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Grab some popcorn because it’s just one month until the BIGGEST cinema celebration in the North West – the 10th edition of the Manchester Film Festival!

This year promises to be truly unforgettable as we bring you an exclusive lineup of films never before seen in Manchester but which have dazzled audiences at some of the most iconic film festivals (including Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, and Venice) PLUS a selection of UK and World Premieres from the North West and across the globe.

As we mark a decade of showcasing cutting-edge cinema, we're thrilled to unveil a programme of films that will captivate, inspire, and leave you breathless. From gripping dramas to heartwarming comedies, thought-provoking documentaries to thrilling adventures, there's something for every film aficionado at the ODEON, Great Northern this March. Browse the full programme HERE.

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And that's not all! In addition to catching some of the best in new, independent cinema, you'll also have the chance to meet the cast and crew behind your next favourite film with our series of Q&A sessions following select screenings. Get a glimpse behind the scenes, delve into the creative process, and gain insights into the stories that have brought these films to life.

Join us as we raise the curtain on another incredible year, celebrating a decade of cinematic excellence at the Manchester Film Festival, 15th – 24th March. Explore the magic of movies and book your tickets today, or even see more and save with our great value passes – prices start at less than £2 a film with a Full Festival Pass!

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Love Lies Bleeding

This year’s closing film sees Kristen Stewart (Spencer, the Twilight series) stars as Lou, a reclusive gym manager who falls hard for Jackie, an ambitious bodybuilder who's heading to Las Vegas to pursue her dream. Their love soon leads to violence as they get pulled deep into the web of Lou's criminal family.

The Boy in the Woods

Richard Armitage (The Hobbit trilogy) will be attending the UK premiere of this remarkable true-life survival story of a Jewish boy hiding and being hunted in the forests of Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe.

Die Before You Die

A hot-headed influencer finds himself trapped six feet underground after an internet challenge goes dramatically wrong. Manchester Film Festival will be presenting the World Premiere.

We Dare to Dream

BAFTA winning and Oscar nominated Director, Waad al-Kateab (For Sama) will be taking part in a Q&A after the screening of this documentary which follows refugee athletes from Iran, Syria, South Sudan and Cameroon who swim, run and fight their way to opportunity and safety in host nations across the world.

Manchester Film Festival 2024