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Mini British Film Festival 2018

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An absolute must see
Don't be fooled by the name, the 2018 Mini British Film Festival isn't a small festival at all, it's misleading title is because they are presented by Mini and Palace Cinemas.

Mini British Milf Festival, Cinema Paradiso, Perth, Raine Square, Fremantle, Northbridge, Luna on SX, Windsor
The festival you must attend


This wonderful festival is the place to see some of the most anticipated British films of the year including powerful true stories, literary adaptations and biographies, as well as modern classics starring some of Britains best known and beloved actors and actresses.

In this years line up, be prepared to see 26 exceptional films from both emerging talent and already accomplished industry professionals showcased on the silver screen across Perth, including 17 Australian premieres. Needless to say, this is a lineup you do not want to miss!

Opening night starts off at 6:30pm on Thursday the 25th of October at Cinema Paradiso with the Australian premiere of Colette, which stars the beautiful and talented Keira Knightley as the 19th-century French novelist; Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, whose provocative debut falsely credited to her husband - becomes the toast of Paris in this mesmerising biopic.

Colette, Opening night, Australian Premiere, After party, Mini British Film Festival, Cinema Paradiso, Raine Square, Luna on SX, Windsor
Perfectly selected for opening night


Colette is Screening:
6:30pm - October 25th - Cinema Paradiso
6:15pm - October 27th - Raine Square
3:45pm - October 28th - Luna on SX
1:30pm - November 3rd - Windsor
6:30pm - November 3rd - Cinema Paradiso
9:00pm - November 3rd - Luna on SX
3:30pm - November 4th - Raine Square
6:30pm - November 9th - Cinema Paradiso
3:45pm - NNovember 10th - Luna on SX
6:15pm - November 10th - Raine Square
3:30pm - November 11th - Cinema Paradiso
6:30pm - November 13th - Luna on SX
1:45pm - November 14th - Raine Square

Colette will be followed by an afterparty of the who's who of Perth, which is a must to attend on the social calendar.

It all continues across the city from the 26th of October until the 14th of November, with an incredible lineup:

Pin Cushion
Charting a course from whimsy to utterly moving, Deborah Haywood's acclaimed and singular debut follows an eccentric mother and daughter who arrive in a new town desperate to start over.

Pin Cushion, Mini British Film Festival, Australian premiere, Cinema Paradiso, Raine Square, Luna on SX, Windsor
A must see


Pin Cushion is screening:
1:45pm - October 26th - Cinema Paradiso
6:15pm - October 29th - Raine Sqrare
1:45pm - October 31st - Luna on SX
11:30am - November 4th - Cinema Paradiso
1:30pm - November 5th - Windsor
1:30pm - November 9th - Luna on SX
8:45pm - November 12th - Raine Square

Sometimes, Always Never
Bill Nighy, Sam Riley and Alice Lowe star in this stylish comedy-drama about a Scrabble-obsessed tailor searching for his lost son.



Sometimes, Always Never is screening:
6:30pm - October 26th - Cinema Paradiso
615pm - October 28th - Raine Square
1:45pm - October 29th - Cinema Paradiso
1:45pm - October 30th - Raine Square
6:30pm - November 1st - Luna on SX
1:30pm - November 2nd - Windsor
3:45pm - November 4th - Luna on SX
6:30pm - November 8th - Cinema Paradiso
6:30pm - November 9th - Luna on SX
4:10pm - November 10th - Raine Square
1:45pm - November 13th - Cinema Paradiso

Together
Three-time BAFTA nominee Sylvia Syms stars in this riveting drama based on a true story, following an inseparable retired couple that is forced to live apart by social services.



Together is screening:
1:50pm - October 27th - Cinema Paradiso
1:30pm - October 29th - Luna on SX
8:45pm - October 30th - Luna on SX
1:45pm - October 31st - Cinema Paradiso
1:45pm - November 2nd - Raine Square
6:30pm - November 6th - Luna on SX
1:45pm - November 9th - Cinema Paradiso
2:15pm - November 10th - Raine Square
1:30pm - November 12th - Windsor
8:40pm - November 13th - Raine Square

Red Joan
Based on the life of British KGB agent Melita Norwood, Academy Award winner Judi Dench and Sophie Cookson portray the life of Joan Stanley, one of the most influential spies in living history.



Red Joan is screening:
6:15pm - October 26th - Raine Square
3:50pm - October 27th - Cinema Paradiso
6:30pm - October 27th - Luna on SX
1:30pm - October 28th - Windsor
3:40pm - November 3rd - Luna on SX
9:00pm - November 3rd - Cinema Paradiso
1:15pm - November 4th - Raine Square
8:40pm - November 9th - Luna on SX
8:40pm - November 10th - Raine Square
6:00pm - November 11th - Cinema Paradiso


King of Thieves
With an all-star cast of home-grown legends led by Michael Caine, this is the darkly funny, incredible true story of the most daring heist in British criminal history.



King of Thieves is screening:
6:15pm - October 27th - Cinema Paradiso
1:15pm - October 28th - Luna on SX
3:40pm - October 28th - Raine Square
6:30pm - November 2nd - Luna on SX
6:15pm - November 3rd - Raine Square
3:40pm - November 4th - Cinema Paradiso
6:15pm - November 10th - Luna on SX
8:40pm - November 10th - Cinema Paradiso
1:30pm - November 11th - Windsor
6:15pm - November 13th - Raine Square

Peterloo
Seven-time Oscar nominate Mike Leigh (Mr. Turner) directs this gritty and passionate account of the peaceful working-class demonstration in 1819 Manchester that was violently suppressed by police forces.



Peterloo is screening:
1:30pm - October 27th - Windsor
8:40pm - October 27th - Cinema Paradiso
12:30pm - October 28th - Raine Square
8:40pm - October 31st - Luna on SX
6:00pm - November 3rd - Luna on SX
6:00pm - November 4th - Cinema Paradiso
6:15pm - November 5th - Raine Square
3:20pm - November 10th - Cinema Paradiso
12:50pm - November 11th - Luna on SX
6:15pm - November 11th - Raine Square

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, co-starring Colin Firth and Emily Watson.



The Happy Prince is screening:
1:45pm - October 27th - Raine Square
11:20am - October 28th - Cinema Paradiso
6:30pm - October 30th - Luna on SX
8:30pm - October 30th - Cinema Paradiso
6:30pm - November 2nd - Cinema Paradiso
1:40pm - November 6th - Raine Square
1:45pm - November 7th - Luna on SX
6:30pm - November 7th - Raine Square
1:30pm - November 9th - Windsor
4:00pm - November 11th - Luna on SX

Swimming with Men
Take the plunge with the ultimate feel-good British comedy, as Rob Brydon stars as a man who finds a new lease on life after joining an amateur, all-male, synchronised swimming team.



Swimming with Men is screening:
6:30pm - October 26th - Luna on SX
1:30pm - October 28th - Cinema Paradiso
6:30pm - November 2nd - Raine Square
6:00pm - November 4th - Luna on SX
6:15pm - November 6th - Raine Square
1:30pm - November 8th - Windsor
8:40pm - November 8th - Cinema Paradiso
1:30pm - November 10th - Luna on SX
6:30pm - November 10th - Cinema Paradiso
1:30pm - November 11th - Raine Square

Interlude in Prague
In this handsome period drama based on true events, Aneurin Barnard (Dunkirk) portrays Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart during his incredible time in Prague, where he composed 'Don Giovanni.'



Interlude in Prague is screening:
1:30pm - October 26th - Windsor
3:40pm - October 28th - Cinema Paradiso
6:15pm - October 28th - Luna on SX
6:15pm - October 31st - Raine Square
8:40pm - November 2nd - Raine Square
6:30pm - November 5th - Cinema Paradiso
9:00pm - November 5th - Luna on SX
1:40pm - November 9th - Raine Square
8:50pm - November 13th - Cinema Paradiso

Where Hands Touch
From Amma Asante (A United Kingdom) comes 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.



Where Hands Touch is screening:
8:40pm - October 26th - Raine Square
3:30pm - October 27th - Luna on SX
6:00pm - October 28th - Cinema Paradiso
8:45pm - November 2nd - Cinema Pardiso
3:50pm - November 3rd - Raine Square
6:30pm - November 5th - Luna on SX
1:30pm - November 7th - Cinema Paradiso
1:15pm - November 8th - Raine Square
9:00pm - November 13th - Luna on SX
1:30pm - October 29th - Windsor

Journey's End
R.C. Sherriff's acclaimed 1928 play, based on his own experiences in the First World War, reaches the screen in this outstanding, all-star adaptation starring Sam Claflin, Toby Jones and Paul Bettany and from The Duchess (2008) director Saul Dibb.



Journey's End is screening:
1:30pm - October 26th - Raine Square
8:40pm - October 28th - Cinema Paradiso
6:30pm - October 29th - Luna on SX
1:30pm - October 30th - Windsor
6:15pm - October 30th - Raine Square
1:30pm - November 1st - Cinema Paradiso
1:45pm - November 2nd - Luna on SX
1:30pm - November 4th - Luna on SX
6:30pm - November 6th - Cinema Paradiso
8:40pm - November 7th - Raine Square

Alphie
Winner of the prestigious Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 1966, Alfie is the movie that rocketed Michael Caine to stardom, cemented his image as a cockney sex-symbol and gave him one of his most enduring catchphrases - so much so he called his autobiography "What's It All About?" The role of womanising cad Alfie Elkins fit the then 33-year-old Londoner like a glove and earned him his first Oscar nomination.



Alphie is screening:
9:00pm - October 29th - Cinema Paradiso
1:30pm - November 1st - Raine Square
8:40pm - November 12th - Luna on SX

Stan & Ollie
The true story of Hollywood's greatest comedy double act, Laurel and Hardy, is brought to the big screen for the first time. Starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as the inimitable movie icons, Stan & Ollie is the heart-warming story of what would become the pair's triumphant farewell tour.



Stan & Ollie is screening:
6:30pm - November 14th - Windsor
6:45pm - November 14th - Luna on SX
7:00pm - November 14th - Raine Square
7:00pm - November 14th - Cinema Paradiso

The Children Act
Adapted by Booker Prize-winning author Ian McEwan from his own novel, this riveting drama stars two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson as a British High Court judge tasked with making a decision that could mean life or death for a young man.



The Children Act is screening:
8:50pm - October 27th - Luna on SX
6:30pm - October 31st - Cinema Paradiso
6:15pm - November 1st - Raine Square
8:40pm - November 1st - Luna on SX
8:40pm - November 3rd - Raine Square
8:50pm - November 6th - Cinema Paradiso
6:30pm - November 8th - Luna on SX
1:30pm - November 10th - Windsor
1:10pm - November 11th - Cinema Paradiso
1:45pm - November 13th - Raine Square

The Knack... And How To Get It
Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 1965 Cannes Film Festival, director Richard Lester followed up his ground-breaking A Hard Day's Night (1964) which helped put the swing in the step of 60s British cinema with this similarly acrobatic, tongue-in-cheek and delightfully frivolous take on swinging London and the sexual revolution.



The Knack... And How To Get It is screening:
1:45pm - October 26th - Luna on SX
1:45pm - October 31st - Raine Square
11:15am - November 4th - Raine Square
1:45pm - November 5th - Cinema Paradiso
8:45pm - November 7th - Cinema Paradiso
1:30pm - November 11th - Luna on SX

Anna and the Apocalypse
In this gleeful mashup boasting a 90% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Anna and her friends must fight and sing their way through a zombie invasion to reach the supposed safety of their school, not knowing if their parents and friends will still be alive when they get there.



Anna and the Apocalypse is screening:
8:30pm - October 28th - Luna on SX
8:40pm - October 30th - Raine Square
9:00pm - November 1st - Cinema Paradiso
8:45pm - November 5th - Cinema Paradiso
8:30pm - November 6th - Raine Square
8:15pm - November 8th - Raine Square
6:30pm - November 12th - Luna on SX
8:45pm - November 12th - Cinema Paradiso

Georgy Girl
In many ways, Georgy Girl is the female flip side of Alfie, with Lynn Redgrave enjoying a star-making turn as gawky, ungainly 'plain Jane,' frequently overwhelming her co-stars by sheer force of personality.



Georgy Girl is screening:
8:50pm - October 29th - Luna on SX
8:30pm - October 31st - Raine Square
1:00pm - November 10th - Cinema Paradiso
1:50pm - November 13 - Luna on SX
1:30pm - November 7th - Windsor
1:45pm - November 30th - Cinema Paradiso

My Generation
Brtish Film icon Michael Caine invites you into the world of his youth in this lively documentary: Swinging 1960s London, where a fresh wind of energy was dissolving the class barriers and traditions that had dominated the arts.

My Generation, Documentary, Mini British Film Festival, Windsor, Luna on SX, Cinema Paradiso, Raine Square
An absolute highlight of the festival


My Generation
4:00pm - October 27th - Raine Square
6:30pm - October 30th - Cinema Paradiso
1:30pm - November 1st - Windsor
8:50pm - November 2nd - Luna on SX
1:50pm - November 3rd - Raine Square
1:40pm - November 4th - Cinema Paradiso
6:30pm - November 7th - Luna on SX
1:45pm - November 8th - Luna on SX
6:30pm - November 9th - Raine Square
1:45pm - November 12th - Cinema Paradiso

Spitfire
Spitfire is the stirring underdog tale of the aircraft that won the Battle of Britain and ultimately the Second World War, as told by the last serving heroes who built, flew and fought in her.



Spitfire is screening:
1:15pm - October 27th - Luna on SX
1:45pm - October 29th - Raine Square
1:45pm - November 3rd - Cinema Paradiso
1:45pm - November 5th - Raine Square
1:30pm - November 6th - Luna on SX
10:45am - November 10th - Cinema Paradiso

The Dam Busters
Considered one of the greatest British war movies of all time, The Dam Busters returns to the big screen in an all-new restoration to mark the 75th anniversary of the famous WWII Royal Air Force operation.



The Dam Busters is screening:
6:20pm - October 29th - Cinema Paradiso

The Italian Job (1969)
As the red, white and blue Mini Coopers rock from side to side along a tunnel, with 4 million in gold bullion in their boots and Quincy Jones's infectious score swinging away in the background, ask yourself this: is there a film - certainly a British film - that delivers a greater infusion of pure joy than The Italian Job?



The Italian Job (1969) is screening:
8:30pm - October 28th - Raine Square
1:30pm - November 3rd - Luna on SX
1:30pm - November 6th - Windsor
1:45pm - November 7th - Raine Square
1:45pm - November 8th - Cinema Paradiso
1:30pm - November 12th - Luna on SX
6:30pm - November 12th - Cinema Paradiso

To Sir, With Love
To Sir, With Love is based on E.R. Braithwaite's novel of the same name, which chronicled the author's experiences as a young Black teacher in a classroom of mostly white students at an East London high school.



To Sir, With Love is screening:
8:15pm - October 29th - Raine Square
1:30pm - October 30th - Luna on SX
1:20pm - November 2nd - Cinema Paradiso
1:30pm - November 5th Luna on SX
1:30pm - November 6th - Cinema Paradiso
1:30pm - November 12th - Raine Square
1:30pm - November 13th - Windsor

Vita and Virginia
The affair and the friendship of authors Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West both uncompromising in their insistence to live, love, and create to the fullest constitutes one of the most fascinating relationships in literary history.



Vita and Virginia is screening:
8:40pm - October 26th - Cinema Paradiso
6:15pm - October 31st - Luna on SX
4:00pm - November 3rd - Cinema Paradiso
1:30pm - November 4th - Windsor
6:00pm - November 4th - Cinema Paradiso
8:45pm - November 8th - Luna on SX
8:40pm - November 10th - Luna on SX
3:45pm - November 11th - Cinema Paradiso
6:30pm - November 13th - Cinema Paradiso
8:40pm - November 27th - Raine Square

Yardie
Golden Globe-winning actor Idris Elba's standout directorial debut fuses the hard-boiled gangster genre with a dramatic coming-of-age period piece, bringing to life characters who struggle to find forgiveness while making their own paths between two worlds.



Yardie is screening:
6:30pm - October 31st - Cinema Paradiso
8:50pm - October 31st - Cinema Paradiso
1:30pm - November 1st - Luna on SX
8:30pm - November 1st - Raine Square
8:30pm - November 6th - Luna on SX
6:30pm - November 7th - Cinema Paradiso
8:30pm - November 9th - Raine Square

Ophelia
Something is rotten in Shakespeare's Denmark, where political intrigue swirls around the imperial court. Amid it all, the queen's brightest lady-in-waiting, Ophelia (Daisy Ridley Star Wars, Murder on the Orient Express), finds herself drawn to Hamlet (George MacKay, who broke through in 2014 British comedy Pride) the charismatic and elusive crown prince. As their clandestine love affair takes flight, betrayal strikes the court, threatening to derail their union and devastate the royal family. Caught between her desires and her loyalty, Ophelia has to decide where her devotion will ultimately lie.



Ophelia is screening:
8:40pm - October 26th - Luna on SX
1:30pm - October 31st - Windsor
6:30pm - November 1st - Cinema Paradiso
8:40pm - November 5th - Raine Square
9:00pm - November 9th - Cinema Paradiso
6:15pm - November 11th - Luna on SX
6:15pm - November 12th - Raine Square
1:45pm - November 14th - Cinema Paradiso

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