Sunday, 26 November 2017

Strictly amazing films

We are pleased to announce that we will be screening Our Last Tango at Rheged on Saturday 24th February. Not just for Strictly aficionados, Our Last Tango tells the life and love story of Argentina's most famous tango dancers Maria Nieves Rego and Juan Carlos Copes, who met as teenagers and danced together for nearly fifty years. Their story is told to a group of young tango dancers and choreographers from Buenos Aires, who transform their story of love, hatred and passion  into unforgettable tango-choreographies.

Visually stunning, this is the perfect film for Rheged!

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

More Festival Films

We have added some remarkable stories to the programme for KFF in February, both fictional and from real life:

Edie, starring Sheila Hancock and Kevin Guthrie (Dunkirk) is the story of an older lady’s desire to climb a mountain after a lifetime of bitterness and resentment. "Sheila Hancock delivers the performance of a lifetime, she's an absolute legend, who at 84 offers a strong reminder that age is but a number. Her delivery of humour, emotion and duress is impeccable." - Mike McGrail

A Fantastic Woman is Chile’s entry for the Foreign Language Oscar and winner of a Silver Bear at Berlin. A Fantastic Woman is a powerful and uplifting film that follows the story of Marina, a trans gender woman, who is treated with suspicion and prejudice after the death of her lover. "Daniela Vega carries the weight of the narrative on her shoulders, delivering a captivating and raw performance" - CineVue

Human Flow – Director Ai Weiwei has brought his artist’s eye to this immensely moving account of the global refugee crisis. The scale of Ai Weiwei’s film and the breadth of the problems he recounts makes this a natural choice for Rheged’s IMAX screen. "A stunning, provocative meditation on the state of a world" - Laura DeMarco

First Films for 2018 Festival

As the leaves turn and the nights draw in, it is of course, time to be thinking about Keswick Film Festival. The first films are booked and the festival passes are on sale at the Theatre by the Lake.

Already confirmed, we have award winners galore, striking documentaries and many films that you will only ever get to see in Cumbria by coming to the Festival! To whet your appetite, here is a sneak peek at a couple of the films we will be screening:

The Square – After the Handmaid’s Tale and Top of the Lake Elisabeth Moss is an actor at the very top of her game. Supported by Dominic West (The Wire) The Square is outlandishly funny and a biting social satire. Winner of the Palme D’Or at Cannes in 2017.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri – Coen Brothers’ favourite, Frances McDormand, stars alongside Woody Harrelson in Martin McDonagh’s follow up to In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths. Winner of the People’s Choice Award at Toronto International Film Festival 2017

Many of you will remember Matt Glasby who came up to the Festival last year as one of our guest critics. On his recommendation we have The Work, described by Matthew Turner as "Fascinating and deeply moving, this fly-on- the-wall doc about Folsom Prison's unconventional group therapy program packs a powerful punch".