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Kidnap comedy to open Cambridge

7 August 2014 5:10 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Festival will also see director Rowan Joffe and novelist Sj Watson present Before I Go To Sleep, starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and Mark Strong.

The 34th edition of the Cambridge Film Festival (Aug 28 - Sept 7) is to open with The Kidnapping Of Michel Houellebecq, Guillaume Nicloux’s comedy-drama based in part on true events.

It recounts the disapperance of reclusive French novelist Michel Houellebecq during a book tour in 2011. The rumours of his whereabouts led to endless speculation, including a kidnapping. The film, which stars the novelist as himself, will be presented at the festival by Nicloux.

Special guests at this year’s festival include writer-director Rowan Joffe and novelist Sj Watson who will present Before I Go To Sleep, an amnesiac thriller starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and Mark Strong.

Skip Kite will present his timely tribute to late politican Tony Benn: Will and Testament, while Andrew Sinclair, director of 1972’s »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Southend Film Festival, Sci-Fi London: this week's new film events

25 April 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Southend Film Festival | Sci-Fi London | We Heart Miyazaki | Rooftop Film Club

Something of a coup for the festival this year: two "new" Peter Sellers films. Freshly restored, having been discovered in a skip, 1950s shorts Dearth Of A Salesman and Insomnia Is Good For You screen at the opening gala, along with another rare Sellers short Cold Comfort. It's the first time they've screened in 60 years. There are plenty more retro treats in the mixed selection, including Sellers and Ringo Starr in groovy 1960s comedy The Magic Christian; Barbara Stanwyck in Lady Of Burlesque, a tale of strippers strangled by their G-strings; and Bette Davis in the Busby Berkeley-enhanced Fashions Of 1934; not to mention punk casualties John Otway and Bruno Wizard, both accompanying their comical biodocs.

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Niagara Integrated Film Festival launches

22 April 2014 7:43 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The event led by Toronto International Film Festival founder Bill Marshall is set to run from June 19-22.

Gala premieres include the world premiere of Restrung, Mike Enns’ portrait of Disney animator Randall Wyn Fullmer, the North American premiere of Felix Herngren’s Swedish Blockbuster The Hundred Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared and animation Ribbit featuring the voices of Sean Astin and Russell Peters.

The roster includes Emilio Aragon’s A Night In Old Mexico starring Robert Duvall, Stuart Murdoch’s God Help The Girl and Ira Sachs’ gay-marriage drama Love Is Strange with John Lithgow and Alfred Molina.

The Canadians-At-Cannes shorts curated by Danny Lennon include Kyle ThomasThe Post, Moira Sauer’s The Provider and Felix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphael’s The Sparkling River.

The line-up includes two shorts films from the 1950s starring Peter SellersDearth Of A Salesman and Insomnia Is Good For You.

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Niagara Integrated festival launches

22 April 2014 6:43 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The event led by Toronto International Film Festival founder Bill Marshall is set to run from June 19-22.

Gala premieres include the world premiere of Restrung, Mike Enns’ portrait of Disney animator Randall Wyn Fullmer, the North American premiere of Felix Herngren’s Swedish Blockbuster The Hundred Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared and animation Ribbit featuring the voices of Sean Astin and Russell Peters.

The roster includes Emilio Aragon’s A Night In Old Mexico starring Robert Duvall, Stuart Murdoch’s God Help The Girl and Ira Sachs’ gay-marriage drama Love Is Strange with John Lithgow and Alfred Molina.

The Canadians-At-Cannes shorts curated by Danny Lennon include Kyle ThomasThe Post, Moira Sauer’s The Provider and Felix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphael’s The Sparkling River.

The line-up includes two shorts films from the 1950s starring Peter SellersDearth Of A Salesman and Insomnia Is Good For You.

“Just as Tiff »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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