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

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7 – 17 Nov

FilmBath

www.filmbath.org.uk

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

Events:

Filmmakers’ Networking Evening on November 10

IMDb Awards on November 14

Venues:

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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