The popular Borderlines Film Festival makes a welcome return this month, albeit virtually
A trip to the cinema is a pleasurable pastime many of us have missed over the last year, but fortunately from the 26th March until the 11th April, we can recreate the cinematic experience in the heart of our homes.
Usually hosted in small cinemas and other independent venues, the Borderlines Film Festival has been drawing audiences across Herefordshire, Shropshire, Malvern and the Welsh Borders for years now. But this year, thanks to the internet, the organisers are looking forward to welcoming audiences from across the UK.
There will be 34 feature films from all over the world on offer and most of these are previews; yet to be released in Britain. Audiences can expect blockbusters with A-list movie stars like Anthony Hopkins with his blistering, award-worthy performance in The Father, as well as some more unusual offerings such as The Shephardess and the Seven Songs, a visually striking tale about Laila, a fierce young shepherdess, set against the backdrop of the Kashmir conflict.
“We're excited to be embarking on this new venture these unsettling times,” says festival director, Naomi Vera-Sanso. “Do tell family and friends that they too can take part in Borderlines from anywhere in the UK. Enjoy the Festival and spread the word!”
Films will be available to stream at home from Friday 26 March to Sunday 11 April but you can pre-book virtual admissions or passes. Prices start from £6 for a single ticket up to £70 for a festival pass. People who live alone qualify for concessionary rates. www.borderlinesfilmfestival.co.uk