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.
Making it’s European debut at the UK’s stalwart celebration of independent cinema, Raindance Film Festival, indie comedy That’s Not Me is the feature debut for writer/director Gregory Erdstein and co-writer/lead Alice Foulcher. But is it any good?
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.
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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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.