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Hull Film Festival 2018


1 – 7 July 2019

The annual festival of independent, world, documentary, with premieres and previews not to be missed.

All exclusively screening at Vue Cinema Hull.

Film by film...

6.30pm
Vue Cinema Hull

YORKSHIRE PREMIERE

Would-be writer Laura and her free-spirited bestie Tyler share a messy Dublin apartment and a hearty appetite for booze, Molly and one-night stands. Yet when Laura falls for Jim, a charming but straitlaced classical pianist, Tyler worries that the party may soon be over.

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8.30pm
Vue Cinema Hull

YORKSHIRE PREMIERE

When a man flees France after the Nazi invasion, he assumes the identity of a dead author whose papers he possesses. Stuck in Marseilles, he meets a young woman desperate to find her missing husband – the very man he’s impersonating.

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6.30pm
Vue Cinema Hull

YORKSHIRE PREMIERE

In 1952 Dr. Jean Markham returns to her Scottish hometown to take over her late father’s medical practice. She soon becomes ostracized by the community when she begins a passionate romance with a woman who has a young son.

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8.30pm
Vue Cinema Hull

YORKSHIRE PREMIERE

Femi is a British boy of Nigerian heritage who, after a happy childhood in rural Lincolnshire, moves to inner London to live with his mum. Struggling with the unfamiliar culture and values of his new environment, teenage Femi has to figure out which path to adulthood he wants to take.

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6.30pm
Vue Cinema Hull

YORKSHIRE PREMIERE

A mysterious — and suspicious — run of ill fortune plagues a teenage girl and her mother and sister on their hillside farm in this folk story set in the dark hills of Wales during the industrial revolution.

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8.30pm
Vue Cinema Hull

YORKSHIRE PREMIERE

Elena and Jake meet by chance on New Years Eve, arguing for the same taxi. However, instead of going their separate ways after sharing a taxi ,they start a passionate relationship.

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6.30pm
Vue Cinema Hull

HULL PREMIERE

A look at the intersection of religion and activism, tracing the rise of The Satanic Temple: only six years old and already one of the most colourful and controversial religious movements in American history. The Temple is calling for a Satanic revolution to save the nation’s soul. But are they for real?

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8.30pm
Vue Cinema

YORKSHIRE PREMIERE

A hospital psychiatrist’s own sanity is pushed to the edge when a frightened amnesiac patient insists that he has died and brought something terrible back from the other side.

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6.30pm
Vue Cinema Hull

HULL PREMIERE

Violet (Elle Fanning) is a shy teenager who dreams of escaping her small town and pursuing her passion to sing. With the help of an unlikely mentor, she enters a local singing competition that will test her integrity, talent and ambition.

Driven by a pop-fuelled soundtrack, Teen Spirit is a visceral and stylish spin on the Cinderella story.

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8.30pm
Vue Cinema Hull

YORKSHIRE PREMIERE

In Paris in the summer of 1979, gay porn producer Anne sets out to film her most ambitious film yet, but her actors are picked off, one by one, by a mysterious serial killer.

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3.30pm
Vue Cinema Hull

HULL PREMIERE

The inspiring documentary chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland outside of Los Angeles and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature.

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6.00pm
Vue Cinema Hull

YORKSHIRE PREMIERE

The film delivers a snapshot of Leningrad over the summer of 1981, when the underground rock scene started blossoming, and charts the coming of age and rise to fame of young rock singers, including Viktor Tsoi, who turned out to become a pioneer of Russian rock.

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8.30pm
Vue Cinema Hull

YORKSHIRE PREMIERE

The true story of the Taj Hotel terrorist attack in Mumbai. Hotel staff risk their lives to keep everyone safe as people make unthinkable sacrifices to protect themselves and their families.

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3.30pm
Vue Cinema Hull

YORKSHIRE PREMIERE

A struggling street photographer in Mumbai, pressured to marry by his grandmother, convinces a shy stranger to pose as his fiancée. The pair develop a connection that transforms them in ways they could not expect.

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6.00pm
Vue Cinema Hull

YORKSHIRE PREMIERE

Based on a prescient epic poem by Swedish Nobel Prize winner Harry Martinson, Pella Kågerman and Hugo Lilja’s astounding and eerie ANIARA charts the fate of the human race after they have destroyed the planet. A spaceship carrying settlers to Mars is knocked off course, causing the consumption-obsessed passengers to consider their place in the universe. With a distinct feel of J G Ballard about it, Aniara is a stylish and thought-provoking take on societal breakdown.

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8.30pm
Vue Cinema Hull

YORKSHIRE PREMIERE

Set in the Parisian publishing world, the film traces the romantic and emotional fallout that results when a controversial writer begins blurring the line between fact and fiction, using his real-life love affairs—including a passionate fling with an actress who happens to be married to his editor — as fodder for his explosive new novel.

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