Following on from its 1,000th film screening earlier this year, Keswick Film Club is about to kick start it’s Autumn programme as planning begins for its next film festival. Keeping a film club running for such a long time is no mean feat in itself, but when you consider the fact that it’ll be hosting its 19th film festival in 2018, there’s clearly a lot of passion for film in the heart of the Lake District.
The film club is one of the oldest in operation in the UK, going all the way back to its formation in 1998, so it will also be celebrating its 20th anniversary next year. It’s 1,000th film screening was The Governess, a repeat viewing of the film it started with back in February 1999.
The Autumn programme will be getting underway in a couple of weeks and you can see all of the details below. It’ll open with the screening of Hannes Holm’s comedy drama A Man Called Ove, which picked up two nominations in the 2017 Academy Awards.
Keswick Film Club Autumn programme:
- Sunday 10th at 5pm – A Man Called Ove – Sweden (age rating – 15)
- Sunday 17th at 5pm – The Olive Tree – Spain (age rating – 15)
- Sunday 24th at 5pm – Certain Women – USA (age rating – 12A)
- Sunday 1st at 5pm – Land of Mine – Denmark (age rating – 15)
- Sunday 8th at 5pm – Aquarius – Brazil (age rating – 18)
- Sunday 15th at 5pm – Frantz – France/Germany (age rating – 12A)
- Sunday 22nd at 5pm – The Age of Shadows – S Korea (age rating – 15)
- Sunday 29th at 5pm – In Syria – Belgium (age rating – 15)
- Sunday 5th at 5pm – The Graduate – USA (age rating – 12A)
- Sunday 12th at 5pm – God’s Own Country – UK (age rating – 15)
- Sunday 19th at 5pm – Hotel Salvation – India (age rating – PG)
- Sunday 26th at 5pm – The Other Side of Hope – Finland (age rating – 12A)
- Sunday 3rd at 5pm – The Ghoul – UK (age rating – 15)
- Sunday 10th at 5pm – The Midwife – France (age rating – 12A)
- Sunday 17th at 5pm – After the Storm – Japan (age rating – PG)
19th Keswick Film Festival
The 2018 Keswick Film Festival will be taking place between the 22nd and 25th of February 2018. It will continue to build on the ongoing success of the short festival, which is set in the heart of the Lake District, so it’s got some great views to go with the exceptional film screenings.
Last year’s festival included screenings of of big hitting Academy Award winners, La La Land and Manchester By The Sea, along with Jeff Nichols biopic Loving, which earned Ruth Negga an Oscar nomination for Best Actress, and Denis Villeneuve’s incredible Arrival. There were also plenty of international films being screened, including Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman, which won the Best Screenplay and Best Actor awards at Cannes, and Laszlo Nemes’s Son Of Saul.
Details are yet to be announced for the films that will feature at the 19th festival, but it’s undoubtedly going to be another impressive selection.
Keswick Film Club reviews
In addition to the regular film screenings and impressive continuation of its annual film festival, the Keswick Film Club also features an audience review score system for all of the films that it puts on. Essentially, anyone that goes to the screening of a film gets to give it is a review score out of 100 and the Club then keeps a tally of the year’s results.
So far this year, New Zealand comedy The Hunt For The Wilderpeople is topping the scores with an average rating of 90%, following its screening as part of the Spring programme. It’s followed by Klaus Härö’s impressive drama, The Fencer, which picked up a score of 88% and Roschdy Zem’s Chocolat with 84%.