Cinecity 15th Brighton Film Festival

10 - 26 November

Listings: New Features

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New Features

Once again CINECITY gives you first sight of highly-anticipated, award-winning titles ahead of release and showcases films from around the world brought to Brighton for one-off screenings.

10
Nov

A darkly comic drama, with an unforgettable performance from Frances McDormand playing a mother who challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter’s murder.

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11
Nov

The hotly anticipated backstage account of Glastonbury’s hedonistic fun palace of burlesque, vaudeville and anarchic joy, Lost in Vagueness.

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11
Nov

An evocative exploration of the life-and-times of one of folk music’s most iconic figures, Shirley Collins.

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11
Nov

The true story of the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and ex-champ Bobby Riggs.

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11
Nov

The 100th film from the Japanese director Takashi Miike, featuring oodles of samurai action, gore, chaos, and striking scenery.

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12
Nov

A rousing behind-the-scenes profile of Salim Shaheen, Afghanistan’s most prolific actor/director.

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12
Nov

Skilfully blending playful experimentation with graceful storytelling, Wonderstruck is perfectly pitched to appeal to adults as well as younger viewers.

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12
Nov

A stylish, grown-up film inspired by Roland Barthes, starring Juliette Binoche.

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12
Nov

India’s ‘tent cinemas’ bring the wonder of the movies to far-flung towns and villages.

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12
Nov

Annette Bening and Jamie Bell star in this warm and tender romance between a legendary femme fatale and her younger lover.

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13
Nov

A passionate film about AIDS activism set in France in the late ’80s.

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14
Nov

Drama from Haneke about the European refugee crisis.

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14
Nov

A comedy by comedian Tim Vine in which a giant moth terrorises a small English village.

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15
Nov

Andrey Zvyagintsev’s latest state-of-the-nation feature about a couple coping with the disappearance of their son.

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15
Nov

Biography and drama by Michel Hazanavicius about French Nouvelle Vague filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard.

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16
Nov

Japanese action and horror film, directed by Sion Sono, that evolves around a young schoolgirl.

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16
Nov

Documentary about the making of television series Brass Eye that first aired in 1997.

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17
Nov

Art world satire starring Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss and Dominic West.

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17
Nov

Drama from French director Léonor Serraille about a young woman in modern Paris.

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18
Nov

Paddy Considine is the star, writer and director of this drama about boxing.

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19
Nov

Animated feature length film about a young girl who dresses up as a boy in order to look after her family.

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20
Nov

A playful road trip across France with Agnès Varda and photographer JR.

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20
Nov

A true-life celebrity murder case, set against the background of the 2011 Tahrir Square protests.

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20
Nov

John Trengove’s drama about homosexuality and homophobia in South Africa.

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21
Nov

A superbly constructed portrait of frustrated youth and American cowboy culture.

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21
Nov

Winner of this year’s Cannes Film Festival Grand Prize this is a sensitive profile of a coal producer in Congo.

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21
Nov

1940s Hollywood screen siren Hedy Lamarr’s extraordinary life included generating forward-thinking ideas for wireless communication.

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22
Nov

Clio Barnard’s brooding and emotive family drama, with a haunting soundtrack by PJ Harvey.

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22
Nov

The micro-aggressions within an all-male community are beautifully observed in this razor-sharp dissection of a culture-clash.

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23
Nov

Based on a real-life Mafia kidnapping with the story re-imagined as a supernatural fantasy.

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23
Nov

Eyes Wide Open cinema presents a film by queer film legend Bruce LaBruce about a dissident lesbian feminist cult in “Germwomany”.

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24
Nov

Andrew Haigh adapts Willy Vlautin’s novel, featuring an outstanding performance from newcomer Charlie Plummer.

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24
Nov

A fond portrait of ‘Tales of the City’ author, featuring contributions from Ian McKellen among others.

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25
Nov

A warm but unsentimental portrait of Cecil Beaton and his work.

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25
Nov

Based on Jonathan Ames’ 2013 novel about an unhinged protagonist who specialises in freeing the victims of child sex rings. Soundtrack by Jonny Greenwood.

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25
Nov

Intelligent Jersey-set thriller about a killer on the loose.

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26
Nov

A closely observed view of Helen Clark’s bid to become the United Nations’ first ever female Secretary-General.

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26
Nov

Spanish adventure film – Winner of the Special Jury Award at International Film Festival Rotterdam.

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26
Nov

Daniela Vega stars as Marina, a transwoman dealing with grief, transphobia and cold, humiliating officialdom.

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