UK Films

A selection of films from UK filmmakers, including several punk retrospectives, a horror classic, and new films by Michael Winterbottom and Sally Potter.

An American Werewolf in London

The horror-comedy classic howls into Sydney in all its blood-drenched glory. Come and watch this delirious mix of gore and gags outdoors, while a full moon hovers over the city.

Short Film

Dawn of the Deaf

When a sonic virus devastates the hearing population, deaf people must band together to survive.

Short Film

A Father's Day

A father is reunited with his daughter during the zombie apocalypse. Best Film, Horrorhound Weekend Film Festival.

The Filth and the Fury

The Sex Pistols tell their own story in Julien Temple's inspired reply to his own film, The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle, made 20 years previously.

Final Portrait

Geoffrey Rush is outstanding as the artist Alberto Giacometti in this amusing comedy about his efforts to paint a portrait of an old friend, played by Armie Hammer.

God's Own Country

A sexually explicit romance about two sheep farmers in remote England that's earned favourable comparisons to Brokeback Mountain. Winner of the Directing Award at Sundance.

The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle

Julien Temple's classic 1980 fictional documentary presents the spectacular rise and disintegration of the Sex Pistols as an elaborate swindle orchestrated by manager Malcolm McLaren.

Jubilee

Derek Jarman (Edward II; Wittgenstein, SFF 1993) directed this stunning satirical fantasy about England on the brink of punk-fuelled destruction.

Lady Macbeth

The arranged marriage between beautiful Katherine and wealthy landowner Alexander is the beginning of a gripping and violent psychodrama that's far from a traditional bodice-ripper.

The Levelling

Ellie Kendrick (Game of Thrones' Meera Reed) stars in this emotional drama set on a Somerset dairy farm beset with troubles.

On the Road

A seductive fictionalised music documentary featuring alt-rock indie heroes Wolf Alice on tour, directed by Michael Winterbottom (24 Hour Party People and 9 Songs).

The Party

Patricia Clarkson, Cillian Murphy, Timothy Spall and Kristin Scott Thomas star in a tasty British black comedy about a fancy dinner party that doesn't go according to plan.

Sea Sorrow

At the age of 80, Oscar-winning actor and political activist Vanessa Redgrave has directed her first film, a heartfelt response to the refugee crisis. Selected for Cannes 2017.

Short Film

Struck

On the sand dunes of her local beach a female jogger returns to a traumatic place looking for closure.

Una

Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn star in this emotionally powerful debut by Australian and international theatre director Benedict Andrews.

Short Film

White Riot: London

In 1977, immigration divides Britain. What happens when a punk fanzine challenges the status quo?

Whitney ‘Can I Be Me'

A gripping documentary on the all-too-short life of powerhouse performer Whitney Houston from UK documentarian Nick Broomfield and music video director Rudi Dolezal.

The Workers Cup

As they labour to build the facilities for Qatar's FIFA World Cup, migrant workers living in 21st century slave conditions participate in a soccer tournament of their own.