2004 Highlights amongst the Festival's 47 UK premieres included STAGE BEAUTY, BEFORE SUNSET, SUPER SIZE ME, CLEAN, COMME UNE IMAGE, COFFEE AND CIGARETTES, RIDING GIANTS, Spike Lee's SHE HATE ME, and Robert Lepage's THE FAR SIDE OF THE MOON.
The Festival brought scores of international film-makers to Cambridge: Sir Richard Eyre launched the Festival at our opening night presentation of STAGE BEAUTY; Julie Delpy presented the closing night screening of BEFORE SUNSET; and Robert Carradine introduced the UK premiere of Sam Fuller's THE BIG RED ONE: THE RECONSTRUCTION (and was so entranced by the Digital projection of the new version that he watched it twice!) Michael Winterbottom and Andrew Eaton presented a special preview of CODE 46, author Jonathan Coe introduced a tribute to little-known British talent BS Johnson, and Jeremy Irons charmed the audience at the UK premiere of Zeffirelli's CALLAS FOREVER. Our special event A CRITICAL CONDITION: THE STATE OF FILM JOURNALISM IN THE UK stimulated a broad-ranging debate from an auspicious group of the UK's leading film critics and broadcasters including Mark Kermode, Jonathan Romney, Nick James, Charles Gant, Damon Wise, Nigel Floyd, and Karen Krizanovich.
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