The 37th Cambridge Film Festival has been announced.
Taking place from the 19th to 26th October 2017, according to the Press release, it promises the following:
“The 2017 edition will present a typically diverse, top quality film programme that offers something for everyone; from UK premieres of must-see anticipated features, to classic retrospectives, insightful documentaries, discovery titles from the global stage, family favourites, and late night boundary-pushing cult movies.”
Spanish cinema and years of tradition is covered in the ‘Camera Catalonia’ segment of the Festival. Highlights include THE ONE-EYED KING, a dark comedy from writer-director Marc Crehuet; and the Spanish Civil War epic, UNCERTAIN GLORY, based the novel of the same name, considered by many to be one of the best Catalan novels of all time.
One of the most successful films of all time in inflated adjusted dollars and celebrating it’s 80th birthday, Disney’s SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS, is getting an anniversary screening, alongside SING-A-LONG-A-MOANA, which is Disney’s 56th Animated film.
A mix of old and new children’s classics are also featured with the likes of the recent Daisy Ridley narrated THE EAGLE HUNTRESS, THE RED TURTLE and the classic French short, THE RED BALLOON.
Highlights of the Archive Strand in the Festival are as follows:
A new restoration of THE WAGES OF FEAR, Henri-Georges Clouzot’s nerve-racking suspense thriller, and rare German silent THE WOMAN MEN YEARN FOR, with Marlene Dietrich in her first great starring role.
The press release also talks of the Microcinema Strand:
“This year’s Microcinema programme is organised around the theme of ‘Archive and Memory’ and will encompass both contemporary and historical work. Highlights include a newly commissioned film by the 2016 winner of the Margaret Tait award, Kate Davis, entitled, CHARITY, alongside a rare screening of Tait’s seminal work, ON THE MOUNTAIN, and a newly restored piece by the avant-garde filmmaker Margaret Raspé, BLUE ON WHITE EDGES AND FRAMES. Works by Cordelia Swann, Sarah Wood, Gair Dunlop, Sam Ashby and Dick Jewell complete the programme. All Microcinema sessions will be free of charge and feature an introduction and artist Q&A with James Mackay, programme curator.”
Overall, The Cambridge Film Festival 2017 promises to build on it’s legacy and give audiences both locally and visitors the chance to enjoy a proper cinematic experience which all great festivals promise.
The organisers state that “The full film programme including Opening and Closing night galas, main features, and themed festival strands, along with details of UK Premieres, visiting filmmakers, and special events will be announced in late September with tickets going on sale in early October.”