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You Beauties: New Australian Cinema, BFI

February 3, 2023 - February 27, 2023

New Australian Cinema BFI Southbank, Friends and Strangers

The BFI will screen You Beauties: New Australian Cinema at the BFI Southbank from 3-27 February, 2023.

Curated by ACMI (Australia’s national museum of screen culture) – the selection of features and shorts spotlights independent Australian cinema in all its diversity.

You Beauties: New Australian Cinema is part of the UK/AU 2021-22 season, cultural exchange between Australia and the UK. It follows a season of UK films screened at the ACMI, Melbourne in 2022.

Features are curated by Ghita Loebenstein, with shorts by Treise Armstrong.

New Australian Cinema BFI Southbank - Shadow
Shadow by Bruce Gladwin

ACMI Film Curator, Treise Armstrong, says: “ACMI’s programming provides an unmissable opportunity for UK audiences to sample new and diverse voices in Australian Cinema.”

BFI Head of Programme and Acquisitions, Stuart Brown, says, “We are delighted to [give] UK audiences, courtesy of our guest programmers, the chance to explore diverse and emerging voices in Australian cinema.”

You Beauties: New Australian Cinema Programme


YOU WON’T BE ALONE, Goran Stolevski, starring Noomi Rapace.

SHADOW, Bruce Gladwin.

FRIENDS AND STRANGERS, James Vaughan, starring Emma Diaz and Fergus Wilson

SISSY, Kane Senes and Hannah Barlow

SWEET AS, Jub Clerk, starring Shantae Barnes-Cowan

New Australian Cinema BFI Southbank - Sweet As
Sweet As by Jub Clerk

GEM (2022), CALL HISTORY (2020), LIME PARFAIT (2022), PINK REEF (2022) FINDING JEDDAH (2021). There will also be a series of shorts from Aboriginal and Torres Strait directors, including OUT OF THE SEA LIKE CLOUD, DEAD TONGUE, THE SILENCED, JAARA NYILAMUM, FOR ALL OUR WOMEN OF THE SUN and MULUNMA – INSIDE WITHIN (2021).

Parallel to the programme, audiences across the UK will be able to see examples of New Australian Cinema via the BFI Player. These will include:  The Drover’s Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson (Leah Purcell); My Name Is Gulpilil, and Another Country (both Molly Reynolds); and Toomelah,  Beneath Clouds, Goldstone and Mystery Road (all Ivan Sen).


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Images provided by BFI. (Main image – Friends and Strangers).



February 3, 2023
February 27, 2023
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