British Film Festibule

Top Picks (Looks like a good crop!)

The young Vera Brittain, an irrepressible, intelligent and free-minded woman who overcomes the prejudices of her family and hometown to win a scholarship to Oxford. With everything to live for, she falls in love with her brother’s close friend Roland Leighton and together they pursue their literary dreams. But the First World War brings everything to a grinding halt, and tears the couple apart. As Vera experiences the heartbreak of one by one losing the most important men in her life, and of the horrors of working as a nurse to wounded soldiers, she determinedly resolves to create a world in which such a war can never take place again.
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Set in contemporary London, a Cambodian-Chinese mother is mourning the untimely death of her son when her world is suddenly disrupted by the presence of a stranger. Without a common language, the two have difficulties in trying to communicate. But through a translator they slowly piece together memories of a man they both loved and realize that while they may not share a language, they are connected in their grief.
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During ‘The Troubles’, a young British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the streets of Belfast. Unable to tell friend from foe, and increasingly wary of his own comrades, the raw recruit must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorientating, alien and deadly landscape.
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Mr. Turner explores the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter who lived from 1775-1851. Profoundly affected by the death of his father, this anarchic yet popular member of the Royal Academy of Arts lived a full and exciting life. From traveling and visiting brothels to being strapped to the mast of a ship so that he could paint a snowstorm, he was both celebrated and reviled by royalty and the public. Rich and immediately enjoyable, this is a portrayal both funny and visually immaculate, combining domestic intimacy with an epic sweep both lyrical and mysterious.
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This daringly anarchic vision of British society follows nonconformist Mick Travis, along with his fellow students, as they lead a revolution against their school. Mixing colour with black and white as audaciously as it mixes fantasy with reality, this remains one of cinema’s most unforgettable rebel yells.
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A Hard Day’s Night is a lively trip back to an era of sensational music, marking the true birth of British Beatlemania. The Fab Four’s famous first foray into film is considered one of the most innovative and refreshing music movies ever made. Celebrating the phenomenon of Beatlemania in 1964 and capturing John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr in their unselfconscious and electrifying element, we experience a wildly irreverent journey through one day in the life of the world’s greatest rock’n’roll act.
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Running from an unsympathetic working-class family, a pair of demanding fiancées and an insecure job at an undertaker’s, Billy escapes into a world of fantasy where he can realize his dream ambitions. As work and family pressures build to new intolerable levels, Liz enters Billy’s drab life and offers him the one real chance he’ll ever get to leave the past behind.
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A flashy, fast romp that chases a team of career criminals throughout one of the biggest international gold heists to ever appear on film. Charlie Croker is a stylish thief fresh out of prison. He takes over “The Italian Job”, a complicated plan to steal gold bullion from Italy, right from underneath the noses of the Italian Police and the Mafia. Combining action, humour, and an incontrovertible sense of style, this is undoubtedly one of the quintessential British caper films of the 1960s.
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Melbourne Schedule
Wednesday 5 November
7:00pm Testament of Youth (Opening Night Event)
Thursday 6 November
Friday 7 November
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Friday 21 November
Saturday 22 November
Sunday 23 November
Monday 24 November
Tuesday 25 November
Wednesday 26 November
7:00pm The Imitation Game (Closing Night Event)

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