Win tickets to see the highly anticipated, Palme d’Or-winning new film from acclaimed British director Ken Loach!
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 Kingdom, which 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.
The festival will take place in Brisbane from October 27 to November 16. For more information, visit britishfilmfestival.com.au.
Thanks to the BBC First British Film Festival, we’ve got 25 double passes to give away to a special advance preview screening of I, Daniel Blake on Thursday 13 October at 7pm at Palace Barracks — enter now for your chance to win!
HOW TO ENTER: Enter via the form below. *Entrants agree to receive future promotional offers from Bmag. This prize is not redeemable for cash and cannot be transferred. Competition closes 9am, Monday 10 October. UPDATE: This competition has closed. Congratulations to our winners — Jo-Anne Orsmond, Rodrigo Pineda, Rachel Elfverson, Brenton Garlick, Ken Cox, Desiree McMahon, Samantha Kerlin, Francess Lavenia, Elizabeth Pacey, Min Chen, Paul Blight, Gavin Evans, Sian Tooker, Ann Bloom-Burt, Sharyn Clark, Maria Mends, Paul Dempsey, Fay George, Andrea Popovsky, Gwen Hall, Vicki Heckmann, Helen Lockhart, Donna Whittaker, Paul Spottiswood and Joyce Law!