One of the most popular festivals on the circuit, the British Film Festival, proudly sponsored by MINI, once again offers a wealth of drama, comedy and documentary, from the British Isles.
This year’s opening film is Military Wives, starring the wonderful Kristen Scott Thomas. Tonight, at Palace Nova Eastend, this will screen, along with drinks and canapes for the opening night gala.
Other special events in Adelaide include the screening of The Personal History of David Copperfield, starring Dev Patel, and the closing night special, The Good Liar, starring Helen Mirren and Ian McKellan. And while we’re talking about Dame Mirren, there is a retrospective Mirror on Mirren, showing some of her iconic works from the last 50 years. Other retrospective screenings include restorations of Roeg’s dark masterpiece Don’t Look Now, and the comedy classic Kind Hearts and Coronets, in this, its 70th anniversary year.
The 2019 festival also includes a bumper crop of new features including Ken Loach’s controversial new work, Sorry We Missed You, which examines the zero-hours contract and its effect on struggling workers.
Tickets are still available for this evening’s opening, and for all screenings.
Click here for the full, Adelaide program and to book tickets.