The 18th Bradford International Film Festival, in partnership with Virgin Media for the first time, also includes a 60th anniversary celebration of Widescreen Cinerama and a tribute to animation giant Chuck Jones.
Ray Winstone will be looking back on his 30-year career, which began with a seminal performance in Alan Clarke’s borstal drama Scum. The retrospective of his work will include a rare screening of cult film Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains, featuring Winstone as the lead singer in a punk band featuring ex-Sex Pistols Steve Jones and Paul Cook, and Paul Simonon from The Clash. Also showing will be Sexy Beast, starring Winstone as a retired safe-cracker strong-armed into doing one last job, and Nil by Mouth, Gary Oldman’s searing portrayal of a south London family terrorised by an alcoholic husband played by Winstone.
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