21st Chichester International Film Festival

With the Edinburgh International Film Festival a sadly distant memory and a little while to go until the London Film Festival starts in October, Festival goers have a rather dry spell while waiting for their next Premiere fix.

But if you travel south to the charming Roman city of Chichester in West Sussex, you will find a 120 seater cinema that is ready to boast 13 European, 6 UK and 7 Us Premieres alongside talent including Derek Jacobi, Ol Parker, Amanda Waring, Sarah Miles and Maximilian Befort.

Open Air screenings of Guys And Dolls and Brave opened the Festival, with Artistic Director Roger Gibson securing Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee JonesHope Springs as the Closing Gala on September 2. There are also retrospectives of Lewis Gilbert, Theo Angelopoulus and Chichester favourite, the late Ken Russell’s work, as well as a focus on Sir Laurence Olivier, his films and the world-renowned theatre he became

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