Sebastian Rose's Life With MyFather (La Vie Avec Mon Pere) opens the Manchester annualCommonwealth Film Festival (ComFEST06) tommorow night.

The event features nine strands with films fromCommonwealth countries, including India, Australia and Canada.

It will also include its established Queerscreensection of gay and lesbian cinema.

"Notonly will COMFEST06 provide a fascinating showcase for the talent of filmmakers from all over the Commonwealth, its dynamism and vibrancy will show thatManchester is yet again the place to be!" said festival patron, Robert Powell.

ComFEST06 runs from 28th April - 7th May. Fulldetails of the programme can be found at