The Perth International Arts Festival has launched the second half of its outdoor summer season which includes Lotterywest Festival films, some of which will be shown at UWA’s Somerville.
Starting on 13 February, the nine-week Season Two showcases a fresh array of international cinema including prize winning works, actors at the top of their game and three Australian premieres heading straight to Perth after triumphant debuts at film festivals overseas.
Some of the films on offer at UWA Somerville include:
John Butler, director of the Irish charmer, will be joining audiences under the stars at UWA’s Somerville for two nights of Q&As over the first weekend in March.
Set in the 1860s, is the Shakespeare story of a young wife of arrogant northern England landowner Alexander who is kept under her husband’s cruel control. A provocative love affair with stableman Sebastian is just the start of the wife’s drastic battle of wills with her oppressors, as she goes to increasing lengths to protect her new freedom.
The Kings Choice
A tense and inspiring tale from the early years of the Second World War, The Kings Choice is the number one film of 2016 in its home country. It is April 1940, and Norway, a neutral nation, is unprepared for the threat of Nazi Germany’s advance across Europe. The King’s Choice is a full-blooded epic, and a gripping account of history at a turning point.
Things To Come
After years of tending to her pompous husband and frail mother, university professor Nathalie finds herself single and independent in middle age. This inspiring film is directed with great feeling by Mia Hansen Love, winner of Best Director at the 2016 Berlin Film Festival.
For a full program of Lotterywest films or more information on the Perth International Arts Festival phone 08 6488 5555 or visit www.perthfestival.com.au
Founded in 1953 by The University of Western Australia, the Perth International Arts Festival is the longest running international arts festival in Australia and Western Australia’s premier cultural event.