FilmBath Festival 2019: Thursday 7 to Sunday 17 November @FilmBathUK


7 – 17 Nov


This year there are 37 feature and 46 short films, as well as industry events and awards taking place in 7 venues around the city.

Highlights include Little Monsters, in which Hollywood star Lupita Nyong’o tries to keep her young charges safe from flesh-eating zombies (November 9), the yet-to-be-released comedy JoJo Rabbit starring Scarlett Johansen (November 17), powerful observational documentary Shooting the Mafia, and The Souvenir – a tender tale of a relationship built on deceit (both November 11).

Also included in the festival are a host of exciting foreign language films, including the multi- award-winning The Chambermaid, as well as brilliantly insightful documentaries such as Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly showing the socially engaged art he made whilst under house arrest.

Children and parents alike will love A Miniscule Adventure, the enchanting foreign-language tale of a ladybird who accidentally ends up in the Caribbean (November 11).

Q&As include:

Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly, November 12: is followed by a Skype Q&A with director Cheryl Haines

Filmfarsi, November 10: is followed by a Skype Q&A with director Ehsan Khoshbakht

Children of the Snow Land, November 10: is followed by a Q&A with the director Zara Balfour

Arab Blues, November 17, is followed by a Skype Q&A with the director Manele Labidi Labbe


Filmmakers’ Networking Evening on November 10

IMDb Awards on November 14


The Odeon, the Little Theatre, Chapel Arts, the Rondo, the egg, Christ Church and Komedia

The festival is the longest-running film festival in the south-west and screens the films everyone will be talking about in 2020.

FilmBath’s executive director Holly Tarquini says: “Our greatest strength is our programming team of 8 who spend 6 months watching over 700 films so that we can screen the most through provoking, entertaining and stimulating programme.”

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