20th Bradford International Film Festival

BIFF 2014 - 27 March-06 April

In partnership with Virgin Media

Much Ado About Nothing (adv. PG)

Director:Joss Whedon
Country:USA
Year:2012
Length:107 mins
Format:b/w Digital
Cast:Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, Fran Kranz, Ashley Johnson
Part of:New Features

Screening with:

+ The Perfectionists (adv. 12A)

American wanderer Mike Sobotka, recounts his life-changing experience with the Basque theatre troupe Les Comediens du Lys Rouge.

+ Film/Spricht/Viele/Sprachen (adv. U)

This film screens as part of our tribute to sixpackfilm.

Avengers: Assemble and Buffy director Joss Whedon takes a break from super heroes and the supernatural to direct this modern retelling of Shakespeare's witty and popular play.

Shot in less than a fortnight at Whedon's California home, the director brings together a group of acting buddies to perform this contemporary take on a tale of triumphant love. Brilliantly acted and shot in a dreamy black and white, this is an accessible introduction to Shakespeare and a creative new approach for fans of the play.

"Joss Whedon's impact on youth culture is already hard to overestimate. Now he's made the first great contemporary Shakespeare since Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet." - Catherine Shoard, The Guardian

Film source: Kaleidoscope Entertainment