The 30th Cambridge Film Festival will open with the UK premiere of Luc Besson’s fantasy costume drama The Extraordinary Adventures Of Adele Blanc-Sec starring Louise Bourgoin and Mathieu Amalric.
The film had its world premiere at the Brussels Fantasy Film Festival in April.
Nigel Cole’s Made In Dagenham, which is world premiering at the Toronto Film Festival, will close the festival, which runs from Sept 16-26 in the UK city of Cambridge and is funded by regional agency Screen East.
The line-up also includes Gareth Edward’s sci-fi thriller Monsters, Berlin Silver Bear winner If I Want To Whistle I Whistle, Ed Bye’s Round Ireland With A Fridge and Bernard Rose’s Howard Marks biopicMr Nice starring Rhys Ifans.
This year’s edition will have a strong focus on documentaries, with screenings including US doc Human Terrain, Nicolas Philibert’s Nenette and Patrick McGrady’s Wagner and Me, narrated by and featuring Stephen Fry.
Other festival highlights will include a Q&A event with Stephen Frears, and a talk by producer Jan Harlan, Stanley Kubrick’s brother in law, about the director’s work.
Festival director Tony Jones said: “Luc Besson is a prolific writer, producer and director and a perennial favourite with Cambridge audiences. Over the years we’ve screened many of his films – Angel-A, Subway, The Last Battle, Leon, Nikita – so we’re thrilled to kick off our 30th edition with his latest.”