Returning for its second year in Australia, the Emirates British Film Festival is back – bigger and better than ever! This year’s program will showcase the best and brightest the British film industry has to offer, with a staggering 15 brand new films to premiere, plus a selected number of specially curated section Six from the 60s.
The Festival will open with Testament of Youth, a coming-of-age WWI drama starring Alicia Vikander (Anna Karenina) and Kit Harington (Game of Thrones).
Highlights from this year’s program include Mr Turner, which shines the light on British painter J.M.W Turner; What We Did On Our Holiday, the first feature film from the creators of the hit British sitcom Outnumbered, and the Nick Horny penned A Long Way Down, about a group of misfits who interrupt each other’s suicide attempts, starring Pierce Brosnan and Australia’s own Toni Collette.
The festival will also present the top picks of British sixties cinema in Six from the 60s, which includes Zulu (1964), The Italian Job (1969) and The Beatles rollicking musical romp A Hard Day’s Night (1964).
The festival’s closing night gala this year is the highly-anticipated The Imitation Game, which follows the life of coding pioneer, Alan Turing (an Oscar contending Benedict Cumberbatch), who, with his team of code-breakers, was instrumental in cracking Nazi Germany’s Enigma code during the darkest days of WWII.
For more program details or to book tickets, head to the Palace Cinema website