The BBC First British Film Festival Australia 2015 is now showing until throughout October and November in all states of Australia. As well as all the brilliant new productions to consider, there will also be a retrospective of movies representing romance 1900 – 1990. The Opening night movie was Youth, which became the darling of the Cannes Film Festival. Starring Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz and Jane Fonda.
Some of the other highlights include Suffragette, with a powerful cast including Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter & Meryl Streep, which traces the feminist movement fight for the right to vote. Absolutely Anything is an eccentric comedy in the British tradition featuring Kate Beckinsale, Simon Pegg, Robin Williams, Terry Gilliam, John Cleease, Michael Palin, Eric Idle and Eddie Izzard.
Nothing like offering a story of a horse near to Melbourne Cup time down under…Dark Horse: The Incredible Story of Dream Alliance is an inspirational documentary about Welsh racing glory, as a syndicated horse owned by a twenty three friends in a village in Wales races to victory. It won the coveted audience award this year at the Sundance Film Festival. Entrepreneurial activity will be celebrated in the documentary Filmed in Supermarionation, which provides a fascinating look at Gerry and Silvia Anderson the pioneers who created the huge English television hit series Thunderbirds.
Spooks: The Greater Good will cater to all those who love a good spy tale and Queen of the Deseret, starring Australian Nicole Kidman alongside Robert Pattinson, Damian Lewis and Jenny Agutter revealing the woman who has been dubbed the female Lawrence of Arabia, in a tale of ‘discovery and desire’. The Man Who Knew Infinity chosen for the closing night. Revealing a strong friendship that grew up between a College professor played by award winning Jeremy Irons and an Indian mathematical genius at the turn of the twentieth century played by award winning Dev Patel, is a tale that transcends age, race and culture as he rises above the ignorance and prejudice around him.
British Film Festival Australia 2015: MELBOURNE 28 Oct – 18 Nov Palace Cinema Como, Palace Balwyn & Palace Brighton Bay, ADELAIDE 28 Oct – 18 Nov Palace Nova Eastend Cinema, PERTH 28 Oct – 18 Nov Cinema Paradiso, Luna on SX & Windsor Cinema, CANBERRA 29 Oct – 18 Nov Palace Electric , BRISBANE 29 Oct – 18 Nov Palace Barracks & Palace Centro – BOOKINGS