PERTH FESTIVAL Lotterywest Films season one

Faces Places

From November 27 the UWA Somerville and Joondalup Pines become the venues for our celluloid dreams. Under the stars Perth Festival will begin its 20 week run of cinema with the Lotterywest Films: Season One. Film Program Manager Tom Vincent promises a varied program, but says it “may be the year of tragic-comic films for tragic-comic times”.

The first half of our 2017-2018 program includes exciting award winning films that transport you across the globe to rural France, America, Scandinavia, New Zealand and the English moors.

The festival will launch with Faces Places (pictured), an odd couple documentary seeing director Agnes Varda and photographer JR travelling around rural France, getting to know the locals and erecting photographic murals. Across the following weeks we will see the tennis drama Borg vs McEnroe (with Shia LaBeouf as McEnroe), Kristin Scott Thomas and Timothy Spall in The Party, the Palme d’Or winning The Square, the droll Scandi comedy The Other Side of Hope, the romantic horror Thelma, and a host of others.

UWA SOMERVILLE

Faces, Places 27 Nov – 3 Dec
Good Time 4 – 10 Dec
Back to Burgundy 11 –17 Dec
Borg vs McEnroe 18 –24 Dec
Pecking Order 26 – 31 Dec
The Party 1 –7 Jan
Aurore 8 – 14 Jan
The Square 15 – 21 Jan
The Other Side of Hope 22 – 28 Jan
God’s Own Country 29 Jan– 4 Feb
Thelma 5 – 11 Feb

ECU PINES JOONDALUP

Faces, Places 5 – 10 Dec
Good Time 12 –17 Dec
Back to Burgundy 19 –24 Dec
Borg vs McEnroe 27 – 31 Dec
Pecking Order 2 –7 Jan
The Party 9 – 14 Jan
Aurore 16 – 21 Jan
The Square 23 – 28 Jan
The Other Side of Hope 30 Jan– 4 Feb
God’s Own Country 6 – 11 Feb

Lotterywest Films: Season One will run from November 27- February 11 at the UWA Somerville and the Joondalup Pines. Lotterywest Festival Films: Season Two program will be announced on January 15, and will show what the rest of the festival has to offer. Tickets are available now.

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