Dedham Film festival

for people who love film

2 - 17 October 2015


Facebook Twitter

Films shown in 2013

Les Miserables (2012)

In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole, agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's daughter, Cosette. The fateful decision changes their lives forever. Set against the backdrop of Victor Hugo’s novel set ... Full Details >>

7.00 pm - Friday 30th August - The Assembly Rooms

Head over Heels - A SHORT ANIMATION before the main feature

Highly acclaimed time-lapse animation by writer/director Timothy Reckart, "Head over Heels" was nominated at the 2013 BAFTA and Oscar Awards.  A delightful story of opposition and contradiction where love conquers differences of gravitational extremes."Head over Heels" will be ... Full Details >>

7.00 pm - Friday 30th August - The Assembly Rooms

Fantasia (1940)

A collection of visually animated interpretations of great works of Western classical music, a wonderful film classic for the whole family. Disney animators set fantastical creatures into moving illustrations of Western classical music with Leopold Stokowski conducting the Philadelphia ... Full Details >>

10.00 am - Saturday 31st August - The Assembly Rooms

Crosswords (2012) SHORT FILM showing before the main feature

Film-maker Steve Simmons wrote and directed this short film last year – on the only weekend it didn’t rain! A novel twist on an old silent film genre;  a man becomes enchanted by a woman whose every action solves a clue in his crossword. This clever and funny Short Film, will ... Full Details >>

1.30 pm - Saturday 31st August - The Assembly Rooms

The Chorus (2004)

A new teacher at a harshly administered boys' boarding school works to improve the students' lives through music.The widely successful orchestra conductor Pierre Morhange returns to France when his mother dies, and reminisces about his childhood inspirations through the pages of a diary kept by his ... Full Details >>

1.30 pm - Saturday 31st August - The Assembly Rooms

Beware of Mr Baker (2012)

Ginger Baker looks back on his musical career with Cream and Blind Faith; his introduction to Africa; his self-destructive personality and his losses of fortune. What this documentary does best is present what is good about Ginger Baker - his prodigious drumming. Finely navigating the ... Full Details >>

2.00 pm - Saturday 31st August - The Duchy Barn

Renoir (2013)

A beautiful young model becomes inspirational to both Auguste Renoir, painter, and his son, Jean, who goes on to a career as a film maker. Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Jean Renoir - son of the Impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste - returns home to convalesce after being ... Full Details >>

4.30pm - Saturday 31st August - The Assembly Rooms

Love is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (1998)

Derek Jacobi gives a signature performance as the painter Francis Bacon in John Maybury’s film following the artist’s trials through a seven year relationship with his muse, a small time East End gangster, George Dyer, (Daniel Craig). We are shown a vivid portrait of ‘60s Boho London, where, ... Full Details >>

5.00 pm - Saturday 31st August - The Duchy Barn

"82" A SHORT FILM before the main feature

'82' was selected from Best of the Fest at the 2013 Colchester Film Festival, a dark short featuring a sinister postman with malintent, from Alexei Slater (writer) andCalum MacDiarmid (director).'82" will be shown pre "Beware of Mr Baker" and "Love is the Devil" August 31 ... Full Details >>

5.00 pm - Saturday 31st August - The Duchy Barn

A Late Quartet (2012)

Members of a world-renowned string quartet struggle to stay together in the face of terminal illness, competing egos and irrepressible lust. After a New York based classical string quartet's 25 years of success, Peter, the cellist and oldest member, decides that he must retire when he learns ... Full Details >>

7.30 pm - Saturday 31st August - The Assembly Rooms

Searching for Sugar Man (2012)

Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s American folk/rock musician, Rodriguez. In the early 1970s, Sixto Rodriguez was a Detroit folk/rock singer with the short-lived recording career of only two well received but non-selling ... Full Details >>

8.00 pm - Saturday 31st August - The Duchy Barn

Luminaris (2011) - SHORT FILM before the main feature

This clever animated time lapse short film by Juan Pablo Zaramella is a joyous mixture of movement and romance, set in world where lightness appears in all its meanings for a man who is inspired to change his destiny.  Winning the Audience Award at the New York Short Film Festival. ... Full Details >>

8.00 pm - Saturday 31st August - The Duchy Barn

A Song for Marion (2012)

Grumpy pensioner Arthur honours his recently deceased wife's passion for singing by joining the unconventional local choir to which she used to belong, a process that helps him build bridges with his estranged son, James. "Song for Marion", a London-set comedic drama, is about shy, ... Full Details >>

10.30 am - Sunday 1st September - The Assembly Rooms

A Little Bit Country

This quirky short is from young film maker Amy Coop and tells the story of parental horror when musical tastes do not coincide.  *A Little Bit Country" will be shown before the screening of "Song for Marion" at the Assembly Rooms. ... Full Details >>

10.30 am - Sunday 1st September - The Assembly Rooms

Eames: Architect and Painter (2011)

The story of Charles and Ray Eames, America's most influential and important industrial designers, following their careers from the 1950s to the impact on present day design. Admired for their creations and fascinating as individuals, the husband and wife team have risen to iconic status in ... Full Details >>

11.00 am - Sunday 1st September - The Duchy Barn

La Vie en Rose (2007)

Oscar winning biographical-drama telling the story of French singer and Cabaret star the Little Sparrow, Édith Piaf (1915-1963). Her mother is an alcoholic street singer, her father a circus performer, her paternal grandmother a madam.  During childhood she lives with each ... Full Details >>

1.30 pm - Sunday 1st September - The Assembly Rooms

Séraphine (2008)

A beautiful drama based on the life of little know French painter Séraphine de Senlis. In 1914, Wilhelm Uhde, a famous German art collector, rents an apartment in the town of Senlis, forty kilometres away from Paris, in order to write and to take a rest from the hectic life he ... Full Details >>

2.00 pm - Sunday 1st September - The Duchy Barn

McCullin (2012)

Think of any major conflict or famine since the late ’60s, and chances are that war photojournalist Don McCullin was there.  His pictures count human cost, and often leave you feeling moved and disconcerted by the scale of human suffering. If this film is often harrowing, it is because ... Full Details >>

5.00 pm - Sunday 1st September - The Duchy Barn

Benjamin Britten: Peace and Conflict (2013)

Benjamin Britten is the most performed British composer worldwide, and this feature length bio-drama has been released as part of the centenary celebrations of his birth.   Narrated by John Hurt and with a superb cast, including many supporting roles taken by students of Gresham's School, ... Full Details >>

5.00 pm - Sunday 1st September - The Assembly Rooms

Summer in February (2013)

A tale of love, liberty and scandal about Sir Alfred Munning’s meeting and marriage to his first wife when they were both members of the Edwardian artists' colony in Cornwall.  Author of the original novel, Jonathan Smith also wrote the screenplay. The Newlyn School of artists ... Full Details >>

8.00 pm - Sunday 1st September - The Assembly Rooms

Summer in February (2013) Second Screening

We regret that this screening will not include the Question and Answer Session with Jonathan Smith or the Book-signing with Red Lion Books - hence the reduced price of £5.00. ... Full Details >>

8.00 pm - Sunday 1st September - The Duchy Barn