Film lovers rejoice – the 28th FilmBath Festival returns to the city from November 1-11.
The event, formerly the Bath Film Festival, boasts a 44-strong line-up of feature fi lms, including 22 previews, 10 documentaries, eight LGBTQ films and 36 shorts.
The widely anticipated films including The Favourite, starring Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone, and Robert Redford’s swansong, The Old Man & The Gun.
The festival pioneered the F-Rating celebrating both women on screen and behind the camera, with 55 per cent of its schedule directed by women.
FilmBath’s executive director Holly Tarquini said: “We are delighted to be in partnership with Bath Odeon who will be showing the vast majority of the festival’s films.
“Since our schedule was announced ticket sales have been unprecedented and we expect many fi lms to sell out so we advise people to book now. “The Old Man & The Gun, starring Robert Redford, and The Man Who Killed Don Quixote – the fi lm Terry Gilliam has spent decades trying to make, are just two of the fi lms with high demand. “The festival is crammed with exciting fi lms from the UK, America, Africa, Europe, Asia and South America and emphasises how we have more in common than the things which divide us.” The festival has an admirable reputation for showing fi lms before they go on general release, including Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Birdman and The King’s Speech, fi lm fans may well again be seeing future awardwinners first.
The majority of fi lms will be shown at the Odeon in James Street West and the festival runs from November 1-11.
In addition the u25s pay half price. For more: www.filmbath.org.uk