2024 Festival Announced 15:00 Tue Jul 23 - Info Here.

Additions and Amends 2023

Newly added films and last minute adjustments


That Special Relationaship: UK/US Cinema

Focuses on the intensely dramatic and high-stakes responsibilities and decisions that Golda Meir (Helen Mirren), also known as the 'Iron Lady of Israel' faced during the Yom Kippur War.


World Cinema

In his new feature ‘Love Life’, Japanese writer/director Kôji Fukada delivers a beguiling, beautifully paced portrait of a family navigating the aftermath of a tragedy, with honesty and a sense of hope.


Europe Calling

Emanuele Crialese’s drama of family dysfunction, starring Penélope Cruz, offers moments of glorious escapist fantasy. A clever movie about a transgender preteen that is not defined solely by anti-trans oppression.


Europe Calling

The classic 1969 French film featuring Alain Delon, Romy Schneider and the late Jane Birkin.


Roger's Favourites

Following 2 sold-out screenings, we have added one final screening in the Studio on Sun 27 Aug at 13:00.

Cancelled visit from Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett is now unable to attend the Q&A after 'Tár':

“I am honoured that Chichester Film Festival is screening a retrospective of my work and was looking forward to being present for a direct, buoyant and robust audience discussion regarding Tár, a film which I am extremely proud to have been part of as both an executive producer and actor. Even though Tár has already been released I am sensitive to the fact that it was produced by a currently struck company, so while my union is in the midst of vital negotiations, I feel it inappropriate to attend.” - Cate Blanchett

We will still be screening the film, and Pamela Hutchinson will join Roger Gibson for a Q&A after the screening.


RISE - The Sun 27 Aug 17:30 screening has been moved from the Auditorium to the Studio, starting at 17:45. Please note that we will still be screening RISE in the auditorium on Sat 26 Aug 20:30 as originally programmed.

IRIS - Please note that this film can now not be screened due to a distribution rights issue.

ABOUT JOAN - Please note that the second screening of this film on Thu 24 Aug has been cancelled and replaced by 'GOLDA'.