The Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre’s International Film Festival returns for another year in 2019 with a superb line-up of international films.
Beginning on January 10, 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.
Bunbury Regional Entertainment Director executive director Fiona de Garis said she was really excited about the festival program, which includes a fantastic selection 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,” she said.
The centre 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.
Japanese director Hirokazu Kre-eda’s Shoplifters is a heart-warming 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 is award-winning writer and director Xavier Legrand’s heart-stopping drama Custody, and the hilarious feel-good comedy C'est la Vie.
Award-winning crime-thriller Dogman and thrilling courtroom drama The Insult will also be screening.
Director Paolo Sorrentino's dazzling biopic Loro takes a no-holds-barred look at life in Italy under the eye of Europe's most infamous politician, Silvio Berluscoui.
Nerve-jangling thriller, The Guilty unravels in real-time as an emergency dispatcher takes one fateful call.
Tickets are available now from bunburyentertainment.com, via phone on 1300 661 272.