The Programme for Sunday 11th November 2018 at the Cornwall Film Festival
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Receiving a Special Distinction in the Golden Eye documentary competition at Cannes, The Eyes of Orson Welles sees award-winning filmmaker Mark Cousins (The Story of Film: An Odyssey) dive into the visual world of the legendary actor, director, writer and producer Orson Welles (Citizen Kane, Touch of Evil, The Lady from Shanghai). Capitalising on exclusive access to hundreds of private drawings and paintings, Cousins has created a unique portrait of this fascinatingly versatile and prolific artist as he’s never been seen before. Executive produced by Michael Moore (Bowling for Columbine), the passions, politics and power of this brilliant 20th-century showman are brought vividly to life, and the film explores how Welles’ genius still resonates in the age of Trump, more than 30 years after his death.
Dir Jennifer Fox | 2018 | USA | 104 mins | Drama, Thriller | CFF 18 Advisory Warning | start 13.00 end 15.00
Nominated for two Emmy Awards The Tale is an emotionally raw and destabilising investigative thriller that punctures the insidious workings of unchecked power and lays bare the mechanisms of memory. Jennifer Fox’s Beirut: The Last Home Movie) landmark autobiographical work stars Laura Dern (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Twin Peaks) as a journalist who rediscovers a story she wrote aged 13 about her “special” relationship with two adult coaches. Determined to uncover the truth, Jennifer embarks on a journey that stirs her seventh-grade self to reawaken and the loving stories she has told herself for decades to unravel, in a narrative that seamlessly toggles between past and present. The Tale is guaranteed to provoke strong reactions in any audience. Described by Jordan Hoffman for the Guardian as ‘the mother of all #MeToo movies’
This will be a FREE ENTRY screening.
Dir Hirokazu Kore-eda |2018 | Japan | 121 mins | Drama | Age rating TBC | start 14.30 end 16.15
Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2018 and hailed as among Hirokazu Kore-eda’s (Still Walking; Like Father, Like Son) best work, Shoplifters is a complex drama about a poverty-stricken Tokyo family (Lily Franky, Sakura Andô, Kirin Kiki, Kairi Jyo and Mayu Matsuoka) who routinely turn to petty thieving to make ends meet. Despite the continued hardships of their existence, they take in a homeless girl and live happily together until an unforeseen incident tests the strength of their bond. An incredibly satisfying film composed of delicate brushstrokes, Shoplifters gives rare prominence to Japan’s urban underclass and questions the possibilities of survival in the margins with insight, humour and compassion.
2018 Cornwall Film Festival Fellowship
Start 20.00 End 22.00
The first Cornwall Film Festival Fellowship will be awarded to Jane Darke in recognition of her outstanding achievement in the art forms of the moving image. For the closing gala of CFF18 Jane will be presenting a selection of work and taking audience questions before the award presentation.