For a town of its modest size, Henley sure has a lot going on in summer. I guess it’s because it’s a nice place to visit. A regatta, an arts festival, a fringe festival, a literature festival, a food festival… and now, a film Festival. Here comes the HIFF!
The inaugural Henley International Film Festival kicked off this evening and I must admit it intrigues me. I’m a fan of film, although not an ardent follower of it, and I must admit raising an eyebrow at the idea of Henley fronting up a microcosmic Cannes in my back yard. But having seen the schedule, it does look like there may be one or two little gems in there – and rumour has it, Jude Law in Hotel du Vin to boot. As a copywriter, I’ll pay a visit to hear the scripts alone.
Take a look if you can: