Eat My Shorts is a programme of seven short films from across the globe. There were two such programmes at the 2017 Derby Film Festival, of which this was the second. We missed the first, but we wouldn’t have missed this one for the world!
Two colourful dreamlike films. One soars majestically, the other sinks and stinks. One is gently life-affirming, the other is morally reprehensible. Can you guess which is which? The answer might surprise you!
The Girl With All The Gifts details a very British apocalypse. It’s unbearably tense, but sweet and tender too; and the ending’s only unutterably bleak if you’re not hungry.
Two films in a row that have more in common than meets the eye. Both After the Storm and David Lynch: The Art Life question the sacrifices that must be made to live the life you want to live.
Holy Terrors is a gloomy tribute to the work of Arthur Machen. It’s proof that low budget horror need not be naff.
This is the big one: The plan was to see six films in one day. We manage four. Oh, but what a foursome it was: Trouser Bar; Worst Fears; My Life As A Courgette; and Lilith’s Awakening.
Mindhorn is a breathless crime-fighting romp across the Isle of Man. It’s an endearing group effort that’s taken to another level by a strong central performance by Julian Barratt, and by a jovial Derby Film Festival audience.
It’s back! The Derby Film Festival! It’s back! And we’re covering it for the third successive year! Here’s some choice cuts from the 2017 programme.
Derby has its own music festival! 105 bands, musicians and poets performing in 11 venues across the city! We tried to take in as much of it as we can, which extended to six bands and one musician in four venues across the city.