Monday, February 24, 2020

21st Keswick Film Festival

The Film Festival starts this Thursday with Mike Tweddle’s short film The Curator and Richard Heap's The Runaways, "a ray of British sunshine on film". Both directors will be at the screening to get the festival off to a great start. The rest of the weekend features great films from around the world; the award winning Parasite is just about sold out but you don't want to miss the unique opportunity to see Ken Russell's Dance Of The Seven Veils. Other acclaimed films include Monos, The Nightingale, For Sama, So Long My Son, Midsommar, The Farewell, The Kingmaker, The Souvenir and Portrait Of A Lady On Fire. Don't forget to check out the lesser known films, it's often these ones that really make the festival: Amanda, Aga, Noah Land, The Tobacconist, Tumbbad, Belonging, A Picture Of Yuki, No Fathers In Kashmir. And there are some big stars in films which aren't set for a UK release until later in the year like Hope Gap and Blackbird. Add in the Osprey Short Film Awards and the The Patron's Legacy Project work from Carlisle College students and it should be a weekend to remember.