Pop-up Festival Cafe planned for SHIFF audiences

Don’t forget to frequent the pop-up SHIFF Cafe, operating this year two doors down from the Powell Theatre in Abbey Road.

The idea is to give support to and raise funds for the Zest Café which recently had its funding cut. The Zest Café operates from the Sherborne Centre for Wellbeing, a charity that works to remove the stigma of mental ill health and to support people with mental health problems through training, activities and employment.

The food will all be home-made so take a break between films and support your local community.

zest cafe

Flyers and tickets available!

The flyers for this year’s Sherborne International Film Festival are now ready for collection at the Tourist Information Centre. Tickets are also on sale so it’s time to make your mind up . . . a difficult choice, of course! The easiest option is to buy a season ticket – if you are seeing more than six films then you will save money with this ticket.

SHIFF 2014 opening film confirmed

This year’s SIXTH Sherborne International Film Festival is shaping up well with some intriguing films from across the globe. Just confirmed as the opening night film is ‘The Lunchbox’, a light-hearted romantic drama from India. This will open the festival on Thursday 23 October and other films take you from Italy and Norway to Japan and Singapore.

The Lunchbox

Watch out for details of the emerging programme over the next few weeks: everything should be confirmed by mid-August with ticket sales opening at the beginning of October.

 

Classic French Double-Bill Finalised

Details have been finalised for an evening featuring two classic French films on Saturday 29 March 2014. The highlight is Plein Soleil (1960) starring Alain Delon. This is the original film based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith, “The Talented Mr. Ripley”. Those who saw the 2000 version with Jude Law and Matt Damon may think it unsurpassable – but wait until you see this version, made 40 years before!

The other film planned for this amazing French double-bill programme is the fascinating François Truffaut thriller The Bride Wore Black (“La mariée était en noir” 1968) starring the enchanting Jeanne Moreau.

Both films are based on crime or thriller writers’ novels and both films pay homage to Alfred Hitchcock.

noir4

The films will be screened at the Powell Theatre and the double programme will start at 5.30 pm with “The Bride Wore Black”. There is a one hour interval between the first film and the second, “Plein Soleil”, which starts at 8.15 pm and finishes at 10.15 pm. There are no refreshments available in the interval so bring a baguette or saunter up/down to the pub during the one-hour break!

Tickets are available from the Sherborne Tourist Office priced at £5-50 each or £10 for both films – if purchased in advance. On the day tickets are available at the door from 5.00pm – 5.30pm and 7.45pm – 8.15pm at £6-00 each. Films start promptly at the stated times and doors may be closed once the performance begins. Any resulting proceeds will be donated to Rotary charities.

Alain Delon in Plein Soleil

Alain Delon in Plein Soleil

Dates confirmed for 2014

Put the dates in your diaries now! The Sherborne International Film Festival will take place in the Powell Theatre from Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th October 2014. We aim to make it the best ever!