This year's edition of the festival is taking place online, but that doesn't mean that there's any reduction in the quality of variety of the films screening, and there are still Q&As with filmmakers taking place. This year's opening film was Lost Transmissions.

The festival runs from 8 to 14 June.

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Cheltenham Latest Reviews

The Space Between The Lines
The Space Between The Lines
An accidental meeting online turns into a lengthy correspondence that comes to feel more and more important to the two people involved.
Nobadi
Nobadi
A grumpy pensioner hires a migrant from Afghanistan to bury his dead dog.
Paradise
Paradise
A Sicilian slushie vendor is enrolled in a witness protection programme after observing a Mafia killing
Running To The Sky
Running To The Sky
In a beautiful mountain village in Kyrgyzstan, a 12-year-old is fiercely loyal to a father brought low by drink and divorce. The kid can run faster than anyone else in school and his ability might be the key to the family’s salvation, especially given the prizes in some local races
Son-Mother
Son-Mother
Hard working widow, Leila, is tirelessly trying to provide for her infant daughter and 12 year-old-son, Amir. A marriage proposal from kind hearted Kazem could be the solution to all of her financial troubles. Unfortunately, as Kazem has a young daughter of his own, tradition dicates that Amir will be unable to live with them.
Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago
Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago
A documentary that brings to life Barry Gifford’s autobiographical collection The Roy Stories, capturing a childhood in a vanished 1950s Chicago through a jazzy, impressionistic combination of beguiling archive footage, animation and spoken word.
Supernova
Supernova
Three men, one place, and one event that will change each of their lives.
Cunningham
Cunningham
Profile of choreographer Merce Cunningham.
White Riot
White Riot
Profiling punk reggae protest movement Rock Against Racism.

Cheltenham International Film Festival Features

Sweet home Chicago
Rob Christopher on storytelling, hidden truths, Barry Gifford and Roy’s World
Other dimensions
Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener in conversation on the choreography of Merce Cunningham
Immerse yourself
Alla Kovgan on Merce Cunningham, Robert Rauschenberg, Rei Kawakubo and the 3D for Cunningham
Sculpting a film
Andrey Paounov on Christo and Walking On Water

Cheltenham International Film Festival News

Cheltenham announces opening and closing films
Lost Translations and White Riot to bookend online festival
News

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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