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With one-off interactive cinematic experiences and classic films in our town centre, Eastleigh Film Festival puts the excitement back into the movies.

Audience vote: EFF Opening Night

Since the inauguration of Eastleigh Film Festival you - our loyal audience - have decided what slice of cinematic brilliance opens our week of film fun, and this year is much the same. We've brought satirical comedian Mark Thomas on board and he's chosen three flicks he believes are worthy of opening EFF 2017. So, cast your vote and have your say, to see your favourite screened on Opening Night.



Certificate: PG
Dir: Ken Loach
Cinematically important and socially relevant, Ken Loach's Kes is a masterclass in socio-political filmmaking. Released in 1969, the independent director created a hard-hitting drama that follows the world of fifteen year old Billy Casper, based on the book A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines.



Certificate: 18
Dir: Mike Hodges
Mike Hodges directs Michael Caine in one of his most famous roles to date. Brutal, violent and decidedly British, the mob flick defines the genre with finesse and flair as Caine flexes his acting muscles in a complex leading role. A sleeper hit initially, the film has since been recognised as one of the best British movies of all time for its invigoration of the crime drama and gritty realism.


Certificate: 15
Dir: John Landis
Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi star as the titular duo in John Landis' cult comedy. A musical affair, the flick was a critical and commerical success and has a loyal fan following, inspiring many a sing-along screening. With a toe-tapping score and two bashful lead performances from its protagonists, the film is over-the-top cinema at its best.