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20th Cambridge Film Festival

The usual mixture of premieres, previews, tributes and revivals, opening with Jacques Audiard's hugely acclaimed A Self-Made Hero, which stars Mathieu Kassovitz (who directed last year's scorching La Haine) as a man who joins the French Resistance nine months after the Allied liberation of Paris. Also this week: the film of Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach (below); Dead Presidents, the Hughes Brothers' follow-up to Menace II Society; and Don't Forget You're Going to Die, Xavier Beauvois's story of an arts student who feigns illness, then discovers that he is HIV-positive.

14-28 July, Cambridge Arts Cinema (01223 504444)

Dead Man

The Western gets Jarmusched. Haunting; but drink plenty of coffee beforehand.

On release

The Godfather

Coppola's grand gangster movie, with Al Pacino joining the family business.

On release