Now in its fourth year, Cinema Rediscovered in Bristol has become a staple in the film calendar, especially has it not only focuses on older films and bringing them into focus but it also pushes film criticism to the forefront. With talks and panels and the workshop for up and coming critics, the discussion about the state of criticism and what the future holds isn’t something you’d find at any other film festival.
Screening films more well known such as ‘Kind Hearts and Coronets’ celebrating its 70th anniversary and Hitchcock’s ‘Notorious’ ahead of its re-release back into cinemas, alongside these are new documentary, ‘Filmfarsi’ delving into the near forgotten world of Iranian cinema and forgotten gems such as ‘Une Femme Douce’. They also weaved a theme within the festival exploring gluttony, decadence and resistance, screening British classic, ‘The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover’ and French Italian classic ‘La Grande Bouffe’.
With the Cotswold gin flowing and the film discussions abundant, the Watershed, home for the festival and as Bristol’s shining beacon for film, the festival was a great place to catch up with fellow film fans and critics alike as well as discover something new/old that you hadn’t seen before. Looking forward to next year and what the Cinema Rediscovered team create.
Having seen ‘Notorious’ for the first time, I wrote a separate post about it which can be read HERE.
I will also being writing about ‘Eyes of Laura Mars’ which was also a first time watch for me, presented by a favourite collective of mine, The Final Girls. Post to come soon!