Commonwealth Film Festival 2004

Cornerhouse, AMC Great Northern The Commonwealth Film Festival returns for its third year with twice as many screenings as last year, and an extended programme of premieres, masterclasses, debates and parties throughout its 10 day celebration. Cornerhouse continues to be at the heart of the Festival, showing films from various specially themed strands, including a celebration of recent low budget Nigerian Cinema and Other Views On The News – international films offering different perspectives on world events. Other highlights include a gala screening of Sue Brooks’ tale of desolation and human inconsequence in the Australian desert, JAPANESE STORY (starring Toni Collette and Gotaro Tsunashima), a special preview of Guy Maddin’s controversial THE SADDEST MUSIC IN THE WORLD (starring Isabella Rossellini), and a new live accompaniment to Robert J Flaherty’s classic study of life and love in the Arctic, NANOOK OF THE NORTH. Cornerhouse will also present a programme of Commonwealth shorts every day of the festival, including the CFF’s annual showcase of the region’s best new shorts, North by Northwest. Click here for more information