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Brighton’s film festival will return in early November for our 19th edition.

Thu 04 Nov - Sat 06 Nov THURS 4TH - 5PM, 7PM, 9PM
FRI 5TH - 3PM, 5PM
SAT 6TH - 3PM, 5PM, 7PM, 9PM

ACCA

People Like Us: Gone, Gone Beyond

Unexpected narratives expand and unravel around you, in this immersive, 360-degree cinematic installation. Fragments of familiar and experimental films interact with song and audio clips... Read more

Fri 05 Nov / 8:45pm

Duke of York's

Ali & Ava

Nurturing and loving teaching assistant Ava (Claire Rushbrook) and fun and warm property manager Ali (Adeel Akhtar) meet and begin an unlikely romance. She is... Read more

Sat 06 Nov / 12pm

Duke of York's

15

Woman Of The Dunes

An entomologist travels to remote sand dunes inspecting insects. When he misses the last bus back, the villagers take him to a widow’s hut to... Read more

Sat 06 Nov / 3:30pm

Duke of York's

U

The Afterlight

A ghostly collage of black & white films from the first half of the 20th Century cut together in sequences reminiscent of the most precious... Read more

Sat 06 Nov / 8:15pm

Depot

The Power of the Dog

In 1925 on a sprawling Montana cattle ranch, the Burbank Brothers live in relative isolation. Phil (Benedict Cumberbatch) is savage and scornful whilst George (Jesse... Read more

Sun 07 Nov / 6pm

Duke of York's

Petite Maman

After the death of her grandmother, eight-year-old Nelly and her mother travel to her mother’s childhood home to clear it out. Whilst there she meets... Read more

Sun 07 Nov / 6pm

Depot

Cow

An observation of the daily life of two dairy cows, tracking from birth to death and day to night, occurrences on a farm. The camera... Read more

Mon 08 Nov / 8:30pm

Fabrica

CINECITY OPEN

RUNNING WITH TRAINS DIR: RONNIE & ROSS JAMESON. 4 MINS. Ronnie Jameson is an autistic boy for whom the Covid lockdowns in 2020 and 2021... Read more

Mon 08 Nov / 5:30pm

Fabrica

CINECITY OPEN

RUNNING WITH TRAINS DIR: RONNIE & ROSS JAMESON. 4 MINS. Ronnie Jameson is an autistic boy for whom the Covid lockdowns in 2020 and 2021... Read more

Mon 08 Nov / 7:45pm

Depot

CLAY & BONE

This poetic documentary from director Brian McClave (co-director of A Year in an English Garden) examines the Crossrail Project, a new 73-mile railway line which... Read more

Mon 08 Nov / 8pm

Duke of York's

15

Drive My Car

Based on the Haruki Murakami short story Men Without Women, Drive My Car assembles a theatre director recently diagnosed with an eye condition, his pretty... Read more

Tue 09 Nov / 8:30pm

Fabrica

CINECITY: NEW VOICES

ME, MYSELF AND ID DIR: CHANDLER THORNBER. 5 MINS. In a time of self-isolation, lockdown and stay at home orders, it’s easy for people to... Read more

Tue 09 Nov / 6pm

Fabrica

CINECITY: NEW VOICES

ME, MYSELF AND ID DIR: CHANDLER THORNBER. 5 MINS. In a time of self-isolation, lockdown and stay at home orders, it’s easy for people to... Read more

Tue 09 Nov / 6:30pm

Duke of York's

15

Maisie

In Lee Cooper’s debut documentary feature, we follow ‘Maisie Trollette’, alter-ego of Britain’s oldest Drag Artist David Raven, whose 85th birthday is fast approaching. A... Read more

Tue 09 Nov / 8pm

Depot

Memoria

Set in Columbia, Jessica – played by the always brilliant Tilda Swinton – is startled by an ominous sound that no one else can hear.... Read more

Wed 10 Nov / 6:30pm

Duke of York's

U

Ghost Amber

Blending animation, documentary, archive material and fantasy elements, Ghost Amber is a poetic reflection on the slow vanishing of analogue film. Shot in Taiwan, Europe... Read more

Wed 10 Nov / 8:30pm

Depot

PARIS, 13th DISTRICT

A love triangle set in contemporary Paris, in which Emilie a call centre worker, Camille a high school teacher, and Nora a law student, become... Read more

Wed 10 Nov / 8:50pm

Dukes at Komedia

Hit The Road

A family of four take a road trip across Iran, the reasons of which are initially unclear to us. There is tension in the car,... Read more

Thu 11 Nov / 8:15pm

Depot

Record

Record opens with a quote from Michel Foucault “maybe the target is not to discover who we are but reject what we are”. Tracing her... Read more

Thu 11 Nov / 8:50pm

Duke of York's

Lamb

Set on a remote and beautiful sheep farm in Iceland, this haunting film follows a married couple clearly living in the shadow of grief. Things... Read more

Fri 12 Nov / 8:15pm

Depot

Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

A winner at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy comprises three distinct short stories: a love triangle, a seduction and an... Read more

Fri 12 Nov / 8:30pm

Duke of York's

The Electrical Life of Louis Wain

Benedict Cumberbatch performs with panache as Louis Wain in this colourful and charming, unconventional biopic of the eccentric Victorian-era London artist. Sole breadwinner for his... Read more

Sat 13 Nov / 1pm

Duke of York's

12A

The Rumba Kings

The history of Belgium’s colonial rule over the Democratic Republic of Congo is brutal, “an entire kingdom was turned into a factory”. But in the... Read more

Sat 13 Nov / 2:45pm

Depot

U

EXPLORING: THE MOON AND THE SLEDGEHAMMER

This year marks the 50th anniversary of The Moon and the Sledgehammer, a documentary dedicated to the Page family who lived off-grid in a six-acre... Read more

Sat 13 Nov / 9pm

Duke of York's

Titane

A young girl, Alexia, is in a severe car crash that results in her needing brain surgery and a titanuim implant that has a strange... Read more

Sun 14 Nov / 5pm

Depot

Home Movie (2020)

When Caroline Pick moved home in 2012, she discovered a pile of film cans that had been stored, unopened, in a wardrobe for over 5... Read more

Sun 14 Nov / 6:45pm

Depot

Flee

Winner of the World Cinema Documentary Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, Flee is a stylish blend of vibrant animation and archive footage. When Amin was... Read more

Sun 14 Nov / 8:30pm

Duke of York's

The Souvenir Part II

In the first chapter of The Souvenir we saw Julie, a film student based on Hogg’s own early life, fall in love and start a... Read more

Wed 17 Nov - Sat 27 Nov Various, see ACCA Website

ACCA

Amartey Golding: BRING ME TO HEAL

Amartey Golding’s UK tour Bring Me to Heal will launch at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts from 17-27 November 2022. The new large-scale... Read more