BRITISH FILM FESTIVAL 2017 – interview with Kim Petalas

by GREG KING The British Film Festival 2017 screens at Palace Cinemas from October 24. The opening night film is Breathe, the directorial debut from actor Andy Serkis, and this inspiring true story stars Andrew Garfield and Claire Foye. The closing night film is the feel good Finding Your Feet. This year's retrospective screenings feature four star studded adaptations of classic Agatha Christie mysteries, including Murder On The Orient Express, Death On The Nile, Evil Under The Sun, and The Mirror Crack'd, featuring Angela Lansbury as Miss Marple. There are also Continue reading

BRITISH FILM FESTIVAL 2015 – interview with Kim Petalas

by GREG KING The third British Film Festival screens at Palace Cinemas around Australia from October 28, and according to festival director Kim Petralis, the growth of the festival in three short years has been quite staggering. When the festival started off in 2013 they had a humble 123 sessions nationally. This year, Petralis says that they are up to 768 sessions this year. The admissions have risen from 18,000 in 2013 to to 32,000 last year, and according to Petalas it's really become one of our major festivals and it's about to hit the heights of the long Continue reading