THE 2015 FESTIVAL
This year’s Festival takes place between the 27th February and 8th March. The locations and timings of the various events are noted in the official programme.
This Festival offers the rare occasion to meet Writers, Directors and Producers that have taken time out of their busy lives to talk to us about themselves and their film-making, thus offering us a rare opportunity, to learn about and understand what actually happens behind the scenes.
Our homage to the First World War is through documentaries and archives of the Imperial War Museum in London, the Australian Embassy and various fictional approaches. The subject will also be treated through a ‘Cine-Concert’, which features a silent movie with live musical back-up, a bilingual reading of British War Poems and a Round Table conference animated by movie-makers and historians.
Tributes to three Directors:
Gurinder Chadha, regrets that Theatre obligations have prevented her from attending the Festival. She has thus filmed a surprise interview for the Nimes spectators. Chadha is a highly acclaimed British director of Sikh origin who has won many international awards for her work, which includes amongst others: Bhaji on the Beach, Bend it like Beckham, Bride and Prejudice, Thongs and Perfect Snogging …
Richard Lester, an American born child prodigy, made his first film at the age of 19. He has since directed many films including those of the Beatles in the 60’s. He will be sharing his memories of them and their music.
Richard Attenborough, prolific actor, producer, director and holder of many honorary titles for his charity work, died in 2004 at the age of 91. His long career included such films as: Brighton Rock, The Great Escape, 10 Rillington Place and Jurassic Park. For our tribute we have chosen to screen: Oh What a Lovely War, Gandhi, and Cry Freedom.
In this 18th Festival, the place of music in our lives is remembered via: A magnificent Cine-Concert, Homage to The Beatles, and musical documentaries.
So join in the dance and peruse the details within the Programme of our ‘not to be missed’ festival.