5 must see films from the 2023 British Film Festival

5 must see films from the 2023 British Film Festival

Last Updated: 04 Oct 2023
Grace O'Meehan

The 2023 Cunard British Film Festival returns to Perth this November, with a captivating selection of films set to be showcased. This year’s line-up features an assortment of genres: dramas, comedies, true stories, and documentaries, from several of Britain’s most loved talents. Taking place from November 2 – 29, this is a must-attend festival for film lovers.

Here are the top 5 must see films from this year’s festival:

ONE LIFE

Opening this year’s festival is the Australian Premiere of One Life, starring Sir Anthony Hopkins and based on a deeply moving true story of kindness, the narrative explores an act of compassion that was almost forgotten for 50 years.

MY NAME IS ALFRED HITCHCOCK

This insightful documentary unravels the mysterious life and career of the iconic filmmaker, weaving footage from almost every Hitchcock film to offer a renewed portrait of the masterful filmmaker and his work.

THE OLD OAK

The latest work from admired filmmaker, Ken Loach, explores social and human rights issues through the story of a publican who struggles to hold onto his small-town pub as tensions rise upon the arrival of Syrian refugees seeking asylum.

PRETTY RED DRESS

Engaging with concepts of masculinity, self-discovery and gender expression, Pretty Red Dress weaves a story of powerful self-expression, confronting the past and of course, a glorious red dress.

THE WIFE AND HER HOUSE HUSBAND

Navigating the highs and lows of married life, director Marcus Markou has crafted an engrossing drama that follows the breakdown of a marriage and a forgotten letter that brings the couple together to face their past.

The festival opens on Thursday 2 November, with the full programme to be announced and tickets on sale on Thursday 5 October 10AM WST.

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