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The Bermuda International Film Festival has announced the feature film line-up for this year's event.

The festival will open on March 20 at 6.30pm with a screening of Hero, directed by Frances-Anne Solomon, winner of the top narrative film award at February's Pan-African Film and Arts Festival in Los Angeles.

Inspired by the extraordinary life and times of West Indian lawyer Ulric Cross, the film tells the little-known story of Caribbean professionals who helped to liberate Africa from colonialism.

Actor Peter Williams, who features in the film, and Ulric Cross's son, Richard Finch, will attend the festival and participate in a Q&A session after the film.

Biff will close on March 26 at 8.45pm with the screening of A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, directed by Marielle Heller.

Tom Hanks was nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting actor for his role in the true story of the friendship between Fred Rogers, a US TV star and creator of long-running children's show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, and Tom Junod, a journalist who overcame his scepticism, and learnt about kindness, love and forgiveness from America's most loved neighbour.

The festival will screen an additional 14 feature films. See The Royal Gazette's website for the full list.

Tickets to festival films and parties go on sale today at, where there are synopses and trailers for all features.

All the films will screen at the Speciality Cinema in Hamilton.

Closing film: Tom Hanks stars in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, screening at BIFF (Photo by Lacey Terrell)

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Published March 06, 2020 at 8:00 am (Updated March 05, 2020 at 11:36 pm)

Don’t miss this year’s Biff

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