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About the Cunard British Film Festival

Presented by Palace, the 2023 Cunard British Film Festival returns in November with the finest British filmmaking, production and acting, including many of Britain’s most enduring and well-known faces.

The 2023 Festival will open with the premiere of ONE LIFE starring Sir Anthony Hopkins, direct from its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Based on a deeply moving true story of kindness and compassion that was almost forgotten for 50 years, Hopkins delivers a remarkable performance as Sir Nicholas Winton, also known as the “British Schindler”, who helped rescue hundreds of children from Europe on the verge of World War II.

The Festival centrepiece is THE CRITIC, a wickedly mischievous reimagining of Anthony Quinn’s novel Curtain Call, featuring an all-star cast led by Sir Ian McKellen and Gemma Arterton.

Closing the Festival is the Australian Premiere of WICKED LITTLE LETTERS, based on a true scandal of the 1920s. It stars Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley as neighbours in a small town whose residents start receiving anonymous, expletive-laden letters.

Screening at the following locations:

1 – 29 November
Adelaide: Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas and Palace Nova Prospect Cinemas.
Melbourne: The Astor Theatre, Palace Cinema Como, Palace Westgarth, Palace Balwyn, Palace Brighton Bay, Kino Cinema and Pentridge Cinema. 
Sydney: Palace Central, Palace Norton Street, Palace Verona and Chauvel Cinema.
Perth: Palace Raine Square, Luna on SX, Luna Leederville and Windsor Cinema. 

2 – 29 November
Brisbane: Palace Barracks and Palace James St.
Canberra: Palace Electric Cinema.
Byron Bay: Palace Byron Bay.

Keep in touch with the festival via Instagram and Facebook at: @BritishFilmFest