Fremont [PG] | BREC International Film Festival Winter 2023 | BREC

Fremont [PG]

BREC International Film Festival Winter 2024 17 to 28 July 2024
Ticket Prices Full: $19 | Conc/Student: $17 | Under 18: $12 | Group 8: $14
BREC Cinesaver Pass   One Pass, Five Entries: Full: $85 | Conc/Student: $75

For the best value on your cinema tickets, purchase a BREC Cinesaver Pass, valid for 5 entries to any of the BREC International Film Festival screenings in Winter 2024!
BREC Cinesaver Passes can be purchased online, or via the BREC Box Office on 1300 661 272.
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DIRECTOR: Babak Jalali
CAST: Anaita Wali Zada, Gregg Turkington, Jeremy Allen White
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English, Dari, Cantonese with subtitles
GENRE: Drama
CLASSIFICATION: PG – Mild themes and occasional coarse language
RUN TIME: 91mins

View Sessions
Friday
19 July 2024
5:30 pm
Wednesday
24 July 2024
4:00 pm
Thursday
25 July 2024
10:30 am
View Sessions

Fremont [PG]

Brought to life by the empathetic efforts of a talented cast and further distinguished by striking black-and-white cinematography, Fremont takes a thoughtful – and wryly funny – look at the immigrant experience.

Donya (Anaita Wali Zada), a former Afghan translator for the U.S military, spends her twenties struggling to create a new life in California. Living by herself in Fremont in a building with other Afghan immigrants, she often dines alone at a local restaurant watching soap operas. Her routine changes when she’s promoted to writing the fortunes at her job at a fortune cookie factory in the city.

Going back and forth between her job and sessions with her eccentric therapist, Donya can’t get past insomnia and survivor’s guilt over leaving her family behind in Kabul. As her fortunes are read by strangers throughout the Bay, her loneliness and longing drives her to send a message out to the world, unsure where it will lead.

Acclaimed at its premiere at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, brought to life by the empathetic efforts of a talented cast including Anaita Wali Zada and Jeremy Allen White (The Bear), and further distinguished by striking black-and-white cinematography, Fremont is a compassionate and wryly funny meditation on loneliness, love, and the lasting impacts of trauma.

“A cross-cultural comedy that explores the freedom of being lost and the exhilaration of finding oneself.”
Los Angeles Times

“Deceptively placid, supremely wry… and so damned moving”
Rolling Stone

“Wali Zada’s gaze is a form of language, too, and by the end of Fremont, it’s her emotional fluency that we all understand.”
Vulture

“This is a sweet, low-key charmer with a winning, achingly sympathetic performance from novice actress Zada at its centre.”
Times

“Babak Jalali’s assured black-and-white indie drama strikes a beautiful tone with a deadpan sense of humor, aided by Anaita Wali Zada’s quietly poignant performance.”
Variety

“Fremont has the feel of a hip indie movie from the 1980s heyday of Jim Jarmusch: shot in black and white with a wry, absurdist eye.”
Financial Times


British Independent Film Awards | Best International Independent Film | 2023 Nominee

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival | Crystal Globe | Best Film | 2023 Nominee

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival | 2023 Winner | Best Director | Babak Jalali

SXSW Film and TV Festival 2023 | Official Selection

Sundance Film Festival | Official Selection

Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) | Official Selection

Independent Film Festival of Boston | 2023 Winner | Grand Jury Prize | Narrative Feature

Ticket Prices

Full: $19
Conc/Student: $17
Under 18: $12
Group 8: $14

BREC Cinesaver Pass

One Pass, Five Entries
Full: $85
Concession/Student: $75

For the best value on your cinema tickets, purchase a BREC Cinesaver Pass, valid for 5 entries to any of the BREC International Film Festival screenings in Winter 2024!

BREC Cinesaver Passes can be purchased online, or via the BREC Box Office on 1300 661 272.

BUY A BREC CINESAVER PASS

Skip The Queue

Know which films you are coming to see? We recommend pre-purchasing your tickets to avoid the rush!

The BREC Film Festival Hub and Box Office open 1 hour prior to each screening.

Purchase tickets online, skip the queue and head straight upstairs to the Sky Bar where you can soak up the Festival Hub atmosphere until the theatre opens.

Tickets & Venue Info

  If you experience any difficulties booking tickets, please contact our Box Office Team on 1300 661 272 – Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 10am to 4pm.

  ACCESSIBILITY For accessible bookings please contact our Box Office Team on 1300 661 272.

The safety of our patrons, staff, and community remains our priority, and we’re working hard to ensure your safety while visiting BREC.

  We continue to encourage online bookings and contactless payments at the bar.

Join us in the BREC Film Festival Hub

The BREC Film Festival Hub offers a welcoming space for you to connect and converse with fellow film lovers as you enjoy our delicious food, a drink and a convivial atmosphere.

This winter we are adding house made soup of the day along with our ever-popular toasted Panini, boutique beers, South West wines, our new range of zero alcohol drinks and snacks!

So come gather with like-minded film-loving folk, grab yourself a cup of something warm and cosy up this winter in the BREC Film Festival Hub to revel or relax as you take in the full experience.