BBC British Film Festival

Oct 05, 16 BBC British Film Festival

We have 10 double passes to the preview screening of the BBC FIRST BRITISH FILM FESTIVAL 2016: Thursday 13 October at Palace Barracks Cinema at 6:30pm for the film “I, DANIEL BLAKE”

For your chance to win a prize, simply answer the following question:

“What film do you want to see at the BBC First British Film Festival 2016?”

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Season runs October 27 – November 16


Now in its fourth year, exclusively at Palace Cinemas, the BBC First British Film Festival is thrilled to announce highlights from the 2016 program. With a spread of international award-winners, crowd favourites, and Australian premieres, this year’s films feature a star-studded line up of cinematic delights that dive directly into British culture, humour, and traditions, signalling this year’s festival as the biggest one yet.

The festival will open with the Australian premiere of Amma Asante’s period drama A UNITED KINGDOMwhich comes straight from its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and opening the 60th BFI London Film Festival. Starring David Oyelowo (Selma) and Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) A UNITED KINGDOM is based on the book Colour Bar by Susan Williams, based on the true story of young Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana (Oyelowo), who caused an international scandal when he married a white Englishwoman (Pike) in 1948.

The festival will close with A MONSTER CALLS, based on the acclaimed book by Patrick Ness and starring Britain’s Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), newcomer Lewis MacDougall, and Liam Neeson (Schindler’s List) as the voice of the monster. This is a visually spectacular film about a young boy who delves into a world of fantasy, imagination and monsters to deal with the reality of his mother’s terminal illness.

I, DANIEL BLAKE, the highly anticipated, Palme d’Or-winning new film from acclaimed British director Ken Loach is also a program highlight. Showcasing the director’s signature style, the film is a complex exploration of socio-economic issues in Britain, telling the story of 59-year-old carpenter Daniel, who after working as a joiner for most of his life in Newcastle injures himself and requires help from the state. He befriends Katie, a single mother with two young children, and the two form a mutually beneficial alliance.

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  1. Thea Baker /

    Def a united kingdom. When I saw the trailer I couldn’t believe I’d never heard of this moment in history.

  2. Jamie /

    “I, Daniel Blake” looks very interesting.

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