1640 Czech & Slovak Film Festival 2017

The Czech and Slovak Film Festival in Perth is proud to present for the third time a celebration of exciting Czech and Slovak cinema in Western Australia, screening at Cinema Paradiso from October 19 to 22.

The 2017 Czech and Slovak Film Festival is presented by The Czech and Slovak Association of Western Australia, which has been contributing to and preserving WA’s Czech and Slovak cultural heritage for over half a century and organised under the honorary patronage of the Consulate General of The Czech Republic in Sydney and Czech and Slovak Embassies in Canberra and with the support of many wonderful sponsors.

Showcasing an eclectic range of latest movies and genres, the festival is bringing eight inspiring and entertaining films that pay homage to the sophistication and sensuality of the Czechoslovak cinematography. Five of the featured movies are based on true events in Czech and Slovak history, most of them with an international impact.

The 2017 Festival will open with the compelling comedy drama The Teacher by the Oscar-nominated prolific director-writer duo Jan Hrebejk and Petr Jarchovsky, nominated for ten awards at the 2017 Czech Lion Award, including the Award for the Best Film, the Best Director Award and the Award for the Best Screenplay.

Closing Night will screen a not-to-be missed masterpiece, a story of the diplomat Jan Masaryk, son of the first president of Czechoslovakia A Prominent Patient, one of the latest Czech and Slovak internationally awarded films, winning not only twelve Czech Lions but also a prize at Berlinale.

Our very special guest, the renowned Czech film director, and actor Jiri Strach will present his very popular ‘Christmas fairy tale’, a comedy for the whole family that won several festival awards at the Czech Lion Awards, Angel of the Lord 2.

Slovak film Kidnapping is a very powerful and well-made political thriller, based on a real story from wild 90s in newly-independent Slovakia.

On a lighter note, every film will be preceded by a short animation of a children’s story before bed. And as in the past years, every festival visitor has a chance to win one of our fabulous prizes – the more films you see more chances you have. All films are screened with English subtitles and only once, so do not miss your chance and book your tickets early!

This is a third party event organised by the Czech and Slovak Association in WA. Festival films are restricted to persons aged 18 years and over unless specified.

Ticket prices: Opening Night $35; Closing Night $25; General tickets: Adults $19; students $15.50; seniors $15.50; children (under 15 years): $12. There is a $1.50 surcharge for tickets purchased online.

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1302 Cunard British Film Festival

The Cunard British Film Festival, presented by Palace, will return to Cinema Paradiso, Windsor Cinema and Luna on SX this month with a standout selection of prestige film and box office hits from the British Isles.

The festival will open on Thursday, October 26 with British food, drinks and live entertainment ahead of the Australian premiere of actor Andy Serkis’ (The Lord of the Rings, Planet of the Apes) directorial debut BREATHE, which comes straight from opening the 61st BFI London Film Festival. Starring Oscar nominated Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge, The Amazing Spider-Man) and Claire Foy (The Crown) BREATHE is the inspiring true story of a couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating illness.

Windsor Cinema will play host to a rather fashionable evening on Friday, October 27 with a Cunard British Film Festival special event screening of MANOLO: THE BOY WHO MADE SHOES FOR LIZARDS, an in-depth portrait of the renowned shoe designer Manolo Blahnik.

We will round out the festival with a special Closing Night event featuring pre-screening drinks and live entertainment and the premiere of FINDING YOUR FEET, a heart-warming and hilarious comedy starring Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall and Joanna Lumley that proves it's never too late to start again.

Other highlights include: TULIP FEVER, based on the international bestselling novel by Deborah Moggach (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and starring Academy Award winners AliciaVikander and Christoph Waltz, and featuring acclaimed British actress Judy Dench, Jack O’Connell, comedian Zach Galifianakis and model turned actress Cara Delevingne; ON CHESIL BEACH, starring Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn, BFF 15) and Billy Howle (Dunkirk) in the adaptation of Ian McEwan’s unforgettable novel about a young couple on their honeymoon; and the highly anticipated and delightful GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN, a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne (Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin, who inspired ‘Winnie the Pooh’, starring Domhnall Gleeson (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, About Time) and Australian actress Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street, Suicide Squad).

The Cunard British Film Festival runs from October 26 to November 15. The event is sponsored in Perth by The West Australian

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Screening: Thu 26 Oct - Wed 15 Nov at:
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Luna On SX
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1604 Russian Resurrection Film Festival 2017

Raise your glasses, the Russian Resurrection Film Festival is returning to Cinema Paradiso from October 27 to November 1.

Now in its 14th year The Russian Resurrection Film Festival is one of the largest, oldest and most respected Russian film festivals outside of Russia. The festival takes audiences on a thrilling journey into one of the world’s most diverse film cultures.



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