Friday 26 February – Sunday 13 March
“This year the festival is taking a few risks and showing some exciting and obscure films from new or relatively unknown Directors and offering the chance to sample new and visionary filmmaking with themes and stories about displacement, identity and diversity”
Today is the start of the Borderlines Film Festival featuring films showing at venues across Herefordshire, Shropshire and the Welsh border.
With nearly 100 films, there is a wide variety to choose from, with previews of films yet to go on general release, some of which have won prizes at major International Film Festivals and from all parts of the globe.
This year the festival is taking a few risks and showing some exciting and obscure films from new or relatively unknown Directors and offering the chance to sample new and visionary filmmaking with themes and stories about displacement, identity and diversity and offering unique insights into the lives and cultures of different European countries and shining a spotlight on both British film and world cinema.
A Bigger Splash Film Trailer..
Films include major Hollywood blockbusters such as The Revenant starring Leonardo DeCaprio, Quention Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight and The Martian starring Matt Damon to two intriguing, low budget films about sheep farming!.. there are diverse films celebrating Romani cinema with a question and answer session at Hereford Courtyard to all seven feature films by Russian Director Andrei Tarkovsky made in Russia and in exile. There are films by classic Directors such as Akira Kurasawa and Roman Polanski.
The Incredibly Strange Film Band..
There’s a Festival of British Cinema at venues in Hay On Wye including a pop-up cinema on the last weekend, music events including a performance by The Incredibly Strange Film Band and a screening and discussion for young filmmakers with The Rural Media Company/BFI/IntoFilm/Arts Connect. There is something for everyone and it’s a great chance to see some new and exciting films you may not have heard of.
Tickets are on sale from the central box office either online or by telephone : 01432 340555 or in person from The Courtyard in Hereford and various venues.