FESTIVAL HIGHLIGT: Late Australian artist Brett Whiteley comes under the spotlight in the Australian premiere of the documentary Whiteley, directed by James Bogle.
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGT: Late Australian artist Brett Whiteley comes under the spotlight in the Australian premiere of the documentary Whiteley, directed by James Bogle.

WIN: Tickets to the Young at Heart film festival

YOUNG at Heart - the only film festival in the world catering to film lovers over 60 years of age - returns to Brisbane this April and Seniors Newspaper has 20 double passes to give away.

On from April20-26 at Palace Cinemas in Fortitude Valley, the festival will celebrate its 12th birthday in 2017 with a specially curated selection of intense dramas, cracking comedies, and riveting documentaries.

Highlights include the Australian premiere of the period piece Viceroy's House, starring Gillian Anderson, Michael Gambon and Hugh Bonneville.

Based on the true story of India's final Viceroy, Lord Mountbatten, who lived with 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants, the film is set during the 1947 partition of the British Indian Empire into India and Pakistan.

The late Australian artist Brett Whiteley will also come under the spotlight in the Australian premiere of the documentary Whiteley, directed by James Bogle.

With contributions from the artist's former wife Wendy Whiteley and his sister Frannie Hopkirk, the film features Brett's own voice and offers a fascinating insight into one of the art world's most brilliant and controversial figures.

The moving drama Tommy's Honour will also feature.

Directed by Jason Connery, son of acting legend Sean Connery, and starring Sam Neill, Ophelia Lovibond and Peter Mullan, the film focuses on the relationship between Scottish father and son, Old Tom Morris and Young Tom Morris, and how their unique bond gave birth to the modern game of golf.

There will also be special retrospective screenings of the 1968 film The Lion in Winter, featuring the Hollywood all-star cast of Katharine Hepburn (in her Academy Award-winning role), Peter O'Toole, John Castle, and Anthony Hopkins.

 

WIN TICKETS: To win one of 20 double in-season passes to the Young at Heart seniors film festival, go online to www.seniorsnews.com.au/competitions/ and fill out the simple entry form. Full T&Cs online.


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