The Australian Premiere of A United Kingdom to open the BBC First British Film Festival

BBC First British Film Festival, now in its fourth year, has announced that it will be screening highlights from the 2016 program, exclusively at Palace Cinemas.

The festival will open with the Australian premiere of Amma Asante’s period drama A United Kingdom, straight from its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and opening the 60th BFI London FilmFestival.

The festival will close with A Monster Calls, based on the acclaimed book by Patrick Ness and starring Britain’s Felicity Jones, newcomer Lewis MacDougall, and Liam Neeson as the voice of the monster.

Other notable highlights include I, Daniel Blake, the highly anticipated, Palme d’Or-winning new film from acclaimed British director Ken Loach; Tresspass Against Us, the narrative debut feature from up-and-coming British director Adam Smith and Tommy’s Honour, which tells the historical tale of Scottish champions and real-life founders of the modern game of golf Tom Morris and his son, Tommy Morris.

The festival will also include a 10 film retrospective that honours some of Britain’s cinematic heroes with Local Heroes. It will feature a number of classic restorations, with titles including: Room at the Top (1959), Highlander(1986), The Man Who Fell From Earth (1976), Sid and Nancy (1986), Carry on Camping (1969) and Carry on the Khyber (1968).

This is just snippet of whats on offer at the 2016 BBC First British Film Festival. The full program will be announced in late September.

The festival will take place nationally from late October in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, and Brisbane.

To keep up to date with the program and for all booking information, visit the official website.