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Film Festival

One of the star attractions of Bath this autumn is the return of the Bath Film Festival 2009. This year sees one of the strongest line ups of films yet with a number of exclusive previews as well as the appearance of some of the films talent. As well as the best of British and Hollywood films the festival will also be showing documentaries and a collection of sporting themed films.

Some of the film highlight of this year’s festival includes the new Steven Soderbergh film “The Informant” staring Matt Damon. Stephen Poliakoff will be attending the festival in person to present his new film “Glorious 39″ which is set during the build up to World War Two and stars Romola Garai (star of BBC 1 adaptation of Emma and Atonement), Bill Nighy and Eddie Redmayne (The Good Shepherd, The Other Boleyn Girl and Tess of the D’Urbervilles)

Some documentaries to look out for at this years festival includes Afgan Star which follows contestants of Afghanistan’s very first TV talent show and discovers how the people of Afghanistan have taken to this new kind of show. Afgan Star has already caused a sensation and has one the Sundance award for Best Director and the Audience Award.

In between the many cinema visits you will be making you should take some time to explore the beautiful city of Bath. There are so many great attractions and places to visit that a short break in Bath will make an ideal pre Christmas getaway. There are a number of fine hotels and bed and breakfasts in Bath to stay in during your visit and plenty of fantastic restaurants to spend a romantic evening to create a really enjoyable city break.

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