Minghella film fest in U.K. this spring

3-day fest hosted by late helmer's family

The second Minghella Film Festival, created to honor Anthony Minghella’s work, will bow March 12 on the Isle of Wight, an island off the south coast of the U.K.

This year’s fest will showcase the late helmer’s contribution to radio and television.

Highlights will include a live performance of radio play “Cigarettes and Chocolate” and a concert by composer Barrington Pheloung who worked with Minghella on the hit detective skein “Inspector Morse.”

Fest will also screen films by filmmakers inspired by Minghella’s work including Bruce Webb’s “The Be All and End All” and Sam Taylor-Wood’s short film, “Love You More.”

The three-day event will be hosted by the Minghella family in co-operation with the British Film Institute and the Isle of Wight Young Chamber.Mingella, who was born on the Isle of Wight, died in 2008 age 54.

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