British Film Festival will end the international film festival year in style from 3 November at Palace Barracks and James St Cinemas. The British Film Festival celebrates the finest filmmakers and acting talent the British Isles has to offer and the programme promises not to disappoint with exquisite performances from favourites such as Jim Broadbent, Helen Mirren, Olivia Coleman, Colin Firth and Timothy Spall.
British Film Festival Director Kim Petalas said ‘It’s been great to witness the rise in popularity of the British Film
Festival in recent years. It has grown to become a significant showcase of cinema from the region and we’re looking forward to sharing a stellar 2021 lineup with our audience.”
The opening night film is the Australian Premiere of ‘The Duke’, a heart-warming tale based on a true story of when 60-year-old taxi driver Kempton Bunton steals Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London.
British Film Festival Highlights
THE LAST BUS, a touching adventure across Britain starring Timothy Spall. The film follows the journey of a pensioner who travels from Britain’s most Northerly to its most Southerly point, using only local buses.
Olivia Coleman and Colin Firth in MOTHERING SUNDAY, a romantic period drama that follows a maid living in post-World War I England who secretly plans to meet with the man she loves before he leaves to marry another woman.
FALLING FOR FIGARO from acclaimed director Ben Lewin, this romantic comedy starring Danielle Macdonald and Joanna Lumley, follows a young woman who quits her job and ends things with her long-term boyfriend to chase her lifelong dream of becoming an opera singer in the Scottish Highlands.
A powerful and emotional drama, ‘To Olivia’ tells the story of the tribulations behind best-selling novelist Roald Dahl’s marriage to Academy Award-winning actress Patricia Neal, starring Hugh Bonneville and Keeley Hawes.
BENEDICTION A sumptuous portrait of 20th-century English poet and soldier Siegfried Sassoon, from revered filmmaker Terence Davies and starring Jack Lowden and Peter Capaldi.
About The British Film Festival
The full programme and tickets for the British Film Festival will go on sale at midday on 14 October. To book tickets head to the British Film Festival website.
The British Film Festival presented by Palace screens in Brisbane: 3 November to 1 December 2021 at the Palace Barracks and Palace James Street. Instagram and Facebook @BritishFilmFest #BFF21 #BestofBritish