The always eagerly-awaited British Film Festival is set to open on November 10th.
As with all festivals this year, it is a slightly cut-down version, but still delivering the high quality films of the British Isles that we have come to expect.
Head-lining this year is Edward Hall’s reimagining of Noel Coward’s classic play Blithe Spirit, with Judi Dench as the fabulous Madame Acarti. The opening-night screening at Palace Nova Eastend includes Bulldog Gin and a choc-top. Click here to book tickets.
Features in this year’s selection include: gripping historical drama A Call to Spy; the story of everyone’s favourite stray cat, A Gift From Bob; Kate Winslet as an 1840s paleontologist in Ammonite; music-fueled coming-of-age tale Kat and the Band; Keira Knightley as a women’s libber disrupting the 1970 Miss World competition in Misbehaviour; and dark marital psychological thriller, The Nest.
Two music documentaries are also on offer. Rockfield: The Studio on the Farm, looks at the legendary recording studio which has hosted the likes of Queen, Oasis, Black Sabbath, and Led Zeppelin. White Riot documents the formation of the Rock Against Racism movement.
As always there are the popular retrospective screenings: The Elephant Man; Flash Gordon; and The Ladykillers.
Closing night presents a screening of the touching drama Supernova. Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci star as two old friends taking a trip around the places and people of their past, as one of them sinks into the abyss of dementia. To book tickets for this special screening, click here.
The British Film Festival runs from November 10th to November 29th with screenings at Palace Nova Eastend and Prospect.
Click here to view the whole program.