18/11/2021 - 25/11/2021

Tickets for the 40th Cambridge Film Festival are now live

Matthew Webb Monday 26 Oct 2021

We're only a few weeks away from opening the doors to the 40th Cambridge Film Festival and tickets are now available at camfilmfest.com.

As we approach this landmark celebration, I will be sharing some of the 95 titles that feature in this year’s programme. We have films and filmmakers from more than 44 countries, with 21 UK premieres, and a further five European or International premieres, as well as a host of familiar faces from Claire Foy to Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton to Adeel Akhtar, and many more. Seeing the Festival come together first-hand has been a rewarding experience and I look forward to sharing this with you over the coming weeks.

The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Michael Showalter returns to Cambridge with a humanising and gloriously colourful portrayal of 1970s global televangelist phenomenon Tammy Faye, played by Jessica Chastain. Showalter traces Tammy Faye's rise from humble beginnings and the pivotal moment she met her husband, Jim Bakker. Together, they were formidable, establishing a colossal empire, which at its height reached millions of followers through television and broadcast.

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The Laureate

Esteemed war poet Robert Graves (Tom Hughes), married to Nancy Nicholson (Laura Haddock), writes to American poet Laura Riding (Dianna Agron) seeking to rekindle his passion for poetry and writing. As Riding enters the family home and the UK's writing scene, worlds are turned upside down.

Roaring 20's

Elisabeth Vogler's first feature is a seamlessly choreographed single take along the glorious Parisian streets and a beautiful reflection on human connection. An ensemble cast featuring Noémie Schmidt, Alice de Lencquesaing, and a host of new faces, are linked in a continuous passage and dialogue through the city as they each emerge, in turn, from seclusion of the pandemic, talking about their futures, pasts, new loves and loves lost. There is a shared trajectory not only in the shared passage through the city but a communal future.


Keep up to date with the latest Cambridge Film Festival news on the University Arms Journal. Further information is available via camfilmfest.com 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.