The British film invasion begins at Palace Cinemas
It’s all about British film at Palace Cinemas this month as the Brits bring their best flicks to Brisbane for a showcase of modern and classic cinema.
Showcasing many acclaimed British films from the 1960s to now, the Emirates British Film Festival has arrived in Brisbane to screen 15 new films and six classics at Palace Cinemas.
Some of the best British actors of recent generations feature amongst the festival selections as well a few international stars. Charlotte Rampling, Emma Thompson, Pierce Brosnan, Imogen Poots, David Tennant and Timothy Spall are some of the quality British actors featuring alongside Australians Toni Collette and Emily Browning and American actors Aaron Paul and Jessica Chastain.
Bookending the film festival for 2014 will be two stellar dramas set in World War Two. Opening the festival will be The Testament of Youth, which stars rising talents Alicia Vikander and Kit Harrington. Closing the festival is the highly anticipated drama, The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightly.
Six films from the 1960s will also be screened throughout the festival, including popular classics such as The Italian Job and Zulu (both starring Michael Caine) and the Beatles’ first foray into film, A Hard Day’s Night – digitally restored yet still wildly irreverent and entertaining.