The British Film Festival celebrates the finest filmmakers and acting talent British cinema has to offer and the 2020 programme features some of the most anticipated films of the year. Presented by Palace, this year’s festival will run from November 10 – 29 and will showcase powerful true stories and literary adaptations to biographies and documentaries. To celebrate, here’s a look at this year’s programming highlights:
Top tier actors Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan star as a palaeontology pioneer and a young woman sent to convalesce by the sea, in an epic and absorbing romantic drama set in 1840s England.
In this charming and farcical comedy, Keira Knightley and Jessie Buckley star as the true story feminist protestors who disrupted the 1970 Miss World beauty competition in London.
Six Minutes to Midnight
A discovery at a school for the daughters of the Nazi elite leads to a series of deadly events in this true story war drama starring Eddie Izzard and Dame Jude Dench (no trailer currently).
A romantic drama starring Gemma Arterton, in WWII an Englishwoman opens her heart to an evacuee in a touching story of womanhood, love and friendship.
In this elegant drama exploring marital distress, life for a British entrepreneur (Jude Law) and his American family begin to take a twisted turn after moving into an English Country manor.
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of its release, classic cult sci-fi adventure Flash Gordan follows a football player and his friends fighting to save planet earth. The film is notable for its soundtrack composed, performed and produced by Queen – presented in a glorious 4K restoration.
The Elephant Man
David Lynch’s heartfelt drama stars Anthony Hopkins and is an unforgettable film about dignity and survival in late 19th century London, presented in a glorious 4K restoration.
Tickets on sale date and the full lineup will be announced soon!