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MINI British Film Festival

Presented by Palace, the MINI British Film Festival is thrilled to announce the full 2018 program which boasts a sensational selection of the most eagerly awaited films of the year from the British Isles. Featuring a roll call of British cinema royalty as well a host of exciting new talent, this year’s British Film Festival program promises to delight and engage audiences. The Australian premiere of COLETTE will open the festival. Keira Knightley stars as trailblazing French novelist Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, whose provocative debut – falsely credited to her husband – becomes the toast of Paris in this mesmerising biopic, one of several films screening that depict the lives of literary figures. Closing the festival this year is STAN & OLLIE, coming straight from its world premiere at the 62nd BFI London Film Festival. From BAFTA-winning screenwriter Jeff Pope (Philomena) and starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly, this is the truly funny and touching story of one of Hollywood’s greatest double acts: Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. This year we pay tribute to British cinema …

Korean Film Festival 2018

The Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA) is proud to be returning down-under in 2018, bringing with it a line-up of exquisite new Korean films, from across all genres. Taking place in Melbourne from 6 to 13 September with whopping 22 films on offer. Presented by the Korean Cultural Centre Australia, KOFFIA showcases the very best of Korean culture through film. From big-budget blockbusters to intimate art-house flicks, the Festival presents a packed program of world-class cinema, plucked straight out of Korea’s booming film industry – Hallyuwood. KOFFIA Director, David Park, says, “The past year for Korean cinema has been one of the best and most accomplished in recent memory – making this a very, very special year for the Festival. With such an enormous range, audiences are able to pick out a film for whatever tickles their fancy: a comedy, a thriller, a horror, a drama – you name it!” KOFFIA is a cinematic experience for people of all tastes, ages and cultural backgrounds. As such, every film presented at theFestival screens with English subtitles. Your chance to win 1 x double pass on us here. OPENING AND CLOSING NIGHT Opening the Festival in each city is the feel-good flick Little Forest. Starring Kim Tae-ri (The Handmaiden), …

Submergence: in cinemas 16 August 2018

Submergence is a love story that takes us into the extremely different worlds of our two protagonists, Danielle Flinders (Alicia Vikander) and James More (James McAvoy). They meet by chance in a remote hotel in Normandy where they both prepare for a dangerous mission. They fall in love almost against their will, but soon recognize in each other the love of their lives. When they have to separate, we find out that James works for the British Secret Service. He’s involved in a mission in Somalia to track down a source for suicide bombers infiltrating Europe. Danielle ‘Danny’ Flinders is a bio-mathematician working on a deep sea diving project to support her theory about the origin of life on our planet. Soon, they are worlds apart. James is taken hostage by Jihadist fighters and has no way of contacting Danny, and she has to go down to the bottom of the ocean in her submersible, not even knowing if James is still alive… Your chance to win a double pass on us here. Wim Wenders …

WIN: a double pass to Scandinavian Film Festival

Competition now closed Go North with the upcoming Scandinavian Film Festival this July with breathtaking contemporary Nordic films. The program features a selection of films from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Finland. Founded in 2014, the Scandinavian Film Festival is now one of the fastest growing cultural film festivals in Australia. In 2017, 20 films exploring the culture, history and contemporary life of the Scandinavian and Nordic regions were screened to over 37,000 attendees nationally. So movie lovers, here is your chance to win 1 x double pass to Scandinavian Film Festival. All you need to do is fill out the form below! Share the news on social and tag us @weknowmelbourne for a bigger chance to win. Don’t forget to tag a friend whom you’d like to take when sharing the post! Competition closes on 11 July Read more about the festival here.

THE AMERICAN ESSENTIALS FILM FESTIVAL 2018

The third American Essentials Film Festival will screen in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra from 8 May exclusively at Palace Cinemas. Presenting twenty-two of the best contemporary American independent films and a strong retrospective program to honour the spirit of L.A., the Festival is presented by Discover Los Angeles and American Airlines. Opening nationally with Sophie Brooks’s directorial debut THE BOY DOWNSTAIRS  featuring Girls  star Zosia Mamet as Diana, an ambitious, aspiring writer who finds the perfect Brooklyn apartment only to discover that her new downstairs neighbour is her ex-boyfriend. Join us at the opening night for a New York style bite and live music. The strong program features hard hitting dramas including: 55 STEPS  – based on the true story of the friendship between lawyer Colette Hughes (Hilary Swank) and psychiatric patient Eleanor Riese (Helena Bonham Carter) and their 1987 San Francisco case for patients’ rights; Lynn Shelton’s new drama OUTSIDE IN  which sees an ex-con (Jay Duplass) struggling to readjust to life in his small town (also co-starring Eddie Falco); in MY DAYS …

UNDERGROUND CINEMA DELIRIUM

Do you know what fear does? As a Federal Marshal you’re required to step out of the light into the untouched dark. You ask the questions no one else wants to. Walk the path of the condemned. Face the hidden insanity. Strive for the unspeakable truth. Because when you see a monster you must stop it… In its ninth year, Underground Cinema returns to Melbourne in May with their unique, secret, live, film screening experiences. Using actors, detailed sets and costumes, they’ve immersed you in over 40 secret worlds; from the fast paced world of Wall Street to training at Quantico for Silence of the Lambs, they’ve ensured your survival during the zombie apocalypse in 28 Days Later and helped you seek safe passage in World War 2, Casablanca. Now, get ready to enter a thrilling new world as you step back in time to a sinister 1950s with an unforgettable, interactive, immersive experience unlike any other. Welcome to Underground Cinema DELIRIUM. *Please note: All sessions are 4+ hours including the live experience and film. …

21st Spanish Film Festival

FROM JAVIER BARDEM TO PACO LEÓN AND MARIBEL VERDÚ: THE 21st SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL SHOWCASES THE BEST SPANISH CINEMA AND THE GREAT AUTEURS Screening nationally from 17 April exclusively at Palace Cinemas, the 2018 Spanish Film Festival (SFF) will open with a fiesta and screening of street dancing musical comedy THE TRIBE (La Tribu). The twenty-day festival, which showcases 25 films, will close with Guillermo del Toro’s masterpiece PAN’S LABYRINTH. The visionary Mexican director recently took home four Academy Awards including Best Film and Best Director with a further nine nominations for his whimsical and spellbinding underwater romance The Shape of Water. To celebrate this incredible achievement, we’re bringing his beloved dark fairy-tale back to the big screen to close the 21st Festival. Special event screenings of the film that has skyrocketed to the top of the 2018 Spanish box-office – NO FILTER (Sin rodeos) – will take place nationally with drinks and music before the film. In NO FLITER, one of Spain’s most popular comedic talents, Santiago Segura, directs Maribel Verdú as a woman …