18/11/2021 - 25/11/2021

The Oscars are coming to the 40th Cambridge Film Festival, 18th-25th November.

Matthew Webb 12/11/2021

No less than eight films have been nominated for the Academy Awards since being programmed for the 40th Cambridge Film Festival, one of which has its UK premiere at the Festival. See them in Cambridge for a limited time only between 18th and 25th November. More details about four of these and their nominating countries below. Booking via camfilmfest.com

Flee, Denmark

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Flee tells the story of Amin, a successful academic and with a loving partner, recalls fleeing Afghanistan to start his new life in Denmark. A documentary, genre-defying approach sees Amin and long-time friend in conversation as animated characters, bringing not only themselves, their homes, and even the recording equipment into the frame.


Memoria, Colombia

Tilda Swinton (FRENCH DISPATCH, THE SOUVENIR, ORLANDO) stars in Apichatpong Weerasethakul's (UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES) sonic, other-worldly experience. Unmissable, one-off Cambridge screening.


Titane, France

Interweaving cues from Cronenberg to Tarantino, tied together with exceptional performances from Agathe Rousselle and Vincent Lindon, and an almost human body-like score, Julia Ducournau's TITANE is a spectacular, brutal and hypnotic ride that keeps the viewer on a certain edge, not knowing what could possibly happen next. In 2021, Ducournau became only the second woman ever to win the coveted Palme D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival for this unforgettable film.


Great Freedom, Austria

Sebastian Meise's latest offering won the 2021 'Un Certain Regard' Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Meise presents a heartfelt and gut-wrenching portrayal of life in a homophobic post-WWII Germany. Hans (Franz Rogowski) is systematically arrested and imprisoned. On arriving in prison, he is beaten by his cellmate and murderer, Victor (Georg Friedrich) in full view of the prison guard. Their relationship soon develops, however, giving rise to a sense of freedom that was never possible outside the prison walls.

Notes: Keep up to date with the latest Cambridge Film Festival news on the University Arms Journal. Further information is available via and social media @camfilmfest (Twitter & Instagram) /cambridgefilmfestival (Facebook).

Matthew Webb is the Executive Director for the Cambridge Film Trust, which runs the annual Cambridge Film Festival and year-round films events.