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Dissenters, Lovers and Ghosts: New British Cinema
March 31 - April 17
ACMI, in partnership with the BFI (British Film Institute), will present an Australia-exclusive season of 12 feature films and 10 shorts dedicated to celebrating new talent from the UK. Dissenters, Lovers and Ghosts: New British Cinema is a program exploring cinematic tales of people in the margins.
The season is programmed by BFI head of programme and acquisitions Stuart Brown and curator Nia Childs and is presented as part of the UK/AUS 2021-22 cultural exchange programs in collaboration with the British Council. It will open with the Australian premiere of celebrated playwright and filmmaker debbie tucker green’s second feature, ear for eye. The adaptation of her 2018 stage play of the same name stars Lashana Lynch (No Time to Die) and examines the intergenerational tensions between members of the Black community in Britain and North America.
Every feature in the season is paired with a short film from an exciting and diverse group of rising British filmmakers unafraid to tackle love, violence, race and identity in their work.