Top Picks From the MINI British Film Festival
Opening night | Wednesday 30 October | 7pm | Cinema Paradiso
Includes after party in cinema following the film
The Festival will open nationally with Military Wives from director Peter Cattaneo (The Full Monty, 1997). Kristin Scott Thomas leads this inspiring drama about the bravery of the women of war, and the power of the music that saved them.
The Good LiarClosing night | Sunday 24 November | 7pm | Cinema Paradiso
Closing the Festival will be the highly anticipated film The Good Liar. Based on the widely acclaimed novel by Nicholas Searle, Oscar-winning screenwriter Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters, 1998) directs this wicked thriller featuring magnificent lead performances by Dame Helen Mirren and Sir Ian McKellen.
Mrs Lowry & Son
2, 9, 12, 17 and 23 November | Various times | Cinema Paradiso
Timothy Spall plays the iconic British artist L.S Lowry in Mrs Lowry & Son which explores the relationship between him and his mother, played by Vanessa Redgrave.
The Personal History of David Copperfield
16 November | 6.15pm | Cinema Paradiso
The festival is excited to screen director Armando Iannucci’s (The Death of Stalin, BFF17) The Personal History of David Copperfield. Direct from Opening Night at the London Film Festival, the stellar cast of Dev Patel, Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie and Ben Whishaw revive Charles Dickens' classic autobiographical novel.
The Professor and the Madman
2, 3, 9, 10, 18 and 23 November | Various times | Cinema Paradiso
Based on the worldwide best-selling novel by Simon Winchester, The Professor and the Madman is an extraordinary true tale of madness, genius, and obsession about two remarkable men who created history with the writing of the Oxford English Dictionary. Starring Mel Gibson, Sean Penn and Steve Coogan.
View the complete program online at the British Film Festival website.
- 21 Oct '19