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Rex Cinema: Incendies

Purbeck Film Festival   Incendies: A chance to see Denis Villeneuve’s Academy nominated film and where his impressive career began. Incendies is a multi-layered narrative that spans both numerous countries and characters over various timelines. Villeneuve controls his film perfectly as the mystery that lays at the heart of this tale about family, war, life …

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Rex Cinema: Fire of Love

Purbeck Film Festival   Fire of Love: Husband and wife volcanologists Katia and Maurice Krafft were at the top of their field throughout the 70s and 80s, pioneering the use of cameras to record spectacular volcanic eruptions throughout the globe. This sensitive documentary chronicles their love for the lava flow, rivalled only for their love …

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Rex Cinema: Day for Night

Purbeck Film Festival   Sixth and final film in our “Celebrating Cinema series” with introduction. Day for Night: Truffaut’s film, “Day for Night” was made in 1973 as a cinematic homage to movie making and to those who work within the industry. It takes place in Nice in the south of France. Truffaut himself plays …

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Rex Cinema: The Player

Purbeck Film Festival Fifth film in our “Celebrating Cinema series” with an introduction. The Player: Which rejected writer is sending death threats to a Hollywood executive? The Player depicts the innermost workings of Hollywood, the glamour, the pressures, the truth and the lies, all wrapped up in a coating of a genre called thriller. There …

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Rex Cinema: The Magic Box

Purbeck Film Festival Director: John Boulting Starring: Robert Donat, Maria Schell, Renee Asherson Biography, Drama | UK | 1951
1 hr 58 mins Fourth film in our “Celebrating Cinema series”. with Introduction by a cinema historian from Arts University Bournemouth. Robert Donat stars as William Friese-Greene, the overlooked British cinema trailblazer, who races against world competitors …

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Knoll House Hotel Movie – Elvis

Purbeck Film Festival Director: Baz Luhrmann
 Starring: Tom Hanks, Austin Butler, Olivia
De Jonge Biopic Drama Music | USA | 2022
2 hrs 39 mins Elvis movie screening at Knoll House Hotel: What a combination! Elvis, the King, all shook up and told by Baz Luhrmann, scintillating director whose injection of energy, colour and originality you may …

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Purbeck Film Festival

The UK’s longest running rural and coastal film festival Supported by the BFI and its South West Regional Hub the Purbeck Film Festival has, in its 27 years, continued to grow in terms of venues and audience numbers. Our primary aim is to provide a rich variety of cinematic experiences across a rural area which …

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