Event details

+ Q&A with the filmmakers and cast

Attending this event

Henry Goodman

Henry Goodman is a renowned English actor who has been awarded the Olivier award twice for his roles as Charles Guiteau in Assassins directed by Sam Mendes and for Shylock in The Merchant of Venice at the National Theatre. His many film roles over 45 years include films such as Their Finest, The Dammed United and Taking Woodstock, along with a notable career in television, appearing on shows such as Yes, Prime Minister and Unfinished Business.

Emily Harris

Emily Harris is an editor, producer and director. She studied fine art and worked in theatre before turning her attention to filmmaking. Harris worked as an editor and producer on several award-winning documentaries, including Tovarisch, I am not Dead. Emily has worked on two films screening at this year’s festival: she edited 17 Beginnings of Talia and co-directed Love is Thicker Than Water with Ate de Jong.

Films screening at this event

Love Is Thicker Than Water

Ate de Jong
Emily Harris
Henry Goodman, Juliet Stevenson, Johnny Flynn
Netherlands, UK
101 min

“Here comes a joyful, funny, rich, rewarding and utterly compelling picture that reminds you what great cinema can do.” Stephen Fry

This charming and quirky film starring Juliet Stevenson and Henry Goodman tackles afresh the perennial question: can love truly and decisively conquer cultural and social differences? Vida is a Londoner from a well-to-do Jewish family. Working class Arthur comes from a former mining town in Wales. Falling in love was easy, but can the young couple maintain their relationship under the pressure of their families and society at large?

Followed by a Q&A with actor Henry Goodman (12th Nov only).


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