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What's On's pick of what to see at this weekend's event

November 6, 2013


SOME of the highlights of this weekend's Cornwall Film Festival: Don John (18) - Joseph Gordon-Levitt writes, directs, produces and stars in this new comedy, pictured, about a narcissistic charmer hooked on pornorgraphy. How do things change when he meets storybook romance addict Barbara (Scarlett Johansson) and older woman Julianne Moore? Prince Avalanche (15) - Loosely adapted from a 2011 Icelandic film called Either Way, Prince Avalanche is an offbeat comedy about the pleasures of slacking, starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch. The Broken Circle Breakdown (15) - Love at first sight, unforeseen tragedy, Appalachian music, this French-Canadian film is a romantic melodrama with a difference.

The Adventures Of Prince Achmed (PG) - The earliest surviving animated film - preserved in the BFI National Archive - is based on tales from the Arabian Nights and is one of the world's most innovative and influential animations.

The Moo Man (U) - A film about one man's fight against supermarket culture and his love for his herd of cows. The farmer Stephen Hook and the film's directors will offer a Q&A after the screening. Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (18) - Filmed for HBO's documentary series over the course of six months, this is the remarkable story of three young Spice Girls-inspired women who were jailed last year after taking over Moscow's man Russian Orthodox cathedral. Its director, Mike Lerner, will take part in a Q&A after the screening.

Cornishcopia - A programme of short films featuring Cornwall, Cornish culture and history and some of the amazing people who live here. Mark Kermode - The UK's most famous film critic will be in conversation on the subject of Cinema Past/Cinema Future before his rock'n'roll band, The Dodge Brothers, perform a live soundtrack to a selection of silent film scenes.

Nigel Ashcroft: A life in film from Strawberry Fields to The Tree Of Life - Editor, documentary producer and director Ashcroft will show extracts from his work as a producer on Terrence Mallick's films, wildlife projects, documentary series and pop promos. His talk will feature a Q&A. For times of these events and a rundown of all the other films and workshops, and to book see cff2013

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