• Eve Watson

Nottingham International Film Festival Begins Today

For the third year running Nottingham welcomes the International Film Festival from 11 - 15 November with a mix of film genres to choose from.

The festival has opened today at Cineworld (Nottingham Ciy Centre) with feature documentary The Ballad of a Righteous Merchant, by Director Werner Herzog. Opening Night will also include some short films starring names such as Billy Bob Thornton, Alfred Molina and Stephen Graham. Across the week Cineworld will be showing the Peter Fonda starring comedy You Can’t Say No, about a married couple giving their marriage one final chance and documentary Laddie: The Man Behind The Movies, about legendary Hollywood producer Alan Ladd Jnr and features contributions from Hollywood stars Morgan Freeman, Sigourney Weaver, Ridley Scott and Ben Affleck.

The Nottingham Arts Theatre has partnered with the International Film Festival to host three nights, with tickets including both a session of short films followed by a feature presentation. This will allow audiences to experience a full night of cinema for the price of one ticket. Highlights include thriller Phantom Pain, about a man searching for the truth behind a family tragedy, fantasy comedy Behind The Mirror, short film Elsewhere with The Full Monty star Mark Addy and experimental documentary Every day The Same Thing which sees a London cabbie recount his experiences.

You can find out more about ticket prices and showings here. This is definitely not one to miss this week.