From 28 October to 9 November 2014 the 15th jubilee New British Film Festival will be held as part of the UK-Russia Year of Culture 2014.
The jubilee festival will be opened in Moscow on 28 October 2014 at Formula Kino Gorizont Cinema Hall (Komsomolsky prospect 21/10) by the film The Invisible Woman, directed by Ralph Fiennes. The nominee of two Oscars, Ralph Fiennes, who is famous worldwide for starring in films such as Schindler’s List, The English Patient, Onegin and In Bruges, has already worked as a film director.
The festival programme also includes a number of Russian premieres, including Lilting starring Ben Whishaw, Sunshine on Leith by Dexter Fletcher, God Help the Girl by Stuart Murdoch, and Snow in Paradise by Andrew Hulme.
As this year we will celebrate the 15th jubilee of the festival, we have prepared a special documentary programme, which will be screened at the Documentary Film Centre. Among other films, festival guests will see the biography of the legendary photographer Jane Bown, Looking for Light, as well as the film Various Songs: a film on Pete Fij and Terry Bickers by Peter Bromley, and a detective story, One Rogue Reporter by Rich Peppiatt and Tom Jenkinson — the latter was successfully presented at Sheffield Doc Fest this year.
We will also be continuing our traditional programme of retrospectives and the hero of this year is the legendary British film director, Mike Leigh. As part of his retrospective we will show films such as Life is Sweet and Topsy-Turvy.
To celebrate the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare, we will prepare a series of adaptations of his plays, including Now: in the Wings of a World Stage by Jeremy Whelehan and the contemporary interpretation of The Tempest by Rob Curry.
The festival will also include our traditional animation programme and a short film programme, as well as a series of New British Film Festival Talks.