Dedham Film festival

for people who love film

2 - 17 October 2015


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Films shown in 2012

Tom Keating on Constable. Sir Alfred Munnings

An episode from the 1982 Channel 4 series on Tom Keating demonstrating the technique of Constable. This is followed by a short profile, made by Anglia Television in 1961, on Sir Alfred Munnings.Tom Keating was an infamous master forger who lived and worked in Dedham and is buried in Dedham ... Full Details >>

11am - Friday 28th September - The Duchy Barn

Akenfield (1974)

The most famous film made in Suffolk, this beautiful and moving film is adapted from Ronald Blythe's novel and directed by Sir Peter Hall. It tells the story of a momentous day in the life of the central character Tom, in the Suffolk village of Akenfield.The film begins on the day of a funeral. For Tom ... Full Details >>

2pm - Friday 28th September - The Assembly Rooms

The Films of William Haggar

A collection of films by Dedham's own filmmaker William Haggar, with an introduction and explanatory narrative. Haggar was born in Dedham, Essex in 1851 where he was apprenticed as a shipbuilder and later a watchmaker. An accomplished musician, Haggar left home at the age of eighteen ... Full Details >>

2pm - Friday 28th September - The Duchy Barn

La Source des Femmes (2011)

A comedy drama set in a North African village and centred on a battle of the sexes, where the women go on a love strike.Made by the Director of Le Concert, the story takes place in current times, in a small village somewhere between North Africa and the Middle East. With no running water and no ... Full Details >>

2.00pm - Friday 28th September - The Duchy Barn

Dean Spanley (2008)

Peter O'Toole stars in this surreal period comedic tale of canine reincarnation which explores the relationships between father and son and master and dog.The mystical comedy-drama Dean Spanley is adapted from Lord Dunsany's popular novella My Talks with Dean Spanley. Horatio Fisk (O'Toole) is ... Full Details >>

7.30pm - Friday 28th September - Dedham Church

My Week with Marilyn (2011)

In 1956 Marilyn Monroe came to Britain to make the film The Prince and The Showgirl at Pinewood Studios with Laurence Olivier. Starring Michelle Williams, Kenneth Branagh and Eddie Redmayne.The film is based on the published diaries of Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne), who was the third assistant ... Full Details >>

7.30pm - Friday 28th September - The Assembly Rooms

Tyrannosaur (2011)

The story of Joseph (Peter Mullan) a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction. As Joseph's life spirals into turmoil a chance of redemption appears in the form of Hannah (Olivia Colman), a Christian charity shop worker. Their relationship develops to reveal ... Full Details >>

7.30pm - Friday 28th September - The Duchy Barn

Short Film Competition

View short films by amateur film makers who are the finalists in our short film competition. The films are between 3 and 5 minutes long and have a general theme of 'connected'. Entrants have been allowed to interpret the theme in any way they choose and films can be in documentary, animation, ... Full Details >>

10.00am to 5pm - Saturday 29th September - Dedham Church

A Cat in Paris (2011)

A delightful and atmospheric French animation about a cat that leads a double life. Directed by Oscar nominated Jean-Loup Felicioli. A Cat in Paris will appeal to children of all ages.Dino is a cat that leads a double life. By day, he lives with Zoe, and her mother, Jeanne, who is a police ... Full Details >>

10.30am - Saturday 29th September - The Assembly Rooms

Shadow of the Vampire (2000)

A humorous metafiction horror film from Suffolk-based film producer Richard Johns. John Malkovich, Willem Dafoe and Eddie Izzard star in a film about the making of a German all-time classic silent horror film from 1922. Richard Johns will be introducing the film and there will be a Q&A ... Full Details >>

2.00pm - Saturday 29th September - The Assembly Rooms

Life of Brian (1979)

Life of Brian, is a 1979 British comedy film written, directed and largely performed by the Monty Python comedy team. Reverend Gerard Moate gives a short introduction to the film and explains why the film was controversial at the time of its release.On a midnight clear 2,000 years ago, three ... Full Details >>

7.30pm - Saturday 29th September - Dedham Church

The Deep Blue Sea (12A)

Director Terence Davies will be at the Assembly Rooms to introduce his film, The Deep Blue Sea. Rachel Weisz stars in this mesmerising post-war drama, as the wife of a British Judge caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.Master chronicler of post-War England, ... Full Details >>

7.30pm - Saturday 29th September - The Assembly Rooms

Jean de Florette (PG)

Starring Gérard Depardieu and Yves Montand, this hugely successful French historical drama concerns a bizarre battle royale over a valuable natural spring in a remote French farming community.The film is set shortly after the First World War. City dweller Jean Cadoret (Gérard ... Full Details >>

7.30pm - Saturday 29th September - The Duchy Barn

Manon des Sources (1986)

The sequel and continuance of the story and film, Jean de Florette. Now a beautiful young shepherdess living in the idyllic Provencal countryside, Manon, Florette's daughter, is looking for revenge.The second of Claude Berri's films, based on the stories of Marcel Pagnol, begins ten years ... Full Details >>

10.00pm - Saturday 29th September - The Duchy Barn

Patience (After Sebald) (2012)

Starring Jonathan Pryce, director Grant Gee's 2012 multi-layered docudrama film explores WG Sebald's psycho-geographic vision of the East Anglian landscape.Patience (After Sebald) is a multi-layered film essay on landscape, art, history, life and loss by the acclaimed documentary film-maker ... Full Details >>

10.30am - Sunday 30th September - The Duchy Barn

Pina (2011)

A breathtaking dance documentary and tribute to the late German choreographer, Pina Bausch, as her dancers perform her most famous creations.Pina Bausch died in 2011 while director Wim Wenders was making this mesmerising dance documentary. Known for her use of movement rather than words the ... Full Details >>

10.30am - Sunday 30th September - The Assembly Rooms

At the Picture Palace A Century Ago

Come back in time and immerse yourself in life at the picture palace a century ago.This interesting, educational and atmospheric journey through the early silent movie scene is presented in costume by David Cleveland and Nigel Lister. Watch comedies, newsreels, animation and drama shown at the cinema ... Full Details >>

2pm - Sunday 30th September - The Assembly Rooms

Lagaan: Once Upon A Time in India (2001)

An epic work with eye-popping song-and-dance routines, Lagaan was a major cinematic event in India on its release in 2001 and one of the most lavish and expensive films ever to come out of Bollywood.The Indian villagers of Champaner, beset by drought and British colonialism in the year 1893 ... Full Details >>

2.00pm - Sunday 30th September - The Duchy Barn

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG)

Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Bill Nighy deliver sparkling performances in this delightful comedy drama. Based on the novel, These Foolish Things, by Deborah Moggach, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel follows a group of British pensioners who are enticed by advertisements for the newly restored ... Full Details >>

7.30pm - Sunday 30th September - The Assembly Rooms