The Cambridge Film Festival will open on September 17 with the UK Premiere of Robert Guediguian’s The Army Of Crime, starring Simon Abkarian, Virginie Ledoyen and Robinson Stevenin.

The 29th edition of the festival, which runs until 27 September, will play host to 40 UK premieres including Park Chan-wook’s Cannes Jury winner Thirst and Alvaro Brechner’s  A Bad Day To Go Fishing, which was in the Cannes Critic week selection earlier this year.

Confirmed attendees include Jon Amiel, whose Charles Darwin drama Creation is screening at the festival, and Dominic Murphy, who will be introducing his feature debut White Lightnin’, starring Edward Hogg and Carrie Fisher.

A highlight of the festival will be a series of riverside screenings, with audiences being invited to watch films from punts on the River Cam.