Summer Film Festival 2018 Selection Announced

Escape the heat with the BREC Summer Film Festival. Running over five weeks from 12th January to 10th February the festival will showcase a hand-picked selection of international films.

The festival opens with Italian screwball comedy and winner of the 2017 Italian Globe for best comedy, Let Yourself Go.

We are thrilled to announce the inclusion of Cinefest OZ winner Australia’s own Ali’s Wedding, an affectionate film about family, duty and love in multicultural Australia. Nicole Kidman stars in American film The Killing of a Sacred Deer a film by acclaimed director Yorgos Lanthimos.

The Odyssea, a dazzling French biopic follows the chaotic life of celebrity oceanographer Jacques Cousteau. Laugh out loud with French rom-com Just to Be Sure, the story of a man who discovers the man who raised him isn’t his real father.

In contrast is French animation, My Life as a Courgette. After his mothers’ sudden death, Courgette, is sent to a foster home filled with other orphans his age. Through a series of events Courgette eventually learns to trust, find true love and a new family of his own.

If reality is more your style you’ll be blown away by the documentary Mountain as it shows us the spellbinding force of high places, or go behind the scenes of one of the world’s biggest operas with Carmen on the Lake.

Straight from the UK comes Loving Vincent, a retelling of Vincent Van Gogh’s life in which every frame is a hand-painted oil-painting. Let Yourself Go, an Italian screwball comedy, details the adventures of an uptight psychoanalyst whose life is upended when he befriends an effervescent personal trainer. Also from Italy comes drama Indivisible, a tale of conjoined twin sisters who discover they can be separated.

The Teacher, a Slovakian film, explores communism in the early 1980s. From France comes heart-warming drama The Midwife, an exquisite depiction of feminine strengths and frailties.

Are you ready to find out more about the Summer Film Festival, download the festival schedule or reserve your tickets? Let’s Go!