BFF21: The Duke 96 mins

4580 BFF21: The Duke

Screening Wed 3 Nov - Tue 30 Nov at:

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Wednesday, 3 November
7:00PM 
Saturday, 6 November
6:15PM 
Monday, 8 November
1:30PM 
Tuesday, 9 November
1:15PM 
Sunday, 14 November
1:30PM 
Wednesday, 17 November
3:50PM 
Sunday, 21 November
4:00PM 
Wednesday, 24 November
1:30PM 
Friday, 26 November
6:30PM 
Monday, 29 November
1:30PM 

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Wednesday, 3 November
6:30PM 
Sunday, 7 November
4:15PM 
Thursday, 11 November
11:15AM 
Tuesday, 16 November
1:15PM 
Thursday, 18 November
1:30PM 
Saturday, 20 November
8:40PM 
Sunday, 21 November
1:30PM 
Wednesday, 24 November
3:45PM 
Saturday, 27 November
4:15PM 
Tuesday, 30 November
1:30PM 

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Wednesday, 3 November
6:30PM 
Wednesday, 10 November
11:00AM 
Thursday, 11 November
8:40PM 
Saturday, 13 November
6:30PM 
Friday, 19 November
1:15PM 
Saturday, 20 November
1:15PM 
Monday, 22 November
11:00AM 
Saturday, 27 November
8:45PM 

Opening the Festival in 2021 is the delightful true-crime caper and underdog tale The Duke, starring the excellent Jim Broadbent (BFF20 Six Minutes to Midnight, King of Thieves) and Helen Mirren (BFF19 The Good Liar).

In 1961, 60-year-old taxi driver Kempton Bunton (Broadbent) steals Goya's portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. It was the first (and remains the only) theft in the Gallery’s history.

Kempton tries to ransom the painting, offering to return it on the condition that the government invests more in care for the elderly - he has long campaigned for pensioners to receive free television - while his downtrodden wife (Mirren) tries to keep up appearances. What happened next became the stuff of legend and only 50 years later did the full story emerge.

Much admired director Roger Michell’s (Notting Hill, My Cousin Rachel) final feature film, The Duke is a highly entertaining and uplifting true story about a good man who set out to change the world and managed to save his marriage.

“A glorious performance by Jim Broadbent.” The Guardian

Australian Premiere
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Venice Film Festival 2020.
NOMINEE - Palic Film Festival 2021, Best Film

“What a lovely, rousing, finally moving film this is. The Duke is unashamedly sentimental and resolutely old-fashioned in the best sense of the term.”
The Guardian
“This spry and sometimes sentimental caper from Roger Michell (Notting Hill) is an unabashed crowd-pleaser, with a real-life Robin Hood at its centre.”
Radio Times