CINECITY returns to Sussex this November bringing with it the very best in world cinema. The film festival takes place across cinemas in Brighton featuring a global mix of premieres and previews, treasures from the archive, a showcase of films made in the city and a programme which features a host of talks and education events.
The festival gives you first sight of highly anticipated titles ahead of their release and highlights many others brought to Brighton from around the world for one-off screenings.
This year’s line-up includes cinematic offerings from a diverse list of countries including Ethiopia, Guatemala, Chile, Japan, Mexico, Hungary and many more. Last year saw the UK premiere of the critically-acclaimed Birdman, featuring Michael Keaton and Edward Norton, as well as previews of The Duke of Burgundy, The Tribe and Girlhood, and this year’s line-up looks set to top it.
Documentaries, dramas and artists’ films exploring cinema itself form a special festival focus, while world cinema, first features, coming of age and a celebration of love are also at the heart of 2015’s ambitious programme.
In a particularly strong line-up this year there are many notable debuts throughout the fortnight of film, including Laszlo Nemes’ astonishingly brutal but brilliantly original Hungarian Holocaust drama Son of Saul, winner of the Grand Prix at this year’s Cannes.
Other highlights include The Witch, a supernatural horror set in the 1600s, Lamb, a drama set amidst the mountains of Ethiopia, Chloe Zhao’s Songs My Brother Taught Me and the award-winning Ixcanul Volcano.
Bringing a real sense of discovery, CINECITY uncovers the new talents coming out of the film industry before everyone else. Films will be playing across Brighton during the festival, including Duke of York’s and Duke’s at Komedia, along with a host of other venues throughout the city.
However, for four nights only the Royal Pavilion will also get involved with CINECITY as it celebrates one of the festival’s themes; Love. The Music Room of Brighton’s royal pleasure palace will be transformed into a picture house and is the perfect backdrop for a host of classics in praise of love. This special pop-up includes the cinematic spectacle of Doctor Zhivago as well as Brief Encounter, Letter From an Unknown Woman, My Beautiful Laundrette, Vertigo and Orlando.
Tickets for all screenings go on sale on 23 October and for more information or for the full programme visit www.cine-city.co.uk