 Irréprochable (15) 103m  13:15 Himalaya (U) 104m + Intro  15:45 Tilda Swinton Talk: An Alien in Her Comfort Zone 90m  18:15  We Need to Talk About Kevin (15) 110m  20:30  Scandal (18) 118m  Picture Palace 13:15  Women of Freedom (Adv15) 68m 

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Thu 17 Aug Main Auditorium 11:00  Hampstead (12A) 103m 13 13:30  The Road to Mandalay (15) 108m  32 15:45  Maudie (PG) 118m  31 18:15 Live Event: October with Piano Accompaniment (15) 105m + Intro  83 20:45  Mulholland Drive (15) 143m  88 In the Studio 11:15  Scandal (18) 118m  80 13:45 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days (15) 109m 76 16:15 Russian Revolution Talk: How to Show the Revolution 90m  82 18:30 Sister Rosetta Tharpe: Godmother of Rock & Roll 60m + Intro  58 20:15  Only Lovers Left Alive (15) 126m  63 Picture Palace 14:00  Broken Hearts Club (Adv15) 72m  48

Fri 18 Aug Main Auditorium 10:30  The Tree of Wooden Clogs (12A) 186m  52 14:00  Loving Vincent (PG) 95m  14 16:00  Souvenir (15) 90m  23 18:00 Interlude in Prague (15) 105m + Q&A  14 20:45  Nocturama (Adv18) 130m  28 In the Studio 11:00  Welcome Aboard (Adv15) 88m  23 13:45  Tales from the Golden Age (15) 126m 77 16:15 David Lynch: The Art Life 90m  89 18:15  The End of St Petersburg (PG) 88m  83 20:30 Africa Live: Roll Back Malaria Concert 104m + Intro  58 Picture Palace 14:15  Short Distance (Adv15) 61m  45

Sat 19 Aug  Main Auditorium 11:00  The Graduate (15) 105m  13:30  Interlude in Prague (15) 105m  16:00  Loving Vincent (PG) 95m  18:15  Alone in Berlin (12A) 103m  20:45  The Odyssey (15) 122m  In the Studio 11:15 7 Days (15) 96m  13:15 A Mindful Choice (PG) 73m + Q&A  15:30  The Field (12A) 105m  17:45  A Bigger Splash (15) 124m  20:15  Beyond the Hills (12A) 153m  Picture Palace 13:00  Arsenal (PG) 88m 

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Sun 20 Aug Main Auditorium 10:30 Le Doulos (Adv15) 90m  13 13:00 Live Opera: La Bohème (Teatro Antico, Sicily) 145m inc Interval  72 16:00  Daphne (Adv15) 90m  13 18:15 Delirium (PG) 105m + Q&A  16 21:00  Whitney: Can I Be Me? (15) 105m  38 In the Studio 11:00  A Bigger Splash (15) 124m  64 13:30  Graduation (15) 128m  77 16:15 Romanian Cinema Talk: The Romanians in Britain 90m  75 18:30 An Englishman in New York (15) 84m 81 20:45  7 Days (15) 96m  24 Picture Palace 11:30  Forgive – Don’t Forget (Adv15) 69m  49

Mon 21 Aug Main Auditorium 10:30  My Journey Through French Cinema (15) 195m + Interval  14:15  A Wedding (Adv15) 98m  16:15  Botticelli Inferno (PG) 96m  18:15  The Square (15) 142m  21:00  Chasing Trane (15) 104m  In the Studio 11:00 Death on a Rock (Adv15) 82m  14:00  The Seasons in Quincy (U) 90m 16:30 Innocent Sorcerers (12A) 85m  18:30  The Hit (15) 95m  20:30  We Need to Talk About Kevin (15) 110m  Picture Palace 14:30  Doing Nothing All Day (Adv15) 62m 

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pg Main Auditorium 11:00  The Square (15) 142m  25 14:00  Water and Sugar: Carlo Di Palma 90m  39 16:15 Alone in Berlin (12A) 103m  15 18:30  The Death of Louis XIV (Adv18) 115m  25 21:00  The Jazz Ambassadors 90m +Q&A  59 In the Studio 11:15  Kamper (Adv15) 90m  22 13:45 East of Elephant Rock (12A) 89m + Intro  79 16:00  John Hurt Talk 90m  78 18:00  Sherlock (Serial Boxes) (15) 90m + 30m Discussion  85 20:30 Katyn (15) 115m  67 Picture Palace 14:15  Outcaste (Adv15) 67m  49

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Main Auditorium 10:30  Relaxed Screening: The Red Turtle (PG) 80m  26 13:00  The Red Turtle (PG) 80m  26 14:45  The Death of Louis XIV (15) 115m  25 17:15  My Blind Date with Life (Adv12A) 111m 24 20:00 Live Jazz & Film: Tribute to Bobby Wellins 180m  68 In the Studio 11:00  A Wedding (Adv15) 98m  24 13:15  City of Ghosts (15) 92m  39 15:15 Andrzej Wajda Talk: Man of History 90m  66 17:30 Serial Boxes Talk: Changing Face of TV Production 90m  86 19:45  Man of Marble (12A) 154m  67 Picture Palace 13:30  Amun (Adv12A) 82m  44

Main Auditorium 10:30 The Odyssey (15) 122m  13:00 Opera: La Traviata (Rome) 145m  15:45  David Hockney at the Royal Academy 105m + Intro  18:00  Blood and Glory (Adv15) 136m + Q&A  21:00  TBA In the Studio 11:00 Scribe (15) 90m  13:15  The Minister (15) 112m  16:00  Risk (PG) 92m  18:30  The Outsider (15) 114m  20:45  Detour (15) 97m  Picture Palace 13:30  The Ghoul (15) 85m 

Thu 24 Aug Main Auditorium 10:30  The Red Turtle (PG) 80m  26 12:15 Insyriated (15) 85m  23 14:15  Inversion (PG) 85m  32 16:15  From the Land of the Moon (15) 116m 22 18:30  That Good Night (Adv15) 92m + Q&A 16 21:00 Patti Cake$ (15) 108m  34 In the Studio 11:00  The Minister (15) 112m  28 14:00  Stanley: Man of Variety (Adv15) 84m + Q&A  46 16:00  Tell Tale Heart (Adv15) 80m + Q&A  46 18:00  The Music of Strangers 96m  39 20:30 Irréprochable (15) 103m  28 Picture Palace 14:30  Storage (Adv15) 62m  45 St John’s Chapel 21:15  The Lodger (PG) with Live Piano Accompaniment 75m  90

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Main Auditorium 11:00  Manhattan (PG) 96m  13:15  Patti Cake$ (15) 108m  15:30  TBA 18:15 The Last Word (15) 108m  20:30  An Inconvenient Sequel (PG) 100m + Recorded Q&A  In the Studio 11:15  The Outsider (Adv12A) 114m  13:30  Welcome Aboard (15) 88m  15:45 Scribe (15) 90m  18:00  SS-GB (Serial Boxes) (15) 90m + 30m Discussion  20.45  The Ghoul (15) 85m  Picture Palace 13:45  Detour (15) 97m 

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Sun 27 Aug Main Auditorium 10:30  Back to Burgundy (Adv15) 113m 13:00  A Change in the Weather (15) 98m + Q&A  15:45 Step (15) 83m  17:45  Williams 109m  Closing Gala: 18:30  Back to Burgundy (Adv15) 113m  Food from 18:30 – Film at 20:30 In the Studio 13:30 TBA 15:30 TBA 18:00  TBA

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Open Air Screenings at Priory Park Following on from last year’s Sold Out Priory Park screenings, we bring you a brand new Pixar animation on Friday 4th August, followed by an 80’s classic on the Saturday. Bring the family on the Friday – but book early if last year’s screening is anything to go by… and on the Saturday, let’s get in the spirit by dressing up in our most rock’n’roll 60’s outfits, so we can have ‘the time of our lives’. u Gates open 19:30 u Musical Entertainment from 19:45 u Films start at Dusk (app. 20:55). Bring a Picnic Blanket or Chair, and a Picnic Basket filled with your favourite goodies. Fenwick’s Cafe will be open for Drinks & Snacks.

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Advance Tickets £8 (£10 on the day if available) Kids £6 (£8 on the day if available) Fri 4 Aug 20:55 (approx) at Priory Park

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Pixar’s brand new 2017 release! Get in quick for this year’s hit Family Film, hot on the heels of last year’s Sold Out screening of ‘Finding Dory’. Blindsided by a new generation of blazingfast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician with her own plan to win, inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet, and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn't through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing's biggest stage! ‘Cars 3’ starts out looking like a big comeback movie then pulls a switcheroo. It morphs into a more thoughtful film that explores how no one, not even a great hero and champion, can defeat time. Rather than trying to recapture past triumphs, the key to living a meaningful life is to move forward. Cue reminiscences of Doc Hudson (Paul Newman), whose role as Lightning McQueen’s mentor ultimately meant as much to him as his own period of track dominance. Also starring the voices of Arnie Hammer and Kerry Washington. USA 2017 Brian Fee 102m


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Dirty Dancing

30th Anniversary Screening 30 years on, we’re still having the time of our lives. Let’s get dressed up in our best 1960’s outfits, to celebrate this 30th anniversary remaster of the 80’s classic. Singing and dancing along to the spectacular 1960’s soundtrack is not only allowed, but fully encouraged! Let’s make this one the most memorable Saturday night of 2017! ... and yes – It is 30 Years since you first saw this film. ‘Dirty Dancing’ represents a lot of what made eighties cinema so great. There’s the obsession with the sixties, Jennifer Grey, Patrick Swayze, a brilliant soundtrack, and of course a story about the guy from the wrong side of the tracks and the upper class girl above him in certain respects. In the summer of 1963, the innocent Baby (Jennifer Grey) vacations with her parents at a holiday resort. One evening she is drawn to the staff quarters by stirring music, where she meets Johnny (Patrick Swayze), the hotel dance instructor, who is as experienced as Baby is naive. Baby soon becomes Johnny’s pupil in

dance and love. Following some trials and tribulations, Johnny returns to put his holiday love centre stage (“nobody puts Baby in a corner”) in the iconic final dance sequence. There is no suggestion of a happy ever after; the point is that they have shown each other and us how to live. We defy you not to cry and cheer at the same time. USA 1987 Emile Ardolino 100m From 19:45 we will have Dawn Gracie putting on her 50’s & 60’s inspired performance to get us all in the mood

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Faced with his father’s untimely and bizarre demand to go and die in the holy city of Varanasi and attain Salvation, a son is left with no choice but to embark on this journey. An Indian comedy full of emotional depth and understated paradox, ‘Hotel Salvation’ describes the tragicomic ordeal of an overworked modern son who is forced to set his job aside and accompany his elderly father to the holy city of Varanasi to, presumably, die… however, the outcome is never a given. This well-made first feature that won director Shubhashish Bhutiani the Unesco award for peace and human rights in Venice this year. Though small and low-budget with an ambling rhythm, the tale’s exotic setting, family values and satisfying moral outcome make it an ideal festival film and is far removed from Bollywood. The film has many elements that bring to mind the Indian retirement haven of ‘Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ and its sequel, but Bhutiani’s take on the subject is embedded in Indian culture and Hindu rituals. The acting is beautifully low-key, it’s full of warmth and tenderness that involves the audience in the shared joy, worry and grief of an identifiable family. This is an ideal film to open our Festival and represents a number of Indian films featured in this Festival. (Subtitles) India 2016 Shubhashish Bhutiani 102m We are delighted to welcome the director Shubhashish Bhutiani to Chichester to introduce his film

OPENING & CLOSING GALA FOOD Hosted by BRASSERIE BLANC Thu 10 Aug 18:30 & Sun 27 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 £29.

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We are pleased to close the Festival with the latest film from French director Cedric Klapisch, starring Pio Marmai, Ana Girardot and Francois Civil as three siblings in the French wine region of the title. The story focuses on a man who left his time-lapse photography to family and his native Burgundy 10 years overhead shots, drone footage and seasonal ago to tour the world. When learning of his side-by-side split-screen. The film is about father’s imminent death he returns to his natural cycles, whether generational childhood home where he, his sister and renewal in a family or those of a vineyard. brother inherit their family vineyard. As the To establish change throughout the year, seasons go by and they work to save the Klapisch hired a photographer to take a vineyard, they’ll have to learn to trust each picture of a tree every day at 3pm for one other again and reinvent their relationship. year. How the three siblings change is the The story is set in and around the family heart of the film. With thanks to StudioCanal winery over the course of roughly four for this screening. (Subtitles) seasons and two harvests, with the gorgeous France 2017 Cedric Klapisch 113m landscapes showcased in everything from

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It is 1940, the Battle on Dunkirk has begun: Christopher Nolan’s much anticipated take on the key moment in WWII. The film is told from three points of view: on the beach with the infantry (including Fionn Whitehead and Harry Styles), the evacuation by the navy (Kenneth Branagh), and helped by Cillian Murphy and Mark Rylance, showing how civilians came to the rescue and then in the air (with Tom Hardy engaging in plane combat). For the soldiers who embarked in the conflict, the events took place on different temporalities. On land, some stayed one week stuck on the beach. On the water, the events lasted a maximum day; and if you were flying to Dunkirk, the British spitfires would carry an hour of fuel. With long-time Nolan collaborator Hans Zimmer providing a magnificent score subtlety morphing into Elgar at the climax. Netherlands/UK/France/USA 2017 Christopher Nolan 106m NB: We hope to present this film as director Nolan intended it – on 35mm film

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In this enthralling labourof-love of a film, writer/ director Stanley Tucci takes a brief moment in the life of artist Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush) and creates an amusing, sophisticated film about art, life and love… Based on American art critic James Lord’s memoir of how Giacometti invited him to sit for him in Paris in 1964, only to find his portrait sitting, that Giacometti said would last for a few hours, extending into weeks. Flattered by the attention, Lord (Armie Hammer) is forced to rearrange a series of flights back home as Giacometti is continuously distracted. With Rush in superb form as the wonderfully contrary artist, this chamber piece film is a finely mounted comedy drama full of bold brush strokes and artistic flourishes. Sylvie Testud delightful as Annette, Giacometti’s long-suffering wife and Clémence Poésy vivacious as his lover. UK 2017 Stanley Tucci 90m Sat 12 Aug 18:30 Mon 14 Aug 13:45

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‘Daphne’ is the vibrant character portrait of a young woman of the threshold of a much-needed change. Daphne, 31, Londoner. Busy days, hectic nights, friends, people, lovers, are all welcome distractions from the constant and creeping feeling that her life is somehow stuck. Too young to settle quietly, too old to keep on messing about without aim. One night, an unexpected event slowly but steadily forces her to confront this existential limbo head on, an start looking very closely at the person she has become. ‘Looking for Mr. Goodbar’ meets Kenneth Lonergan’s ‘Margaret’ on the streets of 21st century London in Peter Mackie Burns’ disarming debut ‘Daphne’, the intimate character study of a 31-year-old singleton who goes off the rails after witnessing a random act of violence. First and foremost, it’s a cracking little showcase for rising British actress Emily Beecham, who’s seldom off screen for long as the tale’s lively, complex, intriguing quasi-heroine. UK 2017 Peter Mackie Burns 90m + possible Q&A

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Diane Keaton plays an American in London who falls for Brendan Gleeson's homeless curmudgeon in this romantic comedy. Although according to onscreen titles the story was inspired by actual events concerning an elderly Irishman named Harry Hallowes, also known as Harry the Hermit, who here becomes the film’s Donald Horner (Gleason), the plotting all pivots around Keaton’s character, American woman Emily Walters. Emily can’t quite face the idea of selling her Hampstead Heath apartment and downsizing, although her snobby friend Fiona (Lesley Manville), has tried to help by fixing her up on a blind date. However, something in Emily rebels against her bourgeois destiny and she finds herself drawn to Donald, a gruff, beefy loner who has been living in a self-made hut on the Heath for many years. The pairing of bearish, formidable Irish actor Brendan Gleeson (again!) with professionally ditzy, ageless ingenue Diane Keaton as a romantic item may sound bizarre, but luckily for this London-set comedy-drama, these yin and yang performers complement each other like tangy rhubarb and sweet, thick custard. UK 2017 Joel Hopkins 103m

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Oscar-winning British animator Hugh Welchman and his wife, Polish artist and director Dorota Kobiela have brought together 65,000 oil painted frames – produced by 115 professional artists – to form this stunning cinematic achievement billed as ‘the first fully painted feature film in the world.’ Received a standing ovation at its recent premiere in the Amency Animation Festival. 1890: Van Gogh, bullet in his belly, stumbles along the drowsy high street of Auvers. Traditionally, the famously troubled artist’s death is viewed as suicide. But ‘Loving Vincent’ delves into the ambiguities of his life and last days to reconsider this narrative via the stories of his paintings and the people who inhabit them. Footage originally performed by a cast including Robert Gulaczyk, Saoirse Ronan, Aidan Turner and Helen McCrory forms the basis of frames which mimic Van Gogh’s singular Impressionist technique. Thick daubs of flickering, variegated colours play over each character’s face, revealing the depth and ambiguity of their shifting thoughts and emotions in a truly innovative way. UK/Poland 2017 Hugh Welchman/ Dorota Kobiela 95m

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Interlude In Prague

A love story and a tragedy of epic proportions, the film sees Mozart in a ‘Shakespeare in Love’ style drama with a ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ tragic end. The storyline follows a brief interlude in the composer’s life during a visit to Prague. Tired of demonstrating his talents to a privileged elite, Mozart (Aneurin Bernard) is brought to the Bohemian city by Baron Saloka (James Purefoy), a vain and self-obsessed aristocrat. On his arrival, Mozart is happy to have found the one place on earth where he feels his talent is appreciated and sets about creating a new opera. However, Mozart’s unconventional behaviour in Prague soon unleashes a series of dramatic and tragic events that go on to become immortalized in one of the world’s most famous operas, ‘Don Giovanni’. The staging, with set design by Katerina Koutská and cinematography by Mike Brewster are excellent. Costume design by Pam Downe is superb and the music is obviously magnificent. The cast includes Samantha Barks, Adrian Edmondson and Morfydd Clark. UK/Czech Republic 2017 John Stephenson 105m Fri 18 Aug 18:00 (Q&A) Sat 19 Aug 13:30

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Edmunds Based on the best-selling book, ‘Alone in Berlin’ tells the story of a couple in Nazi-occupied Germany who stand up to Hitler and the SS regime after their son is killed in action. Starring Brendan Gleeson, Emma Thompson and Daniel Brühl. Vincent Perez’s diverting story concerned a middle-aged couple waging an anonymous propaganda war against Nazism in the early 1940s. With reportedly minimal adjustment, Hans Fallada’s novel published in 1947 as ‘Every Man Dies Alone’, (and a belated bestseller in English), based the characters of Otto and Anna Quangel on Otto and Elise Hampel, a respectable working-class couple who complied with the stentorian demands of their government until their only child, Hans, was killed in the Battle of France in 1940. The dialogue is delivered in Germanaccented English, which upset some of the German press at its Berlinale premiere, but this does not distract from the film’s quiet but impressive presence. Gleeson is – as always – excellent, conveying his character’s duelling impulses of rebellion and resignation via his stolid, shuffling body language. His onscreen rapport with Thompson, too, is gently moving. UK/France/Germany 2016 Vincent Perez 103m

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An atmospheric study of the overheated musical life within cloistered walls, this is a moving story of how music ultimately transcends infidelity and attains grandeur. Former pop star turned composer Sir Peter Pilger (Gareth Jones) is appointed High Master of his old college, and must deliver a classical Requiem for the centennial celebrations. Struggling with the conflicting demands of art and academia, the one-time revolutionary neglects his hypochondriac wife (Clare Grogan) and kids, turning upside down the institution he is meant to rescue. But a time bomb is ticking in the form of brilliant cellist Anastasiya (Alisa Liubarskaya) who remembers more about his past than he does. ‘Delirium’ features an acting tour de force by writer/director Jones and a specially commissioned Requiem by Fiona Howe. Shot at the beautiful, historic Founder's Building of Royal Holloway University, itself modelled on François 1's Chateau of Chambord. UK 2016 Gareth Jones 105m

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This enthralling film is a wonderful tribute to the late John Hurt. He plays Ralph, a once famous writer who is terminally ill and wants to be reconciled with his long-abandoned son Michael. When Michael (Max Brown) comes to his Portuguese villa, Ralph's long-suffering wife Anna (Sofia Helin) looks to create the perfect environment, but he manages to ruin things by picking a fight with his son’s girlfriend. The clock is ticking, as Ralph has invited a mysterious ‘visitor’ (Charles Dance) to provide him with a painless end to his life. But the visitor plays a devastating trick. Ralph ‘wakes up’ to face the damaged potential that life still holds for him and with his second chance he has a short window of opportunity to right some wrongs. Filmed in the Algarve, Portugal, and adapted from the late N.J. Crisp’s 1996 stage-play of the same name (the title is derived from Dylan Thomas’ poem). With thanks to Red Rock for permission to screen this film. UK/Portugal 2017 Eric Styles 92m Thu 24 Aug 18:30

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The Ghoul

British writer-helmer Gareth Tunley makes an auspicious debut with this blend of Lynchian psychodrama with low-budget cop mystery. Low budget Brit thriller, ‘The Ghoul’ is an atmospheric slow-burn crime film more interested in psychology and the occult than in solving crimes. Tom Meeten’s detective Chris is called to investigate a mysterious, possible double murder. Discovering clues in the house of a shadowy suspect, he goes undercover as a patient to see the suspect’s psychotherapist. But our understanding of Chris is quickly turned on its head as we get inside his, with Meeten excelling in portraying his character’s complex duality. Gareth Tunley, who previously starred in Kill List and Down Terrace, turns director here and his intricate plots pay homage to the illustrious lineage of British genre-bending directors that includes Ben Wheatley, Nic Roeg and Christopher Nolan. And don’t be put off by the title – it’s not a horror movie! UK 2016 Gareth Tunley 85m Fri 25 Aug 20.45 (Studio) Sat 26 Aug 13:30 (Pic Palace)

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A Change In The Weather

In an attempt to revisit a creative collaboration and revive his marriage, a theatre director brings together a group of performers to spend a week with him and his wife in an isolated, mountainous part of southern France. As the work progresses, fiction and reality become blurred and there is a constant tension between the characters emotional lives and the nature of the work – an investigation into the changing nature of love. The couple are haunted by memories and dreams which, in the end, threaten not only the venture but the marriage itself. All this is underpinned by a sense of melancholy, reflected in the songs and music performed, and in the dramatic and implacably beautiful landscape. Set in the heart of French Cathar Country, this is the latest work from director Jon Sanders (‘Back to the Garden’, ‘Painted Angels’), featuring long-time collaborators Anna Mottram and Bob Goody alongside celebrated German actress and singer, Meret Becker. Featuring a screen debut from playwright, Stephen Lowe. UK 2017 Jon Saunders 98m

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Letters From Baghdad Gertrude Bell, (voiced by Tilda Swinton) the most powerful woman in the British Empire in her day, shaped the destiny of Iraq after WWI in ways that still reverberate today. UK/France/USA 2016 Sabine Krayenbühl/Zeva Oelbaum 95m Fri 11 Aug 16:00 (Studio)

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A Mindful Choice

Prisoners in Mexico; artists in Cuba; foster children; and cancer patients to name but a few, are finding a way to experience inner serenity and peace from their past. (Some Subtitles) We welcome members of the film team for a Q&A after the screening. UK 2016 Tony Simpson 73m Sat 19 Aug 13:15 (Studio) For full details see Low Budget Independents on Pg48

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The Tell Tale Heart Thu 24 Aug 16:00

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The Shepherd El Pastor

Fri 11 Aug 13:45 (Studio)

Building on the offbeat impression forged by previous quirky films ‘The Soul of Flies’ (2011) and ‘The Year and the Vineyard’ (2013) – (both previewed here at the CIFF), director Jonathan Cenzual Burley adopts a more sombre tone in this outsider study that relocates a classic western scenario to post-recession Spain. Anselmo (Miguel Martín) lives a quiet but content life with his dog Pillo in the middle of the Spanish plains. By day he tends his flock of sheep, by night he’s either alone in his ramshackle house or at a bar in a nearby village. When a construction company wants to buy his land, he has no intention of selling. However, Anselmo’s neighbours Paco (Juan Luis Sara) and Julian (Alfonso Mendiguchía) have no such qualms and their greed knows no boundaries. In a similar vein to Icíar Bollaín’s ‘The Olive Tree’, the trials of ‘progress’ in rural Spain are brought to the fore, however, Martin’s potent central performance gives ‘The Shepherd’ a powerful solidifying vision. It’s a compelling drama of might versus an immovable force. (Subtitles) Spain 2016 Jonathan Cenzual Burley 98m

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Zoology Zoologiya

Fri 11 Aug 21:00

Middle-aged zoo worker Natasha still lives with her mother in a small Russian coastal town. She is stuck and it seems that life has no surprises for her until one day – she grows a tail and turns her life around. Embarrassed at first, Natasha decides to go further with the transformation and use it as an opportunity to redefine herself as a person and as a woman. With the new “accessory” she gets access to the life that she has never experienced before – she starts a relationship with a man, who finds her attractive, she goes out and allows herself to be foolish for the first time in her life. But her second puberty eventually comes to an end and Natasha has to make a choice between reality and illusion. In a Russia so enamoured of conformity, she could just as easily be an outspoken critic of the Putin regime, an atheist or gay. Tverdovskiy’s point is to celebrate difference rather than suppress it. A thought-provoking contemporary fairy-tale peppered with bonedry social satire, it builds into a plaintive, thought-provoking work. (Subtitles) Russia/France/Germany 2016 Ivan I. Tverdovskiy 91m

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Land Of Mine Under Sandet

Sat 12 Aug 16:00

In post-World War II Denmark, a group of young German POWs are forced to clear a beach of thousands of land mines under the watch of a Danish Sergeant who slowly learns to appreciate their plight. Inspired by real events, the film follows the little-known story of the young German prisoners of war who were handed over to Danish authorities in the days following Germany’s surrender in May 1945. Tough veteran sergeant Carl Rasmussen (Roland Møller) is assigned by Lieutenant Ebbe Jensen (Mikkel Boe Følsgaard) to diffuse and remove two million mines on the Danish West Coast to keep the beaches safe. He takes advantage of the teenage POW’s, ordering them to dig up the mines from the sand with their bare hands. Rasmussen promises their freedom and release back to Germany when the task is completed; and after initial hostility he slowly begins to sympathise with their plight. ‘Land of Mine’ offers a deeply powerful, emotionally resonant account of a forgotten chapter in recent history, and a timely reminder of the power of forgiveness. Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2017 Academy Awards. (Subtitles) Denmark 2015 Martin Zandvliet 101m

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An understated portrait of two women at crossroads in their lives, starring Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot, and by the director of ‘Séraphine’. Claire is a wonderfully gifted midwife, with a natural talent to deliver babies with the most gentle touch. But over the years, her delicate ways, her sense of pride and responsibility are clashing with the more efficiency-driven methods of modern hospitals. Closer to the end of her career than to its beginning, she’s starting to question her place and her skills. One day she receives a strange phone call, a voice from the past. Béatrice, the extravagant and frivolous mistress of her deceased father, has important and pressing news and wants to see her again, 30 years after having disappeared without a trace. Opposed in every way, the overconscientious Claire – bordering inhibition – and the free-spirit, life-loving Béatrice, will learn to accept one another and by revealing old secrets will start to make up for the lost years. (Subtitles) France 2016 Martin Provost 117m


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Toivon Tuolla Puolen

Fri 11 Aug 14:00 Sun 13 Aug 21:00

Aki Kaurismäki’s droll drama-comedy sees a poker playing restaurateur and former travelling salesman befriend of a newly arrived group of refugees in Finland. “Aki Kaurismäki: The great Finnish master of melancholy wit. His world remains the familiar one he’s built so lovingly over a long career, a place where jobs are a barely tolerated necessity, everybody smokes and drinks, 1950s/60s vintage clothes, cars, bars and uniforms are preferred, and things go off at half cock and are met with deadpan responses and biting remarks. It’s an enjoyable place to escape to, even though you have to be tough to inhabit it. Night-time mood lighting out of Edward Hopper paintings predominates and, just as in old westerns, there are men and women of honour and generosity and some who have none. It all adds up to a gently loving fable with a straightforward political message that home can be wherever you find it.” – Nick James (BFI). Wise, sardonic and beautiful. (Subtitles) Finland 2016 Aki Kaurismäki 100m

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An obsessive introverted modeller’s love affair is at the core of this unusual psychological thriller, that is a unique blend of real drama and fantastic elements. Georg (Udo Schenk) is an introvert modeller, who builds detail-obsessed prototypes. He receives an order from a famous Hollywood actress, Dolores Moor (Franziska Petri), to make a model of her extravagant villa. This is the opportunity for Georg to escape from suburban dreariness and the terror of his brother. He tirelessly works on the detailed model and simultaneously falls for the unattainable Dolores. One day Georg discovers an unusual power: he is able to influence the physical reality of the villa through the prototype he is building. With his own interests in mind, Georg becomes a calculating puppeteer. Udo Schenk is superbly chilling. (Subtitles) Germany 2016 Michael Rosel 90m

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An acerbic relationship comedy from Poland, about a young married couple that draws together the sad truths about the difficulties of intimate relationships. Kamper’s life is an easy one. He earns his living testing computer games; he has a beautiful and talented wife Mania, who’s learning to cook from a famous chef; and he’s got a problem – Mania cheated on him. He’ll try to take revenge starting an affair with a Spanish teacher, but in this game he himself will be tested. This beautifullypaced film entreats you to watch, it is often hilarious, and ultimately a heart breaking take on modern romance, modern life itself, and the loneliness new freedoms can bring. Poland 2016 Łukasz Grzegorzek 90m

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En Man Som Heter Ove

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Ill-tempered retiree Ove has given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops in this delightful Swedish comedy. 59 year old Ove (Rolf Lassgård) is the block's grump who several years earlier was deposed as president of the condominium association – but he could not give a damn. When Parvaneh and her family moves into the house opposite and accidentally backs into Ove's mailbox, it turns out to be an unexpected friendship. The result is a light-hearted, charming film which people of all ages will enjoy. Very funny and moving. (Subtitles) Sweden 2015 Hannes Holm 116m

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1950s France: Gabrielle (Marion Cotillard) is a freespirited woman in a loveless marriage who falls for another man André, when she is sent away to the Alps. Gabrielle yearns to free herself and run away with André. A sensual, independent woman, she is considered a danger to herself and the natural order of society in this handsomely crafted film. The ingredients of an old-fashioned romantic weepie are given class and conviction, bolstered by fine performances, especially Cotillard, who is luminous throughout. (Subtitles) France 2016 Nicole Garcia 116m


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This gripping, Syria-set war drama won the Panorama Audience Award at the 2017 Berlinale. As relevant as it is possible to get, this claustrophobic, powerful film throws us amongst a middleclass family, barricaded inside their flat in the middle of the city. The story revolves around the reality of life for many in Syria, with its focus on Oum (Abbas), a mother-of-three who is confined inside her flat. As what’s going on outside makes its way inside, the formidable matriarch is the one charged with making the sorts of decisions no-one should ever have to make. (Subtitles) Belgium 2016 Philippe Van Leeuw 85m

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Souvenir

A forgotten European Song Contest singer (Isabelle Huppert), fading away in a pâté factory, falls in love with a young aspiring boxer. Together they attempt her comeback. Liliane's long-ago brush with fame comes to the fore when she begins her romance with her colleague Jean (Kévin Azaïs). Huppert, well into her fifth decade as an actor, has created a filmography second to none, and here, she again shows how willing she is to challenge, explore, and expand her artistry. Amazingly, Huppert did her own singing. Her moments on screen singing are some of the best in the film. Her versatility knows no bounds! (Subtitles) France 2016 Bavo Defurne 90m

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An elderly artist and a runaway girl meet, and together the bond between them grows closer, akin to a fatherdaughter relationship. Taillandier (Patrick Chesnais) – once a notable painter, but now melancholic and weary – is drawn into a relationship with a young girl (Jeanne Lambert). Their bond gradually forms and eventually, aged cynical perceptions meet with youthful exuberance to their mutual benefit. Chesnais gives a masterclass in understated acting. Surprisingly, this film by Becker (‘Conversations with my Gardener’), was never released in the UK. (Subtitles) France 2012 Jean Becker 88m BOX OFFICE 01243 786 650

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Hopeful, moving and thought-provoking. If you have lost all hope in love and happiness, then watch Rolando Colla’s latest. Ivan (Bruno Todeschini) and Chiara (Alessia Barela) meet on a Sicilian island to prepare the wedding for Ivan’s brother and Chiara’s best friend. The two resolve to live their relationship for only a few days and then break it off when the wedding guests arrive. However, they did not take love into account. This Sicilian landscape is delicately captured in this tale of growing up and discovery for adults; an Italian island-set ‘Bridges of Madison County’ of sorts. (Subtitles) Italy/ Switzerland 2016 Rolando Colla 96m

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My Blind Date With Life Mein Blind Date mit dem Leben

Wed 23 Aug 17:15

An ambitious young man struggles to achieve his dream of becoming an employee in a Munich luxury hotel, despite being strongly visually impaired. A German ‘Untouchable’. This true-facts-based comedy sees Saliya (Kostja Ullmann), a young man who is going blind, disguise his disability when working at a top hotel in Munich. But when Saliya falls in love with Laura (Anna Maria Mühe), the elaborate deception he so carefully put together begins to fall apart. A box-office hit in Germany, with close to 350,000 admissions and a multi-million Euro take in its first two weeks. (Subtitles) Germany 2016 Marc Rothemund 111m

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A Wedding Noces

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A Pakistani teenager in Belgium faces deep rooted traditions with heartbreaking results in this intimate family drama about parental love versus religious duty. Zahira (Lina El Arabi), 18, is close to her family until her parents ask her to follow Pakistani tradition to choose a husband. Torn between family customs and her western lifestyle, the young woman turns for help to her brother Amir. With its strong international cast and assured direction, this is a moving and provocative study of a young woman’s fight to make her own choices. Following its Edinburgh premiere, we present the English premiere. (Subtitles) Belgium/Pakistan 2016 Stephan Streker 98m


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Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2017. A poignant satirical drama reflecting our times, about the sense of community, moral courage and the affluent person’s need for egocentricity in an uncertain world. People gather to City Square, where there are no rules and you can do whatever you want. This is part of the new exhibition. Christian is the successful curator of a modern art museum – he lives in the epicentre of the art community and takes his work very seriously. A few days before the opening of the prestigious exhibition ‘The Square’, he is mugged, which he can neither shake off, nor let pass unnoticed. Christian embarks on a hunt for the perpetrator and ends up in situations that turn steadily more amusing, and make him question his own moral compass. Simultaneously he has to deal with the PR agency, and the museum hired to help market the upcoming exhibition. Events take an unexpected turn and plunges both the curator and the museum into crisis. Cast includes Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss and Dominic West. (English and subtitles) Sweden/ Germany/ France/Denmark 2017 Ruben Östlund 142m

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The last days of the Sun King, evoked with sombre beauty by Albert Serra. The legendary Jean-Pierre Léaud brings ineffable presence to the title role. Catalan director Albert Serra continues his contemplative series of studies of legendary figures, with this elegant, mesmerising evocation of the last days of the Sun King, surrounded by doctors and courtiers as he yields slowly to a fatal infection. Magnificently shot by Jonathan Ricquebourg, his candlelit cinematography echoing the chiaroscuro of 17th-century painter Georges de La Tour, the film portrays the arcane system of court protocol while powerfully evoking the distance between the physical body of a decrepit mortal and the mythical being of the monarch as God. Playing the king is a legend of French cinema – Jean-Pierre Léaud, once the golden youth of the Nouvelle Vague, now enacting his own mortality in a performance that is as revealing and poignant as it is minimalist. A film of stately beauty and philosophical depth. (Subtitles) France/Portugal/Spain 2016 Albert Serra 115m

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La Tortue Rouge

Wed 23 Aug 13:00 Thu 24 Aug 10:30 Wed 23 Aug 10:30 FREE Relaxed Screening See Pg30

A beautiful French animation without dialogue, co-produced with Studio Ghibli. A fable so simple, so pure, it feels as if it has existed for hundreds of years. Although there is no dialogue the big questions the film asks, about ambition, acceptance and the beauty of companionship, ring loud in every frame. A man is shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds. When he builds a wooden raft, he is confronted by the eponymous turtle. The story then follows the milestones in his life on the island which include meeting a woman and starting a family. 'Red Turtle' adventurously links isolation and freedom and is the first international co-production for Studio Ghibli. Presented in Cannes’ ‘Un Certain Regard’. (Suitable for older children) France 2016 Michael Dudok de Wit 80m

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La Mécanique de l’Ombre This is a combination of Francis Ford Coppola's ‘The Conversation’, and the Alan Pakula's ‘Parallax View’ in a feature debut starring Francois Cluzet (‘Intouchables’) and Denis Podalydes. A well-crafted throwback to some of the great conspiracy thrillers of yesteryear, we follow a lonely accountant (Cluzet) engulfed in the underworld of French political eavesdropping and contending with unanswered questions and at least one dead body. He finds himself in the heart of a political plot, and plunges into the brutality and strangeness of the underworld. Kruithof's debut boasts a skilfully crafted script that keeps audiences tensely guessing the outcome until the delicious “did that just happen?” denouement. (Subtitles) France/Belgium 2016 Thomas Kruithof 90m Fri 25 Aug 15:45 (Studio) Sat 26 Aug 11:00 (Studio)

Back To Burgundy

(Closing Gala) The latest from French director Cedric Klapisch stars Pio Marmai, Ana Girardot and Francois Civil as three siblings in the French wine region of Burgundy. (Subtitles) France 2017 Cedric Klapisch 113m For full details see Closing Gala on Pg11 Sun 27 Aug 10:30 & 18:30

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Highly influential and a fearlessly ambitious pioneer, innovator, filmmaker, researcher and conservationist, Jacques-Yves Cousteau’s aquatic adventure covers roughly thirty years of an inarguably rich in achievements life. From 1949 to 1979, thirty years in the life of captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau (Lambert Wilson), the famous researcher, scientist, inventor, filmmaker whose greatest achievement is to have made the general public more curious – and accordingly closer – to the sea. A genius, a leader of men and a charismatic opinion maker, Cousteau was not without defects, his being unfaithful to ever-supportive wife Simone (Audrey Tautou) for example or else his vainglory. After his favourite son, Philippe, dies in the crash of a plane he was piloting, the dashing conqueror of the sea suddenly becomes a broken old man, tempted to discouragement, but his eldest son Jean-Michel is by his side to help him overcome his grief and go on with his mission. (Subtitles) France 2016 Jérôme Salle 122m

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Aberrante

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Storage

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Broken Hearts Club Thu 17 Aug 14:00

Doing Nothing All Day Mon 21 Aug 14:30

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EUROPEAN CINEMA: PREMIERES, PREVIEWS & NEW RELEASES Institut Français in partnership with Chichester Cinema At New Park is proud to present four new outstanding French films unreleased in the UK, especially for the 2017 Chichester International Film Festival. We screen these films by kind permission of the Institut Français. Booking Ref

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Nocturama

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The Minister L’Exercice de l’État

Thu 24 Aug 11:00 (Studio) Sat 26 Aug 13:15 (Studio)

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French director Bertrand Bonello imagines Paris in a state of apocalypse, in a provocative, troubling response to the contemporary age of terror. A group of young people from diverse social backgrounds move through Paris, crossing paths, heading with determination towards a terrible mission, they hide out overnight in a department store, where – surrounded by the glamorous signifiers of 21st-century materialism – they await their fate. Bonello’s latest film will certainly be his most controversial. Conceived before the recent spate of terrorist attacks in Paris and elsewhere, ‘Nocturama’ unapologetically addresses a topic that many will find disturbing, while the film’s compelling thriller-style detachment and supremely elegant execution may strike some as questionable. No matter how you react to it, ‘Nocturama’ is undeniably extraordinary filmmaking, and a work very directly tuned to the current, increasingly troubled European psyche. The most controversial film of the festival. (Subtitles) France-Germany-Belgium 2016 Bertrand Bonello 130m

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This serious minded political drama attempts to humanize a French Transport Minister's personal idealistic struggle. Made in 2011 but never given a UK release. Transport Minister Bertrand Saint-Jean (Olivier Gourmet) is awoken in the middle of the night by his head of staff. A bus has gone off the road into a gully and he has no choice but to go to the scene of the accident. Thus begins the odyssey of a politician in a world that is increasingly more complex and hostile. Emergencies follow on each other's heels. What sacrifices are men prepared to make? Just how long will they hold up in a state that devours those that work for it? Saint-Jean represents a new breed within French politics, which ‘The Minister’ suggests has long been dominated by a self-perpetuating class of career politician. Writer/director Schöller remains firmly agnostic on Saint-Jean’s main power struggle: Should private railroad stations be privatized or should they remain in the state’s hands? Successfully screened at Cannes 2012, and still relevant today. (Subtitles) France 2011 Pierre Schöller 112m


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A strange and captivating French psychological thriller, directed by Sébastien Marnier – his debut film. Constance (comic actress Marina Foïs as a femme fatale) slinks back to her hometown in rural France after losing her job as a real estate agent in Paris. She presents a selfconfident, brassy attitude as she begins looking up her old friends, only to be met with universal scorn for daring to show her face again. It seems that she did not depart on the best of terms with anyone, not only burning her bridges but throwing the ashes in the faces of her former workmates and lovers. This is too much for Constance to take, and the situation gradually transforms into a head-scratching but rewarding psychological thriller, moving into Brian de Palma territory. A soundtrack from French electro duo Zombie Zombie is filled with nods to John Carpenter and Dario Argento. (Subtitles) France 2016 Sébastien Marnier 103m Wed 16 Aug 11:15 (Studio) Thu 24 Aug 20:30 (Studio)

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The Outsider L’Outsider

Fri 25 Aug 11:15 (Studio) Sat 26 Aug 18:30 (Studio)

Christophe Barratier (‘The Chorus’) tells the true story of France’s greatest financial scandal – the frog of Wall Street! Before the subprime mortgage crisis began unfolding in 2008, causing chaos in world markets and misery among millions of homeowners, another financial apocalypse was already underway at one of France’s most prestigious banks. Whether Kerviel was the rogue trader his employers claimed he was, or whether they were aware of his actions and turned a blind eye as long as he made them buckets of cash, has been the major question ever since the affair broke out. In ‘The Outsider’, adapted from Kerviel’s 2010 autobiographical account, the filmmakers clearly take the side of their young culprit, showing how he was caught in a Gordon Gekko-esque web of greed, machismo and unchecked high-wire capitalism, raking in millions for his bank – and much less for himself – until stock prices collapsed and the cat got out of the bag. Cast includes Arthur Dupont, FrancoisXavier Demaison, Sabrina Ouazani, Tewfik Jallab and Thomas Coumans. (Subtitles) France 2016 Christophe Barratier 117m

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La Sargento Matacho

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1948: Violence whips through the Colombian countryside. Liberals and Conservatives face up to death. In the South, conservative official forces kill several liberal farmers, among them, the husband of Rosalba Velasco. Rosalba, mother of a two years old child, witnesses the massacre, and turns herself into an instrument of revenge and death. During one decade, her actions will leave an endless number of dead police and civilians, as she becomes the target of persecution by the army, police and paramilitary bands of the time. The leaders of the Liberal illegal armed bands, opposed to the Conservative Government, try to neutralize Rosalba's excesses and recruit her as a militant. Based on true events, ‘Matacho’ is an impressive actionadventure filled with ambush, detention and torture – but focuses above all on Velasco’s dehumanization, with an intense performance by actress Fabiana Medina. (Subtitles) Columbia 2016 William Gonzalez 93m

Sally Hawkins delves past Maud Lewis’ arthritisstricken exterior to capture the inner spirit of the Canadian folk artist in this modest biopic. Hawkins is at her best is this engaging and gently moving period drama, depicting the real-life story of Maud Lewis, a talented painter who refused to be hindered by her severe arthritis and went on to become one of Canada’s best-known folk artists. Her co-star Ethan Hawke is also impressive in the initially unsympathetic role of the man who, to everyone’s surprise in their remote Nova Scotia community, hires Maud as his housekeeper, with the pair starting the most unlikely of romances. As played by Sally Hawkins, who taps into the same kind of upbeat energy she brought to her careerlaunching turn as Poppy in Mike Leigh’s ‘Happy-Go-Lucky’, Maud impresses not so much for her perseverance – but for her indefatigable optimism. Canada/Ireland 2017 Aisling Walsh 118m

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The Road To Mandalay

Two Burmese immigrants fleeing their country’s civil war, search for a new life in Thailand. Thailand is where the hopes and dreams of millions of illegal immigrants from Myanmar are realized, or – more often – crushed. ‘The Road to Mandalay’ focuses on two such determined immigrants, Lianqing and Guo, who are each in search of a better life, and meet when they smuggle themselves into Thailand. Lianqing finds a job as a dishwasher in a restaurant, while Guo works in a textile factory in the suburb. They are two people with contradictory personalities, however they seem to be bound by fate, and when Lianqing gets hold of a Thai ID card, their love is doomed. This enlightening, timely and poignant film aids in the understanding of the plight and vulnerability of illegal immigrants. ‘The Road to Mandalay’ is invigorated with unforgettable and resplendent scenes, alternately tragic and uplifting. (Subtitles) Myanmar/ Taiwan 2016 Midi Z 108m

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Varoonegi

Behnam Behzadi’s new film from Iran is a quietly dramatic tale of a woman in Tehran who is not as liberated as she thinks she is. Niloofar (Sahar Dolatshahi), a 35-year-old woman, is forced by her family to accompany her ailing mother in an exodus of Tehran when the air pollution in the city threatens her health, despite the fact that Niloofar is a successful business owner. The film falls into what is called the “popular art” genre, and its concerns – detailing the struggles to negotiate the variety of complications that life throws up – are close to those of Asghar Farhadi’s recent ‘The Salesman’. Both deal with the consequences of a settled life being disrupted. The elements of drama are strong, and give the film’s closely observed scenes their power. It premiered at Cannes last year in the “Un Certain Regard” programme, and the quality of the acting impresses profoundly, especially Sahar Dolatshahi. (Subtitles) Iran 2016 Behnam Behzadi 85m Thu 24 Aug 14:15

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Set during the Anglo Boer War, prisoners of war take a stand against their captors. This is a film that revolves around a young Afrikaner man who leaves his wife and new-born son behind to fight for his land and freedom in the Second Boer War (aka Anglo-Boer War) against the British Empire. He returns to find his home destroyed and family gone. After an ill- fated attempt to rescue his family from a concentration camp, he is himself arrested and shipped off to a remote concentration camp on the island of St Helena run by a vicious and sadistic British officer. Here in his darkest hours he finds hope thanks to the newly discovered game of Rugby and a way to get back at the British and regain his honour and defeat the ruthless Colonel Swannell, at his own game. ‘Blood and Glory’ is part revenge drama, part patriotic film, part propaganda piece and part sports drama. A feel good movie laced with tragic events. (Director’s cut) South Africa 2016 Sean Else 136m

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Hotel Salvation (Opening Gala)

Faced with his father’s untimely and bizarre demand to go and die in the holy city of Varanasi and attain Salvation, a son is left with no choice but to embark on this journey. (Subtitles) India 2016 Shubhashish Bhutiani 102m For full details see Opening Gala on Pg10 Thu 10 Aug 18:30

A Good Day To Die

This is the story of a man’s bravery to cover the world at war, and what it takes to get images published for the world to see. This is Jason P. Howe’s story of survival and change. NZ/Mal/Ned 2017 Harold Monfils 87m For full details see Focus on the Documentary on Pg37 Sun 13 Aug 18:15 (Studio) Plus Free Filmway selections – also under INDIES. For full details see Low Budget Indies on Pg43

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Patti Cake$

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Harriet is a retired businesswoman who tries to control everything around her. When she decides to write her own obituary, a young journalist takes up the task of finding out the truth resulting in a life-altering friendship. Harriet (Shirley MacLaine) is a successful, retired businesswoman who wants to control everything around her until the bitter end. To make sure her life story is told her way, she pays off her local newspaper to have her obituary written in advance under her watchful eye. But Anne (Amanda Seyfried), the young journalist assigned to the task, refuses to follow the script and instead insists on finding out the true facts about Harriett’s life, resulting in a life-altering friendship. It is very rare in Hollywood to see a movie focused on the issues that the elderly face in their final years – and this movie does it in a touching way, sometimes light-hearted, sometimes serious. USA 2017 Mark Pellington 108m Fri 25 Aug 18:15

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A Sundance Film Festival success, centred on aspiring rapper Patricia Dombrowski, who is fighting an unlikely quest for glory in her downtrodden hometown in New Jersey. ‘Patti Cake$’ introduces Australian native Danielle Macdonald in a breakout role, as aspiring rapper Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$. Fighting an unlikely quest for glory in her downtrodden hometown in Jersey where her life is falling apart, Patti tries to reach the big time in the hip hop scene with original and affecting music. Cheered on by her grandmother (Cathy Moriarty) and only friends, Jheri (Siddharth Dhananjay) and Basterd (Mamoudou Athie), Patti also shoulders her mother’s (Bridget Everett) heartaches and misfortunes. Jeremy Jasper’s debut achieved spontaneous applause during the movie on more than one occasion during its world premiere at Sundance, quickly winning over the audience with its strong emotional undercurrent, high energy and catchy tunes from the off. USA 2017 Jeremy Jasper 108m

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Detour

Fri 25 Aug 13:45 (Pic Palace) Sat 26 Aug 20:45 (Studio)

A young law student blindly enters into a pact with a man who offers to kill his stepfather, whom he feels is responsible for the accident that sent his mother into a coma. Three people become enmeshed in a neo-noir Hitchcock riff set against a clever construct of parallel timelines. Harper (Tye Sheridan) blames his stepfather for the car crash that put his mother in a coma, so one drunken night he strikes a deal with lowlife thug Johnny Ray (Emory Cohen) to murder him. When Johnny Ray and his reluctant stripper girlfriend Cherry (Bel Powley) show up to put the plan into action, the narrative splits in two, ‘Sliding Doors’-style, to explore both story options. In one, Harper goes to Vegas for the killing, in the other, he stays to frantically deal with the regretful aftermath. Smith uses every trick to keep interest high and ramp up tension – skewed angles, split screen, film noir references, lighting homages to artist Edward Hopper – and it all works surprisingly well, in this underrated movie. USA 2016 Christopher Smith 97m

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Risk

The story of WikiLeak’s editorin-chief Julian Assange as seen by documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras, who made the documentary on Snowden. USA 2016 Laura Poitras 92m Sat 26 Aug 16:00 (Studio)

City Of Ghosts

A documentary that follows the efforts of the group – ‘Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently’ – a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. USA 2017 Matthew Heineman 92m Wed 23 Aug 13:15 (Studio)

An Inconvenient Sequel

A decade after ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, Al Gore returns with the follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Following the screening there is a recorded live Q&A with Al Gore. USA 2O17 Bonni Cohen/Jon Shenk 100m Fri 25 Aug 20:30 (Q&A)

Chasing Trane

This outstanding documentary explores the life and work of legendary jazz musician John Coltrane, narrated by Denzel Washington. USA 2016 John Scheinfeld 104m Mon 21 Aug 21:00 For full details see Jazz on Film on Pg69

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Documentary An impressive line-up of over 20 new documentaries, covering varied subjects from art, jazz, film makers, climate change, meditation, and war. Do not miss some fascinating low budget documentaries in our ‘Low Budget Indies’ Section on page 47. And Mick Csáky’s work in his Retrospective on page 55.

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Gertrude Bell, (voiced by Tilda Swinton) the most powerful woman in the British Empire in her day, shaped the destiny of Iraq after WWI in ways that still reverberate today. Gertrude Lowthian Bell, sometimes called the “female” Lawrence of Arabia was a British adventurer, archaeologist and political powerhouse, who helped shape the modern Middle East after World War I. Voiced and executive produced by Tilda Swinton, the film chronicles Bell’s journey into the uncharted Arabian desert and all-male halls of colonial power with neverseen-before archival footage of the region shot a century ago. The film takes us into a past that is eerily current. Adding to this are dramatization interviews with actors playing people that Bell knew in her time and could tell us about her. UK/France/USA 2016 Sabine Krayenbühl/ Zeva Oelbaum 95m

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A Good Day To Die Hoka Hey

Sun 13 Aug 18:15 (Studio)

The story of a man's bravery to cover the world at war, and what it takes to get images published for the world to see. Jason P. Howe's story of survival and change. What time is it when it hits 'bomb o'clock'? How do you fall for a woman, who then reveals herself as an assassin? ‘Hoka Hey’ is a narrative feature, five years in the making, documenting the life story and extraordinary adventures of British conflict photographer, Jason P. Howe. He survived 12 years on the front-line of four wars, capturing images of humanity at war, its suffering, and cultures in disarray. It all started with a self-funded trip to Colombia into an area synonymous with drug trafficking and violence. Documenting the brutal war between the left-wing rebel group, FARC, their sworn enemies the military, and the right-wing paramilitary groups, Jason gained the trust of all sides of this scarcely reported war, putting him in a position that few had ever been in. New Zealand/Malaysia/Netherlands 2017 Harold Monfils 87m

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Whitney: Can I Be Me?

Sun 20 Aug 21:00

Nick Broomfield's Whitney Houston documentary is a portrait of a pop star whose musical artistry had the power to heal. What she couldn't heal was her divided soul. By the time Whitney Houston was 15, she was singing background vocals for Chaka Khan, Lou Rawls and Jermaine Jackson. In 1983 she signed a recording contract with Clive Davis's Arista Records, however her success came with its fair share of drugs, love affairs, and scandals. There are some great concert footage songs and even Whitney singing in her hotel room is amazing. This glimpse into her life gives some rare insights, as do the interviews with people who knew Whitney, ranging from their thoughts on her husband Bobby, to her sexuality, family, and drugs. Ultimately, what stays with you is the music – Whitney! USA 2017 Nick Broomfield 105m

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Voyage À Travers Le Cinéma Français A first-class French director since the 1970s, Bertrand Tavernier knows film history like few others. Here he has created a survey that is deep, insightful, extremely entertaining and personal. Undoubtedly one of the very greatest documentaries about the history of cinema, he delves into French classics, and includes interviews and footage from Jean Renoir, Claude Sautet, Jean-Luc Godard, Louis Malle, Francois Truffaut and Jacques Becker among many. Tavernier’s personal connections and insider knowledge give Tavernier’s personal connections and insider knowledge give that extra dimension. A must for all film lovers – especially of French cinema. (Subtitles) France 2016 Bertrand Tavernier 195m

The Seasons In Quincy: Four Portraits Of John Berger

A stimulating, deeply moving four-part essay about John Berger, whose book ‘Ways of Seeing’ changed our relationship with art and culture. UK 2017 Swinton/MacCabe/Roth/Dziadosz 90m For full details see Tilda Swinton Retrospective on Pg64 Mon 21 Aug 14:00 (Studio)

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Water And Sugar: Carlo Di Palma, The Colours Of Life Acqua e zucchero: Carlo Di Palma

Tue 22 Aug 14:00

A look at the life and work of Italian cinematographer, Carlo di Palma… Michelangelo Antonioni and Woody Allen's favourite cinematographer. A galaxy of cinema luminaries pay tribute to the great Italian cinematographer. He cut his teeth as an assistant to some of the greatest directors in cinema history: Visconti, De Sica. His eye for black-and-white film was masterful, but it was his innovations in colour with Antonioni's ‘Red Desert’ and ‘Blow-Up’ that set him apart as a genius. (Subtitles) Italy 2016 Fariborz Kamkari 90m

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City Of Ghosts

Wed 23 Aug 13:15 (Studio)

A documentary that follows anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS. With personal access, this film focusses on an important group of unsung heroes, the citizen journalists who risk their lives to report on what is happening within Syria. It is not just atrocities committed by President Assad that they want to expose, but the equally horrific treatment of the civilians by extremist members of IS. It's hard to know what is most chilling – indiscriminate deaths in Raqqa, propaganda footage from IS, or sickening hate of neo-Nazis who confront those refugees lucky enough to make it out alive. USA 2017 Matthew Heineman 92m

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The Music Of Strangers

Thu 24 Aug 18:00 (Studio)

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and other international artists of The Silk Road Project discuss their philosophies on music and culture. Yo Yo Ma, perhaps still cemented in the minds of the world as a child prodigy, is in fact now 61. He has an enviable brand of cheeky spontaneity and inquisitiveness, captured in footage of the original Silk Road workshops. Neville weaves the strands of his documentary together like silk, connecting disparate ideas to create a concept of culture that is strong, attractive, and of great use to humanity. The instrumentalists, who hail from Spain, Japan, Iran, and other nations, are at home with global musical fusion, and join the legendary cellist to form a virtuoso ragtag band, and they create a joyful noise. USA 2016 Morgan Neville 96m

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A decade after ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, Al Gore returns with the follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. When it comes to boundless energy resources, former US vice-president Al Gore seems to have cracked the secret, with his megawatt charm and way of attracting people of all political stripes into his orbit. Gore and his arguments remain compelling – with his assertions moving beyond straight forward impacts on climate to consider how major events, such as a lasting drought in Syria, began the refugee tide as people were forced from their land. His tirelessness in the run up to the Paris United Nations climate change conference in 2015 is particularly inspiring, and, with its bang up-to-date inclusion of president Donald Trump’s climate change scepticism and pledges to fossil fuel businesses, it’s a timely reminder that we can take a step backwards just as easily as we can move forwards. Screened to great acclaim at Sundance and Cannes. USA 2O17 Bonni Cohen/Jon Shenk 100m Following the screening there is a recorded live Q&A with Al Gore

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Risk

The story of WikiLeak’s editor-in-chief Julian Assange as seen by documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras, who made the documentary on Snowden. Filmed over six years, this is a character study that collides with a high stakes election year and its controversial aftermath. Cornered in a tiny building for half a decade, Julian Assange is undeterred even as the legal jeopardy he faces threatens to undermine the organization he leads and fracture the movement he inspired. Capturing this story, director Laura Poitras finds herself caught between the motives and contradictions of Assange and his inner circle. “The risk of inaction is extremely high,” he says in a reflection of his activist mentality and the title of the film. He is smooth and careful, partly right and partly wrong, just like this documentary. “We don’t have a problem, you have a problem.” – Julian Assange. USA 2016 Laura Poitras 92m

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Step

Amanda Lipitz’s thrilling debut documentary offers a timely look at a talented group of Baltimore teens, caused a storm at its Sundance premiere. Documentaries aren’t often discussed in terms of their ability to entertain, but this might be the most infectiously entertaining documentary of the year. This ebullient chronicle of a Baltimore girls step team’s senior year matches a fascinating, worthy subject with unabashedly joyful filmmaking. It’s a crowd-pleasing winner that has what it takes to appeal across generations. At a breezy 83 minutes, it weaves multiple narrative strands together in a flashy package that opens a very specific window into life in 2016 America. By offering some of society’s most marginalized members – young black women – their time in the spotlight without any inkling of condescension or exploitation, Lipitz does more than just entertain or enlighten. She’s breaking down barriers in nonfiction cinema. USA 2017 Amanda Lipitz 83m

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Williams

Sun 27 Aug 17:45

Charting the story of Formula One’s most celebrated family, Williams is a thrilling account of how one man built a racing empire and a vivid, heart-rending portrait of the aftermath of a tragedy. Starting life with nothing other than a single-minded obsession for speed, Sir Frank Williams created one of the world’s most enduring Formula One racing teams, winning nine Constructors’ Championships over the last 40 years. But in 1986 at the height of this success, a near fatal car accident left Frank fighting to survive and the team’s future hanging in the balance. Williams, a brand new documentary from BAFTA-winning director Morgan Matthews, tells the story of Frank’s rise to fame and how his family battled to keep him alive and the team afloat after the crash that left Frank wheelchairbound for the rest of his life. Featuring heartpounding racing footage, interviews with much-loved Formula One stars (including Sir Jackie Stewart, Nigel Mansell, Alan Jones and Sir Patrick Head) and candid neverbefore-seen accounts of what really went on behind closed doors, it is an honest, authentic and incredibly revealing portrait of one of the most extraordinary families in motorsport. UK 2017 Morgan Mathews 109m

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Plus Two Jazz Documentaries: The Jazz Ambassadors

In the mid-50s, at the height of the Cold War, the US State Department introduced an innovative propaganda initiative to win over the hearts and minds of newly independent countries in Africa, India and the Far East. We are delighted to welcome Mick Csáky to discuss his latest production. UK 2017 Hugo Berkeley 90m For full details see Mick Csáky Retrospective on Pg59 Tue 22 Aug 21:00 (Q&A)

Chasing Trane

This outstanding documentary explores the life and work of legendary jazz musician John Coltrane, narrated by Denzel Washington. USA 2016 John Scheinfeld 104m For full details see Jazz on Film on Pg69 Mon 21 Aug 21:00

Plus Three Festival Exhibitions on Screen Docs: David Hockney Sat 26 Aug 15:45 Botticelli Inferno Mon 21 Aug 16:15 Raphael – Lord Of The Arts Mon 14 Aug 15:45 See Opera & Art for the Festival on Pg71

Plus Two David Lynch Docs: David Lynch – Art of Life Fri 18 Aug 16:15 Blue Velvet Revisited Tue 15 Aug 18:00 See David Lynch Briefly Revisited on Pg88

Also Nine Mick Csáky’s Docs For full details see Mick Csáky Retrospective on Pg55

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The festival is proud to support independent film makers and is introducing a selection of mainly UK premieres of low budget films from all corners of the world. Many of the films have only recently been completed by first time directors, and most will be shown in our delightfully intimate Picture Palace. We are asking our audience to vote for these films in two separate categories, which will result in an Audience Award for the Best Low Budget Feature Film and Best Low Budget Documentary.

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The Hidden Corner Haanduk

A film that delves into the Assamese society in North-east India, threatened by influx of illegal immigrants from across the border. Heramoni is the mother of extremist Mukti, whose last rites she had performed. She receives information from the extremist group that Miukti’s death cannot actually confirmed, and does not know how to respond. Meanwhile Biplob, who had left the outfit and is alone, has his own problems of existence. This film has been filmed in actual locales, amongst peoples who have witnessed this uprising. It is perhaps the first time that the Moran community of the Assamese society, hitherto unknown to the world, has been explored in the context of this uprising. Budget $45,000. India 2016 Jaicheng Jai Dohutia 83m Fri 11 Aug 11:15 (Studio)

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Aberrante

Ivan is inside a room talking to someone we cannot see – reciting a tremendous monologue that goes back to childhood memories and to his mother… who died in the bathroom. But who is he talking to? Who is that unknown person? And why is Ivan keeping him imprisoned in that dirty, crumbling room? These questions will soon have an answer. ‘Aberrante’ has a real escalation of physical and psychological torment, as the film is torn between the protagonist’s visions and reality. Budget €65,000. Italy 2017 Mauro Russo Rouge 80m

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UK Premiere: Brazil

My One And Only

Mon 14 Aug 13:30 (Pic Palace)

A beautiful woman, a married man and a stalker – A love triangle of obsession, played out in our world of constant and inescapable communication. Director Jonathan Murphy says, “I first heard this script as a BBC Radio 4 play and was immediately taken by the multitude of layers and twists and turns in the script. In its original form it was set in the UK but adapted itself perfectly to current Brazilian society, all of the issues and actions contained in the film can be readily identified here in South America. On the surface, the film appears to be about stalkers and the dangers of obsession, in reality the film’s overriding theme is one of loneliness in the modern, online world. Budget $100,000. Brazil 2016 Jonathan Murphy 83m

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Amun

This striking Russian film is a family drama about a young father who is looking for a monk in the desert. A Russian tourist goes to the Monastery of Temptation in Israel to find an elder called Amun. His search leads him to the Judean desert. Thirst and scalding sun bring the traveller to complete exhaustion but his son’s life is at stake, and there is no way back. Even though the protagonist does not believe in miracles, he completes his journey and receives salvation. Shot on location with stunning landscapes. (Subtitles) Russia/Israel/Palestine 2016 Anar Abbasov 82m Mon 14 Aug 17:30 (Studio) Wed 23 Aug 13:30 (Pic Palace)

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UK Premiere: India

Bumbai Bird

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A compassionate, poetic and realistic look at different and diverse lives in Mumbai. Like a bird, or a floating spirit over Mumbai, we discover five unconscious people in the city of Mumbai, and we go back in time to see what happened to them. This spirit, enables us to hear people's intimate thoughts, to understand the suffering of their souls. While travelling back in time, the bird-spirit helps us to understand the source of each of the character’s drama. Their problems are typical of today’s contemporary India. These fragments of life, assembled like a broken mirror, reflect an impressive and moving urban reality of India, far from the stereotyped Bollywood representations. (Subtitles) Budget $250,000. India 2016 Kamal Musale 85m


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UK Premiere: Australia

Short Distance

Over the course of a weekend, three couples experience the complications of long distance relationships and modern love. Director Nic Barker says, “‘Short Distance’ is my love letter to not only the beautiful city of Melbourne, but also to the real, honest relationship comedies and dramas that made me want to me a filmmaker in the first place. This film is a testament to the work and commitment of our cast and crew over a two year period, and I hope the end result is a drama that feels honest, true and heartfelt.” Budget $15,000 AUD. Australia 2016 Nic Barker 61m Fri 18 Aug 14:15 (Pic Palace)

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UK Premiere: USA

Death On A Rock

Mon 21 Aug 11:00 (Studio)

Portland filmmaker Scott Ballard’s feature follows a young woman coming to terms with a trying event in her life. Lillian’s (Rachael Perrell Fosket) bright outlook – she loves her job in a flower shop and has a sweet budding relationship with her boyfriend – is rocked by illness. Days spent in long term care at the hospital bring reflection, desperation, and some family tension. This vibrantly shot tale follows Lillian’s year of happiness, pain, and growth, told through flashbacks and drifting between memories and shifting consciousness. Seen through a framework of loss, this is a bittersweet tale balanced between tragedy and levity. Budget $25,000. USA Scott Ballard 2015 82m

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UK Premiere: Ireland

Storage

Thu 24 Aug 14:30 (Pic Palace)

Storage is an experimental film that attempts to conceptualise male perception of changing gender roles and the intimate conflicts that result. The film takes the form of a dark fairytale, where the obstacles that must be faced are man’s own inner demons. Storage explores the nature of regret by following the struggle of one man to resolve a lifetime of poor decisions, their impacts on his life and the lives of the people he has loved. John is forced to journey through his internal world to reconcile his past and face the consequences of his actions in an attempt to obtain a final peace. Budget €12,000. Ireland 2016 Rupert MacCarthy Morrogh 62m

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Two Special Previews by Stephen Cookson

We are pleased to present two UK Independent films, which are unusual, unique and idiosyncratic. Both are basically one-handers featuring a star – either Timothy Spall or Steven Berkoff, and both directed and produced by Stephen Cookson, whom we are delighted to welcome to introduce each film. Booking Ref

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Stanley: Man Of Variety

Thu 24 Aug 14:00 (Studio)

‘Kind Hearts and Coronets’ meets ‘Eraserhead’! Stanley finds himself in prison for a crime that he believes that he didn’t commit. After many years in solitary confinement he begins to talk to his comedy heroes from the past as each one tries to help him remember what he has done. In this hilarious and sometimes moving comedy, we follow Stanley through his journey of hallucinations as he faces up to his life. Award winning actor Timothy Spall plays all the characters in Stanley’s hallucinations; from the flamboyant Noel Coward to the grotesque Max Wall to the ukulele King George Formby. Eventually Stanley flies on a coffin through the clouds making his escape from prison with standup comedian Max Miller for company. He then finds himself in a courtroom facing the magistrate played by eccentric Margaret Rutherford. It’s down to her to decide Stanley’s fate and either send him back to the place where he was born or back to a life in prison. Priceless! Budget £900,000. UK 2016 Stephen Cookson/Timothy Spall 84m

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The Tell Tale Heart

Edgar Allen Poe’s tale revised and told by Steven Berkoff. Steven Berkoff's own feature length interpretation of Edgar Allan Poe's original short story. It is told by the Master who endeavours to convince the viewer of his sanity, while describing a murder he committed. The victim was an old man with a “vulture- eye” as the Master calls it. Considered to be one of the Berkoff’s best dramatizations, ‘Tell Tale Heart’ was first published in 1843 and widely held to be a classic of the Gothic fiction genre. Although another mainly one-hander from Berkoff, he is briefly supported by Hugh Skinner, Henry Goodman and Dudley Sutton. Budget £900,000. UK 2017 Stephen Cookson/Steven Berkoff 80m

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Low Budget Documentaries Booking Ref

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Breaking Point: The War For Democracy In Ukraine

Tue 15 Aug 20:30 (Studio)

An intimate look at war and revolution in Ukraine through the eyes of ordinary people who risked their lives to create a more democratic and independent country. Our principal characters are a children’s theatre director, a doctor, a rabbi, a TV journalist, an investigative reporter, and a lawyer turned medic and her soldier husband. Their battle to wrest power from the autocrats and plutocrats who control their governments is a struggle that is being waged around the world. The outcome affects not only the future of Ukraine, but the future of democracy throughout the world. Budget $250,000. USA 2017 Mark Jonathan Harris 97m

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Babylondon

Tue 15 Aug 13:45 (Pic Palace)

A documentary which reveals an invisible side of society in London, a city where reality and illusion get muddled up. Young immigrants from different countries, share ideas and experiences which connect us with a universe full of questions which make us doubt the political and social system we live in. These people explore an alternative lifestyle which puts them on the margins of the system, recycling food from bins, living in abandoned houses and taking drugs as a way to explore. The filmmaker has immersed himself in an urban subculture, developing an audio-visual experience which portrays a fragment of the hidden alternative culture in London while at the same time revealing the cultural disenchantment that exists in modern society. Budget £3,000. UK 2017 Andres Roccatagliata 52m

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UK Premiere: Palestine

Women Of Freedom

Wed 16 Aug 13:15 (Pic Palace)

‘Women of Freedom’ follows the stories of women who were murdered in the name of ‘honour killing’ in the Arab and Palestinian society. This documentary aims to unravel the social and political circumstance that has led to this troubling phenomenon. The director, who witnessed such tragedy in her own life, embarks on a journey – wandering through Israel and Palestine, collecting various stories of the victims, the survivors and the killers themselves. The film wishes to encourage a discussion on this silenced and controversial problem that many societies are still inflicted by. (Subtitles) Budget $100,000. Palestine 2017 Abeer Zeibak Haddad 68m

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Four Ethiopian kids arrive in the middle of the night, on their own, to Israel. They all suffer from heart defects from birth. Their only hope is a group of Israeli heart surgeons that volunteer to save young hearts of African and Palestinian children. The film was photographed during Operation “Protective Edge” (The 2014 Israel-Gaza Conflict) in an Israeli hospital. (Subtitles) Budget $80,000. Israel 2016 Roy Krispel 72m Thu 17 Aug 14:00 (Pic Palace)

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A Mindful Choice

Sat 19 Aug 13:15 (Studio)

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Prisoners in Mexico; artists in Cuba; foster children; and cancer patients to name but a few, are finding a way to experience inner serenity and peace from their past. ‘A Mindful Choice’ plants the seed of possibility that humanity could live in peace. A shift in consciousness is required; a shift that starts with each of us choosing for our own inner peace and happiness. This documentary, beautifully shot in various countries, shows a diverse range of people making the choice for a better life through meditation. They range from ballet dancers and writers to stressed business people, cancer patients, foster children, and maximum security prisoners. Their stories show that peace is possible for individuals and communities – and suggests it may be possible for everyone. (Some Subtitles) UK 2016 Tony Simpson 73m We welcome film makers Alex Child and Ananta Ishaya for a Q&A after the screening


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Forgive – Don’t Forget

Sun 20 Aug 11:30 (Pic Palace)

During Japan’s surrender at the end of World War II, numerous swords were confiscated by American officers. In order to better understand the past and build a bridge between cultures in the present, a filmmaker attempts to return one of these surrendered swords to its original owner. Director Brad Bennet says, “The moment a friend told me about his dream of trying to return a WWII Japanese sword, I was on board. This documentary project has been ongoing for the past five years, a true labour of love. Being part Japanese myself (Hafu), I’ve always been fascinated with Japanese culture and my heritage.” (Some subtitles) Budget $45,000. USA 2016 Brad Bennett 69m

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UK Premiere: Germany

Doing Nothing All Day

Participation is an artistic medium: this documentary (aka ‘Freistunde’), about self-determined education, integrates the experimental film-project ‘Democracy on Super8’ with clips by over ninety people. From filmmaker to pre-schooler – people were invited to take part. A young mother starts the search for the ideal school for her son and discovers the tradition of democratic schools. She speaks with scientists and protagonists of the democratic education movement in Germany, England and Israel. (Some subtitles) Budget €82,000. Germany 2017 Margarete Hentze 62m Mon 21 Aug 14:30 (Pic Palace)

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Outcaste

Tue 22 Aug 14:15 (Pic Palace)

This is a unique story of faith, courage and magical thinking. A story of how the dream of an elderly English teacher finally comes true with the help of a rickshaw driver, a lapsed Buddhist monk and a journey in to the high Himalayas. It’s ‘The Marigold Hotel’ meets ‘Lost Horizon’. Carol Fraser is an eternal seeker living between England and India. With no home and no one to look after her as she ages, her indomitable spirit and holistic way of seeing the world has created a huge spiritual bank account and an empty real one! Filmed over two years in India’s Himalayan region and briefly in Northern Ireland, the team follow Carol on this journey with her unlikely companions. UK/India 2017 Colin Graham 67m

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Piquemal A new 25th anniversary 4K restoration of the Oscar-winning Merchant Ivory masterpiece. This adaptation of E. M. Forster's classic 1910 novel shows the injuriously rigid British class consciousness of the early 20th century. Dramatic and tragic but also surprisingly funny, the film focuses on a pair of unmarried sisters (Emma Thompson and Helena Bonham Carter) who befriend a poor young clerk (Sam West) and, without meaning to, ruin his life. Meanwhile, Thompson also makes the acquaintance of a dying neighbour (Vanessa Redgrave), who leaves her a family home in her will – which her husband (Anthony Hopkins) destroys. The restoration (from the original negative), premiered at Cannes 2016, with James Ivory and Vanessa Redgrave attending. Compelling, brilliantly acted, and foreshadowing the style of dramas such as ‘Downton Abbey’ and ‘The Crown’, ‘Howards End’ remains an exquisite pleasure, as moving and relevant as it was on release. UK 1992 James Ivory 142m

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The following selection of films have only recently been beautifully restored in new digital versions, with many that have not been accessible to cinemas for years.

Regarded by some as Federico Fellini’s finest work, and the winner of the first Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1956, La Strada is a masterpiece of 20th Century filmmaking. This 1954 movie catapulted Fellini to international fame – along with its star, his wife Giulietta Masina. In provincial Italy, strongman Zampanò (Anthony Quinn) touts his act, aided by his waif-like companion (Masina). She endures his abuse until she’s captivated by a tightrope walker (Richard Basehart), creating a triangle that plays out in Fellini’s favourite key of bittersweet sentimentality, life as a tragicomic circus. Fellini once described this masterpiece, which marks his break with the strictures of neo-realism, as “the complete catalogue of my mythical world;” It could be seen as another, poetic version of Beauty and the Beast fable. Includes a haunting score by Nino Roti. (Subtitles) Italy 1954 Federico Fellini 105m

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With an insane asylum standing in for everyday society, Milos Forman's 1975 film adaptation of Ken Kesey's novel is a comically sharp indictment of the Establishment's urge to conform. Playing crazy to avoid prison work, manic free spirit Randle P. McMurphy (Jack Nicholson) is sent to a mental hospital for evaluation. He encounters a motley crew of inmates presided over by icy Nurse Ratched (Louise Fletcher). They recognize that each is the other's worst enemy. Nicholson exploded on the screen in a performance flawless in timing and character perception. USA 1975 Milos Forman 134m

Ludwig. He loved women. He loved men. He lived as controversially as he ruled. We present Visconti’s opulent epic, restored. With a string of masterpieces behind him, Visconti created this epic of 19th century decadence. After ascending the throne at 18, Ludwig (Helmut Berger) showed interest only in opera, fairy-tale castles and striking young lads. Fan of Richard Wagner (Trevor Howard), betrayed by him, in love with his cousin (Romy Schneider), abandoned by her, he will slip towards madness. The locations are breath-taking and the views of the king's extravagant castles and palaces (including the fairy tale castle Neuschwanstein) are enchanting. (Subtitles) Italy/France/W. Germany 1973 Luchino Visconti 255m + 30m Interval

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Olmi's film is a masterpiece that elegantly and effortlessly depicts the natural rhythms of rural life in the 19th century. The families on this tenement in the Bergamo region must give two-thirds of their produce to the landlord. Various vignettes flesh out life in this community where grain is gathered; a hog is killed; the village idiot is given food. You don’t need to have experienced its world firsthand to grasp the transparency with which Olmi depicts it, full with simple pleasures, complex emotions and unadorned heartbreak. This lyrical, tender film was honoured with the Palme D’Or in 1978. (Subtitles) Italy 1978 Ermanno Olmi 186m


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The Graduate 1967

James 50 th Anniversary With The Graduate, Dustin Hoffman challenged conventional notions of the Hollywood leading man and became an overnight star. As the film reaches its 50th anniversary, we are delighted to present this newly restored 4K digital print. Benjamin Braddock (Hoffman) has just finished college and is already lost in a sea of confusion as he wonders what to do with his life. He returns to his parents’ luxurious Beverly Hills home, where he idles away the summer floating in the pool and brooding in silence. He is rescued from the boredom when he is seduced into a clandestine affair with a middle-aged married friend of his parents, Mrs Robinson (Anne Bancroft). That liaison is soon complicated by Benjamin’s infatuation with her collegeage daughter Elaine (Katharine Ross). A complete sensation on its original release in 1967, ‘The Graduate’ was a one-of-akind cinematic portrait of America which captured the mood of disaffected youth seething beneath the laid-back exterior of 1960s California. It introduced the music of Simon & Garfunkel to a wider audience and featured one of the most famous seductions in movie history and a truly iconic final scene. It also introduced the world to a young actor named Dustin Hoffman, perfectly cast as the jaw-droppingly naïve Benjamin. USA 1967 Mike Nichols 106m

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Le Doulos 1962 The Finger Man

Jean-Pierre Melville’s gangster film stars Jean-Paul Belmondo as the duplicitous Silien, and Serge Reggiani as the dogged villain Faugel. A twilight world of ambiguity and betrayal. Maurice (Serge Reggiani) and Silien (JeanPaul Belmondo) are friends going way back, and both have had a shady past. Silien wants to leave his illegal activities behind him – but would he actually be in league with the police, as an informer? That is what Maurice suspects after he kills a ‘receiver’ who is responsible for the murder of one of his friends, and takes some jewels as an extra bonus. Doubts assail Maurice as well as others until it is finally decided that something has to be done about Silien. This is a slippery, gripping cops-and-robbers thriller, full of twists and turns and ending with a tragicomic shootout you’ll never forget. (Subtitles) France 1962 Jean-Pierre Melville 108m Sun 20 Aug 10:30

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Manhattan 1979

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Woody Allen combines witty dialogue, the music of George Gershwin, and atmospheric location shooting in one of his best romantic comedies. Allen plays Isaac Davis, a TV writer who dreams of becoming a heavyweight author. He is obsessed in roughly equal measures with himself and New York. A hopeless, but somehow – as always with Allen – serially successful romantic, Isaac is coping with divorce from his waspish wife Jill (Meryl Streep), while being torn between two lovers, one the innocent and adoring teenager Tracy (Mariel Hemingway), and the other, Mary (Diane Keaton), the sometime lover of his best pal Yale (Michael Murphy). The theme, in so many Allen movies, is the impermanence of everything, chiefly life and love, but more importantly the film is an extended love letter to Isaac’s and Woody’s home town. Is this Allen’s greatest film? Spend time in its company and you’ll find it hard to argue otherwise. USA 1979 Woody Allen 96m

The Elephant Man 1980

You could only see his eyes behind the layers of make-up, but those expressive orbs earned John Hurt a well-deserved Oscar nomination for his moving portrayal of John Merrick in David Lynch’s masterpiece. UK 1980 David Lynch 124m For full details see John Hurt Retrospective on Pg80 Sat 12 Aug 11:00

Blue Velvet 1986

David Lynch peeks behind the picket fences of small-town America to reveal a corrupt shadow world of malevolence, sadism and madness. USA 1986 David Lynch 120m For full details see David Lynch Briefly Revisited on Pg88 Tue 15 Aug 20:45

Mulholland Drive 2001

After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality. USA 2001 David Lynch 143m For full details see David Lynch Briefly Revisited on Pg88 Thu 17 Aug 20:45

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MICK CSAKY

A Selective Retrospective

During this year's Chichester International Film Festival nine of Mick Csáky's films will be screened, including a sneak preview of his latest production 'Jazz Ambassadors'. Titles will include: 'Mozart In Turkey: A performance of Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio within the Topkapi Palace, in Istanbul'; 'Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll'; 'Plácido Domingo: A Musical Life'; Africa Live: The Roll Back Malaria Concert'; '444 Days: The US Hostage Crisis in Iran of 1979'; 'Killing The Dragon: A radical cure for heroin addiction'; and the Oscar nominated feature film 'Himalaya'. His films have played on all of the main television channels in the UK and extensively worldwide, winning numerous awards including a national and an international Emmy Award in the USA. To date he has been responsible for some 600 productions – more than 50 as a director and more than 500 as a producer and executive producer. In 1998 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Television Society “In recognition of an outstanding contribution to the furtherance of television”. Over the years several of his films have already played in the Chichester Cinema at New Park. We are delighted to bring you this selection, plus an illustrated talk 'Mick Csáky: Telling True Stories'. Booking Ref

Mick Csáky behind the camera exactly forty years ago in 1977 Sat 12 Aug 14:30 (Studio)

Mick Csáky: Telling True Stories

Illustrated Talk This year's Chichester International Film Festival is honouring the multi-award winning documentary film maker Mick Csáky with a retrospective screening of nine of his films from the past 40 years. In this 90-minute illustrated lecture he will talk about what prompted him to make several of his favourite films, while showing short extracts. His films have embraced a wide range of subjects – human stories, history, current affairs, business, politics, science, religion, music and the arts. In 1998 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Television Society “In recognition of an outstanding contribution to the furtherance of television”.

Over the years several of his films have already played in the Chichester Cinema at New Park. During this year’s Chichester International Film Festival nine of his films will be playing in the main cinema, the studio and the Picture Palace. Titles will include: ‘Mozart In Turkey: A performance of Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio’ within the Topkapi Palace, in Istanbul; ‘Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll’; ‘Plácido Domingo: A Musical Life’; ‘Africa Live: The Roll Back Malaria Concert’; ‘444 Days: The US Hostage Crisis in Iran of 1979’; ‘Killing the Dragon: A radical cure for heroin addiction’; the Oscar nominated feature film ‘Himalaya’, and his latest production ‘Jazz Ambassadors’.

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Caravans Of Gold

Historian Basil Davidson traces the medieval trade routes carrying gold all the way from Timbuktu via Marrakesh to ancient Cairo and on to Europe and across the Indian Ocean. He recaptures some of the glories of the African civilisations that flourished south of the Sahara long before the white man came to Africa. This film is one of eight episodes of the multi award-winning series ‘Africa: A Voyage of Discovery’, first broadcast on Channel 4 in 1983. Winner of the 1984 New York International Film Festival Gold Prize. “A stunning piece of work…a winner.” – John Corry, The New York Times. UK 1982 Mick Csáky 50m Fri 11 Aug 13:00 (Pic Palace)

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Former Drug Squad cop turned Buddhist monk Phra Chamroon wages an unconventional war against heroin addiction in a remote hillside monastery in central Thailand. His remarkable and unconventional cure, combining a radical form of aversion therapy with tough love, boasts one of the world’s highest success-rates of more than 70 per cent. This film follows three heroin addicts from the slums of Bangkok on their road to recovery. In spite of the challenging subject matter, the film offers an inspiring and uplifting experience. First broadcast on ITV and then on Channel 4. Winner of the 1989 San Francisco International Film Festival’s Golden Gate Documentary Award. UK 1988 Mick Csáky 50m

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Killing The Dragon

Filmed over the course of a busy year, Plácido Domingo is seen singing karaoke with his family in Acapulco, rehearsing Mozart's 'Idomeneo' in New York, conducting Bellini's 'I Puritani' in Vienna, recording Bréton's 'La Verbena de la Paloma' in Madrid and performing in Bizet's 'Carmen' in London. This unusually intimate and informative film about one of the greatest tenors of the Twentieth Century also includes extracts from several of his greatest performances including Verdi’s ‘Otello’, Wagner’s ‘Parsifal’ and Puccini’s ‘Nessun Dorma’ as one of The Three Tenors. First broadcast on ITV. UK 1996 Mick Csáky 90m


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Rudge An in-depth documentary account of the US hostage crisis of 1979 – not to be confused with the Hollywood version ‘Argo’ of the same subject. For the very first time, both the American hostages and their Iranian captors reveal exactly what really did happened when a group of radical students seized the US embassy in Tehran on November 4th 1979 and held it for more than 16 months. ‘444 Days’ tells the inside story of a dramatic siege that brought down President Carter and continues to shape Iran-US relations to this very day. First broadcast on BBC2. Produced by Mick Csáky. UK 1998 Leslie Woodhead 104m

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Mozart In Turkey

Tue 15 Aug 13:15 (Studio)

Acclaimed opera and film director Elijah Moshinsky is seen at work with an international cast during the staging and filming of a magnificent production of Mozart's 'The Abduction from the Seraglio' (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), set within the Harem of the Topkapi Palace, Istanbul. This award-winning and highly innovative film captures exquisite performances from a brilliant young cast under the baton of Sir Charles Mackerras, whilst also providing insights into the history of this delightful opera from the Age of Enlightenment, along with back-stage glimpses of the creative process. First broadcast on BBC2. “Mozart in Turkey is a beautifully shot, riveting film, and is lovingly performed. It’s a joy.” – Richard Fawkes, Classical Music magazine. UK 1999 Mick Csáky 90m

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Himalaya

Wed 16 Aug 13:15 (Studio)

‘Himalaya’ tells an epic yet intimate story of how traditional farmers from the remote Dolpo valley in Nepal make their annual crossing into Tibet to trade grain for salt. Against a harsh backdrop of violent snow storms, ancestral feuds erupt to separate the villagers in a struggle for power and survival. Ultimately glory and love prevails in this truly spectacular film that was nominated for Best Foreign Film at the 2000 Oscars. “A breathtaking achievement… An epic undertaking that dwarfs even the most logistically challenging of Hollywood productions” – Box Office magazine. “Stunning photography… Visual splendour and supremely naturalistic performances” – Empire. Associate Producer Mick Csáky. Fra/Swi/UK 1999 Eric Valli 104m

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll

The life and music of African-American gospel singer and guitar virtuoso Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Southern-born, Chicago-raised and New York-made, Sister Rosetta rose from poverty to become one of the world’s most popular gospel singers. During the 40s and 50s she introduced the spiritual passion of gospel into the secular world of rock & roll, inspiring some of its greatest stars, including Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Little Richard. First broadcast on BBC Four. “Sister Rosetta Tharpe was a powerful force of nature, anything but ordinary and plain. She was a big good-looking woman, and divine, not to mention sublime and splendid”. – Bob Dylan. “She’d sing till you cried, then sing till you danced for joy” – Roxie Moore. “Absolutely brilliant – one of the best music docs I’ve ever seen!” – Fred McCormick. UK 2011 Mick Csáky 60m

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Africa Live: The Roll Back Malaria Concert

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A concert film with a difference, featuring more than 100 of Africa’s finest musicians including Youssou N’Dour, Baaba Maal and Angelique Kidjo – all performing African songs to draw world attention to the fact that malaria is a disease killing more than 3,000 children in Africa every day of the year. Significantly, this concert and subsequent concert film triggered the release of 20 billion US dollars to help combat the spread of malaria in Africa during 2006 – 2016. This film has played in cinemas and on television worldwide, starting on BBC4 and then BBC2, with a DVD release, and a BBC Radio 3 version. “A line-up of African stars to put Live 8 to shame.” – Nigel Williamson’s 5 Star review in Songlines magazine. “The Africa Live: Roll Back Malaria Concert held in 2005 connected a global audience to create an international rallying cry for the fight against malaria. The concert and the film came at a pivotal time: the resulting groundswell of awareness helped support significant funding increases and contributed to a stillstrong global movement that continues to make progress in saving lives from malaria.” Kathy Calvin – President and CEO of the United Nations Foundation. UK 2005 Mick Csáky 104m


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The Jazz Ambassadors

In the mid-50s, at the height of the Cold War, the US State Department introduced an innovative propaganda initiative to win over the hearts and minds of newly independent countries in Africa, India and the Far East. To combat fierce criticism of America’s racial policies from the Soviet Union, outstanding African-American jazz musicians were enlisted to demonstrate the integrated make-up of modern America. Musicians included Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Dizzy Gillespie; with the support of radio host Willis Conover broadcasting on Voice of America. Over a 10-year period there were 20 hugely popular Jazz Tours to over 100 countries. However, dangerous racial tensions were building up back home in the USA, with growing demands for better Civil Rights. Interviewees include Quincy Jones, Darius Brubeck (son of Dave Brubeck), and many more. Produced by Mick Csáky. UK 2017 Hugo Berkeley 90m Tue 22 Aug 21:00 (Q&A)

We are delighted to welcome Mick Csáky and Hugo Berkeley to discuss their latest production

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Tilda Swinton Retrospective

Tilda Swinton was born in London in 1960 into a patrician military family who can trace their ancestry back to before the Norman Conquest. She was privately educated and, she reckons, “was expected to marry a duke”. Reacting against her upbringing, she took up acting and joined the Communist Party. Low-budget indie films have always attracted her; she became resident muse to Derek Jarman, and appeared in seven of his films, starting with ‘Caravaggio’ (1986). After gaining wide critical attention as the gender-changing lead of Sally Potter’s Virginia Woolf adaptation ‘Orlando’ (1992), Swinton went on to work with an impressive range of film-makers, often seeking out the more individual directors: John Maybury (‘Love Is the Devil’, 1998), Danny Boyle (‘The Beach’, 2000), Spike Jonze (‘Adaptation’, 2002), the Coens (‘Burn After Reading’, 2008; ‘Hail, Caesar!’, 2016), Luca Guadagnino (‘I am Love’, 2009; ‘A Bigger Splash’, 2015), Wes Anderson (‘Moonrise Kingdom’, 2012; ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’, 2014). She relishes a challenge, playing 30 years older than her age for ‘Grand Budapest’, subtly-differentiated dual roles in ‘Hail, Caesar!’ and, for ‘I Am Love’, playing the whole film in Russian-accented Italian. Her performance in Tony Gilroy’s legal thriller ‘Michael Clayton’ (2007) won her a BAFTA and an Oscar. Live theatre doesn’t attract her in the least, to appear in or even to watch (“I find it really boring”), but she’s drawn to performance art, and has founded two mini-budget film festivals in Scotland. Recently she had been collaborating with John Berger (‘Seasons of Quincy’). Philip Kemp Booking Ref

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Tilda Swinton – An Alien In Her Comfort Zone

An illustrated talk by Philip Kemp With her chiselled, androgynous good looks, her taste for offbeat roles in indie and mainstream movies alike, and her outspokenly iconoclastic opinions, Tilda Swinton is one of our most fiercely individual and distinctive actors. She has said, “It’s a real comfort zone for me to feel alien,” and she brings to all her best roles a sense of something acute and penetrating, as if coming to them from a left-field angle.

Stressed roles suit her well, as in ‘We Need to Talk About Kevin’ (2011), with her increasingly desperate, guilt-ridden mother of an incipient sociopath urgently trying to penetrate her husband’s smug carapace. But she also has a skilful line in comic malice – witness her double role in ‘Hail, Caesar!’ as duelling sister gossip columnists, or as ‘Social Services’ in ‘Moonrise Kingdom’. And in the title role of Erick Zonka’s ‘Julia’ (2008), her fearless, startlingly uningratiating performance carries the whole film. Swinton rarely gives us quite what we might expect – which makes her unfailingly, compellingly watchable.

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TILDA SWINTON RETROSPECTIVE

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‘Caravaggio’ features wonderful performances from Nigel Terry, Sean Bean, and, in her first role, Tilda Swinton, who was to become Derek Jarman’s muse and longtime collaborator. Jarman struggled for seven years to bring his portrait of the seventeenth-century Italian artist Michelangelo da Caravaggio to the screen. The result was well worth the wait, and was greeted with critical acclaim. The film centres on an imagined love-triangle between Caravaggio, his friend and model Ranuccio, and Ranuccio’s low-life partner Lena. Conjuring some of the artist’s most famous paintings through elaborate and beautifully photographed tableaux vivants, these works are woven into the fabric of the story, providing a starting point for its characters and narrative episodes. UK 1986 Derek Jarman 89m

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Tilda Swinton gives an utterly compelling performance as a woman on the edge playing a dangerous game in this tense and riveting thriller. Fired from her job, broke and with her judgement clouded by too many vodka shots, Julia hits rock bottom and hatches a reckless plan to kidnap the 8 year-old grandson of a wealthy businessman and hold the boy to ransom. But she finds herself totally unprepared for life as a fugitive with a terrified child in tow, and events soon spiral wildly out of control. With both the authorities and a brutal criminal gang on her tail, a desperate Julia finds herself locked in a deadly fight for survival. Tilda Swinton puts on a one-woman show (À la De Niro in ‘Taxi Driver’) as she’s literally in every scene. Rarely shown but underrated. USA/Mexico 2008 Erick Zonca 135m


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I Am Love Io Sono L’amore

Tue 15 Aug 15:30 (Studio)

An Italian film that is lush, sensual, beautiful, and operatic in tone. Starring the beautiful Tilda Swinton as Emma, the matriarch of a wealthy Milanese family. Emma lives in a carefully ordered world where her duty towards husband and children dominates. But a chance encounter ignites long repressed passions and sets her on a journey of sexual awakening. Opening with a series of almost monochrome shots of a snowbound Milan, Guadagnino closes in on the elegant but forbidding 1930s mansion. Cracks are beginning to show however and it’s not just in the realities of the family business, but also in a number of remarkably subtle ways, all stemming from the opening dinner-party. (Subtitles) Italy 2009 Luca Guadagnino 114m

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We Need To Talk About Kevin

Wed 16 Aug 18:15 (Studio) Mon 21 Aug 20:30 (Studio)

A powerful and disturbing emotional thriller starring a superb Tilda Swinton; directed by acclaimed film-maker Lynne Ramsay; and based on the million-selling Orange Prize winning novel by Lionel Shiver. Eva (Swinton) puts her ambitions and career aside to give birth to Kevin. The relationship between mother and son is difficult from the very first years, and when Kevin is 15, he does something irrational and unforgivable in the eyes of the community. Did Eva create a monster by failing to form a bond early on? Should she have sought help from professionals if she felt she wasn’t coping? Or was Kevin simply a bad seed; an innately evil child who no one could have cured? UK 2012 Lynne Ramsay 110m

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Only Lovers Left Alive

Thu 17 Aug 20:15 (Studio)

Tom Hiddlestone and Tilda Swinton are perfectly cast as world-weary but resolutein-their-love vampires, attempting to live in human society. Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier, an underground musician, deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover. Their love story has already endured several centuries, but their debauched idyll is soon disrupted by her wild and uncontrollable younger sister. With an all-star cast that also includes Mia Wasikowska and John Hurt’s immortal Elizabethan playwright Kit Marlowe. This is the apotheosis of American Independent film and underground music combined, from acclaimed director Jim Jarmusch. Oozing cool and dry wit! USA 2014 Jim Jarmusch 123m

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A Bigger Splash

The vacation of a famous rock star (Tilda Swinton) and a filmmaker in Italy is disrupted by the unexpected visit of an old friend (Ralph Fiennes) and his daughter (Dakota Johnson). Rock legend Marianne Lane (Tilda Swinton) is recuperating on the volcanic island of Pantelleria with her partner Paul (Matthias Schoenaert), when iconoclast record producer and old flame Harry (a hilarious Ralph Fiennes) unexpectedly arrives with his daughter Penelope and interrupts their holiday, bringing with him an A-bomb blast of nostalgia from which there can be no rescue. ‘A Bigger Splash’ is a sensuous portrait of desire, jealousy and rock and roll, under the Mediterranean sun and ultimately, danger for everyone involved, but sometimes wildly funny. Italy/France/UK 2016 Luca Guadagnino 124m

Sat 19 Aug 17:45 (Studio) Sun 20 Aug 11:00 (Studio)

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The Seasons In Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger

A stimulating, deeply moving four-part essay about John Berger, whose book ‘Ways of Seeing’ changed our relationship with art and culture. In 1973 Berger abandoned the metropolis to live in the tiny Alpine village of Quincy. He realised that subsistence peasant farming, which had sustained humanity for millennia, was drawing to an historical close. He determined to spend the rest of his life bearing witness to this vanishing existence, not least by participating in it. Berger’s trilogy ‘Into their Labours’ chronicles the peasant life of this Alpine village and its surrounding countryside. Our portrait places Berger in the rhythm of the seasons in Quincy. ‘The Seasons in Quincy’ is the result of a five-year project by Tilda Swinton, Colin MacCabe and Christopher Roth to produce a portrait of the intellectual and storyteller John Berger. It was produced by the Derek Jarman Lab, an audio-visual hub for graduate filmmaking based at Birkbeck, University of London, in collaboration with the composer Simon Fisher Turner. UK 2017 Swinton/MacCabe/Roth/Dziadosz 90m Mon 21 Aug 14:00 (Studio)

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ANDRZEJ WAJDA Tribute

From his cavalry-officer father being murdered in the Katyn Forest in early 1940 to the collapse of Communism in 1989, Andrzej Wajda (1926-2016) was a first-hand witness to the most traumatic half-century in Poland’s tragic history, and would depict this from multiple angles via images so striking, muscular and unforgettable that they became a significant part of that history. With around fifty films made over six decades, many unreleased in Britain, Wajda’s output is dauntingly vast, but the two great trilogies about World War II (‘A Generation’, 1955; ‘Kanal’, 1957; ‘Ashes and Diamonds’, 1958) and the post-war Communist era (‘Man of Marble’, 1977; ‘Man of Iron’, 1981; ‘Wałęsa: Man of Hope’, 2013) offer an excellent entry point, not least for offering a parallel history of the challenges faced by Polish filmmakers trying to tell honest stories about topics considered officially taboo – for instance, ‘Katyn’ (2007) was unfilmable for decades, and the resulting film was as much about the massacre’s official suppression as it was about the atrocity itself. And if most of Wajda’s work was consciously set in the past, even his films with a contemporary setting have become historically fascinating, notably ‘Innocent Sorcerers’ (1960), about young Poles emerging blinking into the post-Stalinist light. This short tribute of three films also includes extensive clips from his other films, especially the World War II trilogy as part of Michael Brooke’s illustrated talk. Booking Ref

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Andrzej Wajda: Man Of History

Illustrated talk by Michael Brooke Poland has produced many great filmmakers, but there’s a surprising consensus about who is the greatest of them all, not least because of Andrzej Wajda’s lifelong dedication to the subject of Poland itself. In this heavily

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illustrated talk, Polish film expert Michael Brooke focuses on Wajda’s two great trilogies, about WWII (‘A Generation’, 1955; ‘Kanal’, 1957; ‘Ashes and Diamonds’, 1958) and the post-war Communist era (‘Man of Marble’, 1977; ‘Man of Iron’, 1981; ‘Wałęsa: Man of Hope’, 2013), which collectively offer an unforgettably vivid portrait of how Poland was squeezed between Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia.


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Innocent Sorcerers Niewinni Czarodzieje

Mon 21 Aug 16:30 (Studio)

Following his renowned War Trilogy, Andrzej Wajda made this provocative film from a script co-written by Jerzy Skolimowski (‘Deep End’). A commentary on the lives of young people who grew up in the new, post-war communist Poland, Wajda chronicles a bohemian milieu of motor-scooters, love, sex and jazz with great vitality and humour. The rebellion the film depicts is social and moral, not political – and the film angered both Communist and Church authorities. The exquisite cast includes a young Roman Polanski. This is a key film in its director s output – and one that has substantially grown in stature over time. (Subtitles – New HD transfer) Poland 1960 Andrzej Wajda 85m

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Man Of Marble Czlowiek z Marmuru

Wed 23 Aug 19:45 (Studio)

Often described as 'the Polish Citizen Kane’, a determined young filmmaker, attempts to make a documentary about Polish national hero Mateusz Birkut. Birkut (Jerzy Radzwilowicz) was a labourer, who, in the early days of the Communist revolution, was hailed for his productivity and became very famous, only to disappear from records in 1952. Through interviews with his family and colleagues, Birkut emerges as a man who believed in the socialist ideals and the workers’ revolution. His disappearance became the unrelenting conscience of the revolution. Not only one of the greatest, most important films of Polish cinema, it is also one of the key films of the 1970s. (Subtitles – HD Restoration) Poland 1977 Andrzej Wajda 154m

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Katyn

This more recent example of Wajda’s films, tells the story of the shocking hidden events in the Katyn forest during WW2. This is the story of Polish army officers murdered by the Russian secret police whilst the families who, unaware of the crime, were still waiting for their husbands, fathers, sons and brothers to return. It is a film about the continuing struggle over history and memory, and an uncompromising exploration of the Russian cover up of the massacre that prevented the Polish people from commemorating the dead. The powerful last twenty minutes of this movie are something you will not easily forget. (Subtitles) Poland 2007 Andrzej Wadja 115m Tue 22 Aug 20:30 (Studio)

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Jazz on Film

The festival continues to celebrate Jazz and Film, with three jazz documentaries, including the UK Premiere of ‘Chasing Trane’ (John Coltrane), and two live jazz gigs featuring a tribute to the late Bobby Wellins. Booking Ref

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A Tribute: Life And Work Of Bobby Wellins 1936 – 2016 Our tribute to the late great Bobby Wellins will commence at 20:00 with the documentary on Bobby – ‘Dreams Are Free’, and after a 30 minute interval, at 21:45 we will present a live gig by:

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Claire Martin (vocals and host), Art Themen (tenor sax), Kate Williams (piano), Andrew Cleyndert (bass) and Spike Wells (drums). All the musicians in this all-star band have loved and worked with Bobby over the years, and they will play some of the music associated with him, and some requests from the Wellins family.

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Dreams Are Free

‘Dreams are Free’ is a celebration of Bobby Wellins – a talented musician, composer and great storyteller. It charts the rise, fall and redemption of critically acclaimed British saxophonist Bobby Wellins. He’s played with the cream of jazz musicians, including Ronnie Scott, Stan Tracey and Charlie Watts, and received critical acclaim for his intense and haunting performances on the seminal track Starless and Bible Black. Yet Wellins struggled to overcome addiction and depression. Ten years of silence followed, before he began to rediscover the desire to play, and self-belief in his ability. This documentary includes rare concert footage and interviews with family members, musicians and Wellins himself. His honesty, warmth and humour provides a compelling insight into the world of a musical survivor. UK 2013 Gary Barber 60m


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Chasing Trane: The Life of John Coltrane

This outstanding documentary explores the life and work of legendary jazz musician John Coltrane, narrated by Denzel Washington. This is the definitive documentary film about an outside-the-box thinker with extraordinary talent, whose boundaryshattering music continues to impact and influence people around the world. This smart, passionate, thought-provoking and uplifting documentary is for anyone who appreciates the power of music to entertain, inspire and transform. Written and directed by critically-acclaimed documentary filmmaker John Scheinfeld (‘The U.S. vs. John Lennon’ and ‘Who Is Harry Nilsson...?’), the film is produced with the full participation of the Coltrane family and the

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support of the record labels that collectively own the Coltrane catalogue. Those interviewed include Cornel West, best friend Sonny Rollins, his children and – surprise – saxophonist Bill Clinton. Scheinfeld brings his strong story-telling skills to the creation of a rich, textured and compelling narrative that takes the audience to unexpected places. Set against the social, political and cultural landscape of the times, ‘Chasing Trane’ brings John Coltrane to life as a fully dimensional being, inviting the audience to engage with Coltrane the man, and Coltrane the artist. “Illuminates the spirit of John Coltrane” – Observer “Serves the jazz legend well” – Los Angeles Times “Deep spiritual power” – Rolling Stone USA 2016 John Scheinfeld 104m

The Jazz Ambassadors

In the mid-50s, at the height of the Cold War, the US State Department introduced an innovative propaganda initiative to win over the hearts and minds of newly independent countries in Africa, India and the Far East. We are delighted to welcome Mick Csáky to discuss his latest production. For full details see Mick Csáky Retrospective on Pg59 Tue 22 Aug 21:00 (Q&A)

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Buster Plays Buster

Following on from last year’s successful visit, this new show features the Keaton classic ‘Steamboat Bill Jr’ and an additional presentation ‘The Life of Buster Keaton’ which is accompanied by the quartet. Booking Ref

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This epic Buster Keaton silent movie from 1928 was the last feature length film he ever made (wrote, directed and starred in) with complete artist freedom and marks the end of his golden era. It features the hapless young Buster trying to win the approval of his long lost father, the rough and tough steamboat captain Steamboat Bill Sr, who loses his business and liberty. A violent storm and hurricane are the back drop for Buster’s daring deeds of rescue and provide the opportunity for some of Keaton’s most famous stunts, including in the last truly astonishing minutes 15 minutes: a storm sequence in which a whole town is blown apart, with Buster experiencing a series of amazing escapes as buildings fall down around his ears a house falling on him which he only survives due to an open

is suppor window. Knowing it is his m te fil last roll of the dice, Keaton Pat throws everything in to this Bowman movie, including building an entire town only to destroy it, as well as several death defying stunts. Following on from the success of his first ‘Buster plays Buster’ show, Buster Birch has created a brand new jazz score for this movie with a set of completely different jazz standards which again have been specifically arranged and scored to perfectly fit each scene. His first class quartet, featuring some of London’s finest jazz musicians, play with superb skill and are given plenty of opportunity to show off their highly accomplished improvisational abilities. USA 1928 Charles Reisner/Buster Keaton 70m d

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This is also accompanied by the quartet playing a specifically arranged score of jazz standards including ‘The Jitterbug Waltz’, ‘Hello Young Lovers’, ‘When You’re Smiling’, ‘Can’t Help Loving That Man’ and ‘Sing Sing Sing’ (Louis Prima). 50m followed by 30m interval


Opera and Art for the festival

Mozart, Puccini, Verdi, Raphael, Botticelli, David Hockney! – feasts for the ear and eye, including Sophie Coppola’s lavish production of La Traviata, and the world première of Phil Grabsky’s David Hockney at the Royal Academy of Art. Booking Ref

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Live from La Scala, Milan ‘Die Entführung aus dem Serail’ was written at the order of the Austrian Emperor Joseph II. For source material, Mozart turned to a popular farce of his day about two pairs of European lovers, one noble and the other their servants, who are trying to escape from the harem of a Turkish pasha and his amusingly sleazy overseer. The work uses spoken dialogue and separate musical numbers in the form of a Singspiel, or “sung play”. Teatro alla Scala is proposing a new staging, yet calling to the podium the man who conducted it the first time round – the great Zubin Mehta. The dizzying role of Konstanze is sung by Lenneke Ruiten, much applauded in ‘Lucio Silla’ in 2015, with the emerging Mozart tenor Mauro Peter in the

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role of Belmonte. Features Sabine Devieilhe, Maximilian Schmitt, Tobias Kehrer and Cornelius Obonya. Mozart’s ‘The Abduction from the Seraglio’ is an Opera Singspiel in three acts, sung in German, with English subtitles. Thanks to All’Opera. 175m approx including interval. NB: Mick Csáky’s film ‘Mozart in Turkey’ about the staging and filming of a magnificent production of ‘The Abduction from the Seraglio’, set within the Harem of the Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, will be shown on Tue 15 August at 13:15

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La Bohème

Live from Teatro Antico di Taormina, Sicily Perched high above the picturesque coast of Sicily and sitting under the shadow of Mt. Etna, Teatro Antico di Taormina has inspired artists for over 2000 years – from the ancient Greeks and Romans to Woody Allen and today’s opera stars. Every summer, this romantic and dramatic setting welcomes opera lovers from all over the world. 2017 is no exception, with the staging of Puccini’s ‘La Bohème’ – the tragic love story between a young poet and a seamstress. Directed by Enrico Castiglione, this retelling of the timeless classic will enchant cinema audiences with its intense melodic lyrics, original and refined harmony, instrumental light feel and nuances which are all unmistakable and unique. Come and experience this spectacular opera on the big screen. Puccini’s most beloved opera in four acts, sung in Italian with English subtitles. Recorded live on July 5. Thanks to Cinema Live. 145m including interval

Tickets £17.50 (Friends £15) Sun 20 Aug 13:00

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La Traviata

Teatro dell’Opera di Roma Haute Couture meets Hollywood as acclaimed director Sofia Coppola and designer Valentino combine their talents to bring you one the most ambitious productions of ‘La Traviata’ to date. Coppola brings new life into Verdi’s 1853 classic opera that tells the story of tempestuous love and heartbreak. Coppola’s ‘La Traviata’ has already become one of the most successful productions in its history immediately selling out its 15-performance run in Rome. Now, this elegant spectacle is being brought directly to the big screen captured in glorious 4K with over 100 microphones from Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. The ensemble included singers of the calibre of Francesca Dotto, Antonio Poli, Roberto Frontali and Anna Malavasi. The orchestra of the Rome Opera was led by Jader Bergamini. The opera’s broadcast in Germany and France by Arte/ZDF was one of the highlights of the station’s cultural programming. Sung in Italian with English subtitles. Recorded live. Thanks to All’Opera. 145m approx (no interval) Tickets £17.50 (Friends £15) Sat 26 Aug 13:00

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Raphael: The Lord Of The Arts

A well balanced dialogue between historical reconstruction and expert commentary, the film retraces the most significant moments of Raphael’s life. This is the first film adaptation of the life and work of one of the most famous artists in the world, Raphael Sanzio. Few figures in the history of art have lived a life so full of intensity and fascination. He died young, aged 37, and yet managed to leave an indelible mark on the artistic world. In a well-balanced dialogue between historical reconstruction and expert commentary, the film retraces the most significant moments of Raphael’s life. Set in 20 locations, two of which are major exclusives – the Vatican Logge and Cardinal Bibbiena’s apartment in the Apostolic Palace – the film explores more than 30 works of art, including the most famous and most representative of Raphael’s work. Beauty comes to life through the brushwork and enduring genius of one of the most talented artists the world has ever known. With thanks More2screen. Italy 2016 Luca Viotto 90m Tickets £12.50 Mon 14 Aug 15:45

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Botticelli Inferno

From the brand-new ‘World Art in Cinema’ series comes a fascinating and informative art documentary focusing on an undisputed master of the Renaissance – Sandro Botticelli. The Renaissance master Botticelli spent over a decade painting and drawing hell as the poet Dante described it. The film takes us on a journey through hell with fascinating and exciting insights into Botticelli’s art and its hidden story. Many different correspondents appear throughout the film, each with a different take on how to fill the gaps in time. Filmed in stunning historic locations such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Vatican, ‘Botticelli Inferno’ explores the mysteries behind the artist’s 102 meticulous drawings of Dante’s ‘Divine Commedia’ including the intriguing ‘Map of Hell’ centrepiece, as featured in Ron Howard’s Inferno. With thanks More2screen. Italy/Germany 2016 Ralph Loop 96m

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David Hockney At The Royal Academy Of Arts: ‘A Bigger Picture’ (2012) and ‘82 Portraits and One Still Life’ (2016)

We are proud to present the world premiere of this new ‘Exhibition on Screen’, well ahead of its autumn release. Widely considered Britain’s most popular artist, David Hockney is a global sensation with exhibitions in London, New York, Paris and beyond, attracting millions of visitors worldwide. Now entering his 9th decade, Hockney shows absolutely no evidence of slowing down or losing his trademark boldness. Featuring intimate and in-depth interviews with Hockney, this revealing film focuses on two blockbuster exhibitions held in 2012 and 2016 at the Royal Academy of Art in London. Director Phil Grabsky secured privileged access to craft this cinematic celebration of a 21st century master of creativity. Presented by Tim Marlow. Thanks to Seventh Art Productions, Brighton. UK 2017 Phil Grabsky 85m Tickets £12.50 Sat 26 Aug 15:45

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Loving Vincent

Oscar-winning British animator Hugh Welchman and his wife, Polish artist and director Dorota Kobiela have brought together 65,000 oil painted frames – produced by 115 professional artists and using over 3,000 litres of oil paint – to form this stunning cinematic achievement billed as ‘the first fully painted feature film in the world.’ UK/Poland 2017 Hugh Welchman/ Dorota Kobiela 95m For full details see UK Cinema on Pg14 Fri 18 Aug 14:00 & Sat 19 Aug 16:00

Final Portrait

In this enthralling and beautifully mannered labour-of-love of a film, writer/director Stanley Tucci has taken a brief moment in the life of artist Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush) and distilled it into an amusing, sophisticated and insightful film about art, life and love. UK 2017 Stanley Tucci 90m For full details see UK Cinema on Pg12 Sat 12 Aug 18:30 & Mon 14 Aug 13:45

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New Romanian Cinema

The Romanian New Wave is unquestionably one of the most exciting phenomena in eastern European cinema since the turn of the millennium. When Cristi Puiu and Cristian Mungiu made their first films in 2001/2 with limited resources, they can scarcely have imagined how far their second features would travel, especially since Puiu’s ‘The Death of Mr Lazarescu’ (2005) and Mungiu’s ‘Four Months, Three Weeks Two Days’ (2007) were about the decidedly unattractive topics of a crumbling healthcare system and illegal abortion in Ceausescu’s Romania. But they struck a universal chord, as did many other later films by them and their contemporaries. They’re not all grim realism either: the Mungiu-supervised portmanteau film ‘Tales from the Golden Age’ and Corneliu Porumboiu’s ‘12:08 East of Bucharest’ manage to turn the Ceausescu era and its overthrow into sublime black comedy, while the more serious fare has a clammy suspense that rivals anything in Hitchcock’s output. Or Kafka’s, come to that: the hapless protagonist of ‘Graduation’ ends up in a nightmarishly complex situation that may even see him jailed, merely because he’s trying to do his best for his daughter, assaulted just before taking a crucial exam that may decide her entire future. Most of the six of the films represented here are masterpieces, and are very highly recommended for an understanding of the importance of this great national cinema. Booking Ref

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The Romanians In Britain

Illustrated talk by Michael Brooke Aside from the occasional festival hit, Romanian cinema barely triggered the merest ping on the international cultural radar until Cristi Puiu’s ‘The Death of Mr Lazarescu’ (2005) revealed that one of the most exciting cinematic New Waves in years had quietly been getting off the ground. A dozen years later it’s still thriving, with Puiu and equally distinguished contemporaries

like Cristian Mungiu and Corneliu Porumboiu (and many others) brilliantly crystallising their country’s various upheavals into universally human stories. Film critic Michael Brooke reviewed many of these films for Sight & Sound on their original release, and will be giving an illustrated overview. Preceding this talk, the latest multi awarded Romanian film ‘Graduation’, unveiled in Cannes in 2016, will be shown in the Studio at 13:30

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The Death of Mr Lazarescu

Moartea Domnului Lãzãrescu

Fri 11 Aug 20:00 (Studio)

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12:08 East of Bucharest A Fost Sau n-a Fost?

Sat 12 Aug 21:00 (Studio)

Hilarious provincial TV talk show decides to commemorate Ceausescu's fall from power by asking local heroes to reminisce about their own contributions to the revolution. 12:08pm, 22 December 1989 was the exact time of Ceausescu's fall from power in Romania. Sixteen years on, a TV talk show decides to commemorate the event by asking local heroes to contribute. But securing suitable guests proves an unexpected challenge and they are left with two less than ideal participants – a drink addled history teacher and a retired and lonely sometimeSanta Claus grateful for the company. With entertainingly wry humour, Promboiu's debut feature sharply satirises the inconsistencies of post-revolutionary Romania. (Subtitles) Romania 2006 Corneliu Promboiu 86m

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4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days 4 Luni, 3 Saptamâni Si 2 Zile

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When Mr. Lazarescu feels sick and calls an ambulance, he experiences pointless bureaucracy and casual inefficiency in this ground-breaking black satire. Mr Lazarescu (Ion Fiscuteanu) is a 63-yearold lonely man who lives in a ramshackle apartment with his three cats. Complaining of head and stomach pains, an ambulance is called. What follows is a tour through Romania's crumbling infrastructure. The ultimate optimism of the film lies in the great humanity embodied by a paramedic and a doctor. A unique and essential work of art. (Subtitles) Romania 2005 Cristi Puiu 150m

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Winning the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 2007, this is a superb drama about a black-market abortion in 1980s Bucharest. An outstanding example of a new wave of realist Romanian cinema confronting the economic and moral legacy of failed communism. Stoic Otilia stands by her friend Gabriela, whose unwanted pregnancy – terminations are outlawed under a national fertility program – forces them to seek the help of a back-alley abortionist. The tone of this simple and desperate tale is aided by the period detail of Ceausescu's Romania. A masterpiece. (Subtitles) Romania 2007 Cristian Mungiu 109m


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Tales from the Golden Age

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Fri 18 Aug 13:45 (Studio)

Cristian Mungiu presents facets of life in the so-called "Golden Age" of Romania under the regime of Communist leader Ceausescu, with five hilarious satirical episodes, created by five different directors. Conceived by Palme d’Or winner Mungiu, this is a funny and surreal portrait of 1980’s Romania. Shot with tremendous style and spirit, it brilliantly re-captures the mood of an era where undertones of fear and imprisonment were never far away, and where the humour of ordinary citizens played a vital role in facing up to the idiotic logic of the dictatorship. (Subtitles) Romania 2009 Cristian Mungiu, Hanno Hoffer, Ioana Uricaru, Constantin Popescu 126m

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Beyond the Hills Dupa Dealuri

Sat 19 Aug 20:15 (Studio)

A powerful Romanian drama centred on the friendship between two young women whose lives and sexualities are put to the test. Voichita (Cosmina Stratan) is a young nun at a Romanian hillside monastery, where she is visited by her onetime lover, the impetuous Alina (Cristina Flutur), who assumes their relationship will continue much as before. She lives under the tutelage of Papa, the priest who is kindly but firm and singlemindedly orthodox, having produced a ‘sin guide’ to help believers repent – and it contains 464 sins. Harrowing, but a powerful experience. Winner of the Best Actress and Best Screenplay award at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. (Subtitles) Romania 2015 Cristian Mungiu 153m

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Graduation Bacalaureat

Sun 20 Aug 13:30 (Studio)

A masterly, complex movie of psychological subtlety and moral weight. This latest masterpiece from Romania (and Mungiu) and our final selection, concerns a young girl set to leave Romania for a prestigious English university when she is assaulted just before her final exam. Her father tries to get to the bottom of who the culprit is and attempts to convince bureaucratic powers to reconsider this life changing exam for this daughter. A beautifully acted film of ordinary people reacting to pressures – within the family, society and the state. It treads a fine line between drama, political commentary and tense thriller. (Subtitles) Romania 2016 Cristian Mungiu 128m

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Sir John Hurt

Retrospective 1940-2017

John Hurt was born in 1940. His father was a vicar in Derbyshire and sent him to an Anglican preparatory school in Kent. At the expense of his ambition to be an actor which was scorned by his parents and teachers, he discovered a parallel talent as an artist and won a scholarship to St Martins School of Art in London in 1959, and a scholarship to RADA in 1961. London in the 1960’s was the city of cultural opportunity and John, alongside young actors like Albert Finney, Tom Courtney, Richard Harris, Richard Burton, Malcolm MacDowell and Judi Dench, began to alter the landscape of British cinema in tandem with a revolution in theatre that had begun at the Royal Court, with John Osborne’s ‘Look Back in Anger’ in 1956. John soon won roles with major directors delivering a standout portrayal as Richard Rich in ‘A Man for All Seasons’ (1966) for Fred Zinnemann, and within a few years was regularly winning BAFTAs, Oscar nominations and other accolades for an extraordinary broad display of acting talent in film, television and radio which he sustained for over 50 years. His poignant authentic portrayal of Quentin Crisp in Jack Gold’s ‘The Naked Civil Servant’ (1975) contributed to an important shift in society’s attitudes to gender and sexuality. For the art form of cinema, in over 120 movies, he balanced quirky, experimental work with directors like Jim Jarmusch and Lars Von Trier with memorable appearances in commercial franchises like ‘Alien’, ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Dr Who’ as well as working in the Theatre. The director David Lean once described him as Britain’s greatest actor. This selective retrospective offers proof of his great range in eight films. Booking Ref

Tue 22 Aug 16:00 (Studio)

The Naked Sir John Hurt An illustrated personal reminiscence by Don Boyd John Hurt transcended all stereotypes when it came to the traditional images given to most movie stars. His range of performance was not just broad. It was eclectic, bold and ground breaking. When I met him he had been a devious Elizabethan courtier in ‘A Man for All Seasons’, and a charming homosexual iconoclast in ‘The Naked Civil Servant’ – two startling different roles which in no way relied on his own highly sophisticated

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persona. Alongside our friendship which lasted 40 years, his work with me characterised this prodigious talent for playing wildly different people. A colonial diplomat in post war Sri Lanka had nothing in common culturally with the great early 20th Century tenor Enrico Caruso. I will be analysing this extraordinary actor, my friend, from that perspective. Don Boyd. 75m plus Q&A. Don Boyd’s film East of Elephant Rock starring John Hurt will be screened before his illustrated talk on Tue 22 Aug 18:30 (Studio)


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The Naked Civil Servant

Sat 12 Aug 16:30 (Studio)

BBC 1975 The BAFTA-winning adaptation of Quentin Crisp’s best-selling autobiography, ‘The Naked Civil Servant’ features an arguably career-best performance by John Hurt as Crisp a flamboyant homosexual trying to live an openly gay lifestyle in the intolerant pre-war years. Funny, tragic and, at times, heart-warming, this unflinching story of an unconventional man is strongly directed by the multiaward-winning Jack Gold. Also starring Liz Gebhart, Patricia Hodge, Stanley Lebor, and John Rhys-Davies. Originally made for BBC television, presented here in a brand-new High Definition restoration. With thanks to the BBC for permission to screen this film. UK 1975 BBC Jack Gold 78m

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The Shout 1978

Sun 13 Aug 14:00 (Studio)

Alan Bates turns in a forceful performance as an asylum inmate with supernatural powers in a film that is highly unsettling and deeply compelling. During a cricket match at an insane asylum between the inmates and the local villagers, Crossley (Bates) and Graves (Tim Curry) keep themselves entertained by telling stories. Crossley tells of how he came to possess supernatural powers enabling him to kill with a single shout and although his companion dismisses the tale as a fantasy, proceedings soon take a sinister turn. Presented here in a brand-new High Definition transfer, featuring strong performances from Susannah York and an early role for John Hurt. UK 1978 Jerzy Skolimowski 86m

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East Of Elephant Rock

1978 John Hurt stars in a rare screening of a sensuous British film of obsessive love and betrayal in the last days of the Empire. When the British Governor of an Asian colony is murdered by terrorists, Embassy Secretary Nash (Hurt) is sent into the rubber plantations. His mission is to discover whether plantation owner Rawlins (Jeremy Kemp) is causing the natives to rebel. Instead, he meets the disturbed young society beauty Eve (Judi Bowker) – and embarks on a torrid affair with her. Exquisitely filmed in Sri Lanka. Digitally restored and remastered. UK 1978 Don Boyd 89m Tue 22 Aug 13:45 (Intro) (Studio)

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The Elephant Man 1980

You could only see his eyes behind the layers of makeup, but those expressive orbs earned John Hurt a well-deserved Oscar nomination for his moving portrayal of John Merrick in David Lynch’s masterpiece. Brutalised in childhood for his deformities, John Merrick (Hurt) has been treated as a freak ever since. When discovered by Doctor Treves (Anthony Hopkins), Merrick is finally treated with the kindness and intelligence he deserves. Unfortunately, problems continue, for he can never lead a 'normal' life. Lynch's atmospheric film was nominated for eight Oscars, including Best Director and Actor. UK 1980 David Lynch 124m Sat 12 Aug 11:00

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The Hit 1984

Mon 14 Aug 15:30

Stephen Frear’s laconic thriller is an undervalued masterpiece with terrific performances by Terence Stamp, John Hurt and Tim Roth. When Willie (Stamp) is abducted from his Spanish home in a remote village in La Mancha, he accepts the occurrence with an apparent relaxed equanimity. He has been expecting such an event for ten years, ever since he gave evidence in a London court against his criminal colleagues. Parker’s fatalistic attitude towards his impending death unnerve the two hitmen sent to collect him, John Hurt’s world weary professional killer and Tim Roth’s hot-blooded apprentice, both superb performances. Inevitably, the journey home does not go as planned. Neglected and rarely screened, so this is not to be missed. UK/Spain 1984 Stephen Frears 95m

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Scandal 1989

Wed 16 Aug 20:30 (Studio) Thu 17 Aug 11:15 (Studio)

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British drama based on the chain of events that led to the infamous ‘Profumo Affair’, the cold war sex scandal that toppled Britain’s Conservative government in the early 1960s. John Hurt stars as high-class osteopath Stephen Ward, who grooms his teen showgirl protégé Christine (Joanne Whalley) and her friend Mandy (Bridget Fonda) to party with his swinging high-society friends. Storm clouds gather when Christine becomes simultaneously entangled with Russian diplomat and Soviet spy Eugene Ivanov (Jeroen Krabbe) and the British Minister of Defence, John Profumo (Ian McKellen). Perfectly captures the atmosphere of 60s London, with an outstanding performance by Hurt in one of his most commercially successful films. UK 1989 Michael Caton-Jones 110m


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The Field 1990

Irish director Jim Sheridan’s film starring Richard Harris, Sean Bean and John Hurt is set in Ireland during the 1930s, an ambitious drama about one man’s obsession with his family plot of land. “Bull” McCabe’s (Harris) family has farmed a field for generations, sacrificing endlessly. And when the widow (Brenda Fricker) who owns the field decides to sell it in a public auction, McCabe knows that he must own it. But while no one in the village would dare bid against him, an American with deep pockets decides that he needs the field to build a highway. The Bull and his son decide to convince the American to give up bidding on the field, but things go horribly wrong. Ireland 1990 Jim Sheridan 105m

Sat 19 Aug 15:30 (Studio)

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An Englishman In New York BBC 2009

John Hurt stars as Quentin Crisp (a role he originally played in 1975’s ‘The Naked Civil Servant’) in this biographical drama based on the last 20 years of Crisp’s life. The literary figure and gay iconoclast emigrated to New York in 1981 and lived there until his death in 1999. The film observes Crisp in both his public and private lives. This original TV film was not greeted with the same critical acclaim of his first outing, but that John Hurt felt able to revisit his remarkable personification of this iconic figure is a generous act. Brian Fillis’ script and Richard Laxton’s sensitive direction bring Mr Crisp to life again with warmth and honesty. With thanks to the BBC for permission to screen this film. UK 2009 Richard Laxton 84m Sun 20 Aug 18:30 (Studio)

That Good Night 2017

This enthralling film is a wonderful tribute to the late John Hurt. He plays a terminally ill, once famous writer, who wants to be reconciled with his long-abandoned son. UK/Portugal 2017 Eric Styles 92m For full details see UK Cinema on Pg16 Thu 24 Aug 18:30

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Centenary Of The Russian (1946‑2016) Revolution I917 Picturing Revolution – from near and far Surprisingly, Soviet Russia’s young cinema managed to produce a handful of masterpieces to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Revolution. Pudovkin’s ‘The End of St Petersburg’ provided a rousing summary of the path towards the Bolshevik success, well suited to mass distribution, and delivered on time for the celebrations. Eisenstein’s (pictured above) ambitious study of the idea of revolution, though not an immediate success, contained some of his more daring experiments and remains a source of fascination. And from Ukraine, the newest Soviet star filmmaker, Alexander Dovzhenko, delivered what is perhaps the most dazzling and enigmatic of all odes to revolution in Arsenal. Among later treatments of the Russian revolutions, two offer strikingly different and still-relevant perspectives. Nicholas and Alexandra views the path towards 1917 from the standpoint of the Romanov family, showing their isolation from the storm brewing around them, and featuring some striking set-pieces, such as the Bloody Sunday massacre of 1905. Shaffner’s film can boast stellar performances from a starry cast and Oscar-winning production design from John Box. A decade later, Warren Beatty’s Reds recreated the revolution as experienced by its first historian, John Reed and his fellow American socialist Louise Bryant, winningly portrayed by Beatty and Diane Keaton, and intercut with testimonies by a series of ‘witnesses’ from the era. Picturing the event that would define the modern world remains a challenge, but one that has produced some great cinema. Ian Christie Booking Ref

Thu 17 Aug 16:15 (Studio)

How To Show The Revolution? The Soviet Dilemma

An illustrated talk by Ian Christie As the tenth anniversary of the October Revolution approached, Soviet film authorities faced a dilemma. To back the newly successful avant-garde, led by Sergei Eisenstein, or to opt for something safer?

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In the event, they commissioned four films, three directly about 1917, and a compilation of archival film (Shub’s ‘Fall of the Romanovs’). The task facing Eisenstein was daunting, and its demands nearly killed him. But what emerged – even though it includes some of the most evocative images of the seizure of power in Petrograd – puzzled and disappointed almost everyone. Ian Christie explores how this happened, and considers some of the other contenders.


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Sergei Eisenstein’s classic epic commissioned in 1927 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, uses montage and a documentary style to present the events of the Bolshevik uprising in 1917. The resulting footage has often been mistaken for genuine newsreel, although some 1917 footage (shot by Esther Shub) was incorporated. In documentary style, events in Petrograd are re-enacted from the end of the monarchy in February of 1917

to the end of the provisional government and the decrees of peace and of land in November of that year. Lenin returns in April. In July, counter-revolutionaries put down a spontaneous revolt, and Lenin’s arrest is ordered. By late October, the Bolsheviks are ready to strike: ten days will shake the world. (intertitles) USSR 1927 Sergei Eisenstein 108m Original silent film presentation on rare a 35mm print (with thanks to Contemporary Films) with piano accompaniment. We are delighted to welcome back silent pianist expert John Sweeney who gave us an exciting piano accompaniment for Eisenstein’s ‘Battleship Potemkin’ in St Johns Chapel in 2015. Expect more fireworks!

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The End Of St Petersburg Konets Sankt-Peterburga

Fri 18 Aug 18:15 (Studio)

Pudovkin, another great Soviet film maker, created this masterpiece about a peasant boy who comes to St. Petersburg just as the 1917 October Revolution begins. The boy witnesses some of the great events of the revolution and ends up joining the fight. This Pudovkin classic and Eisenstein's ‘October’ were both commissioned to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 1917 revolution. The two movies work very well as companions for one another, since Eisenstein concentrated on the major historical events of the revolution, while ‘The End of St. Petersburg’ looks at the era through a story involving some everyday characters. As good, if not better than ‘Battleship Potemkin’. Silent film with recorded orchestral score. (Intertitles) USSR 1927 Vsevolod Pudovkin 88m

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Arsenal

Sat 19 Aug 13:00 (Pic Palace)

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Nicholas And Alexandra

Sat 12 Aug 10:45 (Studio)

An epic look at the last Russian monarchs; kindly Czar Nicholas, his reclusive Czarina, and the seeds of the 1917 revolution. Perhaps the quintessential example of the intimate epic, this is the compelling story of Nicholas II (Michael Jayston) and his wife Alexandra (Janet Suzman). Schaffner frames the intimate lives of the Imperial Couple against the dramatic backdrop of the Russian Revolution. Schaffner builds suspense wonderfully as he illuminates the couple's mysterious bond to the mystical Rasputin (Tom Baker) and the events leading to their execution. Nominated for Best Picture, and winner of two Oscars. UK/USA 1971 Franklin J Schaffner 180m + interval

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Reds

Mon 14 Aug 19:15 (Studio)

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Dovzhenko’s great soviet masterpiece is set in the bleak aftermath and devastation of World War I. Soldiers return to Ukraine to find their homeland teeming with strife and dissension, gripped in a conflict between nationalist forces and communists. One faction of soldiers, led by Timosh (Semyon Svashenko) supports the communists and takes command of a munitions factory at Kiev, converting the weapons arsenal into a fortress. The second half pivots on the collision of Ukrainian nationalism and Soviet power. Dovzhenko’s progressive approach mark him out as an enduringly distinctive voice whose films retain their importance to this day. Silent film with recorded music by Igor Belza. (Intertitles) USSR 1928 Aleksandr Dovzhenko 87m

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Warren Beatty’s labour of love, an homage to the Bolshevik revolution, is based upon the American journalist who witnessed Lenin’s finest hours. ‘Reds’ begins in 1915 in Portland, Oregon, where budding radical John Reed (Warren Beatty) makes the acquaintance of protofeminist Louise Bryant (Diane Keaton). Inspired by tumultuous events in Russia, they journey to Moscow, where they rekindle their ardour and wind up storming the Winter Palace. Two years in production, shot across six countries, ‘Reds’ was a massively risky undertaking. To Beatty’s great credit, he delivered a picture that is both epic pageant and tragic romance, replete with affectionate respect for the best traditions of socialism. USA 1981 Warren Beatty 195m + interval


Serial Boxes

Film or TV? We are living in a new golden age of television drama. Hollywood stars and the finest creative talents are turning to the small screen. Acclaimed shows such as ‘The Crown’, ‘The Night Manager’ and ‘Sherlock’ are transfixing viewers. Technology is transforming this broadcasting landscape – allowing audiences to choose when they want to watch, stream or download shows. Can television match the scale, budget and ambition of film? Is it extended film as these TV series are first seen on TV, then become box sets, or is it still television? For the first time, our festival explores this new hybrid, and we will be screening a complete episode from two recent BBC series: ‘Sherlock’ and ‘SS-GB’, followed by discussions with invited speakers about the relationship between cinema and the TV series. We are grateful for the various BBC productions to screen these episodes. Booking Ref

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Sherlock: The Final Problem

Series 4 – Final Episode Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman reprise their iconic roles as Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson in the hit drama written and created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, and inspired by the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Long buried secrets finally catch up with the Baker Street duo. Someone has been playing a very long game indeed and Sherlock and John Watson face their greatest ever challenge. Is the game finally over? With thanks to Hartswood Films for this screening. BBC 2016 Benjamin Caron 90m Following the screening there will be a discussion on this BBC TV series. Speaker(s) to be announced

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SERIAL BOXES

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SS-GB

Episode 1 It is 1941 and Nazi Germany, having won the Battle of Britain, is the occupying force in the UK. Adapted by Robert Wade from the bestselling novel ‘SS-GB’ by Len Deighton, renowned London murder detective Douglas Archer (Sam Riley) is caught between his brutal new SS superiors and a ruthless British resistance, as he investigates what looks like a black market-related murder. With thanks to Sid Gentle Films Ltd. BBC 2017 Philipp Kadelbach 90m + Discussion

Fri 25 Aug 18:00 (Studio)

Following the complete screening of episode 1, we are pleased to welcome producer Sally Woodward Gentle, writer/ adaptor Robert Wade – of SS-GB, together with Edward Milward-Oliver, biographer of Len Deighton, to discuss this series

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Wed 23 Aug 17:15 (Studio)

How We Watch: The Changing Face Of TV Production From The Sopranos To The Crown An Illustrated talk by Ian Haydn Smith We have gone from a society gripped by fixed weekly episodes of our favourite

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programmes on a limited number of TV stations to individuals gorging on real or virtual bad sets, either at home or on the go via mobile devices. How did this happen and what does it mean for the format of the TV series? In this illustrated talk, Ian Haydn Smith charts the way that ‘television’ has transformed, from ‘The Sopranos’ to ‘Game of Thrones’.


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After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywoodhopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality. A bright-eyed young actress (Naomi Watts) travels to Hollywood, only to be ensnared in a dark conspiracy involving a woman Jeanne Bates who was nearly murdered, and now has amnesia because of a car crash. Eventually, both women are pulled into a psychotic illusion involving a dangerous blue box, a director named Adam Kesher, and the mysterious night club Silencio. Altogether surreal, this movie is like waking up and remembering most of a dream but not enough to make it sensible. A BBC poll of 177 film critics has named this as the best film of the 21st century. Digitally restored. USA 2001 David Lynch 143m


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Blue Velvet Revisited

A meditative collage of film, photographic and audio materials captured on the set of David Lynch’s iconic masterpiece. In 1985, young German filmmaker Peter Braatz was invited by David Lynch to North Carolina, to document the making of his new film. Over the following two months Peter was given unrestricted access to set, cast, crew and director, collating hours of behind the scenes footage, in depth interviews and thousands of photographs. This feature length documentary offers the most intimate insight into one of the greatest films of the 1980s, and one of the world's greatest ever directors. With David Lynch, Isabella Rossellini and Dennis Hopper. Germany/Slovenia 2016 Peter Braatz 85m

Tue 15 Aug 18:00 (Studio)

We welcome Erik Stein, the film’s composer to discuss this documentary

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David Lynch: The Art Life

Fri 18 Aug 16:15 (Studio)

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An exquisitely textured and reflective documentary about David Lynch’s life as a visual artist. Narrated by the man himself, speaking into a lovely vintage microphone from his painting studio in the hills above Hollywood, he takes us on an intimate journey through his youth. Small-town America, family, awkward teenage years, anxieties and fears. Lynch recounts the influence his youth had on him as an artist and his subsequent move into filmmaking. Combining home movies, stock footage, moody artworks and observations of him working on his paintings and sculptures, this is both an immersive and compelling experience. The soundtrack, as you’d expect, is deliciously strange, dark and beautiful. USA/Denmark 2016 Jon Nguyen, Rick Barnes, Olivia Neergaard-Holm 88m

The Elephant Man 1980

You could only see his eyes behind the layers of, but those expressive orbs earned John Hurt a well-deserved Oscar nomination for his moving portrayal of John Merrick in David Lynch’s masterpiece. UK 1980 David Lynch 124m For full details see John Hurt Retrospective on Pg80 Sat 12 Aug 11:00

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Celebrating Silent Cinema (1946‑2016)

With three special events of live accompaniment to three great silent masterpieces: ‘The Lodger’, ‘October’, and ‘Steamboat Bill Jr.’ Booking Ref

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The Lodger The Story Of A London Fog

Widely regarded as the first big screen thriller to be directed by Alfred Hitchcock, ‘The Lodger’ was made back in 1927, and has been beautifully restored with colour tinting with special live piano accompaniment by Steven Horne. The film itself is a suspenseful thriller, as you might expect, telling the story of a young woman called Daisy, who takes in a lodger (played by matinee idol and composer Ivor Novello). Fear runs through London as a series of murders are committed by a criminal who leaves a triangular card on each of his victims, marking himself 'The Avenger'. He soon takes a shine to Daisy Bunting, the daughter of the couple whom he rents a room off and love blossoms between the pair. Alerted by the lodger's dubious behaviour, Daisy's long-time admirer, a policeman named Joe, and Daisy's mother, notice that all of the clues to the Avenger's murders, point towards the lodger being the perpetrator. Even though the film was made very early in Hitchcock's career, the tell-tale signs, the mastery of suspense, and the wonderful framing, is all evident. The story was inspired by a story Walter Sickert told writer Lowndes about his landlady, who was convinced that one of her lodgers who often went out at night was Jack the Ripper. UK 1927 Alfred Hitchcock 75m Stephen Horne has long been considered one of the leading silent film accompanists. A house pianist at London’s BFI Southbank for thirty years, he has played at all the major UK venues and recorded music for many DVD releases of silent films

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Eisenstein’s October (1927) with piano accompaniment by John Sweeney Thu 17 Aug 18:15 Pudokin’s End Of St Petersburg (1927) Fri 18 Aug 18:15 Dovzhenko’s Arsenal (1927) Sat 19 Aug 13:00

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Buster Keaton’s Steamboat Bill Jr (1928) with the Buster Birch Quartet Mon 14 Aug 20:00 For full details see Jazz on Film on Pg70

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The Staff and Trustees of Chichester Cinema at New Park acknowledge and thank the outstanding team of Cinema and Bar Volunteers both during the 2017 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, Mike Jennings, Kathy Sykes and Richard Wilde. Debbie Ford (Secretary).

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Festival Patrons Our deepest thanks go to this year’s Festival Patrons: Robin & Sarah Axford, Pat Bowman, John & Susan Coldstream, June Coleman, Jan Davis, Glyn Edmunds, Dr. Barbara Ely, Jo Gibson, Jonathan Ingrams, Freda James, June King, Mercia Last, Deborah Mitchelson, Graham & Sybil Papworth, Susan Piquemal, Sophie Rudge, Jan Sitwell, Paddy & John Vincent-Townend, Sally Ward, Jane Weeks, Irene Wilde.

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Open 10.00am – 8.30pm every day during festival 12.30pm – 6.30pm outside of festival dates

Bookings for Friends of the Cinema from Friday 20th July. Bookings for the General Public from Monday 24th July 2017. Advance booking of tickets (reserved seating) is available by phone, in person, online or by post. For the latter, please send payment and SAE to:

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.

Chichester Cinema at New Park New Park Road Chichester, PO19 7XY

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

Programme Mailing (£5 p.a) Posting of our film programmes.

Cheques payable to: Chichester Cinema at New Park

Ticket Prices & Booking Form Page 92.

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The Programme Brochure of the 26th Chichester International Film Festival

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