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Our top picks of 2019 MINI British Film Festival

British Film Festival

Our top picks of 2019 MINI British Film Festival

The 2019 MINI British Film Festival line-up has dropped and as usual, it is filled with the most eagerly anticipated British films of the year.

This year, 30 exceptional films including powerful true stories, modern classics and biographies starring some of Britain’s best-known stars will be showcased in 7 cities and 19 cinemas across Australia.

Presented by Palace Cinemas, the festival will begin from October 29 to November 24 (location varies), and will feature special guest Timothy Spall for a Q&A as a part of this exciting program.

Here’s our pick of top five must-see movies at the 2019 MINI British Film Festival!

The Good Liar

Career con artist Roy Courtnay (McKellen) can hardly believe his luck when he meets the wealthy widow Betty McLeish (Mirren) on an internet dating site. As Betty welcomes Roy into her life, Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dry swindle for Roy turns into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life.

Find out where and when to catch it HERE

The Queen

This celebrated film follows the relationship between Prime Minister Tony Blair (Michael Sheen) and Queen Elizabeth (Helen Mirren) in the wake of the tragic death of Diana, Princess of Wales. Newly appointed Blair finds himself at odds with the Queen over her reluctance to publicly mourn the princess, and increasing pressure from the heartbroken British public, who view her silence as cold and heartless.

Find out where and when to catch it HERE

 

Official Secrets

The true story of British intelligence specialist Katherine Gun (Kiera Knightley) who leaked information to the press about an illegal NSA spy operation design to push the UN Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Find out where and when to catch it HERE

 

Tell it to the Bees

Dr Jean Markham (Anna Paquin) returns to the town she left as a teenager to take over her late father’s medical practice. Here Jean meets her patient’s mother, Lydia (Holliday Grainger) and invites her into her world. In the sanctuary of the doctor’s house, two women found themselves drawn to one another in a way that Jean recognises and fears, and Lydia could never have expected. But, in 1950s small-town Britain, their new secret can’t stay hidden forever.

Find out where and when to catch it HERE

 

The Aeronauts

Inspired by incredible true events, The Aeronauts combines the powers of Amazon Studios and Imax, with the leading talents of Academy Award-winner Eddie Redmayne and Academy Award nominee Felicity Jones.

In 1862 England, a wealthy young widow Amelia Wren ( Felicity Jones) meets an ambitious scientist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne).  This chance encounter sets the wheels of change set in motion, as the two decide to mount a balloon expedition to fly higher than anyone in history. In the perilous ascent, the unlikely pair are confronted with their true selves, while discovering things about each other that will help them find their place in the world they have left behind.

Find out where and when to catch it HERE


Minh Nguyen

Minh Nguyen is an editorial intern at CulturalPulse and is based in Sydney. Minh enjoys exploring other cultures, especially their food. Got a story to tell? Get in touch: editor@culturalpulse.com.au