CamFilmFest Diary: Day 11

Date: Sunday 23 September Films: 3 – The Extraordinary Voyage/A Trip to the Moon; Marnie; Holy Motors Beverages: 1 cappuccino, 1 water, 1 tea, 1 peppermint tea, 1 Carlsberg; 1 Strongbow Biscuits: 2 Verdict: A great final day of the festival. First up was The Extraordinary Voyage, a documentary about the importance and restoration of a rare colour version of Georges …

CamFilmFest Diary: Day 10

Date: Saturday 22 September Films: 3.5 – Not-So-Silent Movies; The Birds; The Ring; Thundercrack! Beverages: 2 teas, 1 water, 1 peppermint tea, 1 Guinness Biscuits: None Verdict: Today started brilliantly with the Not-So-Silent Movies session led by Neil Brand, introducing families and kids to the world of silent cinema. So we had clips from shorts …

CamFilmFest Diary: Day 9

Date: Friday 21 September Films: 2 – The Mattei Affair; Blackmail Beverages: 1 tea, 1 glass of red wine Biscuits: 1, plus one large smartie cookie (just because) Verdict: Not as productive as I would have liked in the end – had hoped to catch a morning screening – but both movies were very good. The Mattei Affair was …

CamFilmFest Diary: Day 8

Date: Thursday 20 September Films: 1 – Vertigo (plus a Hitchcock talk given by George Perry) Beverages: 2 teas Biscuits: One large banoffee cookie (purely for medicinal purposes) Verdict: A quiet day today before the final three days of the festival. Just the one film, but a biggie: Hitchcock’s Vertigo, in a brand new restored print on the massive Screen …

CamFilmFest Diary: Day 7

Date: Wednesday 19 September Films: 3 – Now is Good; Looking East; Frank Beverages: 1 cappuccino, 2 teas, 1 coke, 1 peppermint tea Biscuits: 2 Verdict: Not as many films as I would have liked – I sadly missed the opening film in the Francesco Rosi season – but Take One reviewing duties took precedence (which is fine; I’ll be seeing …