Welcome to Holmfirth Film Festival 2019

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Friday 7 June 2019

Fri, 07/06/2019 - 2:00pm
Children:
£4.00
Adults:
£5.00
91mins

Based on a George Simenon novel, this is a beautifully crafted, superbly acted shadowy film noir of great power. A middle aged man falls for his neighbour only to be framed for murder by her lover. Remastered and re-released, Duvivier's first film back in France after working in Hollywood is an indictment of mobs and collaboration.

Dir. Julien Duvivier (France 1946 91mins 12)


Fri, 07/06/2019 - 2:30pm
114mins

IL POSTINO (The Postman) IS PART OF 2019'S LADIES WOT LUNCH EVENT.

Re-released and remastered, this is one of the most romantic films ever made. Set in a beautiful looking 1950s' Italy, a moving tale of poetry, love and friendship, made ever more poignant by the knowledge that the actor Massimo Trisosi, playing the poorly-educated Postman, died the day after filming ended.

Dir. Massimo Triosi, Michael Radford (Italy 1994 114mins 12)

 
TICKETS FOR LUNCH AND FILM (£15) SHOULD BE PURCHASED DIRECT FROM THE PARTICIPATING RESTAURANT OF YOUR CHOICE:
 

MEZZE

THE TAP HOUSE

THE BLACK CAT RESTAURANT

WHIPPET AND PICKLE

 

Tickets for film only £6 available online


Fri, 07/06/2019 - 4:00pm
60mins

CHANGE TO PROGRAMME

 Due to unforseen circumstances, Kieran cannot now attend the festival on Friday 7 June.  He will, instead, attend on SUnday 9 June for his Q&A session and to introduce his favourite film, Danton.

To fit into our our very tight programme schedule, both of these events will be presented at Honley Southgate Theatre, at the following times (please see Sunday events for full details) :

Sunday 9 June 4.30pm Honley Southgate Theatre - Kieran Hodgson Q&A session (free event, no ticket required)

Sunday 9 June 7pm Honley Southgate Theatre - Kieran Hodgson introduces his favourite film, DANTON (tickets £5, available locally from Oxfam Bookshop, Holmfirth and Gallery Cafe Honley)

 


Fri, 07/06/2019 - 7:00pm
Adults:
£5.00
110mins

12A

An impassioned film about much more than journalism. At its centre is a fine performance from Rosamund Pike as the celebrated, complex, forceful but flawed war correspondent Marie Colvin whose humanity shines through amidst the utter destruction of the many conflicts she covered.

 

(Dir. Matthew Heineman (US 2018 110mins 12)

Fri, 07/06/2019 - 7:00pm

CHANGE TO PROGRAMME

Due to unforseen circumstances, Kieran cannot now attend the festival on Friday 7 June.  He will, instead, attend on Sunday 9 June for his Q&A session and to introduce his favourite film, Danton.

To fit into our our very tight programme schedule, both of these events will be presented at Honley Southgate Theatre, at the following times (please see Sunday events for full details) :

Sunday 9 June 4.30pm Honley Southgate Theatre - Kieran Hodgson Q&A session (free event, no ticket required)

Sunday 9 June 7pm Honley Southgate Theatre - Kieran Hodgson introduces his favourite film, DANTON (tickets £5, available locally from Oxfam Bookshop, Holmfirth and Gallery Cafe Honley)


Fri, 07/06/2019 - 7:30pm
Children:
£4.00
Adults:
£5.00
120mins

12A

Eating Animals:  Produced by Natalie Portman and based on Jonathan Safran Foer's book, this powerful and moving documentary traces the history of food production in the US and the global environmental disaster that is corporate factory farming. Trumpets support for traditional farming values.

 

Dir. Christopher Dillon Quin (US 2018 95mins 12) 

 

73 Cows:  Beautifully shot BAFTA short film winner. UK farmer Jay Wilde gave his beef herd to an animal sanctuary when he decided to change to sustainable, organic, vegan farming.

 

Dir. Alex Lockwood (UK 2018 15mins 12)

 

Followed by discussion on farming, veganism and the future.


Fri, 07/06/2019 - 7:30pm
Adults:
£5.00
88mins

From the team that produced last year's highlight about two brothers and sheep, this absolute gem was Iceland's entry to the Oscars. A near perfect Fargo-like social drama with great acting, complex, tender and ironic tale of neighbourly disputes that is also tragic.

 

Dir. Hafstein Gunnar Sigurdsson (Iceland 2017 88mins 15)


Fri, 07/06/2019 - 7:30pm
Adults:
£5.00
110mins

Unpredictable, thrilling and decidedly memorable, definitely one of the best films of the year. An original and strange fairy tale for our times. Full of humour, intrigue, suspense and even horror, it centres on a female customs officer who can smell guilt.

 

Dir. Ali Abbas (Sweden 2018 110mins 15)


Fri, 07/06/2019 - 7:30pm
Adults:
£5.00
100mins

Best British documentary of the year - a warm-hearted, brilliant and totally engrossing look at the life of anarchic but failed Manchester punk who found success as the comedian Frank Sidebottom, he of the paper-mache head.

Dir. Steve Sullivan (UK 2019 100mins 15)


Fri, 07/06/2019 - 7:30pm

 

 

PLS NOTE CHANGE TO PROGRAMME

Due to recent licence changes, we are unable to screen Stan and Ollie on 7 June.

We will instead screen the film on Friday 5 July 7.30pm at Honley Southgatge Theatre.

If you have already purchased a ticket for this event you may:

  • obtain a full refund or ticket for a different event by returning your ticket to place of purchase (Oxfam Holmfirth or Gallery Cafe, Honley) - online sales will automatically be refunded to ticket purchasers
  • use your ticket at the rescheduled screening on Friday 5 July
  • use your ticket to see the replacement film, Being Frank (please see separate entry for full details of this film)

We are sorry for this late change which we hope will not cause disappointment or spoil your enjoyment of the festival.

 


Fri, 07/06/2019 - 7:30pm
Adults:
£5.00
112mins

Beautifully composed, Belle Epoque-era, a star is born costume drama starring an excellent Keira Knightley as the French novelist who struggles to escape her writer husband's (Dominic West) control, to be an artist in her own right.

Dir. Wash Westmorland (US 2018 112mina 15)


Saturday 8 June 2019

Sat, 08/06/2019 - 12:00pm
300mins

An afternoon of films and discussion FREE EVENT  (no ticket or registration required)

 

Koyaanisqatsi

 

Hopi word for 'life out of balance'. Unforgettable cinematic experience with a brilliant Philip Glass soundtrack. Extensive footage of landscapes and elemental forces contrasted with modern cities and technology showing how humanity has grown apart from nature.

 

Dir. Godfrey Reggio (US 1983, 86mins PG - 12.30pm)

 

PLUS: Genre de Vie Documentary on urban life, personal awareness and the powerful simplicity of bicycles, keeping faithful to the subject; Smart Cities: Palo Alto city leaders explain the need to think differently about congestion, pollution and government using smart technology; Amsterdam children fighting cars: In 1972 children in the De Pijp district fought for a street free of cars. It is now tree lined. Wonderful.

 

(Dirs. Sven Prince, Jorrit Spoelstra, Holland, 2012 35mins - 2.00pm), 

 

Discussion - 3.00pm

Opportunity to openly discuss the Kirklees Road Access Plan for Holmfirth. Panel led by Holmfirth Transition Town (HOTT), Huddersfield Friends of the Earth, campaign against the Plan and the Green Party.


Sat, 08/06/2019 - 1:00pm
120mins

Dr Simpo's Afternoon Animation Screening

FREE EVENT - NO TICKET REQUIRED

 

Mirai

 

Set in the 1980s, a spoilt-rotten son sees his baby sister as competition for his parent's love in a film that easily moves through the generations. Husoda latest anime classic is a dazzling, ravishing, emotional and dreamy look at the importance of family.

 

Dir. Mamoru Husoda (Japan 2018, 98mins PG)

 

Darkness and Light - an animation film for the Our Biennale arts festival by young people at Almondbury Community School with visuals from five schools across Kirklees including Holmfirth's Junior, Infant and Nursery school reflecting the landscape, history and myths of the local area.

 


Sat, 08/06/2019 - 2:00pm
240mins

12A

Huddersfield born director and screenwriter Dan Cadan leads a panel of independent film-makers to discuss their own experiences on how to get into the industry.

With Ryan Simons (Director) and Jamie Cymal (Producer) of Quickfoot Media talking about their supernatural horror, Demon Eye (2019), filmed in Huddersfield and recently taken up for American release, and Chris Birks, director of One Bright Dot, Yorkshire’s leading post production facility for independent films.

Your chance to hear from and ask questions of the experts.

THIS IS A FREE EVENT - PLEASE REGISTER YOUR PLACE VIA THE BUY TICKETS ONLINE LINK

Will be followed, after a short break, at 4.00pm by a free screening of Dan Cadan's most recent film, Walk like a Panther - see separate website entry for full details.


Sat, 08/06/2019 - 2:00pm
Adults:
£5.00
105mins

For those who enjoyed Faces/Places here is a chance to see the multi-award winning film by Varda who died in March. Sandrine Bonnaire is outstanding as the young drifter who wanders through the Languedoc wine country one winter. A poetic stunner.

 

Dir. Agnes Varda (France 1985, 105mins 15)


Sat, 08/06/2019 - 2:00pm
Adults:
£5.00
95mins

BAFTA winning documentary on the career of a member of the Walker Bros, one of the biggest acts of the 60s. Follows Scott from pop star to a cult figure with interviews from Bowie, Eno and Radiohead, who were all influenced by this enigmatic figure who died in March.

 

Dir. Stephen Kijak (US 2006, 95mins 15)

 

Meltham Memories will be celebrating a 50s/60s weekend on 6-7 July 2019.


Sat, 08/06/2019 - 2:00pm
Children:
£4.00
Adults:
£5.00
96mins

Starring Colin Firth and Kenneth Branagh in their first film, this is a captivating adaption of J. L. Carr's novel set in Yorkshire in 1920 about former soldiers scarred by their experiences. Excellent English romanticism rarely seen but now re-released and remastered after the original print was feared lost.

 

Dir. Pat O'Connor (UK 1987, 96mins PG)

 

Film will be followed by a discussion led by the Two Valleys Book Club.


Sat, 08/06/2019 - 4:00pm
104mins

12A

Local wrestlers suit up for the last time when their beloved pub is threatened with closure in true Brit comedy. Filmed in Marsden, Meltham and Huddersfield with a great 80s soundtrack.

(Dir.  Dan Cadan, UK 2018, 104mins 12)

This screening is part of the afternoon's Northern Independent Film-makers free event sponsored by Holmfirth Film Festival.

No ticket required.


Sat, 08/06/2019 - 4:00pm
Adults:
£5.00
100mins

12A

Rare screening for what is often cited as the greatest war film ever made and the model for many films in that genre. Shot in Cambodia as the US involvement in the Vietnam War was beginning, the writer/director draws on his own experiences as a French soldier in the Indo-China war in 1954 and as a war photographer.

 

Dir. Pierre Schoenderffer (France 1965, 100mins 12)


Sat, 08/06/2019 - 7:00pm
Adults:
£5.00
133mins

If you haven't seen it or have only seen it five times, here is the most popular and entertaining film of the year. Rami Malek as Freddy Mercury is extraordinary. A film that borders on kitsch somehow manages to turn into a thrilling and meaningful movie.

 

Dir. Bryan Singer (US 2018, 133mins 12)


Sat, 08/06/2019 - 7:00pm
Adults:
£5.00
148mins

Top of the critics' list as the best film of the year. A slow burning Hitchcockian mystery thriller about obsessive love that is ultimately mesmerising and is hard to get out of your head. Bravura, chilling performances and a master director at the top of the international tree.

 

Dir. Lee Chong-dong (South Korea 2018, 148mins 15)

 


Sat, 08/06/2019 - 7:30pm
Children:
£4.00
Adults:
£5.00
114mins

Not the usual festival fair but this was one of the highlights of the year and for some critics deserved an Oscar. A smart, funny, intelligent and hugely entertaining spin on the Spiderman enterprise. A great film for all the family.

 

Dirs. Bob PersichettiPeter RamseyRodney Rothman (US 2018, 114mins PG)


Sat, 08/06/2019 - 7:30pm
Adults:
£5.00
134mins

A very good and precise directorial debut from Cooper who also stars in this moving tear-jerker musical love story with an excellent Lady Gaga, the young musician who finds fame as her mentor is dragged down by age and alcoholism.

 

Dir. Bradley Cooper (US 2018, 134mins 15)


Sat, 08/06/2019 - 7:30pm
Adults:
£5.00
85mins

Denmark's entry to the Oscars is a gripping abduction thriller done in real time. The Guardian said it was a 'masterclass in wringing breathless tension from just a few key ingredients' - man in a room, a female and a gun. Excellent director, editing and superb central performance by Jakob Cedergren.

 

Dir. Gustave Moller (Denmark 2018, 85mins 15)


Sat, 08/06/2019 - 7:30pm
Children:
£4.00
Adults:
£5.00
94mins

This swansong to Robert Redford is probably the most enjoyable film of the year. Beautifully acted, the ease of Redford is matched by Sissy Spacek in a 'mostly true' tale of an elderly, gentleman bank robber coming to the end of his days. Wonderfully directed in '70s style.

 

Dir. David Lowery (US 2018, 94mins 12)


Sunday 9 June 2019

Sun, 09/06/2019 - 12:00pm
Adults:
£10
360mins

LOCAL FILM & HOLMFIRTH HISTORIES

SUNDAY 9 JUNE 12 noon TILL 6.00pm

A cornucopia of local, historic films, photographic exhibitions and talks. Events take place throughout the afternoon on a continuous roll.  Start out at any venue. Take the film trail around Holmfirth. Venue bars open for refreshments.

 

VENUES AND EVENTS INCLUDE:

WALK AND TALK

2pm & 4pm: Gary Naylor will take you on a tour Holmfirth pointing out in his own inimitable way the locations and history of television and film history in the town.  Tour starts at the Picturedrome.

HOLMFIRTH PICTUREDROME, Market Walk, Holmfirth

12 noon: Akenfield: Peter Hall used non-professional actors for this BBC rural, romantic and long unseen cult classic feature film about change in the last century in a Sussex village. It was screened in January 1975 and seen by 14 million viewers.

2pm: Tony Earnshaw introduces Made in Yorkshire: Glorious celebration by former Director Bradford International Film Festival, film critic and academic talks of the feature films shot in the county from the inception of film to the present day.

3.30pm A Day Out: Alan Bennett's first film for the BBC in 1972 (Directed by Stephen Frears) is a very fine look at the day's outing by Halifax cycling club to Fountains Abbey. Set in the summer of 1911 it projects an idyllic vision of Edwardian England.

4.30pm: The Curious Case of Victor Grayson: Extraordinary story of Victor Grayson, local Socialist MP from 1907 to 1910. A political phenomenon, his disappearance remains a mystery. BBC 1985 documentary is largely based on the research of local MP David Clark.

LARGE CIVIC HALL, Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth

12 noon:Inventor of the Forty Foot Ferret: From first series of Roy Clarke's Last of the Summer Wine broadcast on 19 November 1973 with Bill Owen, Peter Sallis and original trio member Michael Bates as the arrogant Cyril Blamire.

1pm:We of the West Riding: Vivid 1946 description of life, work and recreation of one family in the West Riding by Ken Annakin, a director with a visual gift for flair and gift for story-telling who went on to be a major film director. Features the Holme Valley Choir.

2pm:The Classics: Bailey's BathHuddersfield Marketsand more.

Plus screening of Holme Valley's Sharing Memories' Sticklebacks and Swingboats: Chol Theatre; singer/song writer Jenny Goodman; Children’s Art School; Acapella; Honley J&I and Southgate Special School stage Songs and Stories of Hope Bank Pleasure Grounds. Take a ride on the big dipper, explore beneath the surface of the boating lake, be transfixed by the bear and listen to the story of Rita and Cyril who met at the Pleasure Grounds in the 1950s

3pm: Home James: Turn Again to Huddersfield. In 1972 our own Hollywood superstar returned to his home town and visited one of his favourite places, Holmfirth.

4pm: The Yorkshire Textile Industry by G. W. Barnes & Ripping Yarns by Alistair Macdonald. A new series of hort films exploring the contemporary textile industry in Kirklees including bespoke designer rugs and re-cycling, with surprising contemporary twists e.g. turning old jeans into car sound-proofing.

4.15pm: The Brook. Brook Motors 1960 affectionate look at the area including the Mills and Bamforth.

4.45pm: Repeat of the Classics.

LESSER CIVIC HALL, Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth

12.30pm: Early Film Restored George Melies1902A Trip to the Moon. Selection of Bamforth filmsMarian at Bamforth: Last surviving Bamforth actress talks in 1978 about her experiences. Film of pre-WW1 Holmfirth by local photographer Harry Bray. Mitchell & Kenyon's 1902 film of textile workers Chapel Hill, Huddersfield. Live soundtrack from Holmfirth's very own Barry Russell.

1.00:Wilbert Kemp: Man of the People 1904-1990: Tim Copsey's wonderful 2015 bio-documentary on Holmfirth's own playwright, actor and artist.

2.00:Dr Heather Norris Nicholson: Leading authority and local author of British Women Amateur Filmmakers: Amateur Creativity and a Sense of Place in Yorkshire talks about...

2.30: Miss Lockwood: The Lady Behind the Lens: Specially commissioned biographical documentary on the Valley's film chronicler for over half of a century.

PlusChanging Face of the Holme Valley from the 1940s to the 1970sHolmfirth in WartimeSnowArtists of the Holme Valley- Ashley Jackson, Trevor Stubley and Bamforth saucy postcard artist Arnold Taylor.

3.30:The Films of Lucy Fairbanks: Ian Baxter introduces a selection of films by Colne Valley film-maker form the 1930s/40s & 50s.

4.30: Holmfirth Hollywood. Director Ken Annakin’s visual flair and gift for storytelling is abundantly evident in this absorbing account of the experiences of a ‘typical’ Yorkshire family. By the late 1940s Annakin had migrated from government sponsored WW2 documentaries, such as this one, to feature films, his most famous being Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (1965). Director Ken Annakin’s visual flair and gift for storytelling is abundantly evident in this absorbing account of the experiences of a ‘typical’ Yorkshire family. By the late 1940s Annakin had migrated from government sponsored WW2 documentaries, such as this one, to feature films, his most famous being Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (1965).BBC 2006 Docudrama about how JamesBamforth, Holmfirth's painter and decorator at the beginning of the last century nearly made the town's film company into a major studio until the war intervened (and a lack of sunshine).

HOLMFIRTH TECH, Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth

12 noon onwards

Room One: Holmfirth Camera Club - the best of the Club's photographs of the area.

Room Two: Local Photographer David Sanderson presents images of Holmfirth in the 70s and the changes that have taken place.

Plus From The Brian Lawton Legacy collection, a selection of photographs featuring TV and film stars who visited Huddersfield and Halifax in the sixties.

Room Three: 12 noon Post-War Documentary Film

  • This Dim Little Island & A Diary for Timothy: Classics from visionary British documentary film-maker Humphrey Jennings - his much loved collaboration with EM Forster about war-end hopes (1946) and an elegiac poetic call to 'Wake up Britain' (1948) - are we going to 'have greed for money ousting decency from the world or to make the world a different place?'

  • Aston Martin win Le Man in 1959: The pinnacle of David Brown's motor racing success.

  • Looking at Britain: Industrial Town: An upbeat portrait by the Central Office of Information of a forward-looking Huddersfield in the early sixties.

  • Today in Britain: In 1964 journalist James Cameron narrates for a global audience a view by peter Hopkinson of pre-swinging sixties Britain as a cosmopolitan nation and a united kingdom.

  • The Shadow of Progress: Remarkable oil company (BP) film made in 1970 addressing ecological concerns head on and presenting, as was the fashion of the time, technology as the solution. Fifty years on, did it work out that way?

2pm: The Films of John Murray

John started as a photographer on the magazine Picture Post and has been making documentary films for 50 years. Talk and clips include Berry Brow, Huddersfield in the sixties.

3pm: The Films of Mike Wade

Screening and commentary of his latest films by local Video Artist Mike Wade, who has been filming the Valley for forty years, including Cliff Rec Celebrations, Beacons and Remembrance and the Tour de France.

4.pm: Remembering Bygone Huddersfield: A selection of clips and videos of post-war Huddersfield

 


Sun, 09/06/2019 - 2:00pm
Adults:
£5.00
121mins

This Foreign Language Oscar nominee and Cannes winner is a freakish documentary-like drama on the civil war in Ukraine's eastern region where the lawless fanatics in control of gangs unleash open conflict, crimes and looting. Kaleidoscope of fake-news and degradation: war film of the year?

 

Dir. Sergei Loznika (Ukraine 2018, 121mins 15)


Sun, 09/06/2019 - 2:00pm
Adults:
£5.00
119mins

Powerful and unsettling political satire; war film of the year? True story of a German deserter in the last days of the war who embarks on a brutal odyssey putting on the uniform of a SS officer. A chilling performance from Max Hubacher as the Captain.

 

Dir. Robert Schwentke (Germany 2018, 119mins 15)


Sun, 09/06/2019 - 2:00pm
120mins

An extraordinary, unsettling and starkly imaginative version of the Lewis Carroll tale. Not only different to the other productions but by far the best. First aired on the BBC on 28 December 1966 and starring a whole host of 60s British actors, it challenges the notion that we are now living in the golden age of television.

Dir. Jonathan Miller (UK 1966, 70mins PG)

Followed by a selection of the very best international short films screened by the Festival over the past ten years. Including films from Spain, France, America and the UK:

HBCC - Gaspar Palacio (France)

La Piñata - Manuel Arija (Spain)

La Carte - Stefan Le Lay (France)

Bon Appetite - Jon Turner (Manchester, UK)

The Adventures of Octocat - David O'Reilly (Ireland)

Fool's Day - Cody Blue Snider (USA) - Parents please note that this file contains some gore! (But in a fun way!)

The Runaway - Victor Carrey (Spain)

image - La Carte

image - The Adventures of Octocat

image - Fool's Day

NO TICKET REQUIRED.  This is a free event with a contribution collection - well worth the money!


Sun, 09/06/2019 - 4:30pm
60mins

Currently touring his critically acclaimed show, '75, on the 70s' EEC Referendum, twice nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Awards. You may know him as Gordon in the BBC's Two Doors Down, Ian Lavender in The Dad's Army Story or from the Alan Partridge show. This is a chance to hear and ask the Holmfirth born actor, writer and comedian about his career and how he got to where he is.

This is a free event - no ticket required


Sun, 09/06/2019 - 7:00pm
Children:
£4.00
Adults:
£5.00
136mins

12A

Holmfirth's own comedic actor introduces his favourite film - a film that Stanley Kubrick called the 'best historical drama ever made'.

 

The last weeks of one of the leaders of the French Revolution, George Danton, brilliantly played by Gerard Depardieu, and his battle with Robespierre in what is an overwhelming indictment of government oppression. The great Polish director created an Oscar winning film that still today, holds a mirror to the past and to the present.

 

Dir. Andrzej Wadja (France 1983 136mins 12)

 


Sun, 09/06/2019 - 7:00pm
Adults:
£5.00
100mins

Fundraiser for Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team

 

Oscar winning documentary of the year sees Alex Honnold attempt to conquer El Capitan's 900 metre vertical rock face, in Yosemite National Park, without a rope. More than a climbing film, this a breathless and astonishing story of perseverance.

 

Dir. Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi (US 2018, 100mins 15)


Sun, 09/06/2019 - 7:30pm
Adults:
£5.00
86mins

This documentary proved to be one of the most popular screenings from the Festival - and deservedly so. The story of three lost boxes recovered in Mexico in 2007. The boxes, misplaced in the chaos of WWII, contained 4,400 negatives of the war photographers of the Spanish Civil War, including those of Robert Capra. Beautiful score by Michael Nyman.

 

Dir. Trisha Ziff (Mexico 2011, 86mins 12)

 


Sun, 09/06/2019 - 7:30pm
Adults:
£5.00
107mins

True story of hard-drinking and broke author, Lee Israel (an excellent Melissa McCarthy), who hatches a scheme with fellow boozer, a typically great Richard E. Grant, to sell fake celebrity letters. Rich in character, funny, sad, and hugely enjoyable.

 

Dir. Marielle Heller (US 2018, 107mins 12)

 


Sun, 09/06/2019 - 7:30pm
Adults:
£5.00
98mins

In a run-down seaside town a dog groomer commits petty crimes for a former boxer who terrorises the neighbourhood. Winner of Best Actor at Cannes, Marcello Fonte is brilliant as the naive, small man who takes on the big bully in what is a really great modern western.

 

Dir. Matteo Garrone (Italy 2018, 98mins 15)