The Red Carpet Gala Opening Night sets the scene for our spectacular ten day international film festival. Grab your ticket today because tickets to this special night are extremely limited.
After slipping into a glittering gown, your favourite cocktail dress or party shirt, join us on BBFF’s Red Carpet as we celebrate the start of ten days of screen magic at BBFF2019's Gala Opening Night – considered by many to be Byron’s most glamorous party. Held for the first time in Byron's outstanding new cinema complex - Palace Byron Bay.
Less a modern adaptation than a thematically-inspired reimagining of Shakespeare’s problem play, Measure for Measure deftly juggles the criminality and viciousness of Melbourne’s gritty underworld with young, and innocent, love.
Seeped in the contemporary tensions between different cultures, and between corruption and justice, and right and wrong—Paul Ireland’s follow-up to Pawno is topical, authentic and beautifully atmospheric while exploring themes the Bard may have approved of: love, compassion, tolerance.
Hugo Weaving is masterful as always in the role of Duke, the wise and all-powerful gang boss, who is forced to temporarily hand over controls to his beloved but unstable lieutenant Angelo (Mark Leonard Winter). Meanwhile, a young Muslim woman, Jaiwara, and non-Muslim musician, Claudio, fumble their way into romance, while trying to hide from her disapproving gangster brother.
Walk the Red Carpet From 6.45pm Film Starts 7.30pm After the film there's a fabulous after-party catered by Byron Bay Catering
Palace Byron Bay offers the full entertainment experience, showcasing a mix of quality blockbusters, international and Australian art-house films as well as renowned film festivals. Their nine cinemas are fully licensed so you can take advantage of the curated drinks menu, including local Byron shire craft beers, premium wines and classic cocktails.