OUT NOW: Killing Ground, Berlin Syndrome, Cage Dive, Wentworth S5


Whether a weekend in the bush, a backpacking jaunt in Berlin, or diving with sharks off the coast, travel seems especially fraught with danger in a string of recent UK releases. Best follow the gals at Australia’s most infamous prison and have a quiet night in, as a trio of Australian features, and the latest run of a beloved TV series arrive on home viewing formats in the UK.


If you don’t laugh, you’ll scream: Sept/Oct screenings


Above and beyond the annual flurry of Australian features offered up at the London Film Festival, there are a bunch of festivals and one-off screenings across Britain throughout September and October that will cater for all Aussie film tastes, from cult to comedy, horror to haute couture.


Out back and over seas: Australia at LFF 2017


Revised views of harsh interiors and fresh perspectives on global interactions mark Australia’s contribution to the 61st BFI London Film Festival, with two features in official competition and a bevy of other titles joining the festival’s usual array of art cinema and genre fare from across the globe.


Return to Oz


Tilly Dunnage (Kate Winslet) blows back into town in Jocelyn Moorhouse’s The Dressmaker (2015)

After a lengthy hiatus (and my long journey into the depths of PhD despair!), The Far Paradise – your guide to Australian cinema in Britain, past and present – is now officially back in action.

From here on out, posts should hopefully be more frequent, more informative, and (occasionally) more in-depth. The Aussie film calendar is also undergoing a major revamp, with plans to gradually expand the archive to include release dates for Australian films in Britain stretching right back to the silent era.

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Stephen Morgan

Australia at LFF 2016


The line-up for the 60th BFI London Film Festival was officially announced this morning, with a handful of Australian films amidst the festival’s usual array of art cinema and genre fare from across the globe.