Christmas at Holmfirth Film Festival

Thu, 16/12/2021 - 7:00pm
Fri, 17/12/2021 - 2:00pm
Fri, 17/12/2021 - 7:00pm
Fri, 17/12/2021 - 7:00pm
Sat, 18/12/2021 - 2:00pm
Sat, 18/12/2021 - 7:00pm
Sun, 19/12/2021 - 2:00pm
Sun, 19/12/2021 - 7:00pm

Welcome back to the Cinema. A change from streaming and the gogglebox, time to see some great films on the big screen with an audience.

Our festival is supported by the British Film Institute, whose aim is to bring everyone everywhere in the UK the opportunity to enjoy film - give us your feedback on the films you attend by completing our online survey 

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A slimmed down festival for 2021 - next up is our Christmas package.  Screenings on the last Sunday evening of each month start again from January 2022, there's a welcome return of the Langsett Short Film Festival in the New Year and a long weekend of films and events (11-13 March 2022) centred on Climate Change.

A special thanks to our funders Film Hub North for making this possible.

Here are more of what we think were the best films of the last year from around the world.
Hope you find enjoyment and inspiration at the Festival.

COVID ARRANGEMENTS AT VENUES

for your comfort and to keep you and our volunteers as safe as possible

SEATING WILL BE ARRANGED TO ALLOW FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING (AUDIENCE NUMBERS/TICKET SALES WILL BE LIMITED TO ENABLE THIS)

MASKS ATTENDEES/TICKET-HOLDERSWILL BE ASKED TO WEAR A MASK WHEN ENTERING/LEAVING AND WHEN MOVING ABOUT IN PUBLIC AREAS WITHIN VENUES (MASKS MAY BE REMOVED WHEN SEATED) 

 

Festival Films for Thursday 16 December 2021

Thu, 16/12/2021 - 7:00pm
Tickets £5.00
113mins

A trial of faith unfolds when secrets are revealed to Portuguese children in 1917 at the apex of the First World War. A film loved by audiences.

 

(Dir. Marco Pontecorvo, Portugal 113mins 12)

 


Festival Films for Friday 17 December 2021

Fri, 17/12/2021 - 2:00pm
Tickets £5.00
105mins

Luxuriate in this fully restored romantic masterpiece.  Romance and jealousy set in turn of the century France.  The earrings Charles Boyer gives to his wife change hands in a series of betrayals and romances.  

 

An aristocratic woman know only as Madame de... sells a pair of earrings in order to pay debts, she sets off a chain reaction of consequences that can only end in despair.

 

(Dir. Max Ophuls, France/Italy 1953 105mins U)

 


Fri, 17/12/2021 - 7:00pm
Tickets £5
115mins

Spellbinding Oscar winner. A Korean American family move to a farm in Arkansas in search of the American dream and discover what it takes to build a home.

 

(Dir. Lee Issac Chung, Korea 2201 115mins 12)

 


Fri, 17/12/2021 - 7:00pm
Tickets £5.00
115mins

Poland’s entry to the Oscars was one of the best films of the year. Based on a true story of a parolee who takes on the role of being a priest. ‘Each of us is the priest of Christ.’ Batosz Biezania in the lead role is simply brilliant.

 

(Dir. Jan Komas, Poland 2019 115mins 15)

 


Festival Films for Saturday 18 December 2021

Sat, 18/12/2021 - 2:00pm
Family Ticket Price £5.00
94mins

 

Christmas Family Matinee

 

One of the best loved of all Christmas films, a yuletide comedy for all the family set in more innocent times. Ralph knows what he wants for Christmas…

 

(Dir. Bob Clark, US 1983 94mins PG)

 


Sat, 18/12/2021 - 7:00pm
Tickets £5.00
143mins

Epic historical drama for the big screen of betrayal and vengeance set in a brutal 14th century France, starring Adam Driver, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and our own Jodie Comer.

 

(Dir. Ridley Scott, US 2021 143 mins 15)

 


Festival Films for Sunday 19 December 2021

Sun, 19/12/2021 - 2:00pm
Tickets £5.00
121mins

A wonderfully filmed and authentic looking fable of land and freedom in 1820s Northwest frontier land where two travellers dream of finding riches and maybe the cow will deliver it.

 

(Dir. Kelly Reichardt, US 2020 121mins 12)

 


Sun, 19/12/2021 - 7:00pm
Tickets £5.00
109mins

This Oscar nominated five-star documentary follows a crack investigative team on a Bucharest newspaper in a gripping, shocking and scorching expose of corruption in Romania.

 

(Dir. Alexander Nanau, Romania 2020 109mins 15)