Brighton Film Festival 2007

15 November - 2 December 2007

The Festival

The 5th edition of CINECITY opened with Ang Lee’s LUST, CAUTION, winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD with score from Nick Cave, THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY, Cannes-winner

4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS, PERSEPOLIS, JOY DIVISION, CARAMEL, IMPORT EXPORT and WATERLILIES were among the new features premiered.

Our retrospective programme celebrated some of the key city films made by British director Val Guest who passed away in 2006.  Brighton-set JIGSAW, 80,000 SUSPECTS, HELL IS A CITY and THE DAY THE EARTH CAUGHT FIRE all screened at the Duke of York’s.

24 x A SECOND Austrian avant-garde cinema was the focus for this special CINECITY programme devoted to the work of film-makers Peter Tscherkassky, Gustav Deutsch and Martin Arnold and the Viennese distributors sixpackfilm. We were delighted to welcome Gustav Deutsch and Peter Tscherkassky in person to present masterclasses; furthermore Peter Tscherkassky’s FRAME BY FRAME installation was presented at the University of Brighton.

To complement the WILLIAM KENTRIDGE: FRAGILE IDENTITIES exhibition, CINECITY hosted William Kentridge and Philip Miller’s NINE FILMS FOR PERFORMANCE Live Cinema event at the Sallis Benney Theatre.

Renowned VJ’s ADDICITIVE TV presented a memorable closing night event with film remixes and video mash-ups at Concorde 2.

 

 

The Printed Festival Programme

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