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theartsdesk in Cambridge: 30th Cambridge Film Festival

theartsdesk in Cambridge: 30th Cambridge Film Festival

East Anglia's starriest, edgiest 10 days of film opens

The delectable Louise Bourgoin as Adèle Blanc-Sec

Cambridge is in pre-term cocktail mood, almost. Its Film Festival slips in after Locarno and Venice, and as Toronto ends, and before Rome (increasingly important) and London (internationally a struggler) start. It tilts in the same direction as the aforementioned, with fully fledged art movies, provocative documentaries and work from a dozen language groups or so, though it's very small and many people might not know it exists.

Fizz there is aplenty in Luc Besson's brand-new adventure film

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