The BREC Summer Film Festival running across 5 weekends, 13th January until 11th February 2017 has unveiled its selection of nine exceptional films. Up for Love (France) is a romantic comedy featuring Oscar winner Jean Durjardin who takes romance to new heights to win a date with lawyer Diane played by Virginie Elfira.
“Bunbury audiences have so much to look forward to in this years’ Summer Film Festival programme including the CinefestOZ winner, Girl Asleep (Australia) directed by Rosemary Meyers”, said General Manager Sharon Custers.
BREC is thrilled to include Steven McGregor’s powerful documentary Servant or Slave (Australia) which recounts the stories of five women, Rita, Violet and the three Wenberg sisters who were stolen from their families and trained to be domestic servants.
The BREC Summer Film Festival also includes some of the best films from around the world, including the hilarious comedy Where Am I Going (Italy) reported as the highest grossing film in Italian cinema history.
The Family Fang (USA), based on Kevin Wilson’s best-selling novel from 2011, featuring Nicole Kidman and Jason Bateman – a provocative look at what it’s like to come of age as a child with very eccentric parents. Ken Loach’s I Daniel Blake (UK) the winner of the Palme d’Or – Cannes Film Festival with his funny and intensely moving social realist drama.
Other films featured in the 2017 Festival include Isabelle Huppert’s standout performance as a woman turning the tables on her attacker in Elle (France). Wednesday May 9 (Iran) winner of the FIPRESCI Award at the Vienna International Film Festival and feel-good film Rosalie Blum (France) written and directed by Julien Rappeneau.
BREC is proud to announce Act Belong Commit as the principal partner for the festival as well as sponsors Scope, City of Bunbury, South 32, Quest, Lomax, GWN, Bunbury Mail and South Western Times.