British Film Festival 2018


Exclusive to Palace Nova Cinemas, the MINI British Film Festival returns in October for its sixth and biggest year yet.

We are delighted to announce highlights from the 2018 program which features some of the most eagerly anticipated British films of the year including powerful true stories, literary adaptations and biographies and modern classics starring some of Britain’s best known and beloved stars.

In addition to the latest films, this year’s the festival retrospective features a suite of films from the Swinging 60s with a spotlight on star Michael Caine.

British Film Festival 2018 Opening Night - Colette M
Wednesday 24 October | British Film Festival Opening Night - Colette. 6.30pm, EASTEND.
British Film Festival 2018 Closing Night - Stan & Ollie R18+
Wednesday 14 November | British Film Festival Closing Night - Stan & Ollie. 6.45pm, EASTEND & PROSPECT.
BFF18 Georgy Girl PG From: Sep 21, 2018
Georgy Girl | In swinging London, a vivacious but homely 22-year-old suddenly finds herself the object of two men's affections.
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BFF18 Colette M From: Oct 18, 2018
Colette | Keira Knightley stars as 19th-century French novelist Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, whose provocative debut becomes the toast of Paris.
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BFF18 Spitfire PG From: Oct 25, 2018
Spitfire | Narrated by Charles Dance, this documentary tells the story of the plucky fighter plane that took on the might of the Luftwaffe.
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BFF18 Anna and the Apocalypse MA15 From: Oct 25, 2018
Anna and the Apocalypse | This Scottish teen-zombie-musical-comedy follows high schooler Anna who finds herself in the middle of a zombie apocalypse.
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BFF18 Pin Cushion MA15 From: Oct 25, 2018
Pin Cushion | Deborah Haywood’s acclaimed and singular debut follows an eccentric mother and daughter who arrive to a new town desperate to start over.
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BFF18 Journey's End R18+ From: Oct 25, 2018
Journey’s End | An emotionally-charged WWI drama adapted from R.C. Sherrif’s 1928 play about a group of British soldiers await their fate on the front line.
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BFF18 Peterloo R18+ From: Oct 25, 2018
Peterloo | The story of the infamous 1819 massacre at a peaceful pro-democracy rally in Manchester, when 700 working people were injured, and 15 killed.
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BFF18 The Happy Prince R18+ From: Oct 25, 2018
The Happy Prince |Rupert Everett, in the role he was born to play, shines as Oscar Wilde, depicting the great writer’s final years in exile in Naples and Paris.
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BFF18 Sometimes, Always, Never R18+ From: Oct 25, 2018
Sometimes, Always, Never | A stylish comedy-drama about a Scrabble-obsessed tailor searching for his lost son.
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BFF18 Interlude in Prague M From: Oct 25, 2018
Interlude in Prague | Aneurin Barnard (Dunkirk) portrays Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart during his incredible time in Prague, where he composed ‘Don Giovanni.’
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BFF18 Together PG From: Oct 25, 2018
Together | Three-time BAFTA nominee Sylvia Syms stars in this riveting drama based on a true story, following an inseparable retired couple that are forced to live apart.
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BFF18 Vita and Virginia R18+ From: Oct 25, 2018
Vita and Virginia | The fascinating true story of the love affair between socialite Vita Sackville-West and literary icon Virginia Woolf.
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BFF18 Where Hands Touch CTC From: Oct 25, 2018
Where Hands Touch | An impossible romance set in the most brutal of times: Germany, 1944, where a black teenage girl and a Hitler Youth member fall in love.
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BFF18 Yardie R18+ From: Oct 25, 2018
Yardie | Set in ‘70s Jamaica and ‘80s London, Yardie is the story of ‘D’ who embarks on an explosive quest for retribution following the death of his brother.
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BFF18 The Knack...and How to Get It M From: Oct 25, 2018
The Knack...and How to Get It | Winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, cheeky romp is about a man who seeks the 'knack' for seducing women.
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BFF18 The Children Act R18+ From: Oct 25, 2018
The Children Act | Emma Thompson stars as a widely-admired judge facing a life changing decision on behalf of a young man refusing medical treatment.
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BFF18 Swimming with Men R18+ From: Oct 25, 2018
Swimming with Men | A feel-good British comedy about a man who finds a new lease on life after joining an amateur, all-male synchronised swimming team.
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BFF18 Alfie M From: Oct 25, 2018
Alfie | The five-time Oscar nominated movie that rocketed Michael Caine to stardom features his memorable portrayal of a cockney womaniser.
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BFF18 Red Joan R18 From: Oct 25, 2018
Red Joan | Judi Dench and Sophie Cookson portray the life of KGB Agent Joan Stanley, one of the most influential spies in living history.
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BFF18 To Sir, with Love PG From: Oct 25, 2018
To Sir, with Love | A novice teacher faces a class of rowdy working class punks in this classic that reflected the fears of London teens in the 60s.
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BFF18 King of Thieves R18+ From: Oct 25, 2018
King of Thieves | An all-star cast of home-grown legends is led by Michael Caine, in the incredible true story of the most daring heist in British criminal history.
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BFF18 My Generation R18+ From: Oct 25, 2018
My Generation | Michael Caine invites you into the world of his youth: the Swinging 60s where icons like The Beatles were originating London’s pop-culture scene.
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BFF18 The Italian Job PG From: Oct 25, 2018
The Italian Job | Voted amongst the greatest British films of all time, the 1969 original follows a con (Michael Caine) working on a gold heist in Turin.
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BFF18 Ophelia M From: Oct 25, 2018
Ophelia | A clever reshaping of Hamlet based on the popular novel, in which Ophelia falls for the doomed Danish prince amidst political intrigue and betrayal.
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BFF18 Stan & Ollie R18+ From: Nov 8, 2018
Stan & Ollie | Starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly, this is the truly funny and touching story of one of Hollywood’s greatest double acts: Laurel & Hardy.
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BFF18 The Dam Busters PG From: Nov 8, 2018
The Dam Busters | The Dam Busters returns in a new restoration to mark the 75th anniversary of the legendary WWII Royal Air Force operation.
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