Last night City of Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan officially opened the BREC International Film Festival – Winter 2021. A full cinema enjoyed a sneak preview of the program and some warm BREC hospitality. Over the next three weeks, the Southwest community is invited to drop by the cosy Festival Hub to catch up with friends listen to local live music, watch extraordinary movies from all over the globe, talk about selected films at the Conversation Club and enjoy some delicious festival food.
Screening from Thursdays to Sundays, the stellar line-up will take film lovers on a dramatic journey – from idyllic Italian forests in The Truffle Hunters – to the intriguing world of farm animals in Gunda – and into a heartbreaking investigation by Romanian journalists of a health scandal that brought down their government in Collective.
The globally sourced treasures continue with mesmerising odyssey About Endlessness and the hilarious French comedy Bye Bye Morons.
Film fans who prefer to stay a bit closer to home will love the extraordinary Australian documentary My Name is Gulpilil or the moving family drama Cousins from New Zealand.
Those craving European comedies should look no further than The Wedding Speech from France and Rosa’s Wedding from Spain. Cinema lovers who are after a bit more drama shouldn’t miss Iranian Sun Children and Oscar-winning Sound of Metal.
“In this wintry and wet weather, could you think of anything better to do than enjoying a movie or two and exploring what the cosy Festival Hub has to offer?” BREC’s Program Manager Meg Shields asked. “Most of these outstanding films won’t make it into mainstream cinemas, so this might be your only chance to see them”, she continued.