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Oxford International Film Festival 2019

8th-12th MAY

The Oxford International Film Festival is pleased to announce the official line-up for the 2019 edition of the festival.

Taking place from the 8th – 12th May OXIFF 2019 marks the fourth edition of the festival and will be screening a selection of films from wide array of genres across feature and short films, documentary films, animations, experimental films and music videos.

Opening night will take place at Oxford’s legendary Ultimate Picture Palace with a night of short films. Opening Night Shorts will include British film THE SEA, which stars Anna Friel and Russel Tovey, BODIES OF WATER with Boyhood star Ellar Coltrane as a man struggling with a secret, Turkish film FISH CRACKER about a brother and sister dealing with their parents’ breakup and THE GHOST with Emilia Fox.

The festival will then move to the heart of Oxford  Curzon Oxford for the rest of the week and will close with a screening of documentary SAM SPIEGEL: CONQUERING HOLLYWOOD, about legendary Hollywood producer Sam Spiegel and how he went from escaping Nazi Germany to being the only person to win three Oscars as sole producer of On The Waterfront (1954), Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) and Lawrence of Arabia (1962).  

Also included in this year’s line-up is the Oscar nominated short documentary LIFEBOAT, feature film CELESTE which stars actress Radha Mitchell, UK feature ABOVE THE CLOUDS, about an 18-year olds quest to find her biological father with the help of a rough sleeper, tennis documentary UNRAVELING ATHENA, which follows female tennis players journey from child to world number one and includes contributions from Serena Williams, Billie Jean King and Martina Navratilova. Also, screening is LOVE GILDA – THE ETERNAL SPIRIT OF GILDA RADNER, about comedienne Gilda Radner and features comedy stars Amy Poehler, Melisa McCarthy, Gene Wilder and more.

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