Borderlines Film Festival 2020

The Courtyard is proud to host many screenings and sell tickets for one of the best-attended film festivals in the UK, Borderlines. Now in it’s 18th year and spanning across Herefordshire, Shropshire, Malvern and the Welsh Borders, the festival opened on Friday 28 February until Sunday 15 March and includes previews, new releases, locally-made films, documentaries and much more. Borderlines gives local audiences the opportunity to experience a film programme a little broader than what you might expect to find in such rural areas.

Why come to Borderlines?

There is something more exciting about a film festival! It’s the buzz of lots of people being together to experience these titles and the opportunity to voice your opinion afterwards in the form of post it notes and voting boxes. Look out for the post it notes on the @borderlines twitter with film reviews if you are still contemplating certain titles.

Borderlines Voting Boxes


Some exciting titles:

Parasite (15)
Monday 2 – Tuesday 3 March

Of course the multi award winning, Parasite is a must see. Being the first foreign language film to win an academy award this South Korean film, a mixture of comedy, drama and thriller has viewers raving. Bong Joon Ho, director and writer won Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture, he is being applauded for his unique way of layering genres, make sure you don’t miss this on the big screen. The Courtyard Cinema Screenings are on Monday 30 & Tuesday 31 March.

Radioactive (12A)
Sunday 8 March

From the 1870s to the modern era, Radioactive is a journey through Marie Curie’s enduring legacies – her passionate relationships, scientific breakthroughs, and the consequences that followed for her and for the world.

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Mr. Jones (15)
Sunday 8 – Thursday 12 March

Based on the real events of Gareth Jones, an ambitious and idealistic Welsh journalist who witnesses the man-made famine by the Soviet Union first-hand. Starring, James Norton, Vanessa Kirby and Peter Sarsgaard this will be a powerful movie to watch during the festival.

Papicha (15)
Monday 9 – Tuesday 10 March
French with English subtitles.

“Well observed and authentic [female camaraderie] and the actresses have a lovely rapport.” Hollywood Reporter

Papicha is about a band of girls in their late teens in ’90 Algiers collude to resist restrictions on their freedom and independence in their own way, creating a fashion show.

Military Wives (12A)
Friday 13 – Sunday 15 March

Humour is in high demand at the moment and the new British comedy from the director of The Full Monty, Peter Cattaneo might be just the antidote, if only for a couple of hours. Military Wives is set in a drab, military base where the wives of personnel serving their terms in Afghanistan fight boredom and loneliness while bracing themselves against that fateful knock on the door. So make sure you catch this genuinely heart-warming celebration of the bonding power of song! The Courtyard Cinema screenings are Monday 16 March to Monday 27 April with a Baby Friendly screening on Monday 20 April at 1.15pm.

Although Borderlines is spread across counties, our Main House and Studio are an amazing setting to sit back and immerse yourself into a new title. Book your tickets for your chance to experience and talk about and the very best new films from all over the world at Borderlines Film Festival.