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June 2003
2nd Commonwealth Film Festival
A Tale Of A Naughty Girl
A Tale Of A Naughty Girl
Following on from the success of last year's Commonwealth Film Festival in Manchester, the event is back with over 100 features, shorts and documentaries from the 72 Commonwealth Nations.
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AMC Great Northern programme

Cornerhouse programme

Urbis programme

Short Film Festival

BBC Manchester Film index


The Festival runs June 6th - 15th

72 Commonwealth nations will be represented at the Festival

50 UK Premiers will be screened

The Festival will have a number of themes including:

ScreenPeace - a look at the effects of war on ordinary civilians across borders, politics and religions

WomenWealth - insightful portraits of women boldly engaging with their environment, whether political or personal.
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The Festival will take place over 10 days at several screens in the Northwest, with the Cornerhouse and AMC Great Northern in Manchester being the central focal point.

The Commonwealth Film Festival, now into its second year, has already established itself as being one of the biggest film festivals in England with the focus onorgiinal films from established and up-and-coming directors.

John Hurt
John Hurt in Owning Mahowny

Programme Highlights
It wouldn't be a film festival without gala presentations - and this year there'll be ten of them. Starting with the UK Premier of Richard Kwietniowski's Owning Mahowny, a fascinating portrait of an obsessive gambler. Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Minnie Driver and John Hurt.

Having its European Premier will be Nagesh Kukunoor's Three Walls, a moving prison drama starring some of India's biggest stars Nasseerudin Shah, Jackie Shroff, Juhi Chawla and Gulshan Grover.

The closing film of the Festival will be A Tale of a Naughty Girl, directed by Buddhadeb Dasgupta, widely regarded as one of the most important Indian directors working today.

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