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2017-18 Progamme
Programme
Welcome to our 29th year of screening the best of world cinema here in Bradford on Avon.
The films are selected from top-scoring 'member's choices', together with award winners from the international film festivals.



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THE EAGLE HUNTRESS
Otto Bell
2016, Kazakh, 87min,U, s/t
A 13-year-old aims to become the first female eagle hunter in twelve generations of her Kazakh nomad family. It Is a personal journey that also embraces the natural world, coming of age and modernity.
Sponsored by:
BoA Town Council
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A UNITED KINGDOM
Amma Asante
2016, UK English, 111min,12A
In 1947 the young king of Botswana met, then married, a white Londoner, to a storm of tribal and political opposition. South Africa threatened the British: thwart the marriage or be denied uranium and gold.
Sponsored by:
U3A
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EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT
Ciro Guerra
2015,Spanish,124min,12A,s/t
Inspired by the journals of two explorers a generation apart, who travelled through the Amazon in search of a sacred psychoactive plant. Both were guided by the same shaman, the last survivor of his people.
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Brighterside
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BARNEY THOMSON
Robert Carlyle
2015, UK English, 96min, 15
An awkward, diffident Glasgow barber lives in desperate mediocrity, but his life is about to go into the fast lane as he accidentally enters a grotesque and comically absurd world of a serial killer.
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Galleries Freshford
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LE HAVRE
Aki Kaurismaki
2011, French, 93min, PG, s/t
A Congolese illegal immigrant teenager is escaping from the police while he is trying to get to England. Marcel befriends the boy, enlisting neighbours to hide him. A loveable film in a seemingly heartless world.
Sponsored by:
French Twinning Association
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BURN, BURN, BURN
Chanya Button
2015, UK English, 105min, 15
After the death of a friend, two girls in their twenties embark on a road trip to spread his ashes at locations of emotional significance. Dan is in the glove box, in Tupperware, with less of him as the trip progresses.
Sponsored by:
Travel Options 4U
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THE OLIVE TREE
Iciar Bollan
2016, Spanish, 99min, 15, s/t
A 2000 year old tree is sold off by two brothers against the wishes of their elderly father. Ten years later an internet search by his granddaughter locates the tree in Germany and she plans to rescue it.
Sponsored by:
BoA Preservation Trust
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JULIETA
Pedro Almodovar
2016, Spanish, 99min, 15, s/t
From a chance meeting, Julieta learns that the daughter who abandoned her has resurfaced. This starts a painful reflection of her chequered past, and the moments of pain that have come to define her current life.
Sponsored by
Ex Libris
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NERUDA
Pablo Larrain
2016, Spanish, 107min, 15, s/t
A detective is hunting for poet and politician Pablo Neruda (Il Postino), who has become a thorn in the side of the fascists, a fugitive in his own country. An imaginative portrait melded with a cat and mouse caper.
Sponsored by:
Ravello Italian Restaurant
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LION
Garth Davis
2016, English, 118min, PG
5 year old Saroo gets lost on a train that takes him across India to Kalkata where he must survive alone. 25 years later, with the help of Google Earth and a handful of memories, he sets out to find his lost family.
Sponsored by:
Wharf Cafe
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THE ASSASSIN
Hsiao-Hsien Hou
2015,Mandarin,105min,12A,s/t
In 8th Cent. China, a general's daughter is handed over to a nun who initiates her into the martial arts, transforming her into an exceptional assassin. Then she is sent to kill the man to whom she was betrothed.
Sponsored by:
Mr Salvat
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QUEEN OF KATWE
Mira Nair
2016, US English, 124min, PG
A young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda is introduced to the game of chess. She gains the confidence to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.
Sponsored by:
Orton Jewellery
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I, DANIEL BLAKE
Ken Loach
2016, UK English, 100min, 15
A 59 year old carpenter who is recovering from a heart attack befriends a single mother and her two kids as they cope with an impersonal benefits system. Equal amounts of humour, warmth and despair.
Sponsored by:
Climate Friendly Bradford
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HIDDEN FIGURES
Theodore Melfi
2016, US English, 127min, PG
A team of African-American women mathematicians play a vital role in NASA during the early years of the space programme. It celebrates an overlooked contribution from a key moment in US history.
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Church Street Practice
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6th October 2017
20th October 2017
3rd November 2017
24th November 2017
1st December 2017
15th December 2017
12th January 2018
26th January 2018
9th February 2018
23rd February 2018
9th March 2018
23rd March 2018
You can buy tickets for any of our shows, price 5.00 GBP, on the door, or ONLINE by clicking on this link: TICKETS>.
Your e- ticket will be sent to your email address - please print out and present this ticket for admission.

Please note that we must follow UK film classification (BBFC) age restrictions. These are shown alongside each film.

F-Rated - a new feature at BOAFS
This indicates a film with a woman as Director, Scriptwriter or actor in a significant role - a Bath Film Festival initiative, now widely adopted. The ultimate motivation of the F-rating is to influence studios & producers to fund talented female film-makers & also to improve the huge gender pay differentials between actors.
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HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE
Taika Waititi
2016, NZ English, 101min, PG
A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush. Charmingly offbeat with a poignant, funny and deeply affecting message.
Sponsored by:
Piha
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