The BBC First British Film Festival recently announced the full 2016 program, which consists of 19 Australian premieres. The program includes classic restorations, a focus of no less than three films on pioneering British director Ken Loach and a specially curated Local Heroes retrospective featuring 10 films. These all form part of a diverse line-up of the latest award winners and star‐studded features, amongst a spread of beloved classics.
The Festival will open with Amma Asante’s A United Kingdom and close with the highly anticipated A Monster Calls, based on the acclaimed book by Patrick Ness and starring Britain’s Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything).
The full list of Australian premieres are:
A United Kingdom
A Monster Calls
A Quiet Passion
Burn, Burn, Burn
I, Daniel Blake
The Banksy Job
The Light Between Oceans
The Limehouse Golem
The Secret Scripture
The Beautiful Finest
Trespass Against Us
Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach
The festival takes place exclusively at Palace Cinemas nationally from late October around the country.
Tues 25 Oct – Wed 16 Nov Palace Verona, Palace Norton Street
Wed 26 Oct – Wed 16 Nov Palace Cinema Como, Palace Balwyn, Palace Brighton Bay & The Astor
Thurs 3 Nov – Wed 23 Nov Palace Nova Eastend
Thurs 27 Oct – Wed 16 Nov Cinema Paradiso, Luna on SX and The Windsor
Thurs 25 Oct – Wed 16 Nov Palace Electric
Thurs 27 Oct– Wed 16 Nov Palace Barracks
For full listing details, updates and more information, visit britishfilmfestival.com.au