Bradford International Film Festival 2009

Strand to mark Bradford’s bid to become the first UNESCO City of Film, celebrates the city’s rich and varied cinematic heritage.

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The Day The Earth Stood Still The Day The Earth Stood Still
The Day The Earth Stood Still and Pierrepoint
The Day The Earth Stood Still (Country: US; Year: 1951; Director: Robert Wise; Writer: Edmund H. North, Harry Bates; Stars: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe, Billy Gray, Frances Bavier, Lock Martin), Trailer
An alien comes to Earth to find out whether human civilisation is dangerously hostile or deserving of a chance.
Pierrepoint (The Last Hangman) (Country: UK; Year: 2005; Director: Adrian Shergold; Writer: Jeff Pope; Stars: Timothy Spall, Juliet Stevenson, Eddie Marsan, Cavan Clerkin, James Corden, Joyia Fitch, Clive Francis, Christopher Fulford, Claire Keelan, Ben McKay, Tobias Menzies)
The most famous hangman in Britain goes about his business.
Room at the Top (Country: UK; Year: 1959; Director: Jack Clayton; Writer: John Braine, Neil Paterson, Mordecai Richler; Stars: Simone Signoret, Laurence Harvey, Heather Sears, Donald Wolfit, Donald Houston, Hermione Baddeley, Allan Cuthbertson, Raymond Huntley, John Westbrook, Ambrosine Phillpotts)
Bradford-set film about an ambitious clerk.

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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