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Press Release: Success for BIFF films

The 90th Academy Awards® were a boost for the upcoming Bermuda International Film Festival. Four of the features being shown March 17-25th at BIFF 2018 are Academy Award® recognised films. This includes the opening film ‘Lady Bird’ on Sunday March 18th, plus documentary ‘Faces Places’ on Monday March 19th, feature ‘The Square’ on Friday March 23rd, as well as multiple Oscar® winner ‘Shape of Water’ on Saturday March 24th. A ‘Focus on Features’ pass for $149 dollars will give you access to all eight features, including the International Premiere ‘Change in the Air’ with Rachel Brosnahan, Aidan Quinn, and Olympia Dukakis.

Oscar® winner of the Live Action Shorts ‘The Silent Child’ will open the Competitive Short Sets being held weekdays over BIFF 2018 at Lunchtime and Happy Hour. Participate in all the short film screenings with the ‘Shorts Full-on’ pass for $99, showing at Speciality Cinema II.

Visit the website at www.biff.bm for the full programme and a link to the ticketing site or call BIFF at 293-3456 or e-mail info@biff.bm. Follow BIFF on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more news and updates for the festival.

Film Synopses & Trailors

Christine “Lady Bird” Macpherson is a high school senior from the “wrong side of the tracks.” She longs for adventure, sophistication, and opportunity, but finds none of that in her Sacramento Catholic high school. LADY BIRD follows the title character’s senior year in high school, including her first romance, her participation in the school play, and most importantly, her applying for college.


‘Faces Places” Agnes Varda is one of the leading lights of France’s honoured French New Wave cinema era, and professional photographer and muralist, J.R., partake on a special art project. Together, they travel around France in a special box truck equipped as a portable photo booth and travelling printing facility as they take photographs of people around the country. With that inspiration, they also create special colossal mural pictures of individuals, communities and places they want to honour and celebrate. Along the way, the old cinematic veteran and the young artistic idealist enjoy an odd friendship as they chat and explore their views on the world as only they can. https://airtable.com/tblcyfjTo518XzQpE/viwlbzEgoqbuQLILV/reclOq5pZFbJOgQQk

A museum’s PR agency has created an unexpected campaign for “The Square”. Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is “The Square”, an installation which invites passers-by to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. But sometimes, it is difficult to live up to your own ideals: Christian’s foolish response to the theft of his phone drags him into shameful situations. Meanwhile …


‘The Shape of Water’ is an otherworldly fable set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. An implausible commando consisting of a gentle Soviet spy, a mute feminist, a janitor and an old painter try to save an amphibious creature from a secret lab in the early ‘60s, and tracked by an unlikeable military agent. Elisa’s life is changed for ever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Doug Jones.