What’s on Saturday 16th Nov at CFF19

In the Cinema

10:00: Regional Shorts Programme in Competition

A selected screening of the best entries from the short film competition, highlighting filmmakers from the South West.

Short                                                             Directed

At Sea (Yn Mor) Zoe Alker
Holiday! Toby Matthews
Women Uprooted Dominique de Villiers
Big Feet Alice Harper, Ilaina Lowe
How Do You Wear It? Mia Rumble , Jenni Burrows
A Wave of Change Gemma Wearing
Of Kernow Kieran Lyons
Backwoods Ryan Mackfall
Flying Lessons Laurence Donoghue

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12:00: International Shorts Programme in Competition

From first-time writer-director and seasoned festival contributors alike, from sci-fi and horror to documentary, animation, experimental and comedy, this year’s shorts are bound to once again be cited by audiences as an unmissable highlight of their Festival experience. The International programme represents the best of short filmmaking for the UK and beyond.

Short                                                                 Directed

Napatha  Moin Hussain
The Chef Hao Zheng
Funfair Kaveh Mazaheri
Roger Reuben Hamlyn
The Sea Cameron Richards
The stars die too Rodrigo Martín Jaffe

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14:15: Good Posture

GOOD POSTURE | Dir Dolly Wells | UK | 91mins | Comedy/Drama 

In her feature debut, Dolly Wells crafts a contemporary, sharp-witted comedy starring her frequent collaborator Emily Mortimer and talented newcomer, Grace Van Patten.

Set in current-day Brooklyn, Good Posture is the gentle comedy story of a lazy but charming and beautiful young woman who has got used to using men to make her life easier, but after finally pushing one man too far, is forced to discover that she can live a happier life by taking responsibility for herself and not rely on those around her as easy props.

Cameos from Jonathan Ames, Martin Amis, and Zadie Smith add a particularly special layer of authenticity to this tale of two women whose eccentricities unexpectedly draw out change and growth in the other. World Premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival.

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16:45 System Crasher

Dir Nora Fingscheidt | Germany | 109 mins | Drama (with subtitles) 

She is small, but dangerous. Wherever Benni ends up, she is immediately expelled. The wild 9-year-old girl has already become what child protection services call a “system crasher”.

And she is certainly not looking to change her ways. Because Benni has one single goal: to be back at home with her mommy! But Bianca is scared of her own daughter. Mrs. Bafané from child protection services is trying her best to find a permanent placement for Benni. She hires the anger management trainer Micha as Benni’s school escort and suddenly there is a seed of hope. Will Micha be able to succeed where all others despaired?

While being acutely authentic, first-time director Nora Fingscheidt transcends a psychological study and crafts vibrant, visceral and emotional cinema, which evokes unforgettable performances.

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Saturday evening Gala ONLY YOU + Director Q&A

Only You | Dir Harry Harry Wootliff | UK | 119 mins | 2018 | 15 | Drama/Romance

As Glasgow celebrates New Year’s Eve, a chance encounter brings Jake (Josh O’Connor) and Elena (Laia Costa) together and the attraction is instant. Sexy and smitten, they’re totally swept up in each other and the relationship develops at speed. Sure, there’s an age gap, but not one that matters to them, especially when everything feels this good. But this bliss is tested when the couple consider starting a family and hit a brick wall of biology. For her feature debut, Harry Wootliff has crafted an authentic romantic drama that is fearless in its look at modern love, particularly the emotions and practicalities surrounding fertility. It’s a rarely explored topic, brought vividly to life by O’Connor and Costa, two of the most charismatic onscreen presences in contemporary cinema.  Premiered at the London Film Festival Competition to rave reviews  “a perfectly realised story of love and longing”  and Mark Kermode’s film of the week 

We will be joined for the screening by writer and director Harry Wootliff 

Harry has just finished directing the opening block of the six-part television series DEEP WATER (ITV/Kudos) Her debut short film NITS was BAFTA nominated and selected for Cannes Director’s Fortnight. It also won numerous awards including TCM, London Film Festival, Soho Rushes & Birds Eye View. Her second short TRIP premiered at Berlin Film Festival and won Best Short Bradford and was screened at 30 festivals worldwide. Harry was named The Observer’s Rising Star for Film for 2019.

@ King Charles Church Hall

14:15 THE BLUES BROTHERS

Dir John Landis | USA | 1980| 130 minutes |15|Comedy, Musicals Star
Jake and Elwood Blues are a pair of petty criminals – but they’ve got good hearts. When they learn the orphanage they grew up in is in trouble, they decide to raise the money to save it. They plan to get their old band back together, and set about tracking down the members. So begins a bizarre and eventful journey, which culminates in one of the most extreme car chases of all time. And the brothers think they just can’t fail because they’re “on a mission from God”. With a fantastic soundtrack and star appearances from the likes of Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles and James Brown, this is one funky road movie. CAST includes Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, James Brown, Cab Calloway & Ray Charles.

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16:45 THE BREAKFAST CLUB

Dir John Hughes | 1985 | 92 mins | 15 | Coming of Age, Drama
You might not have thought that detention could lead to a powerful and often hilarious story of lives being changed in the space of an afternoon – but that’s exactly what happens in 80s classic The Breakfast Club. When a bunch of high school kids who would normally have nothing to do with each other are forced to spend their Saturday in detention, will conflicts arise between them? Or will the students realise that while they may seem very different, deep down inside they have plenty in common? Staring Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheey.

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