Split season works


Cécile De France and Izïa Higelin in La belle saison.
Cécile De France and Izïa Higelin in La belle saison.

The second season commences this month and boasts more than 15 films.

Film program manager Tom Vincent said that splitting the season in two this time meant opening up options.

“We have never done this before,” he said.

“When we usually lock down films for the festival in October, we realised that we miss out on some really good films because of the deadline. We were able to get La belle saison and Miles Ahead, which we would not have been able to get otherwise.”

He said it gave the team the opportunity to deliver a geographically diverse program.

“There is a bigger geographical spread with the films in season two, with films from Japan, Columbia and the USA; we didn’t have a film from the USA in season one,” he said.

For the full program, session times and tickets go to www.perthfestival.com.au/lotterywest-festival-films.

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