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British Film Festival

October 18, 2022 - November 16, 2022

Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the Cunard British Film Festival presented by Palace, will once screen the biggest and best films from the region.

Opening the festival on October 19 (October 18 in Adelaide) is the premiere of the highly anticipated Mrs. Harris Goes To Paris, starring the fabulous Lesley Melville as the titular Mrs. Harris.

The festival will also see special program of James Bond films, including Dr. No (60th anniversary), On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), starring Australia’s Bond George Lazenby, Skyfall (2012) on its 10-year anniversary and 1967’s You Only Live Twice.

Ahead of the full program announcement on September 29, the festival has unveiled films showcasing filmmakers and actors such as Stephen Frears, Sally Hawkins, Colin Farrell and Bill Nighy.

Inspired by the true story of the discovery of King Richard III’s remains beneath a Leicester car park, The Lost King is a comedy-drama from Stephen Frears. Starring Sally Hawkins as a woman who forced academics and scholars to rethink everything they knew about one the most controversial kings in British history, and co-writer Steve Coogan as her husband.
Other first Festival highlights include:

The Banshees of Inisherin, a twisted tale of friendship gone awry from the makers of In Bruges starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson and set against the stunning vistas of the Irish West Coast.

A haunting drama delivering a tale of desire and creativity in 19th Century England, Emily is the directorial debut of British-Australian Frances O’Connor and offers a captivating portrait of Wuthering Heights author Emily Brontë.

The Buoys are back in town with Fisherman’s Friends 2: One and All the hilarious heartfelt follow-up to the 2019 hit which tracks the famed sea shanty singing group from Port Isaac, Cornwall.

And festival favourite Bill Nighy stars in life affirming drama Living, a touching tale of a terminally ill man searching for meaning in 1950s London.

The Cunard British Film Festival presented by Palace screens in the following locations:
Sydney: 19 Oct – 16 Nov, Palace Norton Street, Palace Verona, Chauvel Cinema, Palace Central
Canberra: 19 Oct – 16 Nov, Palace Electric Cinemas
Melbourne: 19 Oct – 16 Nov, The Astor Theatre, Palace Cinema Como, Palace Westgarth, Palace Balwyn, Palace Brighton Bay, Kino Cinemas and Pentridge Cinemas
Brisbane: 19 Oct – 16 Nov, Palace Barracks and Palace James Street
Adelaide: 18 Oct – 16 Nov, Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas, Palace Nova Prospect Cinemas
Perth: 19 Oct – 16 Nov, Palace Raine Square, Luna on SX, Leederville and Windsor
Byron Bay: 19 Oct – 16 Nov, Palace Byron Bay


October 18, 2022
November 16, 2022
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