The Cambridge Film Festival is back for another year with a focus on climate change, human rights, prison conditions and mental health. Screenings will take place in venues across the city.

The festival runs from 17 to 24 October.

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Family Romance LLC
Family Romance LLC
Docudrama about a company which hires out people to pretend to be family members.
Judy And Punch
Judy And Punch
Puppeteers Judy and Punch are trying to resurrect their marionette show. The show is a hit due to Judy's superior puppeteering but Punch's driving ambition and penchant for whisky lead to a inevitable tragedy that Judy must avenge.
Fire Will Come
Fire Will Come
A convicted arsonist returns to his rural home.
And Then We Danced
And Then We Danced
A dancer falls in love with his fiercest rival.
Meeting Gorbachev
Meeting Gorbachev
Werner Herzog interviews Mikhail Gorbachev and captures the human side of a world leader as he recalls his relationships with Reagan and Thatcher, his beloved wife Raisa and his dashed dream of lasting change.
By The Grace Of God
By The Grace Of God
When Alexandre learns that the priest who abused him as a boy is still working with children, he and other victims take action against the perpetrator.
Rocks
Rocks
A young girl is determined to keep the fact that there mother has left her and her younger brother alone from the authorities, through fear of being separated from him.
Brief Story From The Green Planet
Brief Story From The Green Planet
When Tania finds out that her grandma has spent her final years in the caring company of a cute purple alien, she embarks on a journey through small-town Argentina with two close friends to deliver the creature back to its origins.
Why Don't You Just Die
Why Don't You Just Die
A dark action comedy about a group of people brought together in the apartment of police detective Andrei: his resentful daughter, an angry thug and a cheated cop. Each one of them have a reason to want revenge.
Zero Impunity
Zero Impunity
Hybrid documentary exploring the use of rape and sexual violence in global conflict.
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Cambridge Film Festival Features

Diversity Rocks
Sarah Gavron and Theresa Ikoko on capturing the teenage spirit and pushing the industry forward
Celebrating sisterhood
Theresa Ikoko and Sarah Gavron on developing Rocks
Dressing up
Joanna Hogg, Tilda Swinton and Honor Swinton Byrne on the costumes in The Souvenir
Capturing a life behind the camera
Kim Longinotto and Ollie Huddleston on Shooting The Mafia
Let's dance
We look back at the partnership of dance and film and forward to the Dance:Film Festival
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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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