Ninth Keswick Film Festival
It's almost time for the ninth Keswick Film Festival which, as usual, features
30 up-to-date films that have proved very well-received by the critics recently,
mixed in with some exciting pre-release films which have never been screened
in Cumbria before. The Festival starts with the opening party for passholders
and invited guests on Thursday evening 10th April and runs through till Sunday
night, the 13th. Indeed, we have three UK premiere of Private Property
starring Isabelle Hupert, The Class from Estonia and The Orchestra
of the Piazza Vittorio. It will be hard to choose what to go and see and
the road between the Theatre and the Alhambra will be full of people rushing
up and down to see the next great film.
Other previews include the Lebanese ladies' delight Caramel, the follow-up
to our screening of Control in the Keswick FebFilm event called, naturally enough,
Joy Division, and others which seem likely to make a big splash when
they come out: I Served the King of England from the Czech Republic,
La Sconosciuta (The Unknown Woman) from Italy and John Sayle's Honeydripper.
Those films already on release, but which we feel deserve another screening in
Cumbria, include There Will Be Blood
, No Country for Old Men
and The Savages
, all from the USA. And then there will be many people who
have not had the chance to see such gems as Water Lilies
, Don't Touch
, Silent Light
, The Edge of Heaven
and The Italian
And there will be others of course, too numerous to mention individually, but
maintaining Keswick's reputation for screening films of the highest quality.
And we will be welcoming Michael Winner, who will be giving a talk to the
audience at the Theatre by the Lake and presenting what we believe to be his
3 best films: Death Wish, The Jokers and Hannibal Brooks.
Carl Hunter, director of Grow Your Own will be introducing his film too.
Tickets and passes are now on sale at the Theatre by the Lake and online on their
website. More information about the films can be found at www.keswickfilmfestival.org
or in the brochures which will be out at the end of this week.