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BFF21 Best Sellers

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A titan of cinema known for his distinctive South London accent, Sir Michael Caine - born Maurice Micklewhite – is one of Britain’s most enduring actors. Over more than 60 years, he has appeared in over 130 films and is considered a British film icon.

As a schoolboy, Caine was repeatedly taught to respect “his betters” and it took the social revolution of the 1960s, he says, to make it clear that such a hierarchy did not exist. “I’ve met lots of my equals since. But no betters.” Indeed, Michael Caine has become the cinematic face and voice of the cultural upheaval of the era of the swinging 60s, starting with his award-winning performance as the working-class titular character in Alfie (1966).

The Festival is pleased to showcase his latest film, Best Sellers, a warm-hearted road movie in which a cranky, retired author reluctantly embarks on a final book tour to help out a young publisher. The feature directorial debut of Canadian actor Lina Roessler (Lost Girl), based on Anthony Grieco’s award-winning original screenplay, Sir Michael Caine stars alongside Aubrey Plaza in this rollicking literary comedy.


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"In her feature debut, Canadian director Lina Roessler manages some genuine surprises."

- Globe and Mail

"Aubrey Plaza and Michael Caine's performances make Best Sellers an affecting work of art."

- Cultured Vultures

"Its oddly matched stars make it a pleasant ride. "

- Variety

Movie Information

Release date

Wednesday 3rd November


100 min




Michael Caine, Aubrey Plaza, Veronica Ferres, Scott Speedman, Ellen Wong


Lina Roessler


Film Festival



Participating Cinemas

Palace Balwyn Cinema, Palace James Street, Palace Barracks, Palace Norton St, Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Cinema Como, Palace Verona, Palace Westgarth, Pentridge Cinema, Chauvel Cinema, Palace Electric, Palace Byron Bay, Palace Central Sydney, Kino Cinema, Palace Raine Square