Norwich Film Festival to kick off with talk from Michael Palin

Michael Palin visits Fakenham Junior School to mark its 100th year. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Michael Palin visits Fakenham Junior School to mark its 100th year. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

The seventh annual Norwich Film Festival will open with a bang as Monty Python star Michael Palin visits for a discussion about his work.

Running throughout November, the festival aims to deliver inspiring events and champion new methods of storytelling.

74-year-old Palin will be speaking at OPEN on Thursday, November 9 following a screening of his classic film, A Private Function.

The on-stage interview will be lead by Guardian film critic, Peter Bradshaw.

Mr Palin said: 'It's always good to come up to East Anglia. My father and grandfather were both Norfolk men and for them Norwich was the centre of the world.


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'I'm sure they would have appreciated how much of Monty Python was filmed in and around the city. And Private Function is, of course a quintessential portrait of Yorkshire, where I grew up.'

Early bird tickets for the talk cost £12.50 and can be purchased from norwichfilmfestival.co.uk

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