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The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq to open Cambridge

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- Festival to focus on Catalan and new German cinema

The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq to open Cambridge
The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq by Guillaume Nicloux

The 34th Cambridge Film Festival (August 28-September 7) will open with Guillaume Nicloux’s The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq [+see also:
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]
. Other highlights include Writer/Director Rowan Joffe and novelist SJ Watson who will present Before I Go to Sleep [+see also:
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, starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and Mark Strong. Skip Kite will present his tribute Tony Benn: Will and Testament about the statesman who passed away in March, Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard’s 20,000 Days on Earth [+see also:
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, Sylvian Chomet’s Attila Marcel [+see also:
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]
, Pawel Pawlikowski’s Ida [+see also:
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trailer
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interview: Pawel Pawlikowski
interview: Pawel Pawlikowski
film profile
]
, Kelly Reichart’s Night Moves, David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars [+see also:
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making of
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]
and Anton Corbijn’s A Most Wanted Man [+see also:
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]
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The festival’s focus on new German cinema includes Dietrich Brüggemann’s Stations of the Cross [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: Dietrich Brüggemann
film profile
]
, Edgar Reitz’s Home from Home [+see also:
trailer
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]
, Jakob LassLove Steaks [+see also:
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]
, Jan Ole Gerster’s Oh Boy [+see also:
trailer
interview: Jan Ole Gerster
film profile
]
, Philip Gröning’s The Policeman’s Wife [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Philip Gröning
film profile
]
and Monika Treut’s Of Girls and Horses.

Building on two years of celebrating Catalan Cinema, the festival returns with a third programme of films including Sergio Caballero’s The Distance, Roger Gual’s Tasting Menu [+see also:
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trailer
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]
, Hammudi Al-Rahmoun Font’s Othello [+see also:
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]
, Jesus Monllao’s Son of Cain [+see also:
trailer
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]
and Mar Coll’s We all want what’s best for her [+see also:
trailer
festival scope
film profile
]
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The Cambridge Film Festival is operated by the charitable Cambridge Film Trust and funded by the British Film Institute.

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