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BREC Film – Winter Sundays

BREC will swing back into action sooner than expected opening their doors for the BREC International Film Festival: Winter Sundays from 12th July – 9th August. And it’s all thanks to a big helping hand from Southern Ports.

“Our stellar Winter Sundays film line up will take even the most inveterate South West traveller on the globetrotting journey of their dreams – and no need to quarantine when you get home!”, said Fiona de Garis, BREC’s Executive Director.

“We have been desperately missing our wonderful volunteers and committed patrons these last few months. So we are incredibly grateful to Southern Ports for stepping up to support our film programme. It is a joy to be able to begin the process of re-opening BREC and once again contributing to a rich cultural life for Bunbury and the South West region”, she continued.

With seven highly acclaimed and very different films, from seven different countries, screening across five consecutive Sundays there is sure to be something to pique your interest.

“We’ve a few more comedies than usual”, said de Garis, “We thought that might be needed, but lovers of drama and documentaries won’t miss out.”

Southern Ports Authority CEO Steve Lewis says, “At Southern Ports a big part of our job is connecting Western Australia to the world through trade, so partnering with BREC to bring this reimagined International Film Festival to South West audiences has a nice synergy.”

“This is a time when we are all looking for hope, inspiration and a deeper understanding of our common humanity. Coming together to experience these diverse films and be exposed to new cultures and ideas is a great way to achieve this.”

“We know BREC has been doing it tough, like many in the South West, and we are keen to play our part in creating a sustainable future for this vital community hub”, Lewis concluded.

Films screen at 11am and 2pm and between sessions you can catch up with friends in the Sky Bar while enjoying the talents of local musicians playing live. Due to limited capacity all tickets must be pre-purchased online.

BREC International Film Festival Line Up

Winter Sundays kicks off with Master Cheng, a heart-warming drama following professional Chinese chef Cheng and his young son who travel to a remote village in Finland from Shanghai after his wife dies. Gradually his cooking encourages these vastly different cultures to connect.

From the UK comes Sorry We Missed You. A film full of immense heart, Ken Loach’s brutally moving drama paints an all too real picture of the reality of a gig economy. The film screens with English subtitles to assist the hearing impaired.

Hrútar (Rams) won the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes Film Festival and this charming, stunningly shot drama focuses on two Icelandic sheep farmers whose decades-long feud comes to a head when disaster strikes their flocks. An Australian remake starring Sam Neill, Michael Caton and Asher Keddie, and shot recently in the Great Southern, reaches WA cinemas in August, so BREC is bringing you a chance to enjoy the original film first.

Lovers of French film will be uplifted by Fourmi (Of Love and Lies), a family friendly story of the power of a child’s love, and the lengths that one boy will go to help get his father’s life back on track.
Awarded the Prix L’Œil d’Or for Best Documentary at Cannes in 2019 and an Academy Award nominee, For Sama weaves the very human and personal with confronting footage from one of the world’s worst conflict zones in a love letter from a young Syrian mother to her daughter.

Palestinian filmmaker Elia Suleiman’s alter ego ES goes globetrotting in It Must Be Heaven, but reminders of home pop up everywhere from Paris to New York in this absurdist comic saga.

An Almost Ordinary Summer brings gorgeous Mediterranean scenery and a stunning cast to the BREC cinema screen in a genuinely charming Italian comedy. Chaos and catastrophe reign as two very different families come to grips with the need to celebrate an unexpected and unwelcome wedding.

The BREC International Film Festival: Winter Sundays runs Sunday 12th July until Sunday 9th August 2020. Seating is limited so purchasing tickets in advance is essential. Tickets are available online at or by calling the Box Office on 1300 661 272.

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