The MINI British Film Festival returns for its sixth and biggest year yet at the Windsor Cinema and Luna on SX from October 26 to November 14 with a standout selection of prestige film and box office hits from the British Isles.

We are delighted to announce the 2018 programme, which features some of the most eagerly anticipated British films of the year including powerful true stories, literary adaptations and biographies along with modern classics starring some of Britain’s best known and beloved stars.

The festival will open with COLETTE, which stars Keira Knightley as French writer Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, whose provocative debut becomes the toast of Belle Époque Paris in Wash Westmoreland's (Still Alice) mesmerising biopic. Dominic West and Fiona Shaw also feature.

Michael Caine leads an all-star cast including Jim Broadbent, Tom Courtenay, Michael Gambon and Ray Winstone in KING OF THIEVES, the funny, incredible true story of the Hatton Garden robbery, the most daring heist in British criminal history. From the Academy Award-winning director of The Theory of Everything, James Marsh.

RED JOAN, based on the life of British KGB agent Melita Norwood, Academy Award winner Judi Dench and Sophie Cookson portray the life of Joan Stanley, one of the most influential spies in living history. From veteran British stage and screen director, Trevor Nunn. 

This year’s closing night film is the truly funny and touching story of one of Hollywood’s greatest double acts: Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. From BAFTA-winning writer Jeff Pope (Philomena) and starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly, STAN AND OLLIE comes straight from closing the 62nd BFI London Film Festival. 

Australian star Elizabeth Debicki (Breath, The Kettering Incident) plays literary icon Virginia Woolf in VITA AND VIRGINIA, the fascinating true story of the love affair between Woolf and socialite Vita Sackville-West (Gemma Arterton, The Finest) in this sumptuous portrait which screens direct from its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. 

This year’s retrospective, SWINGING SIXTIES features some of the films that ushered in a new era in British filmmaking after post-war austerity and the kitchen sink dramas of the British New Wave. The mid-60s ushered in a more mischievous, spirited cinema, and now more than half a century after this cultural revolution, we turn back the clock to find five films that let in the light on swinging London, including two films starring one of the actors most associated with the period, Michael Caine: THE KNACK… AND HOW TO GET IT (1965); ALFIE (1966); GEORGY GIRL (1966); TO SIR, WITH LOVE (1967); and THE ITALIAN JOB (1969).

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Luna On SX - session times

Tue 13 Nov - Luna On SX    
1:30PM  BFF18: GEORGY GIRL  (PG) 1 hr 57 mins
6:30PM  BFF18: COLETTE  (18+) 2 hrs 10 mins
9:00PM  BFF18: WHERE HANDS TOUCH  (CTC) 2 hrs 20 mins
Wed 14 Nov - Luna On SX    
1:30PM  BFF18: THE KNACK..AND HOW TO GET IT  (M) 1 hr 43 mins
6:45PM  BFF18: STAN & OLLIE  (18+) 1 hr 55 mins

Windsor Cinema - session times

Tue 13 Nov - Windsor Cinema    
1:30PM  BFF 2018: TO SIR WITH LOVE  (CTC) 2 hrs 3 mins
Wed 14 Nov - Windsor Cinema    
6:30PM  BFF 2018: STAN AND OLLIE  (CTC) 1 hr 55 mins

BFF18 The Knack...and How to Get It 85 mins

2760 BFF18 The Knack...and How to Get It  Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 1965 Cannes Film Festival, director Richard Lester followed up his ground-breaking A Hard Day’s Night(1964) – which helped put the swing in the step of 60s British cinema – with this similarly acrobatic, tongue-in-cheek and ... More
Luna On SX: Tue 13 Nov

BFF18 To Sir, with Love 105 mins

2761 BFF18 To Sir, with Love To Sir, With Love is based on E.R. Braithwaite’s novel of the same name, which chronicled the author’s experiences as a young Black teacher in a classroom of mostly white students at an East London high school.  It’s the swinging sixties in London, a time of youth upheaval ... More
Luna On SX: Tue 13 Nov
Windsor Cinema: Tue 13 Nov

BFF18 Where Hands Touch 122 mins

2764 BFF18 Where Hands Touch Australian premiere  Amma Asante, the acclaimed British director of Belle (2014) and A United Kingdom (Opening Night – BFF16) returns with Where Hands Touch, a disquieting story about a love so fierce it transcends the most terrible divides conceivable.  Rudesheim, the Rhineland, ... More
Luna On SX: Tue 13 Nov
Windsor Cinema: Tue 13 Nov

BFF18 Colette 112 mins

2742 BFF18 Colette Australian premiere  Keira Knightley stars as the eponymous French novelist, whose provocative debut — falsely credited to her husband — becomes the toast of Paris, triggering a battle for identity, equality, and self-determination at the dawn of the feminist age.  Colette ... More
Luna On SX: Tue 13 Nov
Windsor Cinema: Tue 13 Nov

BFF18 Georgy Girl 99 mins

2743 BFF18 Georgy Girl In many ways, Georgy Girl is the female flip side of Alfie, with Lynn Redgrave enjoying a star-making turn as gawky, ungainly ‘plain Jane,’ frequently overwhelming her co-stars by sheer force of personality.  Vivacious but homely Georgy (an irrepressible Redgrave in her ... More
Luna On SX: Tue 13 Nov
Windsor Cinema: Tue 13 Nov

BFF18 Stan & Ollie 97 mins

2754 BFF18 Stan & Ollie Australian premiere  The true story of Hollywood’s greatest comedy double act, Laurel and Hardy, is brought to the big screen for the first time. Starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as the inimitable movie icons, Stan & Ollie is the heart-warming story of what would become the ... More
Screening: Wed 14 Nov
Luna On SX: Wed 14 Nov
Windsor Cinema: Wed 14 Nov