The BREC International Film Festival returns for another year in 2019 with a superb line-up of international films. Beginning 10 January the festival runs Thursday to Saturday for five weeks. This year’s festival opens with The Cleaners , a hard-hitting, investigative documentary from German directors Hans Block and Moritz Riesewieck that uncovers the dark-side of social media and the moderators hired to clean up the internet.
- “We’re really excited about this year’s festival program which includes a fantastic selection of films from some of the world’s most celebrated independent filmmakers. My personal pick of the festival is the Icelandic drama Woman at War that tells the funny and heart-warming tale of a formidable eco-warrior that declares war on the aluminium industry.” Said Fiona de Garis, Executive Director, BREC.
BREC is thrilled to include Wajib , a hilarious comic drama by Palestinian writer-director Annemarie Jacir that explores the lives of Palestinians living in Israel and the real-life story of father and son Mohammad and Saleh Bakri. As well as, Japanese director Hirokazu Kre-eda’s Shoplifters a heartwarming crime drama, that centres on the Shibatas, a family living in poverty in suburban Tokyo. An audience favourite at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, was Director Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War , a music-fuelled romance charting two mismatched lovers caught between East and West in 1950s Europe. And academy-award winner Juliette Binoche stars in the sophisticated French romantic drama Let The Sunshine In .
Also screening at this year’s festival is the heart-stopping drama Custody from award-winning writer and director
Xavier Legrand, and the hilarious feel-good comedy C’est la Vie . From Italian director Mateo Garrone, comes his award-winning crime thriller Dogman and a thrilling courtroom drama The Insult . We take a no-holds-barred look at life in Italy under the eye of Europe’s most infamous politician Silvio Berluscoui with director Paolo Sorrentino’s dazzling biopic Loro , as well and the nerve-jangling thriller The Guilty, which unravels in real-time as an emergency dispatcher takes one fateful call.
The twenty nineteen International Film Festival wouldn’t be possible without the support from our generous funding partners Lottery West, City of Bunbury, South 32, as well as our media partners GWN7 and Lomax.
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