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The Cheltenham International Film Festival returned in 2021 with a line-up of 35 films available to stream online. Opening with The Father, which had won Anthony Hopkins an Oscar just two months previously, it closes with Stephen Cookson's Brighton, based on the Steven Berkoff play. There were also live interviews with directors and a special conversation with acclaimed director and producer Stephen Frears.

The festival runs from 24 May to 5 June.

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Cheltenham Latest Reviews

I Never Cry
I Never Cry
A woman travels to Ireland to repatriate her father's body after he dies in a workplace accident.
My Wonderful Wanda
My Wonderful Wanda
Wanda nurses the patriarch of the wealthy Wegmeister-Gloor family. When an unexpected complication arises, family secrets come to light.
High Ground
High Ground
The sole survivor of a massacre as a child, Gutjuk is recruited 12 years later to hunt for a violent Aboriginal warrior.
Winona
Winona
Four young women gambol on a beach. A day of play for close friends, it seems, but there's a reason they’re here.
The Night Of The Beast
The Night Of The Beast
Iron Maiden, Bogota, 1980. A dream come true for two young metalheads who are determined to see the band.
The Atlantic City Story
The Atlantic City Story
Hitting Atlantic City, Jane forms an unlikely bond with a young gambler. But she can’t run from her marriage forever.
Wet Season
Wet Season
In Singapore, teacher Ling becomes the object of an infatuation when she takes one of her students under her wing.
The Swordsman
The Swordsman
A blind swordsman fights to protect his daughter and is forced to confront an old enemy.
The Father
The Father
Anthony is 80 years old. He lives alone in London and refuses the caregivers that his daughter tries to impose upon him. Yet his need for help is becoming more pressing.
Father
Father
Nikola’s children are taken away from him after social services decide that he is too poor to provide them with a decent living environment. He sets off on foot to lodge a complaint in Belgrade.
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Cheltenham International Film Festival Features

I found out I'm a romantic guy at heart
Adam Rehmeier on directorial control, collaboration and music in Dinner In America
Exploring an inner life
Ric Burns on capturing empathy and courage in Oliver Sacks: His Own Life
Beyond the garden
Flavio Alves on telling authentic stories, representing violence, and The Garden Left Behind
Cultivating a story
Flavio Alves on the lives of trans women and undocumented immigrants, and The Garden Left Behind
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