MOVIES: Cunard British Film Festival Launches in Brisbane

25 October 2017

Presented by Palace, the Cunard British Film Festival 2017 is bringing an exciting line-up of the most anticipated films of the year from the British Isles. Exclusively at Palace Barracks and Palace Centro in Brisbane between 25 October – 15 November, the festival features some of the biggest names in cinema, as well as a host of rising stars.

The 2017 Cunard British Film Festival comprises of 26 contemporary and specially curated retrospective films that will screen nationally, exclusively at Palace Cinemas. Titles include:

BREATHE

Opening the festival and coming straight from opening the 61st BFI London Film Festival, Breathe stars Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge, The Amazing Spider-Man) and Claire Foy (The Crown), in an inspiring true story of a couple who refuse to give up in the face of adversity. 

FINDING YOUR FEET

Closing the festival this year is the world premiere of Finding Your Feet, a heart-warming romantic comedy that proves it’s never too late to start again. Starring Imelda Staunton (Pride), John Sessions (Florence Foster Jenkins) and Celia Imrie (Bridget Jones’s Baby), this feel-good film about a colourful group of defiant and energetic third-agers is filled with grand, old British charm and shows that retirement is, in fact, only the beginning. 

MANALO: THE BOY WHO MADE SHOES FOR LIZARDS

Audiences are invited to step into the storied world of Manolo Blahnik with this special event screening of the must-see documentary, Manolo: The Boy who Made Shoes for Lizards. Featuring interviews with Anna Wintour, Rihanna and Karlie Kloss among others, British fashion journalist and director Michael Roberts presents this never-before-seen peek into Blahnik’s world, offering an in-depth portrait of the legendary designer.

TULIP FEVER

A tale of art, beauty, lust, greed, deception and retribution starring Academy Award winners Alicia Vikander and Christoph Waltz.

GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN

A rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin, who inspired ‘Winnie the Pooh’.

FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL

Based on actor Peter Turner’s memoir and starring Annette Bening and Jamie Bell who vividly bring to screen the romance between Hollywood icon Gloria Grahame and her much younger lover.

ENGLAND IS MINE

An amusing and evocative portrait of the early years of singer-songwriter Steven Morrissey, the uncompromising, Manchester-born musician and former front-man of seminal 1980’s band The Smiths.

Other movies screening at the festival include:

On Chesil Beach
The Exception
A Life in Twelve Bars
The Bookshop
The Death of Stalin
How to Talk to Girls at Parties 
Jawbone
6 Days
Another Mother’s Son
The Journey
Mary Shelley
That Good Night
Swallows and Amazons

 

For more information and tickets, head to www.britishfilmfestival.com.au 

Written by

Kids on the Coast/Kids in the City

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