British Film Festival 2020 First Highlights

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Oscar contenders and box office hits aplenty make up this year's British Film Festival programme.


Palace presents the event which will make stops in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Byron Bay and Melbourne.

The British Film Festival will celebrate the finest filmmakers and acting talent British cinema has to offer and the 2020 programme features some highly anticipated material, from true stories and literary adaptations to biographies and documentaries.

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British Film Festival First Highlights

'Ammonite' – From writer/director Francis Lee. Set in 1840s England and starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan. The story of a palaeontology pioneer and a young woman and the story of their forbidden love.
'Misbehaviour' – Keira Knightley and Jessie Buckley star in this film about true story feminist protestors who disrupted the Miss World beauty competition in London in 1970.
'Six Minutes To Midnight' – A discovery at a school for the daughters of the Nazi elite leads to a series of deadly events. Starring Eddie Izzard and Dame Judi Dench.
'The Nest' – Dramatic thriller starring Jude Law and Carrie Coon. Life for a British entrepreneur and his family begin to take a twisted turn after moving to an English country manor.
'Summerland' – A romantic drama set in World War II starring Gemma Arterton as an English woman who opens her heart to an evacuee in a story of love and friendship.

Retrospective screenings, all in 4K restoration, include 'The Elephant Man' and 'Flash Gordon', both celebrating their 40th anniversary.

The full programme will be announced in the coming weeks.

British Film Festival Tour Dates

10-29 November – Palace Norton Street, Verona, Chauvel Cinemas, Central (Sydney)
10-29 November – Palace Electric Cinemas (Canberra)
TBA – Palace Cinema Como, Westgarth, Balwyn, Brighton Bay, Kino Cinemas, The Astor Theatre (Melbourne)
10-29 November – Palace Barracks, Palace James Street (Brisbane)
10-29 November – Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas, Palace Nova Prospect Cinemas (Adelaide)
10-29 November – Palace Raine Square, Luna On SX, Leederville and Windsor (Perth)
10-29 November – Palace Byron Bay

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