Slightly earlier than usual but no less exciting is the 41st edition of the Cambridge Film Festival. Taking place between Thursday 20th October and Thursday 27th, there will be a wealth of cinema to experience and wonderful films to discover.
With 87 titles from 34 different countries, 27 of which are UK premieres (and some also European premieres) there will be a huge variety of stories being shown on the big screen and with 50% of titles being female-directed, there is a fantastic opportunity to experience films from exciting directors and writers in the strands for F-rated and Triple F-rated films.
Alongside the lesser known films showing this year are some big hitters too. Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin reuniting stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson with the director; Ruben Östlund’s Palme D’Or winning Triangle of Sadness following up on his success in 2017 with The Square and Carla Simón’s Berlin IFF Golden Bear winning Alcarras, the first Catalan-language film to do so.
There are a number of programme strands selected for this year, with plenty to entice and amaze. The ever popular Camera Catalonia returns once again bringing the best Catalan film to Cambridge; In Dreams Are Monsters bringing a collection of contemporary and cult horror classics such as Donnie Darko, Jennifer’s Body and the hugely impressive Let The Right One In; The Wildly Wonderful strand is a collection of five films to take viewers on weird and wonderful adventures; and the Outstanding Contribution Award strand which this year highlights the films of Emma Thompson. The strand for film shorts, Short Fusion, is once again in full flow with a wide variety of styles and stories all being told in excellent fashion but in bite-size chunks.
So what are you waiting for? Head on over to https://www.cambridgefilmfestival.org.uk/ and see what cinematic delights await you!