Need help deciding which films to go to in the FilmBath Festival? Well the festival team have got you covered with their top picks for the festival which runs from 20 - 29 October. 

The Bikeriders

Friday 20 October, 9pm at Odeon

Who can resist a biker movie with the amazing Jodie Comer, Austin Butler and Tom Hardy in full Brando mode?
“Jodie Comer, Austin Butler and Tom Hardy are magnetic in this power struggle-cum-love triangle inspired by Danny Lyon’s 1968 photographic study of Chicago bikers” The Guardian 

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Still from The Bikeriders
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Typist Artist Pirate King + Q&A with director Carol Morley

Sunday 22 October, 5.30pm at Widcombe Social Club

Amazing and inventive feature from one of the UK’s greatest directors Carol Morley, about a very eccentric artist on a road trip with her reluctant social worker.

“The Thelma and Louise of the A1, they make Typist Artist Pirate King a journey worth taking” Time Out

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Fanny: The Other Mendelsohn 

Thursday 26 October, 8.15pm at Widcombe Social Club

The greatest woman composer you’ve never heard of is revealed to be Mendelssohn’s sister in this wonderful new documentary complete with live music and a Q&A with the director Sheila Hayman.

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Friday 27 October, 8.30pm at The Little Theatre Cinema

It doesn’t take much to want to go and see a film which stars Penelope Cruz, and she dazzles as the Spanish/Italian mother of a pre-teen transgender son in 80’s Rome.
“Penélope Cruz is a vision of tragic beauty when she first appears in the Italian period drama L’immensità.” - New York Times

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Trainspotting + Q&A with director Danny Boyle and writer John Hodge

Saturday 28 October, 8.20pm at Odeon

One of the most famous and influential British films of the last 30 years. Now, Trainspotting is back, and you can see it with fresh eyes in the company of the legendary writer and director behind it Danny Boyle and John Hodge.

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Smoke Sauna Sisterhood 

Saturday 21 October, 8.40pm at Widcombe Social Club

Estonian women gather in a sauna and open their hearts and minds to each other in this funny and beautiful account of their lives, dreams and disappointments.
“Smoke Sauna Sisterhood is a film that places you in the moment of relaxation, conveys the sense of a cleansing that is both physical and spiritual.” - Screen Daily

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Sunday 22 October, 7pm at Rondo Theatre

In Agniia Galdanova’s debut documentary, we uncover the courageous journey of queer performance artist turned activist, Gena, as she fights for creative and personal freedom in Putin’s Russia.
“Poignant and raw, Queendom is poised to be one of the best documentaries of 2023.” - Film Inquiry

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On the Adamant

Wednesday 25 October, 6pm at Odeon

Unmissable new documentary by the director of Etre et Avoir about a boat on the Seine where adults with mental health challenges go for support and calm.

“Compassionate, intelligent and shrewdly observed” The Guardian

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Man and woman dancing next to eachother
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Friday 27 October, 6pm at Odeon

Lila Aviles’s new film, which premiered at Berlin, is a tender and sensitive story about an 7 year old girl visiting her aunts to celebrate what may be her father’s last birthday.
“There isn’t a false note in the tender Mexican drama Tótem” - The New York Times

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The Other Child 

Tuesday 24 October, 9pm at Rondo Theatre

Spooky season is upon us, and there is nothing like watching a chilling film on the big screen. A scary, unsettling but profound meditation on life, death, loss and grief in this excellent Korean movie.

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Two children sat on a bed and another standing, all looking to camera
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