‘Darkest Hour’ to Headline at 2017 Veterans Film Festival

Political drama ‘Darkest Hour’ directed by Joe Wright (Atonement and Pride & Prejudice) will open this year’s Veterans Film Festival on Wednesday 18th October at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

‘Darkest Hour’ to Headline at 2017 Veterans Film Festival

Political drama ‘Darkest Hour’ directed by Joe Wright (Atonement and Pride & Prejudice) will open this year’s Veterans Film Festival on Wednesday 18th October at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. In a press release, Festival director Tom Papas said that “Darkest Hour is a remarkable film. Gary Oldman’s transformation into Churchill is amazing and his performance is Oscar-worthy.” The film is due for public release in January 2018. We are thrilled to be premiering Darkest Hour in Canberra, added Mr Papas.

The story begins on the precipice of World War II, within weeks of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.  Darkest Hour stars Gary Oldman (Winston Churchill), as well as Ben Mendelsohn (King George VI), Kristin Scott Thomas (Clementine Churchill) and Lily James (as Elizabeth Layton, Churchill’s secretary)

About the Veterans Film Festival

The annual Veterans Film Festival (VFF) screens films from around the world, showcasing stories that promote a greater understanding about veterans’, their families, first responders and the impact of warfare on society. All films submitted to the official competition will be eligible to compete for the coveted Red Poppy Awards.

Visit http://veteransfilmfestival.com/ for tickets and more information about the Festival.

Media enquires & interviews: please contact Stephen Henderson (RSL National) on 0435 877 304

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