2018-19 ProgrammeWelcome to our 30th year of screening the best of world cinema here in Bradford on Avon.

The films are selected from top-scoring 'member's choices', together with award winners from the international film festivals.

Click on a film title or picture to see the cast list, trailer and reviews.

 

Buy a TicketClick on any red TICKET> link below a film. Your e- ticket will be sent to your email address - please present this ticket for admission (print or mobile phone).
Standby tickets can be bought on the door from 7.30pm.- subject to availability. Please note that we must follow UK film classification (BBFC) age restrictions. These are shown alongside each film.

F-Rated - a new feature at BOAFS

This indicates a film with a woman as Director or Scriptwriter - a Bath Film Festival initiative, now widely adopted. The ultimate motivation of the F-rating is to influence studios & producers to fund talented female film-makers & also to improve the huge gender pay differentials between actors.

 

LADY BIRD7th September 2018

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Greta Gerwig, 2017
English (US), 95 min, 15.
US comedy drama set in 2002. A heartfelt coming of age story that perfectly captures the bittersweet transition from adolescence to dawning adulthood, with Saoirse Ronan.

Sponsored by:
Doghouse
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THE SALESMAN21st September 2018

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Asghar Farhadi, 2017
Persian, 121 min, s/t, 12A.
Forced to leave their Tehran apartment due to building work, a young couple become embroiled in a very disquieting situation involving the previous tenant of the new flat.
Sponsored by:
Mr.Salvat
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GET OUT5th October 2018

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Jordan Peele, 2017
English (US), 102 min, 15.
It's time for a young African-American to meet his white girlfriend's parents for a weekend at their secluded estate in the woods. Before long the polite ambience will give way to a nightmare.
Sponsored by
Piha
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I AM NOT A WITCH19th October 2018

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Rungano Nyoni, 2017
English/Nyanja,92 min,s/t,12A.
A delicate satirical fable
about a young girl accused
of being a witch. It is set in
modern Zambia but portrays a world where witchcraft is accepted as a fact and can even be a tourist attraction.
Sponsored by
Ex Libris
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JOURNEY S END2nd November 2018

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Saul Dibb, 2017
English (UK), 105 min, 12A.
The centenary of the end of World War One is here with
a new film of R C Sherriff s
classic stage play set in the
front-line trenches.
It is expertly cast, well acted, powerful and heartfelt.
Sponsored by:
BoA Town Council
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IN BETWEEN23rd November 2018

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Maysaloun Hamoud, 2016 Arabic, 101 min, s/t, 15.
Three Palestinian women juggle modernity and tradition; we see them enjoy the freedom of Tel Aviv nightlife and we also see them with disapproving friends, families and partners.
Sponsored by:
BoA Womens 100
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THE DEATH OF STALIN7th December 2018

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Armando Iannucci, 2017
English (UK), 104 min, 15.
Audacious comedy chronicling the frantic power struggle for the Soviet leadership after the death of 'Uncle Joe'. With all the brawling and back-stabbing going on, just who IS running the country?
Sponsored by:
Orton Jewellery
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UNTOUCHABLE21st December 2018

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Olivier Nakache, 2011
French, 110 min, s/t, 15.
Uplifting comedy depicting the unlikely and good-natured camaraderie between two men - a disabled millionaire and an ex-convict - who, on the surface, would seem to have nothing at all in common.
Sponsored by:
Twinning Association
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THE PARTY11th January 2019

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Sally Potter, 2017
English (UK), 68 min, b&w, 15.
Janet hosts a party in her London home to celebrate her promotion. As the guests arrive, her husband seems preoccupied and it is clear that not everything is going down as smoothly as the red wine.
Sponsored by:
U3A
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THE HANDMAIDEN25th January 2019

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Park Chan-wook, 2016
Korea/Japan,146min,s/t,18.
A girl is hired as a lady's maid to a Japanese heiress who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate. The maid has a plan, but unexpected emotions arise. (explicit sex)
Sponsored by:
Brighterside
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LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP15th February 2019

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Whit Stillman, 2016
English (UK), 93 min, U.
London 1790s, recently widowed Lady Susan involves her daughter in schemes to secure a steady flow of money, with staggering success. An inventive film adapted from Jane Austen's early work.
Sponsored by:
Church St Practice
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FRANTZ1st March 2019

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Francois Ozon, 2017
Fr/Ger, 113 min, b&w, s/t, 12A.
In the aftermath of World War One, a young German woman grieves the death in France of her fiance. She then becomes involved with a mysterious Frenchman who comes to visit the grave in Germany.
Sponsored by:
Preservation Trust
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SWEET BEAN15th March 2019

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Naomi Kawase, 2015
Japanese, 113 min, s/t, PG.
The manager of a pancake stall is confronted by an elderly woman looking for work. A taste of her homemade bean jelly convinces him to hire her, starting a relationship that is about much more than food.
Sponsored by:
Travel Options 4U
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GOD S OWN COUNTRY29th March 2019

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Francis Lee, 2017
English (UK), 104 min, 15.
Young farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual boyfriends, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker sets Johnny on a new path.(explicit sex)
Sponsored by:
Ravello Restaurant
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THINGS TO COME12th April 2019

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Mia Hansen-Love, 2016
French, 102 min, s/t, 12A.
Natalie is a philosophy teacher, seemingly settled in her accomplished life. Then her husband drops a bombshell...
A soul-searching and intelligent film, with Isabelle Huppert.
Sponsored by:
Canal Trust Cafe
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Programme

Programme

We show 15 films from September to April.

 

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Membership

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Sponsors

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Location

About Us

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