Film lovers rejoice! The BREC International Film Festival is back with a bright selection of films guaranteed to illuminate your frosty winter days.
The festival shines from 6-24 July featuring 14 films from around the globe with the addition of Wednesday Classic Film screenings and a French Film Friday on 22 July.
This luminous program highlights films from Australia, Iran, Denmark, Finland, France, Hungary, Japan and New Zealand. Road trips, Rail Journeys, Opera, Dance, Love, War, Thrills, Drama, Family connections and extraordinary contemporary cinematography will ignite the BREC cinema screen
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Compartment No. 6 (MA 15+)
Finland | Subtitles | Drama, Romance | 107 Mins
Sat 16 July, 5:30pm
Thurs 21 July, 2:30pm
Joint winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes, Compartment No. 6 unfolds as an unconventional love story when two strangers share a Russian train journey through the Arctic Circle. Laura and Vadim experience rough terrain in more ways than one as the train moves toward Murmansk and an unexpected bond is formed between these two vastly different people.
Drive My Car (MA 15+)
Japan | Subtitles | Drama | 179 Mins
Sat 9 July, 5:30pm
Thu 21 July, 6:00pm
Yusuke Kafuku accepts to direct Uncle Vanja at a theatre festival in Hiroshima as a means to cope with the loss of his wife. There he meets Misaki, an introverted young woman appointed to drive his car. Secrets from the past and heartfelt confessions are unveiled in this cinematic treat winning Academy Award – Best International Film and Best Screenplay Canne.
Farewell, Mr. Haffmann (M)
France | Subtitles | WWII Drama | 116 Mins
Fri 8 July, 2:00pm
Sat 16 July, 2:00pm
Fri 22 July, 8:00pm
Based on a multi award-winning play, Farewell, Mr. Haffmann centres on the Faustian pact between a Jewish jeweller and his assistant in WW11 occupied Paris as German authorities close in. Rich in moral complexity, this French war thriller with high stakes is a gripping historical drama deserving of the big screen.
Denmark | Subtitles | Documentary, Animation, Biography, Drama| 90 Mins
Sun 10 July, 11:30am
Fri 15 July, 8:00pm
Academy Award nominated Flee tells the true story of Amin Nawabi, an Afghan refugee with a painful secret he has hidden for 20 years and now threatens to derail his life. Made with a striking blend of animation, intimate interviews, ‘80s music and archive footage, Flee details an unforgettable story of self-discovery and relentless will to survive.
Hit The Road (PG)
Iran | Subtitles | Comedy, Drama | 93 Mins
Thu 7 July, 11:00am
Sun 17 July, 11:30am
Sat 23 July, 5:30pm
Hit The Road follows a family on a chaotic and mysterious road trip across the rugged landscape of Iran, a journey shrouded in mystery and filled with evasive behaviour and humour. Dad has a cast leg, Mum laughs to hide anxiety and the kid explodes into karaoke as they fuss over the sick dog, leaving a mysterious older brother to drive the car.
New Zealand | Open Captions | Drama | 94 Mins
Fri 8 July, 5:30pm
Sun 17 July, 2:00pm
Sat 23 July, 2:00pm
Self-destructive teenager Sam returns home from boarding school for holidays to abruptly discover his gin-soaked grandmother Ruth (Charlotte Gainsborough) has moved in. A battle of wills ensues, leading Sam to embrace life again and Ruth to face her own mortality.
La Traviata, My Brothers and I (M)
France | Subtitles | Drama | 108 Mins
Thu 7 July, 6:00pm
Fri 15 July, 5:30pm
Sun 24 July, 11:30am
Consumer Advice: Mature themes, sexual violence, violence and coarse language
Nour (14) is the youngest of four brothers who live in a French housing project and care for their mother who is in a coma. Between community work and rising tensions at home, Nour dreams of escaping to a faraway place. When he crosses paths with Sarah, an opera singer teaching summer classes, he finds the opportunity to explore new horizons through music. Cannes Film Festival selection.
Petite Maman (PG)
France | Subtitles | Drama, Fantasy | 72 Mins
Sun 10 July, 2:00pm
Thu 14 July, 6:00pm
Fri 22 July, 2:00pm
BAFTA nominated Petite Maman is a captivating coming of age story that explores a mother-daughter relationship across time. When Nelly loses her grandmother and arrives at her mother’s childhood home, she explores the surrounding woods where her mother built a treehouse. When Nelly’s mother abruptly leaves, she meets a girl in the woods building a treehouse.
Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time (M)
Hungary | Subtitles | Psychological Thriller | 95 Mins
Fri 8 July, 8:00pm
Thu 14 July, 2:30pm
Thu 21 July, 11:00am
Márta, a 40-year-old neurosurgeon, falls in love at a US medical conference and upon her return to Budapest she awaits to meet the love of her life. When he fails to appear Márta starts a desperate search and when he is finally found, he claims to have never met her. This superb Hungarian Noir thriller shot on 35mm film will have you second guessing.
Australia | Documentary | 75 Mins
Sat 9 July, 2:00pm
Fri 15 July, 2:00pm
Sun 24 July, 2:00pm
Narrated by Willem Dafoe, River takes us on a journey through space and time; spanning six continents and drawing on extraordinary contemporary cinematography, the film explores rivers from perspectives never seen before. A profound cinematic and musical reflection on how rivers have shaped both the planet’s elaborate landscapes and all human existence.
Rumba Therapy (M)
France | Subtitles | Comedy | 103 Mins
Thu 7 July, 2:30pm
Thu 14 July, 11:00am
Fri 22 July, 5:30pm
Bus driver Tony is going through a midlife crisis! He lives a solitary life and after surviving a heart attack decides to reconnect with his estranged daughter who is a dance teacher. Tony signs up for her classes, even though he hates dancing and has two left feet. Rumba Therapy is a feel-good comedy that will make you want to dance!
BREC is shining a light on the golden era of filmmaking with Classic Film Wednesdays.
Singin’ in the Rain (PG)
USA | Musical, Romance | 102 Mins
Wed 6 July, 1:00pm
In 1927 Hollywood, a silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.
Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds in one of the best-loved Hollywood musical ever-filled with memorable songs, lavish routines and Kelly’s fabulous song-and-dance number performed in the rain.
The Great Escape (PG)
USA | Adventure, War, Thriller | 173 Mins
Wed 13 July, 1:00pm
The Nazis, exasperated at the number of escapes from their prison camps by a relatively small number of Allied prisoners, relocate them to a high-security ‘escape-proof’ camp to sit out the remainder of the war. Undaunted, the prisoners plan one of the most ambitious escape attempts of World War II. Based on a true story.
Breakfast At Tiffany’s (PG)
USA | Romance, Comedy | 110 Mins
Wed 20 July, 1:00pm
Holly Golightly is an eccentric New York City playgirl determined to marry a Brazilian millionaire. But when young writer Paul Varjak moves into her apartment building, her past threatens to get in their way.
The BREC Festival Hub offers a light bathed space for you to connect with fellow film lovers, enjoy a delicious selection of food and beverages and soak up the festival atmosphere
Offerings include international beers, cocktails, toasted panini’s, chips, popcorn, gelato, coffee, and more. There’s sure to be something to satisfy the cravings of even the most discerning movie goer.
“In light of the recent dark days the world has been experiencing, The BREC International Film Festival- Winter 22 offers to emblazon stories from across the globe and brighten the winter month of July. As the theme for our Winter 22 festival is “Illuminate”, we hope that as these films paint with international light across the BREC cinema screen, you find celebration in these stories of the incredible and resilient human condition.”
Meg Shields, BREC Program Manager