The clock is ticking down…

stopwatchAnd there’s only 9 days to go before our annual celebration of film and film-making begins – have you bought your tickets yet?

Chorleywood Film Festival runs from 22 to 25 February and in addition to a great selection of films, we’ve added some new elements – including a ‘live’ session with one of Britain’s most successful film directors!

Proceedings get underway on Thursday evening (22nd) with our Movie Quiz Night . You don’t need to be an expert film buff to enjoy this fun test of your movie knowledge, compiled by the Film Club’s own resident Quizmaster.

Our opening film on Friday evening (23rd) is the visually stunning, BAFTA and Oscar nominated Loving Vincent (12). Dealing with the life and death of famous Dutch post-impressionist painter, Vincent van Gogh, it brings his extraordinary painting style to life.

Festival Saturday (24th) is jam packed with goodies – starting with the Young Film-makers Session on Saturday morning. The winning entries from the Young Film-makers Competition will be announced and shown…. PLUS special guest, David Yates –Director of the last 4 Harry Potter films and‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’ – will be with us in person, talking about his career in film-making and participating in a Q&A with the audience.

On Saturday afternoon there’s a really terrific Australian children’s drama – Paper Planes (U) –about a young schoolboy with a passion for everything that flies and his challenge to compete in the World Paper Plane Championships in Japan.  And when the film ends, we’ll be holding our very own paper plane flying competition!

Lars and the Real Girl  (12) is a hugely enjoyable comedy drama and just the thing for a Saturday night at the movies.  It features a great performance from Ryan Gosling, as a sweet but socially inept young man who develops a romantic, attachment to a life size doll.

The Festival closes on Sunday afternoon (25th) with the entertaining historical drama, Victoria & Abdul(12). Starring Judi Dench and directed by Stephen Frears, the film is based on the fascinating true story of Queen Victoria’s controversial relationship with a handsome young Indian clerk who joined the Royal Household in the latter years of her reign.

All events take place in the War Memorial Hall and tickets are now on sale at Chorleywood Bookshop and online.  For further information and to watch all the trailers, please visit our Festival Programme page.

Chorleywood Film Festival 2018 is being sponsored by the village’s own specialist travel agency, Ultimate Destinations, with Hetheringtons estate agents providing marketing support.

Whether you are a passionate film buff, or simply enjoy watching movies, do come and join us – the programme has something for everyone!

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