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Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride

On Location

SUNDAY 12th MARCH | DOORS: 16:00 | FILM START: 16:15 | APPROX END: 17:30

2017 sees the festival working with Arnos Vale Cemetery for the first time as part of its On Location series. Guests will work their way through the cemetery to the beautiful Anglican Chapel for screenings of macabre but family-friendly films, deep in the heart of one of Bristol’s most unique and historic locations.


2005 | PG | 74 mins

Tim Burton’s Gothic fantasy transports us to 19th Century Europe, where a young couple named Victor and Victoria are due to wed. Victor heads into the forest to practise his vows, and inadvertently weds the mysterious Corpse Bride. Whisked away to the Land of the Dead, Victor must decide whether to honour his vows, or return to the surface for the lover he left behind.

Starring: Johnny Depp | Helena Bonham Carter | Emily Watson | Richard E. Grant | Joanna Lumley

Director: Mike Johnson | Tim Burton

Screenplay: John August | Caroline Thompson | Pamela Pettler

Producer: Tim Burton | Allison Abbate

THEY SAY: “A wondrous flight of fancy, a stop-motion-animated treat brimming with imaginative characters, evocative sets, sly humor, inspired songs and a genuine whimsy that seldom finds its way into today’s movies.” – Kirk Honeycutt, The Hollywood Reporter, 2005

WE SAY: Continuing in the tradition of The Nightmare Before Christmas and Edward Scissorhands, Tim Burton has delivered another movie in his inimitable style destined to become a classic. A quirky film with genuine poignancy.