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Open Air Screenings 6 Gala Screenings 8 That Special Relationship: UK & US Cinema 10 East & West: European Cinema 16 Window on the World 26 New Documentaries Today 36 Independent Films 44 Treasures from the Archive 50 Albert Finney: Don’t Let the Bastards Grind You Down 55

Domestic Portraits: The films of Hirokazu Kore-eda Re-Discovering Women Directors

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Michael Radford Retrospective 70 From Graphic Novel to Film

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Bernardo Bertolucci: Non-Conformist

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One-Film Tributes

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Nicholas Roeg: Obsession & Desire

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Special Events and Jazz on Film

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Talks & Visiting Filmmakers

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Acknowledgements

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Chronological Film Listings

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Ticket Prices & Booking Form 97 Screening Locations

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Index

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28th Chichester International Film Festival! Artistic Director Introduction We are delighted to open this year’s Festival Film Festival in Czech Republic, the last two with the UK premiere of a Dutch film ‘The competition films saw only women on stage Conductor’, which sets up one of the major presenting their films: Dwein Baltazar’s ‘Ode Festival themes, celebrating to Nothing’ from the Philippines, women as both directors and and Martha Stephen’s ‘To the subjects. Directed by Maria Stars’ (USA). Perhaps times they Peters and starring Christanne are a changing? de Bruinjn (both attending), What is a “Festival” film? ‘The Conductor’ focuses on the This term is now so regularly amazing true story of Dutchused by critics and the film born Antonia Rice who, in the industry that it almost implies late 1920`s, became the world’s a genre of its own. The Festival first woman to successfully film is variously described conduct a large symphony as challenging, innovative, orchestra. The struggle against profound, demanding, male prejudice is explored in Roger Gibson provocative, stimulating or the Israeli film ‘Working Woman’ even incomprehensible or with the insidiousness of male bonkers! The narratives are workplace abuse, whilst in ‘Permission’ (Iran), sometimes elliptical or non-linear (‘Transit’). a female football player is refused permission The retro use of ‘black and white’ and by her husband to leave the country, ‘academy ratio’ (‘Bait’ and Lynn Ramsey’s film according to Iranian law, for an international ‘Morvern Callar’) is increasing, together with event. In the documentary ‘XL Chelsea,’ “slow film”, long static camera takes (Carlos a trans-woman soldier and whistle-blower Reygadas’ ‘Our Time’), and leisurely pacing faces various prejudices, and conversely, the often with stunningly composed visuals (‘The Russian film ‘Battle for Sevastopol’ celebrates Chambermaid’, ‘Strays’). A Festival film is Lyudmila Pavlichenko’s achievements as invariably an auteur work as director/writer the most decorated female sniper in history. with original material not from existing books etc. There is now virtually only a Festival Circuit outlet internationally for these films to be seen on the big screen, and 80% of Festival films that I have seen at Cannes. Venice, Berlin, Karlovy Vary never get seen or distributed in the UK, so here in Chichester you have a unique opportunity to sample a few.

The Conductor Fourteen wonderful and notable international films are highlighted as part of the ‘ReDiscovering Women Directors’, a selective historical survey from Ida Lupino in the 50`s to the late Agnes Varda’s last film. Regrettably there are some omissions due to problems of licensing older films and lack of space, perhaps with the illustrated talk supporting this section a few gaps may be filled. We will also be featuring previews/ premieres of new films including Joanna Hogg’s ‘The Souvenir’ and partnering the new national ‘F-Rating,’ which has been created to identify works with women directors, writers and main protagonists. Co-incidentally as I write this introduction at the end of the Karlovy-Vary

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Ella Fitzgerald Lest we get too serious, for pure entertainment we have the three open-air shows in Priory Park (‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘The Lion King’, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’). There are a number of films in a lighter vein – who can resist the charms of ‘The Grand Hotel Ballet’, where in a Swiss hotel school students train to greet guests, fold table clothes and chop vegetables without looking – all set


Battle for Sevastopol to a singing dancing musical! Or in ‘Happy Ending’ (Denmark) a couple dare to start over again after a 50-year relationship, and in the crazy French film ‘The Shiny Shrimps,’ a genuine Parisian gay water polo team became notorious for their fabulously unconventional bad behaviour. When have we had a feel-good documentary? Look out for ‘The Biggest Little Farm’. And don’t forget to be charmed by the late Bruno Ganz in a rare screening of ‘Bread and Tulips’ or ‘The Umbrellas of Cherbourg’ tribute to the late Michel Legrand. The golden age of the documentary continues with over 20 new films including a strong political focus with Werner Herzog’s engrossing ‘Meeting Gorbachev’, the whistleblower in ‘XL Chelsea’, the NHS examined in ‘Under the Knife’, capitalism scrutinized in ‘Capital in the 20th Century’, and Steve Bannon under the spotlight for ‘The Brink’. Don’t miss Michael Klinger’s entertaining documentary ‘The Man Who Got Carter’, which he will introduce about Tony Klinger, his father producer, who made ‘Get Carter’ (also showing separately) amongst other films of note. I am expanding the Jazz focus this year with six great documentaries including ‘Ella Fitzgerald’, ‘Count Basie’, ‘Blue Note Records’, climaxing in an Annie Ross celebration with live jazz, led by fabulous new singer Vimala Rowe and an all-star quartet, beginning with a rare BBC Scotland film on ‘Annie Ross.’

Woodstock The Festival has always championed new talent and independent world cinema and nearly all are UK Premieres, some from the UK will be introduced by their filmmakers. But we are pleased to be showing films from Moldova (‘Werner Gruber’, a thriller), a brilliant

slow-burning drama ‘Stray’ from New Zealand, a poetic Russian film ‘The Person Who is Not’, from Ukraine the weirdly humorous ‘The Gendelyk’, and ‘The Funeral’, a disturbing ghost story from China (waiting to be passed by the Chinese censor). Remember specially to vote for these Indies – the filmmakers are eager for feedback. Unlike most Festivals, half of our films recall the past with tributes, anniversaries, archives and retrospectives, and this year we are extending the Audience Awards for these films, so now, you can vote for everything you see. We are delighted to welcome director Michael Radford to introduce his ‘Il Postino’, a rare screening now, but one of the most popular films ever made. The retrospective will be supported by six other Radford films. Three other retrospectives are dedicated to the late Albert Finney, Bernardo Bertolucci, Nicholas Roeg, and with a single-film tribute to Bruno Ganz (‘Bread and Tulips’), Ermanno Olmi (‘Il Posto’), plus Stanley Donen, Michel Legrand and Andre Previn. We are pleased to be including two special UK tours of New Canadian Cinema and five films of Japanese master Kore-eda (‘Shoplifters’).

The Grand Ballet Hotel The Treasures from the Archives are the results of superbly digitally restored classics, and some of the longest (over 3 hours) are in our main auditorium with those comfy seats: ‘Woodstock’, ‘Apocalypse Now’, '1900', and a rare 35mm screening of Bertolucci’s 3-hour 30-minute epic ‘The Last Emperor’. Also specialising in 35mm prints only, we are for the first time using the facilities of Slindon Cinema to show two films: ‘Performance’ and ‘The Tango Lesson.’ In the year of the cinema’s Ruby Anniversary this is possibly our most ambitious Festival, so let’s together make it the most successful so far. However, this could not be staged without the enthusiastic support of our Partners (BFI and Greenwood Wealth Solutions), Walter Francisco (General Manager), Carol Godsmark (PR, Marketing & Hospitality), the Projectionists, Box Office Staff, New Park Centre, and those invaluable Volunteers who make everything possible. Roger Gibson Artistic Director July 2019

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Open Air Screenings at Priory Park Brought to you by: Following on from the last three years of Sold Out Priory Park Screenings, we bring you the hit film of the year ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’; Disney’s new live-action version of ‘The Lion King’; and 2018’s Summer hit, ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’. Book early if recent year’s screenings are anything to go by! Book early if recent year’s screenings are anything to go by!

u Gates open 19:30 u Musical Entertainment from 19:45 u Films start at Dusk (app. 20:50) u Bring a Picnic Blanket or Chair, and a Picnic Basket filled with your favourite goodies u Fenwick’s Cafe will be open for Drinks & Snacks

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Bohemian Rhapsody

On the big screen at Priory Park, we bring you the chronicle of the years leading up to Queen’s legendary appearance at the Live Aid concert in 1985. A foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet (Rami Malek is mesmerizing as Mercury). The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock. In the process, cementing the legacy of a band that were always more like a family, and who continue to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day. UK/USA 2018 Bryan Singer 134m

Fri 2 Aug 20:50 (approx) Advance Tickets £9 (£10 on the day if available)

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From 19:45 we will have Dawn Gracie putting on her 80’s inspired performance to get us all in the mood.


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The Lion King

Join us at Chichester’s Priory Park for a unique opportunity to see Disney’s brand new live-action production of ‘The Lion King’ on the big outdoor screen. We journey to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba (Donald Glover / aka Childish Gambino) idolizes his father, King Mufasa (James Earl Jones), and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Mufasa’s brother-and former heir to the throne-has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. Also starring Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, Beyoncé as Nala and KeeganMichael Key as Kamari. USA 2019 Jon Favreau 118m Sat 3 Aug 20:50 (approx) Advance Tickets £9 (£10 on the day if available) Kids £7 (£8 on the day)

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Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) learns about her mother Donna’s (Meryl Streep) past, in this sequel to ‘Mamma Mia!’, that will surely bring Priory Park to its dancing feet. As the film goes back and forth in time through Donna’s life, experiencing the fun she had with Sophie’s three possible dads, it shows how relationships forged in the past resonate in the present. Sophie is now pregnant, so like Donna, she will be young when she has her baby. This is where she realizes she will need to take risks, just as her mother did. Lily James will play the role of Young Donna. Julie Walters and Christine Baranski play Donna’s friends Rosie and Tanya, with Alexa Davies and Jessica Keenan Wynn playing their younger version. Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård and Colin Firth return as Sam, Bill and Harry, with their younger selves played by Jeremy Irvine, Josh Dylan and Hugh Skinner. USA 2018 Ol Parker 114m

Sun 4 Aug 20:50 (approx) Advance Tickets £9 (£10 on the day if available) Kids £7 (£8 on the day)

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Opening Gala

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Thu 8 Aug: Gala Dinner 18:30 – film at 20:30 approx Also screens Fri 9 Aug 16:15 (Film Only) Gala Tickets £29

De Dirigent We are proud to present the UK Premiere of a magnificent and epic new Dutch film in the presence of the director, actor and producer for our Gala opening film. Based on the true story of the Dutch born Antonia Brico who in the late 1920’s was the world’s first woman to successfully conduct a large symphony orchestra. United States, 1926: The Dutch, 24-yearold Antonia Brico (Christanne de Bruijn) was a child when she and her parents (Annet Malherbe and Raymond Thiry) immigrated to the United States. She dreams of becoming a conductor, but nobody takes her ambition seriously, even her piano teacher advises her against taking the entrance exam for the conservatory. Because she has little to lose, she returns to her motherland, where she begs the famous conductor Mengelberg (Gijs Scholten van Aschat) to teach her conducting lessons. Mengelberg is not comfortable with the idea and sends her to Berlin where she, against all expectations, has a better chance as a woman to make it. After a two-year study at the State Academy of Music she becomes the first woman to conduct the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. The film contains superb and enticing extracts of classical music. This opening film reflects on one of the main themes of our Festival: ReDiscovering Women Directors. Our thanks to Shooting Star for this screening. Netherlands 2019 Maria Peters 137m We are delighted to welcome Maria Peters (director), Christanne de Bruijn (actor) and Dave Schram to introduce their film.

OPENING & CLOSING GALA FOOD Hosted by BRASSERIE BLANC – Thu 8 Aug 18:30 & Sun 25 Aug 18:30 The cinema has forged an excellent relationship with Brasserie Blanc over the last six years and continues the tradition of holding the two Gala Dinners at the restaurant. The festival is delighted to be hosting this year’s opening and closing dinners at the brasserie again. The chefs, under the direction of executive head chef Clive Fretwell, will offer two special set meals for each Gala dinner with a glass of wine included in the price, the menu highlighting chef owner Raymond Blanc’s classic dishes with the strong French regional influences of his youth. We are grateful for the generous support of Brasserie Blanc and its manager Robert Konstantinidis and staff who 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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Closing Gala

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Sun 25 Aug: Gala Dinner 18:30 – film at 20:30 approx Also screens Sun 25 Aug 11:00 (Film Only) Gala Tickets £29 Preview

Mrs Lowry & Son

We are delighted to close our 28th Festival with this beautiful, delicate, intimate and amusing story of the brittle but vital relationship between L. S. Lowry (Timothy Spall), and his bedridden, unhappy and controlling mother (Vanessa Redgrave). Engrossing and entertaining, ‘Mrs Lowry & Son’ offers up a veritable masterclass in acting, with Redgrave and Spall spellbinding as a mother and son separated by art and ambition. Lowry, not yet established as an artist, works as a rent collector, walking the streets of Salford, mixing with factory workers and observing the town closely. In the evenings, he takes art classes and paints until the early hours of the morning. He is resolutely loyal and wellmannered towards his bitter mother Elizabeth, who tries to dissuade her bachelor son from pursuing his artistic ambitions and never misses a chance to tell him what a disappointment he is to her. Adrian Noble’s wonderfully observed film gently reveals how Lowry’s snobbish mother is the obstacle preventing him from fulfilling his artistic ambition, as he desperately tries to create something (whether it be dinner or a painting) that might make her happy. This lovely film is punctuated by delightful moments of humour, as it depicts the impact a bitterly obsessive mother had on one of this country’s greatest artists. Our thanks to Vertigo Releasing for this screening. UK 2019 Adrian Noble 91m

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The Souvenir

Sat 10 Aug 18:00 Sun 11 Aug 12:30

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This Weekend Will Change Your Life

Seven people leave London for a therapeutic weekend in the Cotswolds where they are told it will ‘change their life’. It does, but not in the way they imagine. A group of strangers leave London’s Paddington Station for a therapy weekend in Oxfordshire where they hope to develop ‘self awareness’ and possibly find some ‘enlightenment’. They will sleep in tipis and participate in therapeutic groups. Waiting for them are two group leaders, a husband and wife yurt team. Cynthia (Caitlin Innes Edwards) is congenial and supportive, whereas Jim (David Bamber) is manipulative. One of his catch phrases is that he has to “hurt someone before I can help them.” After just a few hours the atmosphere becomes toxic. Bullying begins. The intensity of the group increases. A mere 36 hours after they’ve arrived, there’s a suspected rape. Then a particularly gruesome murder is committed… what will happen next? UK 2018 Robert Mullen 103m Mon 12 Aug 18:00 (Plus Q&A)

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Joanna Hogg’s fourth film takes us back to early 1980s London and the vulnerabilities of a young filmmaker, here expressed with complete mastery. “We don’t know the inner machinations of their hearts – that’s why we turn to film,” says the rakish Anthony (Tom Burke) of other people. This seems to be the manifesto at the heart of ‘The Souvenir’. Based on her own experiences as a film student in 1980s London, it is potent autofiction, and incredibly revealing of a young artist wrestling with her ambitions, limitations and desires. Despite Julie’s (Honor Swinton Byrne) earthly advantages, she is drawn as vulnerable – Swinton Byrne gives a profoundly subtle performance. Julie is unguarded and riskily so, allowing herself to be wrapped in the too-tight embrace of the older, sophisticated-seeming Anthony after meeting him at a party. It can be narratively challenging, but it grounds the film in such a realistic way that when Hogg does turn up the volume on the film’s plot, it contains incredible emotional resonance It’s challenging, and received critical plaudits everywhere. Co-stars Tilda Swinton. Our thanks to Curzon Films for this screening. UK 2019 Joanna Hogg 122m

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We welcome director Robert Mullen, returning to Chichester, plus actors Adam Paul Harvey and Caitlin Innes Edwards for a Q&A.


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Bait

This remarkable British film from Mark Jenkin is a clash of the old worlds and the new. Cornish fisherman Martin Ward (Edward Rowe) must deal with his brother Steven (Giles King), who uses their boat for tourist cruises, and the well-off Londoners who have bought his childhood home. The cultural clash is represented in the look of the film, shot with an old Bolex camera in black-and-white 16mm and hand-processed by Jenkin, which produces a realistic tone and a sense of depth and history. Beautifully shot, ‘Bait’ balances modern concerns with nostalgia. Our thanks to the BFI for this screening. UK 2019 Mark Jenkins 95m

Thu 15 Aug 16:15 Fri 16 Aug 21:00

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Have You Seen My Movie?

Tue 13 Aug 20:15 (Plus Q&A)

A massive montage of movie characters going to the movies. Clips from 100+ films are cut together to create a new cinema-going experience. In ‘The Clock’, Christian Marclay and Paul Anton Smith assembled a 24-hour video installation (exhibited at the Tate Modern) from film clips that mirrored the actual time of day. Smith has now branched out on his own with this feature, which continues in this tradition of mass assemblage video works that play on one particular concept, but extend beyond simply being a ‘neat idea’. Smith takes clips from a very wide range of films and cuts between them in order to create a macro narrative of the experience of going to the cinema. The film’s wider story takes a relatively simple, linear approach, with people first arriving at the cinema, and all the way to everyone heading home after collectively watching the end of ‘Casablanca’. Smith not only cuts together footage of people at the cinema, but he also includes footage of what they are watching. A fascinating experimental experience which is a great deal of fun to watch. UK 2017 Paul Anton Smith 136m We hope to welcome the director Paul Anton Smith to introduce his film. BOX OFFICE 01243 786 650

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The Flood

A hardened immigration officer (Lena Headey) decides the fate of a dangerous asylum seeker. The (misleading) title refers to the flood of immigrants from the Middle East and North Africa making a dangerous and desperate journey towards the UK. This film explores the problems of refugees who want to cross the border in the hope for a better life risking the life they already have. Whether it is by ferry, in a lorry or in a small boat, refugees are trying everything to flee their country… for political, economic or personal reasons. Sadly, most of them get caught or do not survive the trip and even when they arrive in a better country, getting asylum to stay there is almost impossible. For Haile (Ivanno Jeremiah) it seems even more out of reach as he’s seen as a dangerous man after attacking two police officers when he was captured trying to get to the UK. His faith lays now in the hands of the hardened and dedicated immigration officer Wendy (Headey) who’s facing her own family problems. Problems that could cloud her judgment. Our thanks to Curzon Films for this screening. UK 2019 Anthony Woodley 99m Closing Gala – Preview

Mrs Lowry & Son

Sun 25 Aug: Gala Dinner 18:30 – film at 20:30 Also screens Sun 25 Aug 11:00 (Film Only)

We are delighted to close our 28th Festival with this beautiful, delicate, intimate and amusing story of the brittle but vital relationship between L. S. Lowry (Timothy Spall), and his bedridden, unhappy and controlling mother (Vanessa Redgrave). Punctuated by delightful moments of humour, as it depicts the impact an obsessive mother had on one of this country’s greatest artists. UK 2019 Adrian Noble 91m See Galas Section for full details.

Pictures Of Lily

A jaded businessman and a free-spirited woman forge an unexpected bond in a bohemian seaside town. ‘Pictures of Lily’ is an independent film filmed entirely in Brighton, exploring the notion that a total stranger could alter your way of thinking, and even your future. We hope to welcome some of the filmmakers to introduce their film. UK 2019 Mark Banks 76m Mon 19 Aug 13:30 (Studio)

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UK Indies Dragonflies Only Live For 24 Hours Police drama supported by many local businesses on the South Coast. UK 2019 Richard Anthony Dunford 88m

See Independents section for full details. Tue 13 Aug 11:00 (Studio)

Leave Now

Lyrical beauty and an original narrative gave this film top prize at the Brighton Rocks Film Festival. UK 2019 Stephen Frost 109m See Independents section for full details. Tue 20 Aug 11:00 (Studio)

Dark Sense

Simon is a powerful psychic; he knows a serial killer will murder him in five days. UK 2019 Magnus Wake 89m See Independents section for full details. Sun 25 Aug 11:00 (Studio)

Under The Knife & Missing Note

A controversial 90-minute documentary about the covert dismantling of the NHS that is happening right now, plus a short film about dementia. UK 2019 Susan Steinberg/Beth Moran 90m + 15m See Documentary section for full details. Thu 15 Aug 18:15 (+ Q&A)

Walking with Elephants

Beautifully photographed documentary exploring the problems of the impending extinction of elephants in Africa. UK/S. Africa 2019 Robbie Moffat 90m See Documentary section for full details. Sun 25 Aug 15:30 (Studio)

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Only You

Two people meet by chance on New Year’s Eve, arguing for the same taxi. However, instead of going their separate ways, they start a passionate relationship. There is enormous tenderness and sensuality in the lead performances: from Spanish actor Laia Costa, (‘Victoria’) and from Josh O’Connor, (‘God’s Own Country’). They are respectively Elena and Jake: she is working in arts centre administration and he is a postgrad student doing research in marine biology. They meet in an almost Richard Curtis-like romcom moment, and after a white lie, their relationship blooms. But, as the seasons pass, reality catches up with them. Falling in love was the easy part. This sad, tender and gloriously sexy love story has been lauded by the critics. UK 2019 Harry Wootliff 119m

Tue 20 Aug 14:30 Fri 23 Aug 20:45

US Indies American Mirror

How we perceive and judge ourselves, and others, in a world dominated by social media. USA 2019 Arthur Balder 62m See Independents section for full details.

Sun 18 Aug 11:00 (Studio)

Go To Hell And Turn Left A deaf painter named Oif Schmilblitz struggles with alcohol and the death of his wife Emily. USA 2019 Carlo Caldana 82m

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Thu 22 Aug 11:00 (Studio)

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Kings

Wed 14 Aug 21:00 Thu 15 Aug 14:15

The life of a foster family in South Central Los Angeles, a few weeks before the city erupts in violence following the verdict of the Rodney King trial, starring Halle Berry and Daniel Craig. ‘Kings’ is a crime drama, with romantic undertones, written and directed by awardwinning director Deniz Gamze Ergüven (2015's ‘Mustang’ which is also showing on Sat 24 Aug). Although the title is never really explained, the film is about a family of foster kids in South Central Los Angeles who struggle to deal with endemic racial discrimination – and to survive the L.A. riots following the 1992 Rodney King beating trial verdict. Oscar winner Halle Berry stars as Millie Dunbar, a foster mother who loves children and has a special place in her heart for troubled kids. She is often working away from home, and care for the younger ones often falls to her oldest, Jesse (Lamar Johnson). He is intelligent and responsible but struggles against the instincts of his short-tempered friend William (Kaalan "KR" Walker), and neighbour Obie (Daniel Craig). Our thanks to StudioCanal for this screening. USA 2017 Deniz Gamze Ergüven 92m

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Leto

Fri 9 Aug 13:30 Thu 15 Aug 21:00

A love triangle emerges around a rock and roll musician, his protégé, and his wife in 1980s Russia. A fascinating glimpse of Soviet life of this period. The true story of influential, tragically shortlived Soviet singer-songwriter Viktor Tsoi. A confirmed rock star of the early eighties, 'Leto' (Mayk) struggles to promote rock music in the declining USSR when another musician (Viktor Tsoi) arises as a new promising talent. His wife, Natalia can't help but be attracted to this new talent... and so does he. The movie is not just all about following the emergence of Viktor Tsoi (the Jim Morrison of Russia), but also about giving pride of place to the ideal of rock. Serebrennikov pays tribute to what rock and roll meant for his generation, what it inspired and what it felt to listen to this music in this oppressive atmosphere of Russia in the 80's. Banned from appearing at the Cannes premiere, director Serebrennikov is under house arrest in Russia, but his wild, whirling, often confounding 1980s rock opus moves freely. (Subtitles) Our thanks to Mubi Films for this screening. Russia 2018 Kirill Serebrennikov 126m

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The Grand Ballet Hotel

Fri 9 Aug 19:00 Sat 17 Aug 16:45

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Les Petits Maitres du Grand Hotel A delightful and very original combination of musical and documentary set in the French Alps training hotel for chefs, waiters and housekeepers. At the foot of the French Alps, students at the renowned Lesdiguières Hotel School are on track to become chefs, headwaiters and housekeepers for the world’s most prestigious hotels and restaurants. These young men and women, most from modest backgrounds, have come to this school to learn how to prepare food, serve and tidy in what eventually becomes a carefully crafted choreography. In this film at the crossroads of documentary film and musical, these hopefuls dance and sing their way through the demanding training programme; but will their rigorous preparation be enough to impress the famous institutions they dream of working for? Charming, funny and totally original. (Subtitles) Our thanks to Jour de Fete for this screening. France 2019 Jacques Deschamps 80m


We are delighted to feature two Preview French Films from Institut Français, in partnership with the Film Festival.

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Bloody Milk

Thu 15 Aug 15:30 (Studio) Sun 18 Aug 20:30 (Studio)

Petit Paysan When one of his cows gets sick, a farmer will stop at nothing to save the rest of the herd. ‘Bloody Milk’ starts out innocently enough in its approach: a hardworking young farmer who still lives with his parents and is heavily invested in the well-being of his cows. Once there seems to be a spread of a disease that could threaten to have all of his cows put down, Pierre takes desperate measures to hide the evidence of the epidemic. Incorporating elements of suspense in an otherwise ordinary setting, Pierre’s dilemma heightens to the point of no return, and the level of tension escalates. Putting aside the more thrilling aspects of the film, it is obvious that Hubert Charuel has a personal connection with the way he directs the feature, even going as far as to film the main setting at his own family farm. ‘Bloody Milk’ doubles as both a labour of love and a crime of passion. With an unconventional premise that still delivers on high stakes tension, the film entertains through genuine heart. (Subtitles) France 2018 Hubert Charuel 90m

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The Red Collar

Mon 19 Aug 12:45 Tue 20 Aug 19:00 (Studio)

Le Collier Rouge In a small town, crushed by the heat of summer, in 1919, a war hero was held prisoner in a deserted barracks. In front of the door, his whipped dog barks day and night. Not far away, in the countryside, a young woman worn out by the work of the land, too educated to be a simple peasant, waits in hope. The judge who arrives to unravel this case is an aristocrat whose war has made his principles falter. Three characters and, in the middle of them, a dog, which holds the key to the drama. This WWI drama, adapted from the 2014 novel by JeanChristophe Rufin, resolves around the interrogation of a decorated war hero who has fallen from grace after staging a strange, anti-war protest using his medal. Nicolas Duvauchelle plays the disgraced soldier opposite François Cluzet as a corrupt judge who is charged with the task of interrogating the young man. FrenchBelgian actress Sophie Verbeek plays the fallen hero’s lover. Beautifully directed by veteran Jacques Becker (‘Conversations with my Gardener’). France 2018 Jacques Becker 85m BOX OFFICE 01243 786 650

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EAST & WEST: EUROPEAN CINEMA

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Battle For Sevastopol

Fri 9 Aug 16:00 (Studio) Sun 11 Aug 13:15 (Pic Palace)

Bitva Za Sevastopol The true and amazing story of the most successful female sniper in history. On 22 June 1941 the German war Axis invades the Soviet Union. By late autumn Sevastopol, a strategic port in the Crimea, was the only objective not yet in Axis hands. The break-out of war shatters the world of a young student Lyudmila Pavlichenko (Yuliya Peresild), forcing her to join in the defiant defence of Sevastopol. Enlisting in the army and undertaking brief sniper training, it quickly becomes evident that she is a natural-born sniper. The timeline intersperses different stages of her life – her teenage years (pre-war), trying to be the son her NKVD father really wanted, and her tour of the USA in 1942, trying to drum up support for America to enter the war, with the help of Eleanor Roosevelt. ‘Battle for Sevastopol’ is a brilliant biopic which not only highlights the role Pavlichenko played but also the effect that the war had on those women who fought within it. It’s beautifully shot and skilfully mixes action with more tender and affecting moments. Made in 2015 this was surprisingly unreleased in the UK, so this is a rare screening. (Subtitles) Russia 2015 Sergey Mokritskiy 110m

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The Last Inhabitant

Sat 10 Aug 15:30 (Studio)

In this striking independently made film from Armenia, it depicts a community that lost their paradise and escaped hell, led only by love, virtue and self-sacrifice. In an Armenian village, evicted in the result of the Armenian-Azeri conflict, Abgar stays behind all alone in a gradually shrinking enemy ring. He is waiting for his daughter, who became a witness to her husband’s murder by an angry mob and was hospitalized with a mental disorder. An Azeri named Ibrahim, offers Abgar work on the construction of a mosque and promises to find and bring back Abgar’s daughter... A few days later, Ibrahim finds the girl, named Yurga, in one of the psychiatric hospitals of Baku and brings her to Abgar. Abgar wants to leave the village with his daughter, but his skills of a stonemason are still needed for construction of a new mosque. Abgar realizes that this work in the Azerbaijani village will be endless and realizes that he’s been trapped. This film not only awakens the usual negative feelings toward war, but also inspires hope, and implies that in the worst situations some people unite despite their culture or religion. (Subtitles) Armenia 2017 Jivan Avetisyan 89m

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Happy Ending

A romantic comedy from Denmark about the beauty of ageing. The film centres on Helle, who is looking forward to her workaholic husband Peter’s retirement, so they can spend some time together. She really wants to travel and explore the world with him, but on his last day at work, he says he is going to become a wine importer and commute between Denmark and France. The couple drift apart, and both set out to explore new possibilities, problems and dreams. But can you start all over again after 50 years of marriage? And will they be able to cope without each other? The film addresses the universal theme of getting older and having the guts to start anew in a fresh and surprising way. With its uplifting and positive perspective, it is a joyous experience for wide audiences. (Subtitles) Our thanks to M-Appeal for this screening. Denmark 2019 Hella Joof 100m

Sun 11 Aug 18:30 Mon 12 Aug 15:45

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Transit

Mon 12 Aug 21:00 Tue 13 Aug 13:15

A man attempting to escape Germanoccupied France falls in love with the wife of a dead author whose identity he has assumed. German troops are fast approaching Paris when German refugee Georg (Franz Rogowski) escapes to Marseilles in the nick of time. In his luggage, he carries the documents of an author, Weidel, who has taken his own life in fear of his persecutors. Those documents include a manuscript, letters and visa assurance from the Mexican embassy. In Marseilles, only those who can prove they will leave, may remain, so Georg memorises Weidel's papers and assumes his identity, delving into the quasi-existence of flight. He befriends Driss (Lilien Batman), the son of his comrade Heinz, who died on the run, but everything changes when Georg falls in love with the mysterious Marie (Paula Beer). This it is not a routine World War II vintage costume drama, director/ writer Christian Petzold has chosen to set the entire story in present day France. There are no Nazis, no swastikas, and no political explanations, only the omnipresent French police checking papers in the street, raiding hotels and apartments. (Subtitles) Our thanks to Curzon Films for this screening. Germany 2018 Christian Petzold 103m

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Phoenix

Tue 13 Aug 15:30 Thu 15 Aug 12:15

Føniks Deeply moving Norwegian film about Jill, a girl on the cusp of celebrating her 14th birthday, who has taken on the role of her family’s sole parental figure. This family drama is the debut film by Norwegian writer-director Camilla Strøm Henriksen. ‘Phoenix’ centres on the travails of teenage Jill (a mesmerising debut by Ylva Bjørkaas Thedin), in the week leading up to her 14th birthday. Jill has been forced into early adulthood by the collapse of her parents’ marriage and the subsequent depression that has sent her mother Astrid (Maria Bonnevie) into torpor. Astrid, a once celebrated artist, now only gets out of bed to hit the bottle. The concern over her state of mind is serious enough that her well-meaning friend Ellen (Kjersti Sandal) has set up a job interview for Astrid, which only adds a further layer of tension. In this haunting character study, Henriksen seamlessly moves the story from social drama, through fantasy elements, to grandiose lifestyles, depending on which character has authority over the scene. (Subtitles) Our thanks to Verve Pictures for this screening. Norway 2018 Camilla Strøm Henriksen 86m

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Non-Fiction

Tue 13 Aug 18:00 Wed 14 Aug 16:00

Doubles Vies Juliette Binoche and Guillaume Canet argue over a publishing company’s digital takeover in a typically French series of enjoyable conversations. Alain (Canet), who runs a prestigious, 100-year-old publishing house, is confronted with the necessity of making the transfer from print to digital. His existential crisis gives rise to many deliberations – mainly held at cafés and dinner parties, in pairs as well as groups – about the pros and cons of books versus e-books, criticism vs blogging, physical libraries vs Google Books. In depicting the figurative conflict between print and digital, Assayas accepts the supremacy of the latter and at the same time rejects a defeatist or apocalyptic outlook. ‘Non-Fiction’ gets more playful as it goes along, revealing the infidelities and personality flaws of its characters. Shot in grainy 16mm, it is perhaps reminiscent of 1980s and ‘90s Woody Allen in its structure, dissection of relationships, and even a heady dose of self-examination. (Subtitles) Our thanks to Curzon for this screening. France 2018 Olivier Assayas 108m

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Another Day Of Life

Un Día Más Con Vida Animation has been put to good documentary use lately, here for example, relating in a small portion to the horrors of the Angolan War. It has echoes of ‘Waltz with Bashir’ in its combination of the comic illustration aesthetic, with a heightened attention to realism. Directors Raul De La Fuente and Damian Nenow take the idea a step further, blending the animated segments with actual footage of some of those involved, returning to the country and recalling what happened in the present day. These elements don't exist as separate regimented entities as they might in most films, but bleed into one another at surprising moments, generating heightened emotions, underlining chaos and acting as a constant reminder that these events are firmly rooted in truth. The year is 1975, as the Portuguese colonial rule comes to an end, Angola becomes a "Cold War chessboard" with the US and Russia among others backing various factions. The motion-captured animated Kapuscinski (voiced by Kerry Shale) is drawn with a muscularity that matches his sense of determination to head to the south of the country to report on the action at the front and, in particular, to try to meet the Portugueseturned-rebel-leader Farrusco (Youssef Kerkour). Visually, the film is rarely less than spectacular. Premiered at Cannes 2018. (Subtitles) Our thanks to Altitude Films for this screening. Poland/Spain 2018 Raúl de la Fuente, Damian Nenow 85m Part of the Graphic Novel to Film section (pg74) Booking Ref

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King Petar The First

Mon 12 Aug 13:00 (Pic Palace) Wed 14 Aug 18:30

Kralj Petar I As a young man, Petar is banished from Serbia by a rival dynasty. Many years later, he returns to his country to liberate its people and secure parliamentary democracy and starts the reconstruction of Serbia. Petar I, (born 11July 1844, Belgrade, Serbia – died August 16, 1921, Topčider, near Belgrade), King of Serbia from 1903, the first strictly constitutional monarch of his country. In 1918 he became the first king of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes (later called Yugoslavia). After victory in two Balkan wars (1912-13), King Petar’s might was at its peak, but his forces were poorly supplied. After the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, world history would forever be scarred. This is a visually stunning epic, trimmed down from a Serbian miniseries, and Lazar Ristovski's lead performance is a tour de force, helped by his physical similarity with the king (Subtitles). Our thanks to Phoenix Films for this screening. Serbia/Greece 2018 Petar Ristovski 125m

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Pain And Glory

Sat 17 Aug 18:30 Sun 18 Aug 21:00

Dolor y Gloria A film director reflects on the choices he's made in life as past and present come crashing down around him. Pedro Almodóvar’s Cannes highlight comes to Chichester as a special Festival preview. Director Salvador Malo (Antonio Banderas) hasn’t shot a film in years. He suffers from a laundry list of ailments, all of them painful but none life-threatening. As the story unfolds, he is visited by memories from his childhood, often under the influence of one substance or another. Banderas (who was given his first roles by Almodóvar) steps up to the role of the director’s alter ego in a stunning performance, evoking the spirit of Almodóvar without any tendency to imitate him. At one stage he suggests “without filming, my life is meaningless,” again giving a nod to Almodóvar’s own lurking fears at this point in his career. Although there are obvious echoes of Fellini’s ‘8 ½,’ here the tone is both bitter and sweet, and in contrast to the more flamboyant ethos of the early films, this one is executed with simplicity and a restrained rigour. Also starring Penelope Cruz, another Almodóvar alumni. Not to be missed. (Subtitles) Our thanks to Twentieth Century Fox for this screening. Spain 2019 Pedro Almodóvar 113m

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A Faithful Man

Fri 16 Aug 12:30 Mon 19 Aug 17:15

L’Homme Fidèle Steeped in New Wave lore, and revolving in a late-60s time warp, with pairs of ravishing lovers roaming the streets. Nine years after she left him for his best friend, journalist Abel (Louis Garrel) gets back together with his recently widowed old flame Marianne (Laetitia Casta). It seems to be a beautiful new beginning, but soon the hapless Abel finds himself embroiled in all sorts of dramas: the come-ons of a wily jeune femme (Lily-Rose Depp), the machinations of Marianne's morbid young son, and some unsavoury questions about what exactly happened to his girlfriend's first husband. Shifting points of view as nimbly as its players switch partners, this is at once a beguiling bedroom farce and a slippery inquiry into truth, subjectivity, and the elusive nature of romantic attraction. A very New Wave-ish tale of love, sex, death, adultery and picturesque Paris streets, in a movie that seems to pay homage to mid-career Francois Truffaut. Francophiles will love it. (Subtitles) Our thanks to Cinefile for this screening. France 2018 Louis Garrel 75m

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The Shiny Shrimps

Les Crevettes Pailletées Matthias Le Goff, an Olympic champion at the end of his career, makes a homophobic statement on TV. His punishment: coach the Shiny Shrimps, a flamboyant and amateur gay waterpolo team. They have only one thing in mind: to qualify for the Gay Games in Croatia where the hottest international LGBT athletes compete. It’s the start of a bumpy and joyful ride – Faster, Higher, Stronger. It’s a combination of ‘YMCA’ (Village People, 1978) and ‘Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’ 1994) ... in swimming suits! Look out to the nod to the fabulous The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert on their bus trip from Paris to Croatia. This is clearly a crowd pleaser, the actors are really endearing, and the film is full of wacky and hilarious replies, even if the jokes are not always very subtle. This is based upon a real event, unbelievably! (Subtitles) France 2019 Maxime Govare & Cédric Le Gallo 100m Sat 17 Aug 21:00 Thu 22 Aug 16:00

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Aniara

Fri 23 Aug 13:15 Sat 24 Aug 21:00

A spaceship carrying settlers to Mars is knocked off course, causing the consumption-obsessed passengers to consider their place in the universe. This is an exemplary high-concept contemporary sci-fi film. We begin with a doomed earth, spiralling into economic doom. A shuttle brings a group of lucky passengers out of Earth’s atmosphere and on to a giant craft called Aniara. At first, it seems a delightful space-floating hotel and shopping mall, a delightful way station before a new home on Mars. Only one problem. Shortly after setting spacesail, space debris smashes into one of the craft’s reactors, leaving it ‘floating’ until they happen upon a gravitational field that will allow them to get back on course. Crew leaders try to keep the passengers from learning the truth. Power struggles ensue, fantasies and fears displace reality, and the ship starts to resemble (gasp!) a mini city on earth. The production design by Linnéa Petterson and Maja-Stina Åsberg is, in keeping with a great European sci-fi mini tradition, a lot more credible and interesting than that of mainstream Hollywood efforts. Mesmerizing and haunting, it may leave you gasping for breath at times. Premiered at Toronto 2018. (Subtitles) Our thanks to Arrow Films for this screening. Sweden 2018 Pella Kagerman 106m

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Kurier

Thu 22 Aug 21:00

The Messenger This is a powerful new film and true story about the heroics of a WWII resistance fighter. The film has been a huge box office success in Poland. ‘Kurier’ tells the story of Jan Nowak Jeziorański, who during the Second World War was one of the key figures in the Polish resistance. A man of extraordinary courage who was serving as an emissary between the commanders of the AK resistance movement (Home Army) and the Polish Government in Exile, as well as other allied governments, he came to be known as the Courier from Warsaw. He was extremely courageous, a hero that went back and forth between the Government in Exile in London and occupied Poland, which was extremely difficult at the time because of the spies constantly on his tail. The film is directed by Władysław Pasikowski, one of the most significant names in post-communist Polish cinematography. Pasikowski has cast a formidable line-up of both Polish and international acting talent including Mirosław Baka, Adam Woronowicz and Zbigniew Zamachowski. (Subtitles) Our thanks to Bulldog Film Distribution for this screening. Poland 2018 Władysław Pasikowski 100m

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Never Look Away

Sat 24 Aug 17:30

Werk Ohne Autor An epic, intergenerational tale of art, lve, tragedy and politics spanning three turbulent decades of 20th-century German history. From the writer/director of ‘The Lives of Others’. In 1933 an exhibition of “DegenerateArt” – as in art that the newly empowered Nazi party considered antithetical to its values – took place in Dresden. This show, complete with stiff-necked tour guide (Lars Eidinger) explaining the worthlessness of the paintings to a crowd caught between sociallymandated disapproval and private titillation, provides the perfect opening for Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s return to the welcoming embrace of Germany’s historical past. Inspired by the life of one artist, this tale of fiction asks artists what is their truth, and how they are able to reveal it. Along the way, it shows how Nazi and Soviet art have strong similarities in their realisms against the more conceptual ideas of modern art. ‘Never Look Away’ is a seriously good movie, with a cast including Tom Schilling, Sebastian Koch and Paula Beer. An impressive bold epic not to be missed. (Subtitles) Our thanks to Modern Films for this screening. Germany 2018 Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck 189m

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European Indies

Werner Gruber

Bozkir Look At The Birds

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Mon 12 Aug 11:00 (Studio)

Sat 10 Aug 11:00 (Studio)

The Gendelyk

The Person Who Is Not

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Fri 16 Aug 11:00 (Studio)

Wed 21 Aug 11:00 (Studio)

Moldova 2019 Igor Sadovski 90m

Ukraine 2019 Taras Dudar 101m

Turkey 2019 Mehmet Tanrisever 111m

Russia 2019 Ruben Sogomonian 64m

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Safe Inside

A thriller about the power of the human brain… and love. Instead of asking: Is it possible? Is it true? We could ask: What if it is true? What then? A young American couple, Ana (Andrea Tivadar) and Tom (Tomas Ainsley), are travelling across France. They don't come from money, so when Richard (Steven Brand) hires them to work on his estate, it feels like a dream come true. In the following days, the dark secrets of the property and its owner start coming to light. One day Tom makes a discovery, which may be more than he can handle. Ana is forced to accept the truth, which will change her forever. Because the worst part isn't the dream itself. It's waking up. Our thanks to Phoenix Films for this screening. Luxembourg/Poland 2019 Renata Gabryjelska 102m

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Working Woman

Fri 9 Aug 21:00 Sat 10 Aug 13:30

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Isha Ovedet With its #MeToo theme, this Israeli movie highlights the insidiousness of workplace abuse. Orna (Liron Ben-Shlush), a wife and mother of three young kids, goes back to work to supplement the family income – her chef husband, Ofer (Oshri Cohen), has just opened a restaurant and it’s not going well. Oren gets an assistant’s job working for Benny (Menashe Noy), a building contractor several decades her senior. Orna is smart and resourceful, and Benny promotes her to sales when she shows a knack for bringing in new tenants. She struggles to get the kids fed and to school on time, but she has pride in her work and the money is’ good. But then things start… happening. ‘Working Woman’ shows, in a particularly clear-eyed and realistic way, the predicament that far too many women find themselves in, through no fault of their own. It also shows how both subtle and coercive sexual harassment can be. Like many other women in her shoes, Orna emerges scarred, but stronger and wiser. (Subtitles) Our thanks to M-Appeal for this screening. Israel 2018 Michal Aviad 93m

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Jiang Hu er Nü Zhangke Jia’s latest is a drama about one woman’s journey from self-sacrificial moll to avenging criminal, echoing her country’s embrace of capitalism. Zhangke, who has become something of a cinematic poet of 21st-century China (‘Mountains May Depart’, ‘A Touch of Sin’) once again works with lead actress (and his wife) Tao Zhao. She plays Qiao, the dutiful girlfriend of small-time gangster Bin. She is from a mining family that has been hit hard by the drop in coal prices, but with Bin and the economy he’s created around himself, she never has to scrape by. That changes when Bin is beset by a local gang, and Qiao pulls a gun to ward them off, shooting it in the air. The illegal weapon possession charge lands her in jail, and when she is let out, she finds she has nothing to her name, and Bin is nowhere to be found. By the end, the transformation of China is more compelling than Qiao’s love for Bin. (Subtitles) Our thanks to Verve/New Wave for this screening. China/Japan 2018 Zhangke Jia 136m


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Our Time

Wed 14 Aug 10:30

Nuestro Tiempo This latest masterpiece from the legendary filmmaker asks the hard questions about love and marriage and our fleeting existence. llustrious Mexican auteur Carlos Reygadas has spawned his most narratively accessible and emotionally open work to date. ‘Our Time’, is an unhurriedly paced three-hour study of marital anguish caused by idealist parameters of love. Wide shots of majestic landscapes captured under stunning natural light – that lend grandeur to the intimate, the film is personal in essence, even if specifics differ from the director’s off-set life. That line between the personal and the autobiographical might blur a bit; ‘Our Time’ was shot on Reygadas’ family ranch in the small Mexican state of Tlaxcala near Mexico City, with him, his wife Natalia López, and their children cast as lead actors. The fifth feature by the oftencontroversial and always-intriguing auteur feels profound in intention and poetically grand in scope. Reygadas, for the first time, appears less slightly cerebral and more approachably terrestrial. (Subtitles) Our thanks to Verve/New Wave for this screening. Mexico 2018 Carlos Reygadas 177m

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Permission

Fri 16 Aug 14:15 Tue 20 Aug 16:45

Araghe Sard Iranian writer-director Soheil Beiraghi’s second feature stars Baran Kosari as a champion athlete stranded in her own country. In this heatedly performed drama, a professional female soccer player finds herself stranded at home as her team takes off to Malaysia for the Asia Cup finals. The reason she’s left behind is due to a simple and completely lopsided facet of Iranian civil law: A woman needs permission from her husband in order to leave the country. If he says no, she’s stuck. In Beiraghi’s quietly gripping second feature, Afrooz (Baran Kosari), the captain of Iran’s national futsal squad, winds up being shut out of the big game by her bitter, about-to-be-former husband, Yaser (Amir Jadidi), who takes revenge on his wife’s emancipated ways by doing the only thing in his power to keep her around. Like many Iranian films of late, this one depicts a society plighted by inertia and helplessness, especially for women treated as less than equal by the law. Interestingly, the Iranian authorities have passed the film for a local release. (Subtitles) Our thanks to Peccadillo Pictures for this screening. Iran 2018 Soheil Beiraghi 85m

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Hotel Mumbai

A gripping true story of humanity and heroism, ‘Hotel Mumbai’ vividly recounts the 2008 siege of the famed Taj Hotel by a group of terrorists in Mumbai, India. Among the dedicated hotel staff is the renowned chef Hemant Oberoi (Anupam Kher) and a waiter (Dev Patel, ‘Slumdog Millionaire’) who choose to risk their lives to protect their guests. As the world watches on, a desperate couple Armie Hammer and Nazanin Boniadi, is forced to make unthinkable sacrifices to protect their newborn child. The intensity begins fairly quickly and doesn’t let up until the end. Writer/Director Anthony Maras skilfully coordinates the chaos and carnage of what happened and some of the scenes are very disturbing. While the ultimate villain is Islamic Jihadism, the movie mostly focuses on the triumph of the human spirit in a humanistic way. Our thanks to Altitude Films for this screening. India/Australia 2018 Anthony Maras 123m

Mon 19 Aug 14:45 Wed 21 Aug 20:45

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The Chambermaid

Tue 20 Aug 21:00

La Camarista The labours of Eve, a young woman working at an upscale Mexico City hotel are meticulously detailed in this tightlywound depiction of working-class life that mixes the surreal with the banal to quietly devastating effect. A pointed exploration of the Mexican class divide, female solidarity and the indomitable power of the human spirit, it pays tribute to all people endlessly toiling away in low-paid and degrading work. Eve (Gabriela Cartol) is only 24-years old, but there is already a certain sense of weary resignation in her eyes. Therefore, she isn’t too surprised, in the film’s opening scene, when she stumbles upon a patron sleeping on the floor. Suddenly revealed after a long-held take of Eve cleaning up his room, the punchline-manner of his appearance is a bizarre intrusion into a documentarylike scene. This is emblematic of the film as a whole, which continuously balances elements of the strange with the prosaic, allowing both elements to co-exist within its central protagonist. (Subtitles) Our thanks to Verve/New Wave for this screening. Mexico 2018 Lila Avilés 102m

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Photograph

Director Ritesh Batra made his name with his lovely feature directorial debut, ‘The Lunchbox’, back in 2013, an understated story of a man and woman who become accidental pen pals. Now, with ‘Photograph’, he’s returned with another high-concept film, executed with an organic touch, that’s as beautiful as its predecessor. Sanya Malhotra stars as Miloni, a quiet young woman from a modestly prosperous family in Mumbai studying to become a chartered accountant. On a stroll past the Gateway of India monument one day, she agrees to have her picture taken by Rafi (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), who does the same all day, every day for tourists at 50 rupees a piece. What Miloni doesn’t know is that Rafi’s grandmother is pressuring him to marry and he later uses the photo to prove to her that he is dating someone. Now, the grandmother (Farrukh Jaffar) is coming to town and Rafi must track down Miloni and ask her to pose as his girlfriend. While no major discussion on the subject takes place, Miloni and Rafi’s differing economic classes run as an undercurrent throughout the film. ‘Photograph’ sidesteps condescension, though, in depicting Mumbai’s poor, even as it highlights what could be seen as their folksy wisdom. There are abundant laughs to be found (Jaffar in particular is hilarious) but this is no romantic comedy. Like ‘The Lunchbox’, ‘Photograph’ strips away all that could have been false about its premise and replaces the clichés with patient scenes that allow the true atmosphere of Mumbai to flood into the film, making everything as real and tactile as Miloni and Rafi’s burgeoning attraction. (Subtitles) Our thanks to Curzon for this screening. India 2018 Ritesh Batra 110m

Shakespeare-Wallah

A company of nomadic actors travel across post-colonial India performing Shakespeare. UK/India 1965 Merchant Ivory 122m See Treasures from the Archive section for full details. Mon 12 Aug 10:30

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Hirokazu Kore-eda Retrospective

We present five films of this renowned Japanese director, winner of the 2018 Palme D’Or with his film ‘Shoplifters’. Hirokazu Kore-eda section for full details.

Heat and Dust

A beautiful adaptation of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala’s Booker Prize-winning novel. UK/India 1983 James Ivory 133m See Treasures from the Archive section for full details. Tue 13 Aug 10:30

Funeral

Intriguing thriller based on the thought of fear, that sees a young fashion model drawn into a family conspiracy. China 2019 Weilin Wang 70m See Independents section for full details. Fri 23 Aug 11:15 (Studio)

Phoenix Romance

Intriguing thriller based on the thought of fear, that sees a young fashion model drawn into a family conspiracy. China 2019 Weilin Wang 70m See Independents section for full details. Fri 9 Aug 11:00 (Studio)

Stray

In a cold and remote landscape, two strangers struggle to repair their broken pasts. New Zealand 2018 Dustin Feneley 103m See Independents section for full details. Sat 17 Aug 11:00 (Studio)

Horatio

The story of a dysfunctional family where relationships are submitted to each one’s impulses. Brazil 2019 Mathias Mangin 86m See Independents section for full details Sat 24 Aug 11:00 (Studio)

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New Canadian Cinema

This year’s UK tour of ‘Canada Now’ features another bold and diverse selection of the finest fiction and documentary features coming out of the Great White North. With new offerings from established veterans like Patricia Rozema’s triumphant family drama ‘Mouthpiece’ playing alongside breakthrough works from emerging artists such as Akash Sherman’s stargazing exploration ‘Clara’, the festival showcases the sheer depth and range of New Canadian Cinema. ‘Prosecuting Evil’ highlights the extraordinary life of unsung hero Ben Ferencz – who witnessed the Holocaust and went on to prosecute 22 senior Nazi leaders in Nuremberg at the tender age of 27. Keith Behrman’s uplifting coming-of-age saga ‘Giant Little Ones’ highlights the power of love without labels, Sébastien Pilote’s ‘The Fireflies Are Gone’ boasts the finest of Quebec filmmaking and ‘Edge of the Knife’ represents a truly ground-breaking piece of indigenous cinema shot in the Haida language spoken by just 20 people worldwide. Booking Ref

Sat 10 Aug 20:15 (Studio)

Edge Of The Knife

Sgaawaay K’uuna Haida Gwaii, 1800’s: At a seasonal fishing camp two families endure conflict between the nobleman Adiits’ii and his best friend Kwa. After Adiits’ii causes the accidental death of Kwa’s son, he flees into the rainforest, descending into madness and transforming into Gaagiixid – “the Wildman”. When the families return in the spring, they discover Adiits’ii has survived the winter. Can he be rescued and returned to his humanity? Meanwhile, Kwa wrestles with his deepest desire – revenge. This is a startling, absorbing drama. Credits: Canada’s Top Ten 2018; Toronto International Film Festival; Vancouver International Film Festival; Festival of New Cinema Montréal 2019; UNESCO Year of Indigenous Languages. (Subtitles) Canada 2018 Gwaai Edenshaw, Helen Haig-Brown 100m

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Clara

The story of Isaac Bruno, an astronomy professor consumed by the search for life beyond Earth. Dr. Isaac Bruno (Patrick J. Adams) is an astronomer who is borderline obsessed with being the first person to discover a planet outside of our solar system capable of sustaining life. Unfortunately, he has taken such a deep dive into his work that he has all but forgotten how to interact with people. After a classroom meltdown, and unauthorized telescope usage, he is fired. Nevertheless, Isaac plans to continue his research, so puts out an ad for a research assistant. This is how he meets Clara (Troian Bellisario), an artist who shares his fascination for the wonders of space. Their unlikely collaboration leads to a deep connection, and a profound scientific discovery. More than anything, the film is admirably ambitious. Sherman is in his early 20s and ‘Clara’ is his first narrative feature, and it is about nothing less than the meaning of life, and the quest to find if we are alone in the galaxy. The movie crescendos towards a breathless final act where all of the stargazing vaults into something earnest and powerful. Canada 2018 Akash Sherman 106m

Mon 12 Aug 20:30 (Studio)

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Mouthpiece

Fri 16 Aug 18:00 (Studio)

This is a powerful, funny and highly original look into the conflicted psyche of Cassandra Haywood – a fiercely independent millennial woman. Cass is a single writer who lives by her own rules. She’s also a bit of a disaster. Following the sudden death of her mother, Elaine (Maev Beaty) she finds herself in crisis, unable to think straight with a debate raging inside her head. This movie makes that invisible conflict visible: Cassandra (Amy Nostbakken and Norah Sadava) battles it out while figuring out what to say at her mother’s funeral. What unfolds is a wild careening through grief, anger, sex and self-sabotage in an exploration of the messy lives of women from both generations. ‘Mouthpiece’ digs deeply and personally into the roles women play, past and present, and how societal expectations can muddy up their individual desires. Credits: Canada’s Top Ten 2018; Toronto International Film Festival; Women in Film and Television Academic Merit Award (Drama), Vancouver International Film Festival; Palm Springs International Film Festival 2019. Canada 2018 Patricia Rozema 91m

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CANADA NOW: NEW CANADIAN CINEMA

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Giant Little Ones

This is a heartfelt and intimate coming-ofage story about friendship, self-discovery and the power of love without labels. Franky Winter (Josh Wiggins) and Ballas Kohl (Darren Mann) have been best friends since childhood. They are high school royalty: handsome, stars of the swim team and popular with girls. They live a perfect teenage life – until the night of Franky’s epic 17th birthday party, when Franky and Ballas are involved in an unexpected incident that changes their lives forever. There is something enormously refreshing about the openness and honesty found in Keith Behrman’s coming-of-age film. Credits: Canada’s Top Ten 2018; Toronto International Film Festival; Audience Award, Gôteborg Film Festival. Canada 2018 Keith Behrman 93m Sat 17 Aug 18:45 (Studio)

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The Fireflies Are Gone

Sun 18 Aug 18:00 (Studio)

La Disparition des Lucioles Summer is near and classes are coming to an end in a former industrial town on the end of a large bay. Léo, a young and disaffected girl, meets Steve, a reclusive and aimless guitarist. Léo lives with her mother and stepfather Paul, a populist radio show host who forced her father into exile up north. Sylvain, Léo’s father, is a dethroned union leader whom she greatly misses. A stranger in her own world, frustrated and angry, it is through her budding relationship with Steve, set to the rhythm of their guitar lessons and her new summer job, that she’ll be able to find some kind of comfort and ultimately take flight. This is a satisfying, slightly mournful serio-comedy that’s equal parts cynical, hopeful, and ambivalent. Credits: Winner of Best Canadian Feature Film, 2018 Toronto International Film Festival; Canada’s Top Ten 2018; Official Competition at Karlovy Vary; Chicago International Film Festival; Palm Springs International Film Festival 2019. (Subtitles) Canada 2018 Sébastien Pilote 96m

Prosecuting Evil

Fascinating portrait of Ben Ferencz – the last surviving Nuremberg prosecutor and lifelong advocate of “law not war.” Canada 2018 Barry Avrich 83m See Documentaries section for full details. Wed 21 Aug 15:45 (Studio)

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The Man Who Got Carter

Tony Klinger’s documentary about the phenomenal life and career of his father, the legendary British producer Michael Klinger. Michael was a trailblazer in his field of independent film producing, resulting in early collaborations with master director Roman Polanski on ‘Repulsion’ and ‘Cul-de-sac’. He also went on to create one of Britain’s most Iconic films ‘Get Carter’ in 1971, featuring the great Michael Caine. This film has been rated by many as the best British gangster film of all time. He was also not shy about making the ultra-successful saucy comedy ‘Confessions’ series of films and blockbusters (‘Shout at the Devil’). From humble beginnings in of Soho, he worked with stars such as Roger Moore, Michael Caine and Oliver Reed. The film presents revealing interviews with the likes of Caine, Mike Hodges, plus close friends and family. He is fondly remembered by those lucky to have collaborated with a man whom everyone remembers being relentlessly funny and sharply intelligent and in the words of Caine, “a consummate and expert film producer”. Following the premiere, there will also be a separate screening of the incredible ‘Get Carter’. UK 2019 Tony Klinger 95m Sun 11 Aug 18:15 (Studio)

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Get Carter

Sun 11 Aug 20:45 (Studio)

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The classic British gangster movie starring Michael Caine made in 1971, but still packs quite a punch! A vicious London gangster, Jack Carter, travels to Newcastle for his brother’s funeral. He begins to suspect that his brother’s death was not an accident and sets out to follow a complex trail of lies, deceit, coverups and backhanders through Newcastle’s underworld, leading, he hopes, to the man who ordered his brother killed. Because of his ruthlessness, Carter exhibits all the “unstopability” of the cyborg in ‘The Terminator’ (1984), or Walker in ‘Point Blank’ (1967), and he and the other characters in this movie are prone to sudden, brutal acts of violence. The performances are superb. Caine, of course, but also Ian Hendry, Brian Mosley and an astonishing cameo from John Osborne as the repulsive, reptilian Cyril Kinnear, who indirectly has the last word in the film. One of the greatest films ever. UK 1971 Mike Hodges 112m


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XY Chelsea

A look at the life and career of Chelsea Manning, a trans woman soldier in the United States Army, who was sentenced to serve 35 years at an all-male military prison for leaking information about the country's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Manning is only 31 years old and spent a significant chunk of her 20s in prison. Her decision to leak sensitive and classified army documents to Wikileaks, was a decision she made when still trying to figure out who she was. She announced her gender transition while behind bars and successfully sued the US government to allow her to begin hormone therapy. Her story takes place against that backdrop, of coming back to life after prison and picking up her journey of self-discovery, of finding her voice and confidence. So much of what Manning gathers to tell us about herself offers a massive challenge to what a soldier looks like and what it means for young people adrift in themselves and in the world to be drawn to the armed forces. Our thanks to Dogwoof for this screening. UK 2019 Tim Travers Hawkins 92m

Fri 9 Aug 20:45 (Studio)

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Capital In The 21St Century

Sat 10 Aug 15:45 Sun 11 Aug 21:00

An engrossing documentary based upon the best-selling New York book by Thomas Piketty, exploring the accumulation of wealth from the French Revolution to the digital age. Adapting one of the most ground-breaking and powerful books of our time, ‘Capital in the 21st Century’ is an eye-opening journey through wealth and power, that breaks the popular assumption that the accumulation of capital runs hand in hand with social progress, shining a new light on the world around us and its growing inequalities. Travelling through time from the French Revolution and other huge global shifts, to world wars and through to the rise of new technologies today, the film assembles accessible pop-culture references coupled with interviews of some of the world’s most influential experts delivering an insightful and empowering journey through the past and into our future. Our thanks to StudioCanal for this screening. France/New Zealand 2019 Justin Pemberton 103m

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Have You Seen My Movie?

A massive montage of movie characters going to the movies. Clips from 100+ films are cut together to create a new cinema-going experience. Romance, musical, action, horror, noir, comedy – and countless characters watch in the dark with you. UK 2016 Paul Anton Smith 136m See Pg11 for full film details.

Tue 13 Aug 20:15 (Plus Q&A)

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We are pleased to welcome the director Paul Anton Smith to introduce/Q&A his film.


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Under The Knife

A controversial 90-minute documentary about the covert dismantling of the NHS that is happening right now. It shows how democracy has been subverted by politicians. It tells a story of greed, deception and how a law was passed, without honest public debate, that would transform the NHS into an American type of health service and open the oyster of the most respected institution in the country to the highest bidder. Health care is about life and death, pain, suffering and money. It affects us all. The film is narrated by award-winning actress Alison Steadman. UK 2019 Susan Steinberg 90m We welcome Susan Steinberg (director) and Pam Kleinot to introduce/Q&A their film Plus 15 minute short about dementia:

A Missing Note

Aspiring singer, Molly, performs before retired opera legend, John O’Connell, in the hope he will write her a good scholarship report. But John’s now diminishing memory means Molly is in for a few puzzling surprises in this charming short drama. Stars Elaine Paige and Ian McElhinney. UK 2019 Beth Moran 15m Introduced by Beth Moran (director) World Premiere

Leonardo: The Works

We are privileged to present the World Premiere of Phil Grabsky’s new film on Leonardo da Vinci, who is acclaimed as the world’s favourite artist. We hope to welcome Phil Grabsky to introduce his film. For full details see Special Events section. Wed 21 Aug 18:30

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NEW DOCUMENTARIES TODAY

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The Biggest Little Farm

Fri 16 Aug 16:15 Sat 17 Aug 14:45

The Chesters, a very urban couple from LA turned progressive eco-farmers, transform a barren orchard into a thriving landscape in this inspirational documentary. A Los Angeles couple give up city life, buying a farm and following their dream of growing every ingredient they might want to cook with. ‘The Biggest Little Farm’ is enlightening and entertaining, effectively balancing one family’s personal story with the practical ups and downs of starting a sustainable, biodiverse farm on land that has been stripped of nutrients. John and Molly Chester are a smart and charming pair and the film – which benefits from John’s background in cinematography – is a joy to watch. Motivating and magnificent, this environmental documentary is a delight. Eight years in the making, this is a feelgood tale of the triumph of eco-philosophy over agri-practicality. With its gentle pace, captivating cinematography and an impossibly cute supporting cast of snailscoffing ducks, fluffy sheep dogs and a very fertile sow named Emma, ‘The Biggest Little Farm’ reminds us all that nature needs our nurture. One of the most delightful biggest little documentaries you’ll see this year. Our thanks to Thunderbird Releasing for this screening. USA 2018 John Chester 91m

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Meeting Gorbachev

Fri 16 Aug 10:30 Thu 22 Aug 14:00

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The life of Mikhail Gorbachev, the eighth and final President of the Soviet Union, in conversation with Werner Herzog. Naturally, being his personal account of the part he played in such a volatile era, it is bound to be subjective. However, Herzog attempts to place Gorbachev's recollections in context, using some rarely seen archive footage in the process. The way Gorbachev was elevated to the top of the Soviet Union is seen here in almost comical terms, as his three predecessors – relics of the old Communist Party – are despatched in quick succession to their resting place at the foot of the Kremlin Wall. The real emotion comes towards the end when we learn about the final days of Mikhail's beloved wife, Raisa. It's a truly fascinating look at a remarkable time in world history, and seeing again some of the heavyweight political players of the past only serves to emphasise the paucity of great leaders the world is suffering at the moment. The poignancy of the film being released in the 30th anniversary year of the fall of the Berlin Wall. (Subtitles) Our thanks to Altitude Films for this screening. UK/Germany 2018 Werner Herzog/André Singer 90m


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Romantic Road

A London lawyer and wife re-define later life by motoring across rural India in their battered 1936 vintage car. Tucked away in the south of England, Rupert and Jan Grey, both 66-years-old, have been living their lives the way they see fit. Rupert is a practicing lawyer and photographer, Jan a bereavement visitor. They have raised three daughters in an old draughty cottage and retirement is on the horizon. At this pivotal moment, they are invited to a human rights festival in Bangladesh as guests of honour and they decide to drive there in their family car – a notoriously battered 1936 Rolls Royce. Rupert believes in sabbaticals, not retirement, so they ship the Rolls to Mumbai and motor across India to Dhaka. They fall into company with tea-wallahs and maharajahs, dodge tribal conflicts and battle border officials ultimately landing their car in the hands of the Bangladeshi Customs. Rupert & Jan are living proof you can live your dreams no matter how odd, wild or crazy they might be – a rare glimpse into a uniquely inspired expedition that redefines later-life. Side by side, they drove for six months and covered over 5000 miles. Though Rupert was at the wheel, Jan quietly propels the journey with a gentle strength, and we witness their lasting love grow stronger through this incredible experience. UK/Canada 2017 Oliver McGarvey 80m Sun 18 Aug 18:30 (Plus Q&A)

We hope to welcome Rupert and Jan Grey to introduce/Q&A their film.

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Prosecuting Evil

The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz Fascinating portrait of Ben Ferencz – the last surviving Nuremberg prosecutor and lifelong advocate of “law not war.” After witnessing Nazi concentration camps shortly after liberation, Ferencz became lead prosecutor in the Einsatzgruppen case at Nuremberg, which has been called the biggest murder trial in history. He was 27 years old and it was his first trial. All 22 Nazi officials tried for murdering over a million people were convicted. Ferencz went on to advocate for restitution for Jewish victims of the Holocaust and later for the establishment of the International Criminal Court. His fight for justice for victims of atrocity crimes continues today. “Ferencz’s deeply hopeful message of peace shines through as brightly as his spirit.” Canada 2018 Barry Avrich 83m Wed 21 Aug 15:45 (Studio)

NB. This is part of the ‘Canada Now’ strand. See pg32 for full details.

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Sat 24 Aug 13:00 (Studio)

The Brink

A fly-on-the-wall chronicle of embattled former White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon’s global mission to spread extreme nationalism. When Steve Bannon left his position as White House chief strategist less than a week after the Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally in August 2017, he was already a notorious figure in Trump’s inner circle, and for bringing a far-right ideology into the highest echelons of American politics. Unconstrained by an official post – though some say he still has a direct line to the White House – he became free to peddle influence as a perceived kingmaker, turning his controversial brand of nationalism into a global movement. ‘The Brink’ follows Bannon through the 2018 mid-term elections in the United States, shedding light on his efforts to mobilize and unify far-right parties in order to win seats in the May 2019 European Parliamentary elections. To maintain his power and influence, the former Goldman Sachs banker and media investor reinvents himself – as he has many times before – this time as the self-appointed leader of a global populist movement. Keen manipulator of the press, so where does that leave us? Whether he becomes a force again or just devolves into a fringe figure with an expensive European hobby remains to be seen. It doesn’t look great for him from here. Our thanks to Dogwoof for this screening. USA 2019 Alison Klayman 92m Booking Ref

UK Premiere

Walking With Elephants

Beautifully photographed documentary exploring the problems of the impending extinction of elephants in Africa. ‘Walking with Elephants’ is a film about the environmental and human impact – land and water – on the elephants of Africa today while they face impending extinction within 30 years if measures are not taken to protect them by US. The film spans 10 countries in Africa from South Africa, Botswana, Nambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Zambia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya. The ever-increasing population of Africa and its need for land and water will make the elephant extinct. Strikingly filmed with some spectacular landscapes, in the tradition of Discovery Channel films and David Attenborough, although on a more limited budget, independently made. Attractive soundtrack. UK/S. Africa 2019 Robbie Moffat 90m Sun 25 Aug 15:30

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I, Berlioz

We commemorate the 150th anniversary of Hector Berlioz with a screening of Tony Palmer’s dramatic documentary, with Corin Redgrave as Berlioz. UK 2009 Tony Palmer 89m See One-Film Tributes section for full details. Sat 24 Aug 15:15

Andre Previn: The Kindness Of Strangers

Tony Palmer’s salute to Andre Previn, celebrating the composer-conductor’s life. UK 2011 Tony Palmer 90m See One-Film Tributes section for full details. Fri 23 Aug 18:00 (Studio)

The Rift

The story of Robert Devereux’s attempt to become the first man to walk the entire length of the Rift Valley in Africa. UK 2019 Louis Devereux 71m See Independents section for full details. Thu 15 Aug 11:00 (Studio)

Inclusive

An observational documentary, beautifully shot on black and white film, about the education of disabled children. Belgium 2018 Ellen Vermeulen 73m See Independents section for full details. Wed 14 Aug 11:00 (Studio)

American Mirror

How we perceive and judge ourselves and the others in a world dominated by social media. USA 2019 Arthur Balder 62m See Independents section for full details. Sun 18 Aug 11:00 (Studio)

Plus a selection of Jazz Documentaries: Annie Ross, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Blue Note Records, Michel Petrucciani See Special Events/Jazz on Film section for full details.

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Independents (1946‑2016)

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Phoenix Romance

Fri 9 Aug 11:00 (Studio)

A gorgeously shot contemporary Chinese/ French romance focussing on a Chinese woman in a village in Southern China. Sophie, a young Chinese woman, meets Leon, a French architect at a Shanghai bar, but do not start off on the right foot after an argument about football. He discovers a beautifully carved relic in an antique shop, where coincidentally, this same woman works. 50 years earlier, another love story, another Chinese/French couple fall in love. How are they related? And what is the magical secret that spans these generations? (Subtitles) China 2019 Youxue Chen, Yuan Chen 85m

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Bozkir, Look at the Birds

Sat 10 Aug 11:00 (Studio)

Bozkir, Kuşlara Bak Kuşlara A story of honour and truth amongst a small village, set in the beautiful Turkish countryside. Abdullah and Ziya are gun dealers in the Bozkir district of Konya who put honesty, honour and dignity before anything else. Even though the two have opposite personalities, their friendship goes back many years. One day, they visit Abdullah’s friend Bekir but find that only his wife Suheyla is home. Ziya harasses Suheyla before running away, but Abdullah chases Ziya and kills him due to his dishonourable behaviour. Abdullah initially confesses, but at his trial denies the murder, and even more surprisingly, another man confesses. Will Abdullah step forward to make things right? Turkey 2019 Mehmet Tanrisever 111m

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British Made

Sun 11 Aug 11:00 (Studio)

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Bozkir, Kuşlara Bak Kuşlara When a young man is released from prison for his involvement with a far-right nationalist group, he attempts to rebuild his life and uncover the truth behind his troubled past leading to violent consequences. Director Simon Rickards says – “I wanted to make a feature film in the style of other British film-makers that I admire – Ken Loach, Mike Leigh, Shane Meadows, Lynne Ramsey and Danny Boyle, who all made very high quality films with low budgets. Part of the success of this type of film making, is writing a script that relies on narrative and good acting rather than intricate set designs and glamorous locations.” UK 2019 Simon Rickards 98m


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Werner Gruber

Mon 12 Aug 11:00 (Studio)

Mara (recently released from an orphanage), decides to return to the home of her parents who mysteriously died in an accident many years before. Mara begins a new life, but the news that someone has come back to live in that house does not please Werner Gruber, a German who years ago was mayor and lived in that house. Mara begins to be followed and is invited to leave the city immediately, but she continues to ignore all the threats and understands that actually someone knows and is concealing the truth about the death of her parents. Werner's wife, Harriet Gruber, advises Mara of the danger that she risks, but the situation is spinning out of control. (Subtitles) Moldova 2019 Igor Sadovski 90m

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Dragonflies Only Live For 24 Hours

Tue 13 Aug 11:00 (Studio)

An independently produced police drama supported by many local businesses on the South Coast. Two ambitious detectives, Frankie (Karl Kennedy-Williams) and Parker (Judson Vaughan) go on a stakeout after they receive an anonymous drug deal tip-off. Night after night they sit in Frankie’s car, waiting for the deal to go down. The film jumps back and forth between this presentday race and gang-related storyline, and seeing how they rose through the ranks in their police careers. These guys do everything they can to get ahead. Director Dunford has created an intricate web of deceit, betrayal and more between two, seemingly, best friends. UK 2019 Richard Anthony Dunford 88m

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Inclusive

Wed 14 Aug 11:00 (Studio

Inclusief An observational documentary, beautifully shot on black and white film, about the education of children with a mental or physical disability in regular schools. This documentary deals with the current state of inclusive education in Flanders, Belgium, in a controlled and analytical way. The aim of the ‘M-decree’, approved in 2014, was to integrate children with disabilities into mainstream education as much as possible, rather than in special schools. Without judgement, we are taken through the climate surrounding the decree, always placing those most affected, front and centre of this important study. (Subtitles) Belgium 2018 Ellen Vermeulen 73m

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The Rift

Thu 15 Aug 11:00 (Studio)

The story of Robert Devereux’s attempt to become the first man to walk the entire length of the Rift Valley, from Beira in Mozambique to the Red Sea in Djibouti. Spanning 7 months, 6 countries and nearly 6000km, ‘The Rift’ captures Robert’s trek through some of the most extraordinary, breathtaking and barren landscapes in the world. Alongside this physical journey, the film, directed by Robert’s son Louis Devereux, develops into an exploration not only of the African environment, but the landscape of the relationship between father and son. Over the course of their travels together Louis questions Robert’s motives in pursuing this adventure, as well as his role as father and family member. UK 2019 Louis Devereux 71m

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The Gendelyk

Fri 16 Aug 11:00 (Studio)

A scriptwriter called Gerasimov is having trouble delivering his film’s script because of a creative crisis. Unfortunately, the fee is spent, and the customer – who happens to be a dangerous criminal – has threatened to kill him. Gerasimov is forced to go on the run, where during his trip, he visits a variety of mysterious places. The final stop is Gendelyk railway station, where he meets some strange folk who help him to understand himself and understand that in order to have a future, we must leave the burden of memories in the past. The final act of the film delivers a complete surprise, both for the viewer, and for the main protagonist himself. Ukraine 2019 Taras Dudar 101m

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Stray

Sat 17 Aug 11:00 (Studio)

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In a cold and remote landscape, two strangers struggle to repair their broken pasts. A young man is on parole after serving time for attempting to murder the man who killed his girlfriend in a hit and run. A woman is released from a psychiatric facility far from her homeland. These two damaged strangers cross paths in the mountains in winter and fall into a complex intimate relationship, putting to the test their capacity to trust and heal. A hauntingly sparse, self-funded film, ‘Stray’ announces the arrival of a thrilling new voice in Kiwi film-maker Dustin Feneley and provides a fascinatingly austere, powerful portrait of isolation and redemption in the process. New Zealand 2018 Dustin Feneley 103m


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American Mirror: Intimations Of Immortality

Sun 18 Aug 11:00 (Studio)

This film focuses on how we perceive and judge ourselves and the others in a world dominated by social media. On our Instagram or Facebook pages, we show only the best part of ourselves, the "beautiful" part of our lives. We are so immersed in the process of creating our ideal virtual personality that we forget about real life. Oscar-winning screen icon Susan Sarandon and Armenian painter Tigran Tsitoghdzyan discuss how the apparently in-conflict values of beauty and aging are perceived in our modern society, as he paints her portrait. Director Balder creates a poetry of cinematic art, by creating memories of an artist in a non-linear story-telling scheme. USA 2019 Arthur Balder 62m

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Leave Now

Tue 20 Aug 11:00 (Studio)

A hauntingly beautiful film. Lyrical beauty and an original narrative gave this film top prize at the Brighton Rocks Film Festival. A grief-stricken woman, Rose Montefiore, revisits the seaside town where she first met her late husband. However, instead of finding the peace and quiet she seeks, Rose is disturbed by electrical problems and has to call upon the services of local electrician, Titus, and his son, Robbie. When Rose saves Robbie's life after an accident, she finds herself caught up in the lives of those around her, past and present, who need her help. After she discovers a forgotten phonograph in the attic and listens to the distant voices recorded on an old wax cylinder, she begins to unlock a secret that lies deep within the house itself. UK 2019 Stephen Frost 109m

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The Person Who Is Not

Wed 21 Aug 11:00 (Studio)

A moving film about memories which distress us, and do not allow us to accept reality. About children’s visualizations, associated with deep life traumas and what they can lead to. Diyor who is eleven years old, lives in a little town with his mother. Life has lost it’s meaning for him, and since his father’s death, he has nightmares most of the time. He is just not able to go back to normal life. When lost in the woods one day, he meets his dead father, and the past once again overwhelms him. The director Ruben Sogomonyan is an aspiring independent film director of Armenian origin from St. Petersburg, Russia. Cast: Diyor Abdurakhmanov, Kirill Fastov and Alexander Kolesnichenko. Russia 2019 Ruben Sogomonian 64m

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Go To Hell And Turn Left

A deaf painter named Oif Schmilblitz struggles with alcohol and the death of his wife Emily. When he sneaks his way to a private reception to play spy for his agent, he spots a guest who bears a striking resemblance with the late Emily. As he tries to find out who she is, he is caught in a whirlwind of misunderstanding, mistaken identity, and marital intrigue – all to the tune of minimal dialogue and an endless stream of gags. ‘Go to Hell and Turn Left’ is director Caldana's fourth feature film, and here he has created a unique film featuring a deaf character in a comedy with limited dialogue. USA 2019 Carlo Caldana 82m Thu 22 Aug 11:00 (Studio) Subtitled for the Hard of hearing

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Horatio

Sat 24 Aug 11:00 (Studio)

Horácio The story of a dysfunctional family, in which social norms no longer exist, and where relationships are submitted to each one’s impulses. The head of the family is Horatio, a smuggler on the run from the law, hiding in a surreal, baroque apartment with his daughter, Petula, and Milton, his favorite thug. While he keeps his daughter locked up in her bedroom, Horatio flirts with his goon, for whom he has had repressed feelings for years. However, Milton’s love for a mysterious woman, and Petula’s attempts to free herself with the help of a former lover, clash with Horatio’s tyrannical whims. Both satirical and fantastical, the movie builds a tale of underworld crime in which it is impossible for the characters to coexist. (Subtitles) Brazil 2019 Mathias Mangin 86m

The Funeral

Fri 23 Aug 11:15 (Studio)

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An intriguing thriller based on the thought of fear itself, that sees a young fashion model drawn into a family conspiracy. Zhong Tonghui (Kunjue Li) was only eight when she witnessed her mother's suicide and has had nightmares ever since. One day, she receives a mysterious invitation to the funeral of a distant wealthy aunt who had no children, and on arrival at her aunt's mansion in the remote countryside, Tonghui meets a handsome man, Li Baile (Nicolas Xiong). After further nightmares, Tonghui and Li Baile do some investigating as they find that there is someone still living in her aunt's room. Is she still alive? Is Li Baile as trustworthy as he seems? (Subtitles) China 2019 Weilin Wang 70m


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Pictures Of Lily

A jaded businessman and a free-spirited woman forge an unexpected bond in a bohemian seaside town. ‘Pictures of Lily’ is an independent film by first-time feature cast and crew, all locally based in Sussex and filmed entirely in Brighton. The film explores the notion that a total stranger could alter your way of thinking, and even your future, significantly. It features, at its heart, a strong female lead and is set against the unique backdrop of our home-town Brighton, which immerses you in its bohemian subculture and music. Director Banks wanted a story that captured loneliness, individuality and that ‘in the moment’ rush of love, but more than a twee story of star-crossed lovers, ‘Pictures of Lily’ attempts to capture the things we fear and desire about being an outsider. UK 2019 Mark Banks 76m We hope to welcome director/ writer Mark Banks, producer Ele Berrie and lead actor Daniel Lane to introduce their film.

Mon 19 Aug 13:30 (Studio)

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Sun 25 Aug 11:00 (Studio)

Dark Sense

Simon knows a serial killer will murder him in five days time. He knows because he’s seen it – the 20-something is a powerful psychic who gets glimpses of the future. Premiered at FrightFest on 24th August. Simon hires ex-soldier Steve to put an end to the killer. Steve comes to believe in Simon and the two become friends. Unfortunately, MI5 take an interest in Simon’s abilities. The duo must evade the security services to stop the killer. When Simon is captured, Steve allies with an MI5 agent in the race to save Simon. Ultimately, they succeed with Simon proving his powers and their story going viral. UK 2019 Magnus Wake 89m

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Treasures from the Archives Digitally Restored

A wonderful collection of classic international cinema presented as never seen before, in stunningly restored new digital prints that need to be experienced on the big screen. Booking Ref

The Blue Angel

Sat 24 Aug 10:30

One of the first German language sound films, and the picture that represents the initial collaboration between Josef von Sternberg and his immortal muse, Marlene Dietrich. Emil Jannings portrays a schoolteacher named Immanuel Rath, whose fateful expedition to catch his students frequenting the cabaret known as “The Blue Angel” leads to his own rapture with the establishment’s main attraction Lola (Dietrich) – and, as a result, triggers the downward spiral of his life and fortune. Directed by Sternberg while on loan from America to the pioneering German producer Erich Pommer, ‘The Blue Angel’ is at once captivating, devastating, and powerfully erotic, laced through with Sternberg’s masterful cinematography. Digitally restored in a beautiful new black and white print. (Subtitles) Our thanks to Eureka for this screening. Germany 1930 Joseph Sternberg 108m

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Heat And Dust

Tue 13 Aug 10:30

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The 2nd of the Merchant-Ivory productions set in India, is a beautiful adaptation of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's Booker Prize-winning novel, starring Julie Christie, Greta Scacchi and Shashi Kapoor, in a digital restoration. When Anne (Christie) inherits the letters of her great-aunt Olivia (Scacchi), she becomes drawn to India by their revelations of a relationship with a handsome and charismatic, if not entirely scrupulous, Indian prince (Kapoor). The story moves effortlessly between past and present in a sensual and evocative journey, telling the story of both women's paths to self-discovery more than a century apart. Containing wonderful sights, sounds and textures, it is a seductive film. It is fully at home in its times and places (James Ivory and Ismail Merchant spent 20 years making films about the British in India). And when it is over, we're a little surprised to find that it is angry, too. Angry that women of every class and system; British and Indian; of the 1920s and of the 1980s; are always just not quite the same caste as men. Our thanks to the BFI for this screening. UK/India 1983 James Ivory 133m


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Notorious

One of Hitchcock’s darkest thrillers, Notorious, will be back on the big screen this summer in a dazzling new 4K restoration, starring Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant and Claude Rains. It’s just after World War II and a number of Nazis have been tracked down to Brazil. A US spy, T. R Devlin, (Cary Grant) persuades Alicia Huberman (Ingrid Bergman), the American daughter of a convicted Nazi criminal, to join them in infiltrating the group so that she can get close to one of the leaders, Alexander Sebastian (Claude Rains), a friend of her father’s. The resulting romantic tangle features mesmerising chemistry between Grant and Bergman, and Hitchcock found an ingenious way of dealing with the Production Code’s ban on kisses longer than 3 seconds with a spine-tingling 2½ minute scene. With the winning combination of Grant and Bergman, in one of Hitchcock’s most thrilling and tense films, ‘Notorious’ might just be a perfect movie! Our thanks to the BFI for this screening. USA 1946 Alfred Hitchcock 102m Fri 23 Aug 11:00

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Kind Hearts and Coronets

Mon 19 Aug 10:30

2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the original UK release of ‘Kind Hearts and Coronets’, the jewel in Ealing Studios’ crown, and arguably one of the finest British films ever made, which is now released in a 4k digitally restored print. Hailing from the golden-age of Ealing comedies (‘Passport to Pimlico’ and ‘Whisky Galore!’ also turn 70 this year), ‘Kind Hearts & Coronets’ stars Dennis Price as the debonair yet impoverished Louis Mazzini, the would-be Duke of Chalfont whose mother was disinherited by her noble family, the D’Ascoynes, for marrying beneath her. When her dying wish to be buried in the family crypt is refused, Louis vows to avenge his mother and work his way up the family tree, by engaging in the gentle art of murder. One by one he attempts to kill off the eight successors that stand in the way of his becoming Duke – all played by Alec Guinness in an unforgettable tour-de- force performance. Directed by Robert Hamer (who co-wrote the screenplay with John Dighton) the film also stars Joan Greenwood as the husky-voiced siren Sibella and Valerie Hobson as the refined and virtuous Edith D’Ascoyne, both of whom threaten to distract Louis from his murderous quest. Our thanks to StudioCanal for this screening. UK 1949 Robert Hamer 106m

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Shakespeare-Wallah

During the early days of post-colonial India, a company of nomadic actors travel across the country performing Shakespeare. This is the first of two early Merchant Ivory productions being shown in beautifully restored digital prints and newly released. When a young troupe member, Lizzie (Felicity Kendal), falls in love with playboy Sanju (Shashi Kapoor), the pair must overcome cultural differences and the scheming of film actress and rival for Sanju’s affections, Manjula (Madhur Jaffrey). ‘Shakespeare-Wallah’ was the film that brought Merchant Ivory to international attention and is presented for the first time in the UK, in a new 2K restoration. Shot by Satyajit Ray’s cameraman, Subrata Mitra, and scored by Ray himself, the film is a delicate love story that sets the tone for many of the partnership’s collaborations and remains a beguiling, multi-layered cinematic landmark. Our thanks to the BFI for this screening. UK/India 1965 James Ivory 122m

Mon 12 Aug 10:30

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Sat 17 Aug 10:30

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Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the three-day Woodstock music festival in 1969, which was the pivotal event of the 1960s peace movement, this landmark concert film is the definitive record of that milestone of rock ‘n’ roll history. It’s more than a chronicle of the hippie movement, however, this is a film of genuine historical and social importance, capturing the spirit of America in transition, when the Vietnam War was at its peak and anti-war protest was fully expressed through the liberating music of the time. With a brilliant crew at his disposal (including a young editor named Martin Scorsese), director Michael Wadleigh worked with over 300 hours of footage. Then, of course, there is the music – a non-stop parade of rock ‘n’ roll from the greatest performers of the period, including Jimi Hendrix, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, Canned Heat, The Who, Richie Havens, Joan Baez, Ten Years After, Sly & The Family Stone, Santana, and many more. Watching this ambitious film, on the big screen, is the next best thing to being there – it is a time-travel journey to that once-ina-lifetime event. Our thanks to Park Circus for this screening. USA 1969 Michael Wadleigh 216m (Plus 5min pause)


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A Clockwork Orange

This will be the first UK-wide re-release of ‘A Clockwork Orange’ since 2000, in a newly digitally restored print which also coincides with ‘Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition’ at the Design Museum. Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Anthony Burgess’s decline-of-civilisation novel remains a chilling, thrilling and unsettling cinematic vision of nihilistic violence and social control. It was so controversial upon its release in 1971 that it was withdrawn by Kubrick himself, and not seen again in the UK until after his death in 1999. Set in a flamboyantly stylised near future where gangs of disenfranchised teenagers indulge in narcotic cocktails and revel in acts of ‘ultraviolence’, the film centres on antihero Alex (Malcolm McDowell) and his band of droogs. Kubrick did an excellent job of turning the novel from Burgess into a film, with gripping camera angles and cinematography, and startling set deigns. Our thanks to the BFI for this screening. UK 1971 Stanley Kubrick 136m

Sat 10 Aug 20:30

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Apocalypse Now

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Oscar-winning Vietnam cult war epic, Studiocanal will release in cinemas a special, never-before-seen cut, restored with breathtaking realism for a truly visceral cinema experience. Forty years after its original release, audiences will get the chance to experience ‘Apocalypse Now Final Cut’, a never-beforeseen and newly restored cut of Coppola’s spectacular cinematic masterpiece in a way which the director believes “looks better than it has ever looked and sounds better than it has ever sounded”. Coppola is “thrilled beyond measure to present the best version of the film to the world”. The film follows Army Captain Willard (Martin Sheen), a troubled man sent on a dangerous and mesmerizing odyssey into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade American colonel named Kurtz (Marlon Brando), who has succumbed to the horrors of war and barricaded himself in a remote outpost. In this epic haunting journey into madness. This multi-award epic also stars Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper and Laurence Fishburne. Our thanks to StudioCanal for this screening. USA 1979 Francis Ford Coppola 183m Thu 22 Aug 10:30

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Don’t Look Now UK 1973 Nicholas Roeg 110m (For details see the Nicholas Roeg section) Sun 18 Aug 10:30

The Man Who Fell to Earth UK 1976 Nicholas Roeg 138m (For details see the Nicholas Roeg section) Wed 21 Aug 10:30

The Last Emperor China/Italy 1987 Bernardo Bertolucci 163m (For details see the Bernardo Bertolucci section) Tue 20 Aug 10:30

Chocolat France 1988 Claire Denis 105m (For details see the Re-Discovering Women Directors section) Sat 17 Aug 13:45 (Studio)

Classic Films Presented on Rare 35mm at Slindon Cinema

A new country venue for the 2019 Chichester Film Festival (see pg38 for full details)

Performance UK 1970 Nicholas Roeg 105m (For details see the Nicholas Roeg section) Wed 14 Aug 20:30 (Slindon Cinema)

The Tango Lesson UK 1997 Sally Potter 102m (For details see the Re-Discovering Women Directors section) Tue 13 Aug 20:30 (Slindon Cinema)

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Albert Finney:

Don’t Let the Bastards Grind You Down Along with Alan Bates and Tom Courtney, Albert Finney was one of a trio of young Northern-born, working-class actors who in the early 60s, and often under the aegis of Woodfall Films, lastingly changed the image of British cinema’s leading men. Finney was born in Salford, the son of a prosperous bookmaker, and at age 20 won a scholarship to RADA – where his fellow-students, along with Bates and Courtney, included Peter O’Toole, Frank Finlay and Brian Bedford. In a RADA student production he was noticed by Kenneth Tynan, who predicted great things for him. He’d already started to make a name for himself on stage and television when he made his cinematic debut with a brief supporting part in Tony Richardson’s The Entertainer (1960); that same year Karel Reisz’s Saturday Night and Sunday Morning gave him his first lead role as bolshy factory worker Arthur Seaton. (“Don’t let the bastards grind you down.”) International fame, and an Oscar nomination, soon followed with the title role in Tony Richardson’s period romp Tom Jones (1963), and a flourishing career of major roles and romantic leads seemed within his grasp. But Finney, who hadn’t much enjoyed Tom Jones, opted instead to explore an impressive variety of character parts. He was a murderous psychopath in Reisz’s remake of Night Must Fall (1964); a famous, bored writer in Charlie Bubbles (1968), his sole directorial credit; Dickens’ Yuletide miser in a musical version of Scrooge (1970); a Liverpudlian bingo-caller turned would-be private eye in Gumshoe (1971); Hercule Poirot in Murder on the Orient Express (1974); bald billionaire Daddy Warbucks in Annie (1982); and a 30s Chicago gangboss in Miller’s Crossing (1990). Finney liked to live well, but cared little for the trappings of stardom. In 2011 he was diagnosed with cancer of the kidney, and he bowed out with a support role in the 25th Bond film, Skyfall (2012). Philip Kemp NB. We are extremely grateful to Albert Finney for his generous donation which helped to acquire digital projection for our cinema. Booking Ref

Mon 12 Aug 13:30 (Studio)

Albert Finney – A Star Who Chose His Own Path

An illustrated talk by Philip Kemp With his resonant voice and sturdy physique Albert Finney never lacked screen presence, but showed little interest in establishing a recognisable screen persona. After achieving early cinematic stardom, he went for roles that interested him rather than those that might further his career or build up a fan-base. Early predictions that he might become the new Olivier failed to impress him, as did the lure of Hollywood. Instead his filmography takes in an intriguing variety of roles across a wide range of genres and styles, with little in common except that even in relatively minor parts he almost invariably played a person to be reckoned with. Those who worked with him recall his professionalism and generous responsiveness, especially towards fellow cast-members. Though he appeared in a considerable number of films (alongside his extensive theatre and TV work), there are notably few poor ones among them. In this talk I’ll be featuring, along with his famous roles, some of his more offbeat appearances, and exploring what made him such a consistently watchable actor. NB. Following this illustrated talk, there will be a separate complete screening of ‘Charlie Bubbles’ also in the Studio

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Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

Sun 11 Aug 10:30

The late, great British actor Albert Finney gave us several wonderful and memorable film performances, in ‘Tom Jones’, ‘The Dresser’, Erin Brockovich’, amongst others. But his portrayal of the devil-may-care, working class hedonist Arthur Seaton in ‘Saturday Night and Sunday Morning’ must be his finest role. Set in an old back-to-back area of Nottingham in the late 1950s, the film is based on Alan Sillitoe’s brilliant play of the same name. And the film is one of the leading ‘kitchen sink dramas’ of the late 50s and early 1960s, a movement which focussed on the reality of ordinary life, on working class issues and on the dissatisfaction of especially young British men with society and their prospective futures. Finney is supported by two superb performances from the two women in Arthur’s life: Rachel Roberts as the older married woman he has an affair with, and Shirley Anne Field as the rather more conventional but very attractive single girl he dates. UK 1960 Karel Reisz 89m

Two For The Road

A couple (Audrey Hepburn & Albert Finney) in the south of France spin down the highways of infidelity in their troubled tenyear marriage, portrayed in fragments. See Tribute to Stanley Donen for full details (pg79). Thu 22 Aug 13:00

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Charlie Bubbles

Mon 12 Aug 15:30 (Studio) Sat 24 Aug 13:15 (Pic Palace)

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After achieving international renown as one of the finest actors of his generation in films such as Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960), Albert Finney turned director for this surreal comic twist on the ‘kitchen sink’ dramas in which he had made his name. Finney plays Charlie Bubbles, a successful writer suffering a mid-life crisis, who attempts to re-connect with his northern working-class roots and estranged family. Based on a screenplay by Shelagh Delaney (A Taste of Honey), the script clearly references both her and Finney’s personal experience of their shared working-class origins (both were Salford natives), and the consequences of achieving great success. UK 1968 Albert Finney 89m


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Gumshoe

Tue 13 Aug 17:45 (Studio) Wed 14 Aug 13:00 (Pic Palace)

This brilliant feature debut from director Stephen Frears (‘My Beautiful Launderette’) is an affectionate and uniquely British tribute to the Hollywood detective movies of the 1940s. Starring the versatile Albert Finney as a Liverpool bingo-caller who dreams of being a private eye and then finds himself suddenly contacted for what appears to be an actual piece of detective work. Transposing L.A. to Britain could have failed but the inspired use of Liverpool means it actually works. Finney has never been more attractive and has a great supporting cast. Andrew Lloyd-Webber delivers an exciting and moving 'forties' soundtrack. A delightful offbeat gem! UK 1971 Stephen Frears 88m

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Shoot The Moon

Thu 15 Aug 18:00 (Studio)

A fifteen-year marriage dissolves, leaving both the husband and wife, and their four children, devastated. Set in California, the film follows George (Albert Finney) and Faith Dunlap (Diane Keaton), whose deteriorating marriage, separation and love affairs devastate their four children. George has decided to leave his wife for a self-assured woman who's also married. Faith and George have four girls and the oldest girl deeply resents her father for walking out. Along the way, Faith begins a romantic relationship with a much younger man. The film competed for the Palme d'Or at Cannes 1982 and received two Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actor (Finney) and Best Actress (Keaton). USA 1982 Alan Parker 124m

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Erin Brockovich

Mon 19 Aug 15:45 (Studio) Tue 20 Aug 14:15 (Pic Palace)

An unemployed single mother (Julia Roberts) becomes a legal assistant and almost singlehandedly brings down a company accused of polluting the water supply. Twice-divorced mother Erin (Roberts) struggles to be taken seriously. When working as a file clerk in a small law firm, she stumbles upon a cover-up involving contaminated water. She convinces her boss (Finney) to investigate, and in the process, uncovers the culprit. Erin's brash manner and ability to speak to the locals clearly earns their trust, and with over 600 plaintiffs, the trial results in the largest settlement ever paid in a direct-action suit. Although clearly Robert’s film, the lawyer is played superbly by Albert Finney in a justifiably nominated supporting role. USA 2000 Steven Soderbergh 130m

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The Dresser

The lives and relationships of those within a British traditional touring stage company provide the backdrop for the five-time Oscar nominee, including Best Actor for Albert Finney. 'The Dresser' is a compelling study of the intense relationship between the leader of the company and his dresser. Sir (Albert Finney), a grandiloquent old man of the theatre, has given his soul to his career, but his tyrannical rule over the company's now beginning to crack under the strain of age and illness as he prepares for his 227th performance of King Lear. Sir’s fastidious and fiercely dedicated dresser, Norman (Tom Courtenay), submits to Sir’s frequently unreasonable demands, tends to his health and reminds him of what role he is currently playing. The two men are essential to each other’s life. Based upon Ronald Harwood;s superb play, this is a film rich in comedy, compassion and love for theatre. UK 1983 Peter Yates 113m

Fri 9 Aug 14:00 (Pic Palace) Fri 16 Aug 13:30 (Studio)

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Under The Volcano

Sat 10 Aug 14:00 (Pic Palace) Sat 17 Aug 20:30 (Studio)

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There will be few unmoved by Albert Finney’s towering performance as the tragic alcoholic in John Huston’s undervalued film, set in Mexico. Based on the novel by Malcolm Lowry and directed by John Huston. Against a background of war breaking out in Europe and the Mexican fiesta Day of Death, we are taken through one day in the life of Geoffrey Firmin, a British consul living in alcoholic disrepair and obscurity in a small southern Mexican town in 1939. The Consul’s self-destructive behaviour, perhaps a metaphor for a menaced civilization, is a source of perplexity and sadness to his nomadic, idealistic half-brother, Hugh, (Anthony Andrews) and his ex-wife, Yvonne, (Jacqueline Bisset) who has returned with hopes of healing Geoffrey and their broken marriage The setting is in Mexico, in and around a town at the foot of Popocatepetl (the volcano of the title) and the day is the Mexican holiday of the Day of the Dead. No stranger to Mexico (where he had shot 'The Treasure of the Sierra Madre', John Huston’s 'Under the Volcano', was shot on location in Cuernavaca city. A rare screening of an underrated classic, with a masterclass in acting by Finney. Mexico/USA 1984 John Huston 112m


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The films of Hirokazu Kore-eda Hirokazu Kore-eda’s receipt of the Palme d’Or last year for ‘Shoplifters’ cemented his reputation as the most critically and commercially successful – domestically and globally – of a new wave of Japanese filmmakers who rose to prominence during the 1990s, a period often referred to as Japan’s “lost decade”, at the beginning of which the country’s film industry was seen as at its lowest ebb. Born in Tokyo on 6 June 1962, Kore-eda directed a number of highly-acclaimed television documentaries before arriving on the international scene with one of the most astonishing feature debuts of the decade, ‘Maborosi’ (1995), a haunting tale of a young woman’s attempts to rebuild a new life for herself and her young son following the unexplained death of her husband. It signalled a renaissance in the sort of ambitious, ‘auteurist’ arthouse cinema that had not been seen in Japan for many years. Subsequent works such as his meditation on life, death and memory, ‘After Life’ (1998), his pacifist period drama ‘Hana: The Tale of a Reluctant Samurai’ (2005) and the magical realist manga adaption ‘Air Doll’ (2009) saw him rigorously exploring new film forms that best served his stories, as if reinventing his style with every film, before turning his attention to the more lowkey dramas and dynamics of family life, which titles such as ‘Still Walking’ (2009), ‘Like Father, Like Son’ (2013) and ‘Our Little Sister’ (2015) have made him famous for. – Jasper Sharp In this selective retrospective we will be screening five of his best films from ‘Maborosi’ (1995) to his latest ‘Shoplifters’ (2018). Booking Ref

Fri 23 Aug 13:00 (Studio)

Domestic Portraits: The films of Hirokazu Kore-eda

In this illustrated talk, critic and Japanese film specialist Jasper Sharp, who has interviewed Kore-eda on several occasions, will guide the audience film by film across an illustrious career that will look at some of the main thematic and stylistic concerns in the director’s fascinating body of work. He will detail how a background in television documentary informed Kore-eda’s ongoing investigations into the relationship between truth, fiction, memory and narrative, and discuss the historical, cultural and political context to his celebrated portraits of contemporary Japanese family life. Jasper Sharp is a critic, author, filmmaker and independent scholar specialising in Japanese cinema. NB. Following this illustrated talk there will be a separate complete screening of ‘Shoplifters’ in the Main Auditorium.

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Maborosi

Sun 18 Aug 13:00

Strange Light After being unavailable in the UK for two decades, we begin this retrospective with a beautiful newly digitally restored print of the debut film from the Palme d'Or winning director of ‘Shoplifters. A young woman's husband apparently ommits suicide, leaving behind his wife and infant. Yumiko remarries and moves from Osaka to a small fishing village, yet continues to search for meaning in a lonely world. This film directly mines the visual effects of some of the most glorious European painters of light like Vermeer and Caravaggio. ‘Maborosi’ means 'strange light' and Kore-eda uses almost nothing but strange, rich luminosity to tell his story. (Subtitles) Japan 1995 Hirokazu Kore-eda 109m

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After Life

Mon 19 Aug 20:15 (Studio)

After death, people have just one week to choose only one memory to keep for eternity. Over the span of a week, twenty-two souls arrive at a way-station (which looks like an old high school) between life and death, where they are asked to choose just one memory to take into the afterlife. Once they have chosen a memory, it is recreated and filmed using all the tricks and illusions of cinema. Kore-eda, with this film, the earlier masterpiece ‘Maborosi,’ and his most recent ‘Shoplifters’, has earned the right to be considered alongside Kurosawa, Bergman and other great humanists of the cinema. His films embrace the mystery of life and encourage us to think about why we are here, and what makes us truly happy. (Subtitles) Japan 1998 Hirokazu Kore-eda 118m

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Nobody Knows

Wed 21 Aug 17:45 (Studio)

In a small Tokyo apartment, twelve-yearold Akira must care for his younger siblings after their mother leaves them and shows no sign of returning. In Tokyo, the reckless single mother Keiko moves to a small apartment with her twelve years old son Akira, and hidden in the luggage, his siblings Shigeru and Yuki. Kyoko, another sibling arrives later by train. When Keiko finds a new boyfriend, she leaves the children alone, assigning Akira to take care of his siblings. This is based on a true story from Tokyo, where four children were abandoned and lived in an apartment for months, unmissed and undetected. It is a cautionary tale and an alternative to the overly glossy Hollywood dramas dealing with the subject. (Subtitles) Japan 2004 Hirokazu Kore-eda 140m

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Still Walking

A family gathers together for a commemorative ritual whose nature only gradually becomes clear. ‘Still Walking’ is a family drama about grown children visiting their elderly parents, which unfolds over one summer day. The aging parents have lived in the family home for decades, their son and daughter return for a rare family reunion, bringing their own families with them. They have gathered to commemorate the tragic death of the eldest son, who drowned in an accident fifteen years ago. Although the roomy house is as comforting and unchanging as the mother’s homemade feast, everyone in the family has subtly changed. In its slow, gentle, poetic way, this film brings us into the heart of the family so well you feel it is your own – indeed, the characters are so real, so richly portrayed, that you almost come to believe you know them as well as your own family. Like most of Kore-eda’s films, they linger long after you have left the cinema. (Subtitles) Japan 2008 Hirokazu Kore-eda 114m

Thu 22 Aug 15:30 (Studio)

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Shoplifters

We close this retrospective with the 2018 Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or-winner – a critically acclaimed portrait of a family in Japan. After another successful shoplifting spree, Osamu (‘Like Father, Like Son’) and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold and invite her home with them. Osamu’s wife Nobuyo reluctantly agrees to shelter her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, relying on petty crime alongside their part-time jobs and inadequate incomes, they seem to live happily together – until an unforeseen incident upsets the delicate balance the family have created, revealing long-buried secrets. (Subtitles) Japan 2018 Hirokazu Kore-eda 121m

Fri 23 Aug 15:30

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Re-Discovering Women Directors From Ida Lupino to Agnes Varda. A selection of 14 films by international women film directors, accompanied by an illustrated talk by Isabel Stevens from the BFI. + TALK by Isabel Stevens BFI. All films in this section carry the ‘F-Rating’. Currently expanding across the UK, this rating highlights films made by women, helping to redress an imbalance in the film industry. If a film has a female director or writer, it is awarded the F-Rating stamp of approval. If both apply, and also stars significant women in their own right, it is awarded the Triple F-Rating. Look out for other F-Rated films throughout the rest of the Film Festival programme.

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Woman with a Movie Camera

Wed 14 Aug 13:30 (Studio)

Illustrated talk by Isabel Stevens (BFI) A little-known fact that should be taught in every film school: it was a woman who first realised that cinema could tell stories. In 1896 Alice Guy Blaché pioneered narrative filmmaking. Ever since, despite intolerable gender disparities in cinema’s history, women have always directed films. This illustrated talk surveys the best of them. Ranging from cinema’s infancy to the present day, and roving all over the world, this talk will celebrate some of the greatest filmmakers working today (such as Jane Campion, the only woman to have won the Palme d’Or) while also uncovering some of cinema’s best kept secrets.

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Outrage

A young woman who has just become engaged has her life completely shattered when she is raped while on her way home from work. The trauma of the attack turns her away from her parents and her fiancé, and, unable to face society, she runs away taking a job on an orange ranch. When a ranch hand tries to kiss her, she relives her terrifying experience and nearly kills him. She is arrested but when her identity is established and the facts of her case are brought forth, a clergyman convinces the court that it is society that should shoulder the blame. One of the only female filmmakers working during the 1950s in the Hollywood studio system, with her independent production company, she co-wrote and co-produced several social-message films. USA 1950 Ida Lupino 75m Fri 9 Aug 13:45 (Studio)

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Daisies

Sat 10 Aug 13:45 (Studio)

V‘ra Chytilová’s classic of surrealist cinema is perhaps also the most adventurous and anarchic Czech movie of the 1960s. A satirical, wild and irreverent story of rebellion. Two young women revolt against a degenerate, decayed and oppressive society, attacking symbols of wealth and bourgeois culture. Defiant feminist statement? Nihilistic, avant-garde comedy? A riotous, punk-rock poem of a film that is both hilarious and mind-warpingly innovative, ‘Daisies’ remains a cinematic enigma. Refreshingly uncompromising, it continues to provoke, stimulate and entertain audiences and its influence is still felt today. (Subtitles) Czechoslovakia 1966 Véra Chytilová 75m

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A New Leaf

Sun 11 Aug 15:30 (Studio)

Elaine May’s most unorthodox romantic comedy, stuffed with deadpan hilarity and brilliant comic invention. One of America's greatest comic legends, Elaine May, made her debut here as writer and director. Unanimously acclaimed from the start, but unavailable for many years, it now stands as a classic and key film in the new direction of American comedy in the 1970s. The great Walter Matthau stars as a once-rich playboy who has spent his entire inheritance. Desperate to marry into further financial support, he meets Henrietta (Elaine May), a shy, though independently wealthy botany professor. What follows is a giddy tale of dubious legal advice, ruthless skulduggery and ferns. USA 1973 Elaine May 103m

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Chocolat

Sat 17 Aug 13:45 (Studio)

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The international breakthrough of acclaimed filmmaker Claire Dennis, set in a remote Cameroon town during the last days of France’s African colonies. There, lives a sole white family: Marc, the often-travelling regional administrator; his wife Aimee, who does her best to stave off boredom; and their daughter France, who cultivates a special friendship with the native servant. The family’s ordered world is threatened with chaos when a plane full of strangers makes an emergency landing nearby, unleashing a torrent of simmering resentments. Denis’s work has dealt with themes of colonial West Africa, as well as issues in modern France, and continues to influence European cinematic identity, and since this debut, she has made 13 films including her first English speaking film – the remarkable ‘High Life’. (Subtitles) France 1988 Claire Denis 105m


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Morvern Callar

Eerie, morbid, yet somehow life-affirming, ‘Morvern Callar’ stars the superb Samantha Morton as the title character. When Morvern comes home from her job at the supermarket to find her boyfriend has killed himself, she finds his finished novel on his computer and decides to pass it off as her own. She takes her best friend Lana (Kathleen McDermott) on holiday to Ibiza, beginning a voyage of self-discovery. Ramsey’s films are marked by a fascination with children and young people and the recurring themes of grief, guilt, death, and its aftermath. They use images, vivid details, music, and sound design to create their worlds. UK 2002 Lynne Ramsey 97m Wed 14 Aug 15:45 (Studio)

Preceded by a talk on women film directors by Isabel Stevens, also in the Studio.

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Little Women

Thu 15 Aug 13:00 (Studio)

Gillian Armstrong brings Louisa May Alcott's novel to the big screen, in this excellent adaptation as we watch the March sisters grow in post-Civil War America. With their father fighting in the Civil War, sisters Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth are at home with their mother, a very outspoken woman for her time. The story tells of how the sisters grow up, find love and find their place in the world. Everyone is well cast – Winona Ryder, Susan Sarandon, Christian Bale and Gabriel Byrne stand out. Armstrong is an award-winning Australian feature film and documentary director, who specializes in period drama. Her films often feature female perspectives and protagonists. USA 1994 Gillian Armstrong 115m

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Portrait of a Lady

Sun 18 Aug 12:45 (Studio)

Jane Campion directs this adaptation of the Henry James novel. Independent woman Isabel Archer (Nicole Kidman) refuses two suitors, Lord Warburton (Richard E. Grant) and Caspar Goodwood (Viggo Mortensen), when they propose marriage. Instead she travels to Florence, where family friend Madame Merle introduces her to Gilbert Osmond (John Malkovich) and his daughter Pansy. Soon Isabel finds herself falling for the mysterious Osmond. Campion is a New Zealand screenwriter, producer, and director. She is the second of five women ever nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director, and is the first – and thus far, only – female filmmaker in history to receive the Palme d'Or (‘The Piano’ 1993). New Zealand 1996 Jane Campion 144m

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The Tango Lesson

At Slindon Cinema A scriptwriter comes to Paris to work on her film. There she takes up tango lessons and forms a relationship with the dancer. Potter’s self-reflective film stars Potter (an actress and the director of ‘Orlando’), more or less as herself, learning to tango from master-dancer Pablo Veron and considering making a film called ‘The Tango Lesson’. The film that we happen to be watching, however, is concerned largely with the delicious conflict between the politics of tango – the need for one partner, typically the woman, to yield to the other – and the expectations of the film-maker to do things on her own terms. As it has been said, “You really need two to Tango!” and especially when the lesson is about love. Sally Potter OBE (born 19 September 1949) is an English film director and screenwriter. She is best known for directing ‘Orlando’ (1992), which won the audience prize for Best Film at the Venice Film Festival. UK/France/Argentina 1997 Sally Potter 100m NB. This film is being shown on a rare 35mm print at Slindon Cinema. Tue 13 Aug 20:30 (Slindon Cinema)

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The Apple

This beautiful Iranian film was directed by Samira Makhmalbaf, from the outstanding film family led by her father, who helped her get this film done when she was still a teenager. One of the first films of the Iranian New Wave, ‘The Apple’ is the extraordinary debut of Samira Makhmalbaf, made when she was just seventeen. Based on a bizarre but engaging true story, the film tells the story of twin twelve-year-old sisters kept virtual prisoners all their lives by their parents, who fear that exposure to the sun will cause them to fade. Told with unaffected charm and natural humour. The use of oblique gestures deliberately suggests pointing up the way religion has become restrictive superstition, keeping half the population imprisoned (not just physically but mentally and spiritually). Given the difficult conditions of their work environment, this is only one of four films by this director – who by now should have blessed us with hundreds more in the same vein. Art can do more than politics! (Subtitles) Iran 1998 Samira Makhmalbaf 86m Mon 19 Aug 11:00 (Studio)

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Monsoon Wedding

Tue 20 Aug 20:45 (Studio)

A stressed father, a bride-to-be with a secret, a smitten event planner, and relatives from around the world prepares for an arranged marriage in India. Mira Nair's award-winning portrait of a contemporary India seamlessly combines ancient tradition with 21st century modernity. Set during the on-set of the monsoon season, the film follows the members of the Verma family as they prepare for the wedding of daughter Aditi (Vasundhara Das) to Hemant (Parvin Dabas). Nair is an Indian-American filmmaker specializing in films for international audiences on Indian society, whether in the economic, social or cultural sphere. At the start of her film-making career, Nair primarily made documentaries in which she explored Indian cultural tradition. In 1983 she made her first feature ‘Salaam Bombay!’ (Subtitles) India 2001 Mira Nair 114m

Persepolis

Outstanding animated film adapted from the graphic novel about a precocious and outspoken Iranian girl who grows up during the Islamic Revolution. Iran 2008 Marjane Satrapi 99m See Graphic Novel to Film section for full details. Tue 13 Aug 15:45 (Studio) Fri 16 Aug 13:00 (Pic Palace) Booking Ref

The Hurt Locker

Sat 24 Aug 20:30 (Studio)

Rightly attracting major awards attention, Kathryn Bigelow’s ‘The Hurt Locker’ is a supreme, tense and gripping piece of cinematic drama. And it grabs your attention from the stunning opening scene, which perfectly gets across the dangers faced by the specialist bomb disposal squad that we spend the rest of the film following. When renegade Sergeant William James takes command of a highly trained bomb disposal unit, he frequently risks the lives of himself and those around him. Caught in the middle are his subordinates Sanborn and Eldridge, who can only watch as their leader descends further into an addiction to war. Covering a wide range of genres, Bigelow’s films include ‘Point Break’ (1991), ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ (2012) and ‘Detroit’ (2017). With ‘The Hurt Locker’, Bigelow became the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Director, and the Best Direction BAFTA. USA 2008 Kathryn Bigelow 126m

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RE-DISCOVERING WOMEN DIRECTORS

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Mustang

When five orphan girls are seen innocently playing with boys on a beach, their scandalized conservative guardians confine them while forced marriages are arranged. It’s the beginning of summer. In a small village in northern Turkey, Lale and her four sisters are on their way home from school, innocently playing with local boys. But prying village eyes view their games with suspicion about the girls' behaviour. Their refusal to repent quickly causes a scandal among the family. Drawing vocal support from critics, festivals and audiences across the globe, this stunning Oscar-nominated debut from Turkish female director Deniz Gamze Ergüven is set to be one of the most talked-about and celebrated films of the year. (Subtitles) Turkey 2016 Deniz Gamze Ergüven 97m Nb Deniz Gamze Ergüven,s first Englishspeaking film ‘Kings’ is being previewed on 14 Aug, see page 15 for details.

Sat 24 Aug 15:30 (Studio)

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Varda By Agnés

It is appropriate that we conclude this historical survey of International Women Directors with Agnès Varda’s last film. This inspirational and affecting documentary, the great visual storyteller Agnès Varda shares her observations on cinema, art and life. Still making films at 90 years old, she completed Varda by Agnès earlier this year and it premiered Out of Competition at the Berlin Film Festival in February this year. Sadly it became her final work as she passed away on 29 March, but it is also a joyous celebration of a life in film, This multiaward-winning and iconic filmmaker takes the audience on a journey through her remarkable life and career in her characteristically open and contemplative yet playful way. Recordings of public appearances and conversations with her collaborators are weaved in with film clips and gallery installation footage as we’re guided through her rich and varied work and hear her reflections on her creative process and her talents as a photographer, filmmaker and installation artist. (Subtitles) France 2019 Agnès Varda 115m Wed 21 Aug 16:00

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Michael Radford Retrospective Michael Radford was born on 24 February 1946, in New Delhi, India, to a British father and an Austrian Jewish mother. After teaching for a few years, he went to the National Film and Television School, becoming a student there in its inaugural year. Between 1976 and 1982, Radford worked as a documentary filmmaker, mostly on projects for the BBC. The debut of Michael Radford in the field of the feature film arrived with the notable early work ‘Another Time, Another Place’ (1983). Radford came to international attention with ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’, his adaptation of George Orwell's novel, starring John Hurt, and in which Richard Burton gave his final film performance. Radford is most widely known as the writer and director of the 1994 film ‘Il Postino’. The massive international success of the film led to international acclaim for Radford and the star of the film Massimo Troisi. The film won many international film awards including the Best Foreign Film BAFTA and was also nominated for the Best Director and Adapted Screenplay Academy Awards. In 2004, Radford directed ‘The Merchant of Venice’ (2004) which starred Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons. Two of his more recent films which we are including is the documentary on the extraordinary jazz pianist Michael Petrucciani (2011) and ‘Elsa & Fred’ (2014), a romantic comedy starring Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer. Suggested influences on his films include great masters such as Antonioni, Godard, Renoir, plus French and Czech New Wave. In this selective retrospective, we are showing an interesting variety of seven of his best films and delighted to welcome him to Chichester to introduce his most well-known film, ‘Il Postino’. Booking Ref

Fri 16 Aug 18:15

Il Postino

The Postman Michael Radford’s most celebrated film made in Italy in 1994, which became his biggest international success. On a remote Mediterranean island young Mario Ruoppolo (Massimo Troisi) is hired to deliver letters to exiled love poet Pablo Neruda (Philippe Noiret). The two develop a close friendship, and Mario enlists the poet's help to win the heart of the beautiful Beatrice Russo (Maria Grazia Cucinotta). During the courtship, the poet in Mario emerges, and he realises he need not depend on Neruda. A favourite film for many people, it was also one of four films that Alec Guinness requested to be shown on his second visit to New Park. The film won many international awards and is one of the rare foreign-language films to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. (Subtitles) Italy/France/Belgium 1994 Michael Radford 108m We are thrilled to welcome Michael Radford to Chichester to introduce his film, with a Q&A after the screening.

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Another Time, Another Place

Sat 10 Aug 18:15 (Studio)

A revisionist comedy about love in times of war is the debut feature film by Michael Radford, and also, our first film in this retrospective. Set in 1943 Scotland during WWII, Janie (Phyllis Logan) is a young housewife married to Dougal, a man 15 years her senior. As part of a war rehabilitation program, Janie and Dougal welcome three Italian P.O.W.'s to work on their farm and Janie soon begins an affair with one of them. Logan won the BAFTA Most Outstanding Newcomer to Film Award, was also Nominated for a BAFTA Film Award as Best Actress for her performance here. UK 1983 Michael Radford 97m

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The Merchant of Venice

Sun 11 Aug 13:00 Sat 17 Aug 16:15

One of William Shakespeare's most powerful comedies has been given a bold cinematic adaptation by Michael Radford in this film version. 16th century Venice: Bassanio (Joseph Fiennes) is a young and vital member of the aristocratic classes; however, his impulsive nature and lavish lifestyle have put him deeply in debt, and he will need at least the pretence of a fortune if he is to win the hand of the beautiful Portia (Lynn Collins). His close friend Antonio (Jeremy Irons), a successful businessman, can do little to help him. To help Bassanio, Antonio turns to Shylock (Al Pacino), a Jewish money lender who will charge no monetary interest on the loan, but demands a gruesome payment instead. USA/Italy 2004 Michael Radford 131m

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1984

Tue 13 Aug 19:45 (Studio)

Michael Radford’s adaptation of Orwell's novel ‘1984’, made in the time and place (London, 1984) at which the book was set. A dark tale of human resilience, Orwell's vision of a totalitarian future is a landmark of science-fiction storytelling. Winston Smith (John Hurt) endures an abject existence in totalitarian Oceania, employed to rewrite the history books for the Ministry of Truth. He is placed at the mercy of O'Brien (Richard Burton), an imperious leader determined to not only control his thoughts but crush his soul. Featuring desaturated cinematography from Roger Deakins and songs by Eurythmics, ‘1984’ is a gripping exploration of a future world where in the words of Orwell, "It's not so much staying alive, it's staying human that's important". UK 1984 Michael Radford 110m

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White Mischief

The lurid, scandalous events in Nairobi are based on James Fox's book concerning the British colony living in Kenya's ‘Happy Valley’ during the early days of WW2. A millionaire past his prime, (Charles Dance), and his young wife (Greta Scacchi), arrive in Kenya to find that the other affluent British expatriates are living large, as the homefront gears up for war. She begins a torrid affair with one of the bon-vivants, and her husband finds out and confronts them. The husband and wife decide to break up peacefully, but the bon-vivant is murdered, and all the evidence points to the husband. Again, Roger Deakins was responsible for the visual beauty of the film. The allstar cast includes Sarah Miles, John Hurt, Geraldine Chaplin and Hugh Grant. UK/USA 1987 Michael Radford 103m

Wed 14 Aug 18:15 (Studio)

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Elsa & Fred

In our final film in this retrospective, Michael Radford returns to the theme of Italy in a charming and captivating love story about finding true love, starring Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer. Elsa (MacLaine) has lived for the past 60 years dreaming of a moment that Fellini had already envisaged: the fountain scene in 'La Dolce Vita'. The same scene without Anita Ekberg in it, but with Elsa instead. Without Marcello Mastroianni but with that love that took so long to arrive – Fred (Plummer). From that moment on, everything changes. Radford uses Luis Bacalov’s music again (‘Il Postino’) to sweet effect. A delightful, charming, warm, funny, sad, inspiring and lovable film! Essential entertainment for anybody over 65! USA/Canada 2014 Michael Radford 94m

Sun 18 Aug 16:00 (Studio)

Michel Petrucciani

Michael Radford’s documentary about the French jazz pianist is a clear-eyed, non-judgmental portrait of an artist as a permanent young man. See Special Events/Jazz and Film section for full details (pg90). Thu 15 Aug 20:30 (Studio)

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From Graphic Novel to Film

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From Graphic Novel to Film

An illustrated talk by Paul Wilson What are graphic novels and what influence have they had on film making? The talk will consider the emergence of this relatively new literary art. Graphic novels have developed significantly in recent years and there are now books covering a wide range of nonfiction subjects including travelogues, autobiographies, history, politics, ecology etc. In combining images and words the art form shares much in common with the making of films. Many graphic novels and comic book characters have been adapted for film in recent years. Expect to hear about books like ‘Maus’ and ‘Persepolis’ (the film also being shown during the festival), writers Alan Moore and Frank Miller, Marvel studios, and Japanese animations like ‘Akira’, ‘Ghost in the shell’, TV anime and Studio Ghibli. The talk will include some clips from examples discussed.

Tue 13 Aug 13:30 (Studio)

NB following this illustrated talk, there will be a separate screening of the full ‘Persepolis’ animated film, also in the Studio.

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Persepolis

An outstanding animated film adapted from the graphic novel about a precocious and outspoken Iranian girl who grows up during the Islamic Revolution. Based upon the graphic novels of Marjane Satrapi, ‘Persepolis’ is the biographical story following the poignant and often hilarious adventures of Marji. From a rebellious, heavy metal loving tomboy experiencing the turmoil of adolescence during the tyrannical, Iranian revolution to a teenage exile in Vienna, Austria, where she discovers the benefits of freedom can be just as shocking as the repressive regime she was forced to leave behind. Returning to Iran as an alienated adult, Marji must now decide where her heart and her home must lay in this complex, insightful, honest and touching story, making ‘Persepolis’ one of the most sublime animated feature films you’re likely to experience. France/USA 2017 Marjane Satrapi (comic), Vincent Paronnaud (scenario) 99m NB. This is also be part of (Re)-Discovering Women Film Directors on page 63. Tue 13 Aug 15:45 (Studio) Fri 16 Aug 13:00 (Pic Palace)

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Ghost In The Shell

In the year 2029, the world is made borderless by the net – augmented humans who live in virtual environments. A cyborg policewoman and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master in this famous anime. The first Japanese animated feature designed for the international market, this cyberpunk policier doesn’t make much sense on a narrative level, but the visuals are gorgeously designed and sometimes genuinely breath-taking. Against the backdrop of a dystopian urban future, Major Kusangi, a cyborg policewoman with spiky hair and postmodern attitude, tracks down the Puppet Master, a robot criminal mastermind whose spirit can possess the bodies of both mortals and machines. Less spectacular but more effectively atmospheric than ‘Akira’, ‘Ghost in the Shell’ should gratify anime buffs and may well hook the uninitiated. Japan 1995 Mamoru Oshii 83m

Fri 9 Aug 18:30 (Studio)

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Another Day Of Life

Wed 14 Aug 14:00 Thu 15 Aug 10:30

Un Día Más Con Vida Animation has been put to good documentary use lately, here for example, relating in a small portion to the horrors of the Angolan War. It has echoes of ‘Waltz with Bashir’ in its combination of the comic illustration aesthetic, with a heightened attention to realism. Directors Raul De La Fuente and Damian Nenow take the idea a step further, blending the animated segments with actual footage of some of those involved, returning to the country and recalling what happened in the present day. These elements don't exist as separate regimented entities as they might in most films, but bleed into one another at surprising moments, generating heightened emotions, underlining chaos and acting as a constant reminder that these events are firmly rooted in truth. The year is 1975, as the Portuguese colonial rule comes to an end, Angola becomes a "Cold War chessboard" with the US and Russia among others backing various factions. Visually, the film is rarely less than spectacular. (Subtitles) Our thanks to Altitude Films for this screening. Poland/Spain 2018 Raúl de la Fuente, Damian Nenow 85m

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Bernardo Bertolucci: The Non-Conformist He wanted to be a poet, was side-tracked into film, apprenticed with some of Italy’s greatest directors, produced some of the most iconic works of 1970s cinema, was behind an epic Oscar-winning success and is a key figure in the golden age of European film. Sometimes as controversial off the screen as he was on, Bernardo Bertolucci is responsible for an extraordinary body of work, which encompassed myth, history, politics, sexuality and the limits of our mortal existence. This retrospective casts a glance over some of the filmmaker’s finest works, including ‘The Last Emperor’ (1987) his vast, sprawling portrait of China across the first half of the 20th century. That film won nine Academy Awards and cemented Bertolucci’s reputation in the US, but he had already garnered critical and commercial success in the early 1970s with his first masterpiece ‘The Conformist’ (1970), and the perennially controversial ‘Last Tango in Paris’ (1972). Both films will screen in the festival, alongside the epic Depardieu/De Niro-starring portrait of 20th century Italy, ‘1900’. The retrospective ends with Bertolucci’s follow-up to his Oscar-winning success, ‘The Sheltering Sky’ (1990). Like all of Bertolucci’s films, it emphasises his place as one of cinema's great visual stylists and a powerful artistic force who balanced raging emotions with penetrating intelligence. – Ian Haydn Smith. Booking Ref

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Sex And Death: The Cinema of Bernardo Bertolucci

An illustrated talk by Ian Haydn Smith For fifty years, Bernardo Bertolucci was an imposing presence of the landscape of world cinema. He emerged during the fervour of 1960s student and workers protests, a committed Marxist whose anger at social injustice and his country’s fascist past fed into his work. But as his career progressed his vision expanded, exploring the fringes of human emotional and sexual relationships and looking to wider global history and myth, before returning to his beloved Italy for his final films. This talk will look at these aspects of Bertolucci’s life and work, as well as the elements that often made him a divisive or controversial figure. Extracts from his films will be included in the talk. NB. Preceding this talk in the Main Auditorium at 10.30, will be a screening of Bertolucci’s epic masterpiece ‘The Last Emperor’ in a rare 35mm print.

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Before The Revolution

Mon 12 Aug 17:45 (Studio)

Prima Della Rivoluzione Bertolucci’s debut film in 1964 is the first in this selective retrospective. Young, middleclass and idealistic, Fabrizio struggles to break away from his bourgeois background. Fabrizio (Francesco Barilli) is passionate, idealistic, influenced by Cesare (Morando Morandini), a teacher and Marxist, engaged to the lovely but bourgeois Clelia (Cristina Pariset), and stung by the drowning of his mercurial friend Agostino (Allen Midgette). Gina (Adriana Asti) is herself a bundle of nervous energy, alternately sweet, seductive, poetic and unhinged. They begin a love affair, but Gina confuses Fabrizio by sleeping with a stranger. Bertolucci's early black and white neo-realist film was a winner at Cannes 1964. (Subtitles) Italy 1964 Bernardo Bertolucci 112m

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The Conformist

Wed 14 Aug 20:45 (Studio) Thu 15 Aug 13:30 (Pic Palace)

Il Conformista Aertolucci’s Oscar-nominated film remains one of the great triumphs of world cinema. At the peak of his creative powers, Bertolucci eschewed the influence of mentor JeanLuc Godard and partnered up with Vittorio Storaro, developing his own style for one of the most visually dazzling and intriguing films of all time. Marcello (Jean-Louis Trintignant) is a young fascist who takes on the job of assassinating his former professor. With his girlfriend (Stefania Sandrelli) in tow he meets the professor and his young wife (Dominique Sanda) when complications arise. Visually stunning, this has gone on to influence filmmakers such as Scorsese and Mann. (Subtitles) Italy/France 1970 Bernardo Bertolucci 112m

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Last Tango In Paris

Fri 16 Aug 20:30 (Studio) Sat 17 Aug 14:15 (Pic Palace)

As scandalous as it is scintillating, Bernardo Bertolucci’s controversial ‘Last Tango in Paris’ still resonates as a landmark in cinematic history, featuring one of Marlon Brando’s greatest performances. Paul (Brando) is a 45-year-old American living in Paris, haunted by his wife’s suicide. Jeanne (Maria Schneider) is a 20-yearold Parisian beauty engaged to a young filmmaker. Though nameless to each other, these tortured souls come together to satisfy their sexual cravings in an apartment as bare as their dark, tragic lives. Bertolucci’s film is an intelligent, exceptionally well-acted story of two people who are drawn together. It’s a cold, physical relationship they have, testament to the darkness in their respective lives, and the production makes no attempt to present it as anything other than that. Italy/France 1972 Bernardo Bertolucci 124m

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1900

Presented in 2 parts in the Main Auditorium. Fri 9 Aug 10:30 (Part One 155m approx) Sat 10 Aug 10:30 (Part Two 155m approx) Tickets £12 for both parts

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The Last Emperor

Tue 20 Aug 10:30 35mm Director’s Cut

Bertolucci’s epic of the life of Pu-Yi, the last emperor of China is presented in a rare 35mm print. After being captured by the Red Army as a war criminal in 1950, Pu-Yi recalls his childhood from prison. He remembers his lavish youth in the Forbidden City, where he was afforded every luxury but unfortunately sheltered from the outside world. As revolution sweeps through China, the world Pu-Yi knew is dramatically upended. Bertolucci's powerful method of storytelling further enhances the greatness of the film. He left a remarkable impression on the Academy with ‘The Last Emperor’, taking away nine Oscars, including Best Film and Director. Our thanks to Jeremy Thomas of Hanway Films for this screening. UK/Italy/China/France 1987 Bernardo Bertolucci 209m

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35mm Director’s Cut

The Sheltering Sky

Wed 21 Aug 13:15

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Novecento Bernardo Bertolucci's five-hour epic masterpiece of friendship and betrayal stars Robert De Niro and Gérard Depardieu. Presented in two parts. A stunning saga set in Italy, the film follows the lives of two boys/men, one born a bastard of peasant stock (Depardieu), the other born to a landowner (de Niro). The drama spans from 1900 to 1945 and focuses mainly on the rise of Fascism and the peasants' eventual reaction by supporting Communism. De Niro and Depardieu headline an extraordinary cast, including Burt Lancaster, Alida Valli, Stefania Sandrelli and Donald Sutherland. Lustrously photographed by Vittorio Storaro and scored by Ennio Morricone. (Subtitles) Italy/France 1975 Bernardo Bertolucci 315m

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An American couple travel abroad to revitalize their relationship. But as the trip drags on, their attempt at recovering what they once had seems futile. Debra Winger and John Malkovich star as Kit and Port Moresby, a married American couple who globetrot to North Africa in the late 1940s with the hopes of re-sparking their love. Along for the ride is the pair's friend George (Campbell Scott), who soon begins having an affair with Kit. As they struggle through the numbing heat of Africa amidst the sudden love triangle, each of the trio sees his and her beliefs and lives challenged. ‘The Sheltering Sky’ earned a Best Director nomination for Bertolucci at the 1991 Golden Globe Awards. UK/Italy 1990 Bernardo Bertolucci 138m


One-Film Tributes

The Festival offers a tribute with a single film to the following outstanding directors/actors/ musicians who sadly left us in 2018 and 2019. Booking Ref

Ermanno Olmi 1931-2018

Il Posto

Mon 19 Aug 13:00 (Pic Palace) Sat 24 Aug 18:00 (Studio

The Job A very young college graduate attempts to obtain a position with a large corporation. ‘Il Posto’ (1961) was Ermanno Olmi’s first major work and its achievement was immediately heralded by a prize at the Venice Film Festival. Drawing influences from neorealism as well as a background making industrial short documentaries, Olmi created a heightened approach to depicting reality. A miniaturist devoted to the small and seemingly innocuous moments of a man’s life, Olmi’s intimate vision would subsequently influence many directors. In this subtle gem, Domenico (Sandro Panseri) coming from a provincial family, arrives in Milan in search of a job. After undergoing a series of absurd physical and psychological tests, he is given the position of a lowly clerk in a corporate firm. The pressures and working hours completely take over his private life, becoming lonely as a result of the changes and filled with anxiety over his future. A film as enjoyable as it is admirable. (Subtitles) Italy 1961 Ermanno Olmi 94m

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Stanley Donen 1924- 2019

Two For The Road

A couple (Audrey Hepburn & Albert Finney) in the south of France spin down the highways of infidelity in their troubled tenyear marriage, portrayed in fragments. One of the great films by Stanley Donen (‘Singin' in the Rain’, ‘Charade’) after the studio era had come to a close, this was a break-off from the old system, one which allowed Donen to further stretch his art, in a tale of a couple voluntarily stretching themselves. ‘Two for the Road’ marked a reckoning for director Donen which went on to influence directors like Jacques Rivette for its portrayal of a couple in interaction and its keen sense of duration across the length of their time together. And the theme music is just beautiful. Henry Mancini once said that it was his favourite movie score of his music. Not another romantic comedy, it is a drama with edge. UK/France 1967 Stanley Donen 110m

Thu 22 Aug 13:00 (Studio)

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Bruno Ganz 1941- 2019

Bread & Tulips

Sun 18 Aug 13:30 (Pic Palace) Fri 23 Aug 15:45 (Studio)

Pane e Tulipani This charming funny Italian film, a favourite with Chichester audiences, is a wonderful tribute to Bruno Ganz, although in a lesser role as the dignified Icelandic waiter. Licia Maglietta plays a wife and mother who is casually taken for granted. On a tourist-group bus trip she is left behind at a rest-stop; she impulsively – and defiantly (shades of Shirley Valentine) – takes off to Venice where romantic adventures await her. Her adventure in Venice begins meeting strange but fascinating people. It’s in this environment that she encounters not only the poetry-loving Fernando, but also an anarchist florist who gives her a job, and a holistic masseuse, and especially Fernando; a melancholic and dignified waiter from Iceland who speaks his own language of Italian, beautifully underplayed by the late Swiss actor Bruno Ganz (better known more recently for his major role as Hitler in ‘Downfall’). With its dream sequences, eccentric supporting characters, and bittersweet sensibilities, ‘Bread and Tulips’ follows its own singular path, whilst mostly retaining a fairy-tale charm. (Subtitles) Italy 2000 Silvio Soldini 112m

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Michel Legrand 1932-2019

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Tue 13 Aug 14:00 (Pic Palace) Fri 16 Aug 16:00 (Studio)

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Les Parapluies de Cherbourg Described by director Jacques Demy as "a film in song", with the fabulous score by French jazz composer Michael Legrand, the film pays homage to the Hollywood musical in this masterpiece of French New Wave. Guy Foucher (Nino Castelnuovo), a 20-yearold French auto mechanic, has fallen in love with 17-year-old Geneviève Emery (Catherine Deneuve, which catapulted her to international stardom), an employee in her widowed mother’s chic but financially embattled umbrella shop. On the evening before Guy is to leave for a two-year tour of combat in Algeria, the pair share a passionate night. Geneviève becomes pregnant and then must choose between waiting for Guy’s return or accepting an attractive offer of marriage from a wealthy diamond merchant (Marc Michel, ‘Lola’). Unlike most Hollywood musicals, there’s no conventionally uplifting resolution, more a bitter-sweet acceptance of happiness’ transience and fate’s unexpected workings and made even more magical by Michel Legrand’s memorable score. (Subtitles) France 1964 Jacques Demy 91m See also Jazz & Film on pg88


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Andre Previn 1929-2019

Andre Previn: The Kindness Of Strangers

Fri 23 Aug 18:00 (Studio)

Tony Palmer’s salute to Andre Previn made in the year leading up to the premier of Previn’s opera ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ in San Francisco in 1998. There is much archive film (but not the celebrated Morecombe and Wise sketch), and we witness Previn’s punishing worldwide schedule. Previn is clearly a natural talent who can turn his hands in an instant from high-end composition to top-notch blue-note jazz. Previn here has much that is cogent to say about conducting and is very down-to-earth, approachable, and surprisingly self-deprecating about his efforts combined with a lack of pomposity or precocity. Although a lot of this film is concerned with the ‘Streetcar’ opera and witnessing Previn’s methods are deeply fascinating. A great portrait for fans and jazz music lovers alike. UK 2011 Tony Palmer 90m

La Bohème

Franco Zeffirelli 1923-2019 We are screening on Sunday 18th August at 15:30 one of his greatest productions ‘La Bohème’ in a recorded live event at the Met in 2014. See Special Events section for full details. Sun 18 Aug 15:30

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Hector Berlioz 1803-1869

I, Berlioz

We commemorate the 150th anniversary of Hector Berlioz with a screening of Tony Palmer’s dramatic documentary. "I, Hector Louis Berlioz, composer, musician, citizen of France, tell you, in this my Last Will and Testament, that my subject is – and has always been – war." So begins an epic journey through the terrible struggles that Berlioz endured to get his great opera ‘The Trojans’ performed. He never succeeded, and the effort cost him his life. French romantic composer Berlioz arguably obtained far greater recognition posthumously than he did during his lifetime. Tony Palmer takes Berlioz’s letters and using Corin Redgrave performing as Berlioz, translates them into this memorable documentary portrait. UK 2009 Tony Palmer 89m Sat 24 Aug 15:15

We hope to welcome Tony Palmer to introduce his film.

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Nicholas Roeg: Obsession and Desire All films have a start, middle and end. But for British filmmaker Nicolas Roeg, there were never any rules stipulating that they had to appear on the screen in that order. Time in a Roeg film is as malleable as putty, changing shape and altering form. A seemingly simple tale such as Walkabout (1971), detailing the journey undertaken by two children in the Australian Outback, becomes a compelling portrait of endurance, emphasised by the way that Roeg breaks up the journey with his playful editing. That approach to piecing a film together had already been taken to extremes by Roeg in his directorial debut – with Donald Cammell – ‘Performance’ (1970), a study in psychopathy starring James Fox and Mick Jagger.  This retrospective includes both of those ground-breaking films, alongside the filmmaker’s 1976 pop culture classic ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’, starring David Bowie. That film followed the haunting, near-perfect Daphne Du Maurier adaptation ‘Don’t Look Now’ (1973), a powerful study in grief set amidst the unsettling wintry environs of Venice. The retrospective is completed by the two other classics that followed the director’s collaboration with Bowie, ‘Bad Timing’ (1980) and ‘Eureka’ (1983). Both are landmarks in a superb career and helped define Roeg as one of the finest filmmakers of his generation. Booking Ref

Wed 21 Aug 13:30 (Studio)

Time After Time

Obsession and Desire in the films of Nicolas Roeg For the first ten years of his career, Nicolas Roeg was a cinematographer. He was responsible for the breathtaking resplendence of ‘The Masque of the Red Death’ (1964), ‘Fahrenheit 451’ (1966) and ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’ (1967). But then he turned to directing and the invention he brought to those film’s visuals he introduced to the way that his own films were made. This talk will investigate how Roeg’s style of cinema and exploration of the elasticity of time developed and will highlight its influence over a new generation of filmmakers such as Christopher Nolan. Illustrated talk by Ian Haydn Smith, editor of ‘Curzon Magazine’.

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Performance

35mm screening at Slindon Cinema Co-directed by Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg, ‘Performance’ has become a modern movie legend. This was Roeg’s extraordinary directorial debut. Chas Devlin is a “performer,” a gangster with a talent for violence and intimidation. Turner is a reclusive rock superstar. When Chas and Turner meet, their worlds collide – and the impact is both exotic and explosive. James Fox and Mick Jagger indelibly play Chas and Turner in this spellbinder of illusion and reality, decadence and decay. Fugitive Chas hides in Turner’s cavernous house, when events then spiral into an eerie breakdown of barriers and roles in which Chas sees his sense of reality vanish. And Turner’s experiment of self-discovery leads to a shocking final performance of his own. UK 1970 Nicolas Roeg/Donald Cammell 100m NB. Screening on a rare 35mm print at the Slindon Cinema. See pg38.

Wed 14 Aug 20:30 (Slindon Cinema)

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Walkabout

Two city-bred siblings are stranded in the Australian Outback, where they learn to survive with the aid of an Aboriginal boy on his "walkabout”. While out on a picnic in the Australian outback with his teenage daughter (Jenny Agutter) and young son (Lucien John), a man goes insane and kills himself. The girl takes her brother into the outback in order that he doesn't see their father's dead body. There they meet a young Aborigine (David Gulpilil) who is on walkabout – a rites of passage ritual whereby he must survive in the wilderness for several weeks. He finds food and water for the siblings and develops a form of communication with the young boy despite being unable to speak English. Roeg was a cinematographer before he became a director. His camera here shows the creatures of the outback: lizards, scorpions, snakes, kangaroos, birds, and they are not photographed sentimentally. The movie is about how all three are still lost at the end of the film, more lost than before, because now they are lost inside themselves instead of merely adrift in the world. UK/Australia Nicolas Roeg 1971 100m Mon 19 Aug 18:15 (Studio)

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Sun 18 Aug 10:30

Don’t Look Now

A married couple grieving the recent death of their young daughter are in Venice when they encounter two elderly sisters, one of whom is psychic and brings a warning from beyond. John and Laura Baxter (Donald Sutherland & Julie Christie) are in Venice when they meet a pair of elderly sisters, one of whom claims to be psychic. She insists that she sees the spirit of the Baxters' daughter, who recently drowned. Laura is intrigued, but John resists the idea. He, however, seems to have his own psychic flashes, seeing their daughter walk the streets in her red cloak, as well as Laura and the sisters on a funeral gondola. Loosely based upon a short story by Daphne De Maurier , this new 4K restoration of ‘Don't Look Now’ looks fabulous and became Nicolas Roeg's most popular film and, arguably, one of the best British films ever made. 4K digitally restored print. UK/Italy Nicolas Roeg 1973 110m Booking Ref

Wed 21 Aug 10:30

The Man Who Fell to Earth

Nicolas Roeg’s iconic science fiction odyssey, ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’, this cult classic originally made in 1976 has been stunningly restored in 4K. Featuring a startling and era defining lead performance from David Bowie in his debut feature role, and based on the cult novel by Walter Tevis, ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’ endures as, not only a bitingly caustic indictment of the modern world but, also, a poignant commentary on the loneliness of the outsider. Thomas Jerome Newton (Bowie) is a humanoid alien who comes to Earth from a distant planet on a mission to take water back to his home planet in the midst of a catastrophic drought. Using the advanced technology of his home planet to patent many inventions on Earth, Newton acquires incredible wealth as the head of a technology-based conglomerate which he intends to use to finance the construction of a space vehicle to ship water back to his planet. UK 1976 Nicolas Roeg 139m

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Thu 22 Aug 18:00 (Studio)

Bad Timing

A psychiatrist (Art Garfunkel) enters a torrid relationship with a married woman. When she ends up in the hospital, an inspector (Harvey Keitel) becomes set on discovering the demise of their affair. An American woman is brought to a Vienna hospital after overdosing on pills, but a detective suspects foul play. One of Roeg's most complex and elusive movies, building a thousand-piece jigsaw from its apparently simple story of a consuming passion between two Americans in Vienna. Seen through the prism of the girl's attempted suicide, their affair expands into a labyrinthine enquiry on memory and guilt as the cold psychoanalyst himself falls victim to the cooler and crueller investigations of the detective (Keitel in visionary form as the policeman turned father-confessor). UK 1980 Nicolas Roeg 125m Booking Ref

Fri 23 Aug 20:00 (Studio)

Eureka

Our final film in this Roeg retrospective is his most overlooked and also ironically now considered one of his greatest. The true story of a man richer than Getty, stranger than Hughes… Roeg’s ‘Citizen Kane’ perhaps? ‘Eureka’ was barely released at the time of its making and overlooked by critics. Now, three decades later, it returns to reclaim a place among both the front ranks of Roeg’s work and as one of the most extraordinary studio films of the 1980s. Twenty years after uncovering an unimaginable bounty of gold in the Klondike, prospector Jack McCann, now settled in the Caribbean, finds both his wealth and soul at stake amongst a sinister web of nefarious influences, spiritual malaise and criminal elements. He found his fortune... but at what cost? A saga of almost cosmic proportions, headlined by an exceptional cast including Gene Hackman, Rutger Hauer, Theresa Russell, Mickey Rourke, Joe Pesci and Joe Spinell, ‘Eureka’ is as powerfully acted, formally audacious, thematically layered and emotionally complex as any of Roeg’s work. UK/USA 1983 Nicolas Roeg 130m

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Surprise Film

Two of our Surprise Films have won the Audience Award for Best Film (‘Untouchable’ and ‘Pride’), so don’t miss what will surely be an unforgettable experience. Following the launch of a Surprise Film in the Festival nine years ago, we continue this idea where you settle down for a film, not knowing what it will be, and finding out along with your fellow patrons once the opening scene or credits give it away. In past years our surprise films have been ‘Julie & Julia’, ‘Jane Eyre’, ‘Untouchable’ (which became the most popular French film in 2012), ‘Blue Jasmine’, ‘Pride’ and ‘Café Society’ – an impressive list. So what will we have on Thursday 23rd August? Join in the fun and take the opportunity to gamble by booking in advance for hopefully a very worthwhile surprise! – Roger Gibson

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Spartacus

Australian Ballet In 2019, one of The Australian Ballet’s most popular works springs to new life. ‘Spartacus’ tells the story of a gladiator who led a slaves’ rebellion against the Roman empire. Charting the journey of a man finding passionate love, his mission and freedom, the ballet showcases the company at their spirited and athletic best. Universal in its themes, ‘Spartacus’ is a classic story of an underdog who fights back against all odds. The passionate love between Spartacus and his wife Flavia anchors an urgent rebellion against the Roman Empire and Crassus, a Roman general. Lucas Jervies is a choreographer, a NIDA-trained director and a former dancer of The Australian Ballet – ‘Spartacus’ is his passion project. His brand-new production features the soaring music of Aram Khachaturian plus sets and costumes by Jérôme Kaplan. Recorded live. 163m including interval Sun 11 Aug 15:15 Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Tribute to Franco Zeffirelli

La Bohéme

MET Live Encore In the third of four Summer Encores the Metropolitan Opera presents a rebroadcast of Puccini’s La Bohème, from the 2013-14 season. An opera in three acts by Giuseppe Puccini, sung in Italian with English subtitles. Franco Zeffirelli’s picturesque and spectacular staging, an audience favourite for more than 30 years, features a winning young cast, including soprano Kristine Opolais and tenor Vittorio Grigolo as the lovers Mimì and Rodolfo. Stefano Ranzani conducts. Recorded 2014. 140m including interval.

Sun 18 Aug 15:30 Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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World Premiere

Leonardo: The Works

Wed 21 Aug 18:30 Tickets £12.50 (Friends/Students £10)

Exhibition on Screen We are privileged to present the World premiere of Phil Grabsky’s new film on Leonardo da Vinci who is acclaimed as the world’s favourite artist. Many TV shows and feature films have showcased this extraordinary genius but often not examined closely enough is the most crucial element of all: his art. Leonardo’s peerless paintings and drawings will be the focus of ‘Leonardo: The Works’, as Exhibition on Screen presents every single attributed painting, in Ultra HD quality, never seen before on the big screen. Key works include ‘The Mona Lisa’, ‘The Last Supper’, ‘Lady with an Ermine’, ‘Ginevra de Benci’, ‘Madonna Litta’, ‘Virgin of the Rocks’, and more than a dozen others. This film also looks afresh at Leonardo’s life – his inventiveness, his sculptural skills, his military foresight and his ability to navigate the treacherous politics of the day – through the prism of his art. To be released on the 500th anniversary of his death, this is the definitive film about Leonardo: the first to truly tell the whole story. UK 2019 Phil Grabsky 85m We hope to welcome Phil Grabsky to introduce this premiere.

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Live Jazz and Film Evening Annie Ross

In a special evening celebrating the musical life of Scottish legendary jazz singer Annie Ross, we present in the first half a rare screening of the wonderful documentary ‘No One But Me’ and after the screening a live set will feature the new vocal star on the jazz scene, Vimala Rowe with an all-star quartet. Booking Ref

Mon 19 Aug 19:30 Tickets £17.50

No One But Me

Annie Ross (pictured above) is a jazz legend. Raised in Glasgow, her sevendecade career runs the gamut from precocious child star – ‘the Scottish Shirley Temple’ – to indefatigable living legend. In this intimate, revealing profile, she discusses her many lives from Paris singer in the 1940s to incomparable vocal gymnast and lyricist in the 1950s and Covent Garden impresario in the 1960s. Along the way there are tales of Billie Holiday, her lover Lenny Bruce, triumph and tragedy, drug addiction and her deep, abiding affection for beloved brother Jimmy Logan. Throughout it all there is the beautiful, beguiling music often with her own lyrics and always performed in her inimitable style. Regarding the film, Ross noted, “It’s very blunt, it’s very truthful. [...] It makes me a bit nervous, but one thing about the film – it’s honest.” Features contributions from musicians Jon Hendricks, Peter King, James Wormworth, Tony Kinsey and Warren Vache. BBC Scotland 2012 Brian Ross 82m

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Live Jazz Gig

After the interval, the Live Set will feature the astonishing new jazz vocalist Vimala Rowe (pictured above), whose performances are never less than expressive, engaging and sensational. Supported by the great pianist Mark Edwards who always brings a spiritual dimension to any concert; inspirational multi-reed and flautist Andy Panayi; bassist Andrew Cleyndert who worked regularly with Annie Ross on her visits to the UK; and our drummer Winston Clifford is winner of a British Jazz Award. The set will convey the spirit of Annie Ross’s swinging and joyously celebratory contribution to the world jazz scene, her work with the famous Lambert Hendricks and Ross, Basie and the many other legendary personal musical associations that featured in her career.


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Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

Tue 20 Aug 18:45

A beautifully constructed biographical documentary that reveals a fascinating portrait of her life. This documentary film explores how Ella Fitzgerald's music became a soundtrack for a tumultuous century. From a 1934 talent contest at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, the film follows Ella’s extraordinary journey across five decades as she reflects the passions and troubles of the times. Moving beyond conventional biopic, the film uses images and music to evoke the feel of those times to bring to life the context of Ella’s unique career. Empresario Norman Granz, biographer Judith Tick, author Margo Jefferson, singers Laura Mvula, Tony Bennet, Jamie Cullum and Smokey Robinson and her adopted son Ray Brown Jnr, are among those who shed light on Fitzgerald's life, times and art. But by far the best of these cameos is by former dancer Norma Miller – ninetyeight at time of filming – who reminisces about Fitzgerald's debut live performance, in Harlem in 1934, as a sixteen-year-old. Unmissable. Our thanks to Peter Worsley & Eagle Rock for this screening. UK 2018 Leslie Woodhead 90m

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Blue Note Records: Beyond The Notes

Wed 21 Aug 20:30 (Studio) Thu 22 Aug 13:30 (Pic Palace)

A revelatory, thrilling and emotional journey behind the scenes of Blue Note Records, the pioneering label that gave voice to some of the finest jazz artists, the label most associated with mid-20th-century bebop jazz. Co-founded in 1939 by German-Jewish immigrants Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff, Blue Note became a home for artists such as Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter. The label also issued key works by Miles Davis and John Coltrane among others. Although officially sanctioned by the label’s current owners (Decca), this does not feel like a slick, bland exercise in self-promotion. Instead, Huber crafts a respectful, crisply told but depth-plumbing history of the label, drawing from original recordings, vintage audio of studio chatter, and interviews. What makes this especially cinematic are the lashings of rostrum shots of Wolff’s candid black-and-white photographs, including many rare shots from the archive’s contact prints, as well as deserved attention given to graphic artist Reid Miles’s striking cover art, an essential contribution to the company’s image. Superb! Switzerland 2018 Sophie Huber 85m BOX OFFICE 01243 786 650

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Count Basie

Thu 22 Aug 20:30 (Studio) Fri 23 Aug 13:30 (Pic Palace)

Through His Own Eyes This revealing biography, told in Count Basie’s own words, uncovers the private passions and ambitions that inspired the world-famous bandleader and pianist. Until now, little was known about Basie’s private life, but director Jeremy Marre uncovered a treasure-trove of home movies and photo albums that expose Basie’s remarkable relationship with his wife Catherine, and his disabled daughter. Basie’s musical achievements were remarkable: the first African-American to win a Grammy, he brought the Blues to the big band podium. We see rare performances with Sinatra, Billie Holiday and many others. But this film digs deeper, uncovering the inner motivation and passions that drove Basie’s career. Our thanks to Peter Worsley & Eagle Rock for this screening. UK 2019 Jeremy Marre 75m We are delighted to welcome the director Jeremy Marre to introduce his film.

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Michel Petrucciani

Thu 15 Aug 20:30 (Studio)

Michael Radford’s documentary about the French jazz pianist is a clear-eyed, non-judgmental portrait of an artist. If you only knew jazz pianist Michel Petrucciani through his recorded music, you’d know this was an extraordinary individual. His phrasing, the electricity of his right hand and the cleanness of his improvisations take jazz to the very heights of artistry. But one needs a better word than “extraordinary” to describe this man, born with osteogenesis imperfecta – or brittle bone disease – that prevented him from growing beyond three feet and subjected him to a life of pain. Radford has assembled ample footage along with numerous interviews to pull together this clear-eyed, non-judgmental portrait. Here, clearly, is a charismatic, dazzlingly talented individual that lived every moment to the fullest. His 36 years is more like 72 for anyone else. France/Italy 2011 Michael Radford 104m

Michael Legrand 1932

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Described by director Jacques Demy as ‘a film in song', with the fabulous score by French jazz composer Michel Legrand. (Subtitles) France 1964 Jacques Demy 91m See the One-Film Tribute to Michel Legrande on pg80 for full details. Tue 13 Aug 14:00 (Pic Palace) Fri 16 Aug 16:00 (Studio)

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Silent Film EERIE & SCARY THRILLS AT ST. JOHNS CHAPEL Booking Ref

Fri 23 Aug 21:15 (St Johns Chapel) Tickets £12.50

The Cat and The Canary

(1927) Relatives of an eccentric millionaire gather in his spooky mansion on the 20th anniversary of his death for the reading of his will. This silent expressionist comedy horror is quite unlike the Bob Hope sound version, greatly enhanced by Stephen Horne’s imaginative live piano accompaniment. An old, dark house. A lunatic on the loose. A fortune people will do anything to get their hands on. These are the ingredients comprising one of Universal’s earliest screen shockers, 1927’s silent feature ‘The Cat and the Canary’. Rich old Cyrus West’s relatives are waiting for him to die so they can inherit. But he stipulates that his will be read 20 years after his death. On the appointed day his expectant heirs arrive at his brooding mansion. The will is read, and it turns out that Annabelle West, the only heir with his name left, inherits, if she is deemed sane. If she isn’t, the money and some diamonds go to someone else, whose name is in a sealed envelope. Before he can reveal the identity of her successor to Annabelle, Mr. Crosby, the lawyer, disappears. The first in a series of mysterious events, some of which point to Annabelle in fact being unstable. This is one eerie movie. That it is over 77 years old shouldn’t detract from its place among “scary movies.” The production values are scrumptious. The acting is enjoyably over the top (Aunt Susan) but all in all, an eerie night with shadows and interesting interplay among the characters. Starting off with a hand wiping off cobwebs covering the opening titles, director Paul Leni (German expressionist director) proceeds to play up the story’s spookiness to the hilt. He casts dark shadows on nearly every corner of celluloid, seizing every opportunity to heighten the story’s claustrophobic nature and depict Annabelle, as the title suggests, like a canary surrounded by cats. This is a rare screening of an almost lost classic. USA 1927 Paul Leni 81m We are delighted to welcome back pianist Stephen Horne with his box of tricks to entertain us imaginatively accompanying this classic scary movie!

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Visiting Filmmakers & Talks Visiting Filmmakers The Conductor

We are delighted to welcome Maria Peters (director), Christanne de Bruijn (actor) and Dave Schram to introduce their film. See Pg8 for full details Thu 8 Aug: Gala Dinner 18:30

This Weekend Will Change Your Life We welcome director Robert Mullen for a Q&A, returning to Chichester. See Pg10 for full details

Have You Seen My Movie?

We hope to welcome the director Paul Anton Smith to introduce his film. See Pg11 for full details Tue 13 Aug 20:00 (Plus Q&A)

The Man Who Got Carter

We welcome Tony Klinger to introduce/ Q&A his film. See Pg36 for full details Sun 11 Aug 18:15 (Studio)

Under The Knife

We welcome Susan Steinberg (director) and Pam Kleinot to introduce/ Q&A their film… and:

Missing A Note

Introduced by Beth Moran (director) See Pg39 for full details Thu 15 Aug 18:15

Romantic Road

We hope to welcome Rupert and Jan Grey to introduce/Q&A their film. See Pg41 for full details Sun 18 Aug 18:30

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Pictures Of Lily

We hope to welcome director/writer Mark Banks, producer Ele Berrie and actors Daniel Lane and Scott Virgo to introduce their film. See Pg49 for full details Mon 19 Aug 13:30 (Studio)

Il Postino We are thrilled to welcome Michael Radford to Chichester to introduce his film, with a Q&A after the screening. See Pg72 for full details Fri 16 Aug 18:15

I, Berlioz We hope to welcome Tony Palmer to introduce his film. See Pg81 for full details Sat 24 Aug 15:15

Leonardo: The Works We hope to welcome Phil Grabsky to introduce this premiere. See Pg87 for full details Wed 21 Aug 18:30

Count Basie: Through His Own Eyes We are delighted to welcome the director Jeremy Marre to introduce his film. See Pg90 for full details Thu 22 Aug 20:30 (Studio) & Fri 23 Aug 13:30 (Pic Palace)

Talks

Albert Finney – A Star Who Chose His Own Path An illustrated talk by Philip Kemp See Pg55 for full details Mon 12 Aug 13:30 (Studio)

Domestic Portraits: The Films of Hirokazu Kore-Eda An illustrated talk by Jasper Sharp See Pg60 for full details Fri 23 Aug 13:00 (Studio)

Woman With A Movie Camera Illustrated talk by Isabel Stevens (BFI) See Pg63 for full details Wed 14 Aug 13:30 (Studio)

From Graphic Novel To Film An illustrated talk by Paul Wilson See Pg74 for full details Tue 13 Aug 13:30 (Studio)

Sex And Death: The Cinema of Bernardo Bertolucci An illustrated talk by Ian Haydn Smith See Pg76 for full details Tue 20 Aug 14:45 (Studio)

Time After Time: Obsession and Desire In The Films of Nicolas Roeg An illustrated talk by Ian Haydn Smith See Pg82 for full details Wed 21 Aug 13:30 (Studio)


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The Staff and Trustees of Chichester Cinema at New Park acknowledge and thank the outstanding team of Cinema and Bar Volunteers both during the 2019 Chichester 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, Rosemary Coxon, Melanie Driver, Anne-Marie Flynn, Debbie Ford, Roger Harrison, Mike Jennings, David Phillips, Kathy Sykes and Richard Wilde. We thank John Fitzpatrick for his many years of service to Chichester Cinema at New Park and the Film Festival.

Front of House Manager Henry Beltran

Artistic Director Roger Gibson

PR, Marketing & Hospitality Carol Godsmark

General Manager Walter Francisco Projection Mark Bradshaw – Chief Projectionist; James Stokes – Senior Projectionist; Paul Stanley & Howard Johnson – Assistant Projectionists.

Box Office Ninian McGuffie, Nina Hebden, Eleanor Witcomb and Chyan Francisco Studio Technician Colin Bell Education Officer Rosemary Coxon Accounts Eva Buzquier

Film Transport Bob Sainsbury Programme Design TGDH Gala Catering Brasserie Blanc

Festival Sponsors This Festival has been enabled by the BFI, and Greenwood Wealth Solutions.

Our deepest thanks go to this year’s Festival Patrons: Sarah & Robin Axford, His Honour Michael Baker, Denis Bennett, Pat Bowman, Susie & Nigel Brookes, Steve Caine, Julie Campbell, John & Susan Coldstream, June Coleman, Linda and Bob Connell, Consort of Twelve, Michael Cowan, Gilly and Nigel Cutts, Jan Davis, Meryl Deane, Glyn Edmunds, Barbara Ely, Gillian Evans, Alex Gibbs, Roger & Jo Gibson, Kay Glendinning, Peter Hillier, Freda James, June King, Mercia Last, Mr G. Kingsmill, Lynda and Stephen Marsh, David Mather, MHA Carpenter Box, Deborah Mitchelson, Graham & Sybil Papworth, Kamala Rao, Sofie Rudge, Peter Stoakley, Clive and Liliane Sutton, Ann and Jim Tice, John & Paddy Vincent-Townend, Sally Ward, Jane Weeks, Irene & David Wilde, Carole Willis, Geoffrey and Jane Wilson and others wishing to remain anonymous.

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Grid Listing Fri 2 Aug

Sun 11 Aug

Open Air Screening at Priory Park 19:30 Bohemian Rhapsody (PG) 134m6

Main Auditorium 10:30  Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (PG) 89m56 12:30  The Souvenir (PG) 122m10 15:15 Spartacus (Australian Ballet) 165m inc Interval86 18:30  Happy Ending (Adv15) 100m19 21:00 Capital in the 21st Century (12A) 103m37 In the Studio 11:00  British Made (15) 98m44 13:00 The Merchant of Venice (15) 132m71 15:30  A New Leaf (PG) 102m64 18:15 The Man Who Got Carter (Adv15) 95m + Q&A36 20:45 Get Carter (15) 112m36 Picture Palace 13:15 Battle for Sevastopol (15) 110m18

Sat 3 Aug Open Air Screening at Priory Park 19:30  The Lion King (PG) 118m7

Sun 4 Aug Open Air Screening at Priory Park 19:30  Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (PG) 114m

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Thu 8 Aug Main Auditorium 18:30 Opening Gala: The Conductor (15) 137m Food at 18:30 – Film at 20:308

Fri 9 Aug Main Auditorium 10:30  1900 (Part 1) (18) 150m78 13:30  Leto (Adv15) 126m16 16:15 The Conductor (15) 137m8 19:00 The Grand Hotel Ballet (Adv12A) 80m 16 21:00 Working Woman (Adv15) 93m26 In the Studio 11:00 Phoenix Romance (Adv15) 85m44 13:45 Outrage (15) 75m63 16:00 Battle for Sevastopol (15) 110m18 18:30  Ghost in the Shell (15) 85m75 20:45 XY Chelsea (Adv15) 92m37 Picture Palace 14:00 The Dresser (12A) 113m58

Sat 10 Aug Main Auditorium 10:30  1900 (Part 2) (18) 150m78 13:30  Working Woman (Adv15) 93m26 15:45 Capital in the 21st Century (Adv12A) 103m37 18:00 The Souvenir (15) 122m10 20:30 A Clockwork Orange (18) 136m53 In the Studio 11:00 Bozkir, Look at the Birds (Adv15) 111m44 13:45  Daisies (15) 75m64 15:30  The Last Inhabitant (15) 85m18 18:15 Another Time, Another Place (15) 97m71 20:15 Edge of the Knife (Adv15) 100m32 Picture Palace 14:00 Under the Volcano (15) 112m58

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Mon 12 Aug Main Auditorium 10:30  Shakespeare-Wallah (PG) 122m52 13:00 Ash is Purest White (15) 136m26 15:45 Happy Ending (Adv15) 100m19 18:00 This Weekend Will Change Your Life (15) 101m +Q&A11 21:00 Transit (Adv15) 103m19 In the Studio 11:00 Werner Gruber (Adv15) 90m45 13:30  Albert Finney Talk 90m55 15:30  Charlie Bubbles (PG) 89m56 17:45 Before the Revolution (15) 105m77 20:30 Clara (Adv15) 106m33 Picture Palace 13:00 tbc

Tue 13 Aug Main Auditorium 10:30  Heat and Dust (15) 132m50 13:15 Transit (Adv15) 103m19 15:30  Phoenix (Adv15) 86m20 18:00 Non-Fiction (Adv15) 108m20 20:15 Have You Seen My Movie? (15) 126m + Q&A11 In the Studio 11:00 Dragonflies Only Live For 24 Hours (Adv15) 88m45 13:30  Graphic Novel to Film Talk 110m74 15:45 Persepolis (15) 99m74 17:45 Gumshoe (12A) 88m57 20:15 1984 (15) 103m71


Picture Palace 14:00 The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (U) 91m80 Slindon Cinema 20:30 The Tango Lesson (15) 105m60

Wed 14 Aug Main Auditorium 10:30  Our Time (15) 177m27 14:00 Another Day of Life (15) 85m21 16:00 Non-Fiction (Adv15) 108m20 18:30  King Petar the First (15) 125m21 21:00 Kings (Adv15) 92m15 In the Studio 11:00 Inclusive (Adv15) 73m45 13:30  Women Film Directors Talk 100m63 15:45  Morvern Callar (15) 93m65 18:15 White Mischief (15) 103m72 20:45 The Conformist (15) 108m77 Picture Palace 13:00 Gumshoe (12A) 88m57 Slindon Cinema 20:30 Performance (18) 105m83

Thu 15 Aug Main Auditorium 10:30  Another Day of Life (Adv12A) 85m21 12:15 Phoenix (Adv15) 86m20 14:15 Kings (Adv15) 92m15 16:15 Bait (15) 95m11 18:15 Under the Knife + Missing a Note 90+15m +Q&A39 21:00 Leto (Adv15) 126m16 In the Studio 11:00 The Rift (Adv15) 71m46 13:00  Little Women (PG) 116m65 15:30  Bloody Milk (Adv15) 96m17 18:00 Shoot the Moon (15) 124m57 20:30 Michel Petrucciani (Adv12A) 101m72 Picture Palace 13:30  The Conformist (15) 108m77

Fri 16 Aug Main Auditorium 10:30  Meeting Gorbachev (AdvPG) 90m40 12:30  A Faithful Man (Adv15) 75m 22 14:15 Permission (Adv12A) 85m 27 16:15 The Biggest Little Farm (PG) 91m40 18:15 Il Postino (U) 105m + Q&A70 21:00 Bait (15) 95m11

In the Studio 11:00 The Gendelyk (Adv15) 105m46 13:30  The Dresser (PG) 113m58 16:00 The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (U) 91m80 18:00 Mouthpiece (Adv15) 91m33 20:30 Last Tango in Paris (18) 123m77 Picture Palace 13:00 Persepolis (15) 99m74

Sat 17 Aug Main Auditorium 10:30  Woodstock (15) 216m + 5m pause52 14:45 The Biggest Little Farm (12A) 91m40 16:45 The Grand Hotel Ballet (Adv12A) 80m16 18:30  Pain and Glory (15) 113m22 21:00 The Shiny Shrimps (Adv15) 100m23 In the Studio 11:00 Stray (Adv15) 104m46 13:45 Bread and Tulips (15) 112m80 16:15 The Merchant of Venice (15) 132m71 18:45 Giant Little Ones (Adv15) 98m34 20:30 Under the Volcano (15) 112m58 Picture Palace 14:15 Last Tango in Paris (18) 123m77

Sun 18 Aug Main Auditorium 10:30  Don’t Look Now (15) 110m84 13:00 Maborosi (12A) 110m61 15:30  La Bohème (Met Opera) 140m Inc Interval87 18:30  Romantic Road (PG) 80m + Q&A41 20:45 Pain and Glory (15) 133m22 In the Studio 11:00 American Mirror (Adv15) 63m47 12:45 Portrait of a Lady (15) 138m65 16:00 Elsa & Fred (12A) 93m72 18:00 The Fireflies Are Gone (15) 96m34 20:30 Bloody Milk (Adv15) 96m17 Picture Palace 13:30  Bread and Tulips (15) 112m80

Mon 19 Aug Main Auditorium 10:30  Kind Hearts and Coronets (PG) 106m51 12:45 The Red Collar (Adv15) 90m17 14:45 Hotel Mumbai (15) 126m29 17:15 A Faithful Man (Adv15) 75m22 19:30  Live Jazz & Film: Annie Ross 160m88

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GRID LISTING In the Studio 11:00 The Apple (PG) 85m66 13:30  Pictures of Lily (Adv15) 76m + Q&A49 15:45 Erin Brockovich (15) 130m57 18:15 Walkabout (15) 100m83 20:15 After Life (PG) 118m61 Picture Palace 13:00 Il Posto (PG) 97m79

Tue 20 Aug Main Auditorium 10:30  The Last Emperor (15) 209m78 14:30  Only You (15) 119m  14 16:45 Permission (Adv15) 85m27 18:45 Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things (PG) 90m89 21:00 The Chambermaid (15) 102m29 In the Studio 11:00 Leave Now (Adv15) 110m47 14:45 Bernardo Bertolucci Talk 100m76 17:00 The Flood (15) 99m12 19:00 The Red Collar (Adv15) 90m17 20:45 Monsoon Wedding (15) 114m67 Picture Palace 14:15 Erin Brockovich (15) 130m57

Wed 21 Aug Main Auditorium 10:30  The Man Who Fell to Earth (15) 138m84 13:15 The Sheltering Sky (15) 139m78 16:00 Varda by Agnès (15) 115m68 18:30  Leonardo: The Works (PG) 80m + Intro87 20:45 Hotel Mumbai (15) 126m29 In the Studio 11:00 The Person Who Is Not (Adv15) 65m47 13:30  Nicholas Roeg Talk 100m82 15:45 Prosecuting Evil (Adv15) 85m41 17:45 Nobody Knows (12A) 141m61 20:30 Blue Note Records (12A) 75m89 Picture Palace 14:00 The Flood (15) 99m12

Thu 22 Aug Main Auditorium 10:30  Apocalypse Now (15) 183m53 14:00 Meeting Gorbachev (Adv12A) 90m40 16:00 The Shiny Shrimps (Adv15) 100m23 18:15 Surprise Film 86 21:00 Kurier (Adv15) 100m24 In the Studio 11:00 Go to Hell and Turn Left (Adv15) 82m48 13:00  Two for the Road (PG) 111m79 15:30  Still Walking (U) 115m62 18:00 Bad Timing (18) 117m85 20:30 Count Basie: Through His Own Eyes (AdvPG) 90m + Intro90

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Picture Palace 13:30  Blue Note Records (12A) 75m89

Fri 23 Aug Main Auditorium 11:00 Notorious (PG) 102m51 11:15 The Funeral (Adv15) 70m48 13:15  Aniara (15) 106m23 15:30  Shoplifters (15) 116m62 18:15 Photograph (12A) 110m30 20:45 Only You (15) 119m  14 In the Studio 11:15 The Funeral (Adv15) 70m tbc 48 13:00 Hirokazu Kore-eda Talk 100m 15:45 Bread and Tulips (15) 112m60 18:00 Andre Previn: The Kindness of Strangers (PG) 90m80 20:00 Eureka (18) 130m81 Picture Palace 13:30  Count Basie: Through His Own Eyes (AdvPG) 90m85 St John’s Chapel 21:15 The Cat and the Canary with Live Musical Accompaniment90

Sat 24 Aug Main Auditorium 10:30  The Blue Angel (PG) 108m91 12:45 Photograph (12A) 110m50 15:15  I, Berlioz (Adv15) 90m + Intro 17:30  Never Look Away (15) 189m30 21:00 Aniara (15) 106m81 In the Studio 11:00 Horatio (Adv15) 97m48 13:00 The Brink (15) 91m42 15:30  Mustang (15) 97m68 18:00 Il Posto (PG) 97m79 20:30 The Hurt Locker (18) 124m67 Picture Palace 13:15 Charlie Bubbles (PG) 89m56

Sun 25 Aug Main Auditorium 11:00 Mrs Lowry & Son (Adv12A) 91m9 13:15 Safe Inside (Adv15) 102m 25 15:45 TBA15 18:00  TBA 18:30 Closing Gala: Mrs Lowry & Son (Adv12A) 91m Food at 18:30 – Film at 20:309 In the Studio 11:00 Dark Sense (Adv15) 90m49 13:30 TBA 15:30  Walking with Elephants (PG) 90m 42 18:00  TBA


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1900 1984 After Life Albert Finney Talk American Mirror: Intimations of Immortality Andre Previn: The Kindness of Strangers Aniara Annie Ross Another Day of Life Another Time, Another Place The Apple Apocalypse Now Ash is Purest White Bad Timing Bait Battle for Sevastopol Before the Revolution Bernardo Bertolucci Talk The Biggest Little Farm Bloody Milk The Blue Angel Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes Bohemian Rhapsody Bozkir Look at the Birds Bread and Tulips The Brink British Made Capital in the 21st Century The Cat and the Canary The Chambermaid Charlie Bubbles Chocolat Clara A Clockwork Orange The Conductor The Conformist Count Basie

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Daisies Daisies Dark Sense Don’t Look Now Dragonflies Only Live For 24 Hours The Dresser Edge of the Knife Ella Fitzgerald Elsa & Fred Erin Brockovich Eureka A Faithful Man Fireflies Are Gone

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The Flood The Funeral The Gendelyk Get Carter Ghost in the Shell Giant Little Ones Go to Hell And Turn Left The Grand Ballet Hotel Graphic Novel to Film Talk Gumshoe Happy Ending Have You Seen My Movie Heat and Dust

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The Man Who Fell to Earth Hirokazu Kore-Eda Talk 60 Horatio 48 Hotel Mumbai 29 The Hurt Locker 67 I, Berlioz 81 Il Postino 70 Il Posto 79 Inclusive 45 Kind Hearts and Coronets 51 King Petar The First 21 Kings 15 Kurier 24 La Bohème (Met Opera) 87 The Last Emperor 78 The Last Inhabitant 18 Last Tango in Paris 77 Leave Now 47 Leto 16 Leonardo: The Works 87 The Lion King 7 Little Women 65 Maborosi 61 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again 7 The Man Who Fell to Earth 84 The Man Who Got Carter 36 Meeting Gorbachev 40 Merchant of Venice 71 Michel Petrucciani 72 Missing a Note 39 Monsoon Wedding 67 Morvern Callar 65 Mouthpiece 33 Mrs Lowry & Son 9 Mustang 68 Never Look Away 24 A New Leaf 64 Nicholas Roeg Talk 82 Nobody Knows 61 Non-Fiction 20

Notorious Only You Our Time Outrage Pain & Glory Performance Permission Persepolis The Person Who is Not Phoenix Phoenix Romance Photograph Pictures of Lily Portrait of A Lady Prosecuting Evil The Red Collar The Rift Romantic Road Safe Inside Saturday Night and Sunday Morning Shakespeare-Wallah The Sheltering Sky Shiny Shrimps Shoplifters Shoot the Moon The Souvenir Spartacus Still Walking Stray Surprise Film The Tango Lesson This Weekend Will Change Your Life Transit Two for the Road Umbrellas of Cherbourg Under the Knife Under the Volcano Varda by Agnés Walkabout Walking With Elephants

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Nobody Knows Werner Gruber White Mischief Women Directors Talk Woodstock Working Woman XY Chelsea

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