We are delighted to be hosting the third Film Festival at Linden Hall Studio!
After the triumph of our European Film Festival & International Film Festival in 2023, this year we are trying something slightly different. Please do mark your calendars from April 11th to 13th as we present a lineup of five films over three consecutive days...
Within this series, we have selected five different films, each of which explore five different and distinct genres of cinema.
Each of these masterpieces of cinema embrace all the characteristics of what make a great horror / thriller / comedy etc., and are recognised as being the very best of what is possible to acheieve within those realms. However what pushes them forward, what makes these films some of the greatest works to ever dance the silver screen, is their ability to transcend beyond being simply restricted to that category.
Of course each auteur provides all that you would expect of a dusty gun slinger, a tortured star of yesteryear, the desperate convict who needs just one more job... Yet there is more here, more than any other film within these lanes, they seduce you into thinking you are on a particular route and then hit you with a sudden twist, an unexpected thought, a new direction. Creating a film experience which leaves you experiencing laughter and fear, unease and relief, comfort and ease, ever wondering, what next?
I hope you enjoy the latest festival at Linden Hall Studio
Linden Hall Studio
Friday 12th April ; CRIME
LE CERCLE ROUGE
Director- Jean- Pierre Melville
After leaving prison, master thief Corey crosses paths with a notorious escapee and an alcoholic former policeman. The trio proceed to plot an elaborate heist.
"Melville's plotting is outstanding; the characters are fully developed in multiple shades of gray; and the dialogue is crisp."
- EASY READER *****
1pm doors open
Screening introduction at 1:30pm
Friday 12th April ; BRITISH
Director- Ken Loach
A young boy, who has a difficult life, takes up an interest in falconry when he finds a kestrel. However, the harsh realities of life prove to be too much for the boy and his pet.
The ticket options are variable, with the choice of purchasing tickets to individual screenings (£10) as well as Festival Passes which offer discounts on attending more than one film.
Gold Festival Pass - Admission to all five screenings
Bronze Festival Pass - Admission to two screenings