SFF @ Casula Powerhouse

Sydney Film Festival’s popular series of screenings at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre returns for a fourth year, bigger, better and bolder than ever!

Every month from February-November you can experience the best in festival-quality features and documentaries, specially selected for Casula Powerhouse by the Sydney Film Festival programming team.

From greatest hits of previous festivals, to films that they really would’ve liked to have shown (but couldn’t for one reason or another…it’s complicated sometimes!), you will experience cinema way beyond what you’ll ever find in a multiplex.

And from 10-18 June the offering becomes even more exciting, when the 2017 Sydney Film Festival moves in to show five films at Casula as part of the hundreds of screenings we host all across the city.  

Better still, at any or all of these 14 screenings, you can add on a fantastic meal created especially for each event by the brand-new Head Chef at Bellbird, Casula Powerhouse’s in-house bistro.

Viceroy's House

Sunday 14 May | 11am | $17.50 Adult, $14.50 Concession, $11.50 Under 16 | Book tickets here, call 02 9824 1121 or email reception@casualpowerhouse.com

Viceroy's House is a historical drama about the rocky transition from British India to independence. The Viceroy’s House in Delhi was the home of the British rulers of India. For 6 months in 1947, Lord Mountbatten, great grandson of Queen Victoria, assumed the post of the last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people after 300 years of British colonialism. Mountbatten, his wife (played by Gillain Anderson) and daughter lived with 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants.

The film examines the reverberations of this political upheaval through the romance between a young Hindu servant and his intended Muslim bride. Viceroy’s House is a film that is both epic and intimate, with an inspirational message that celebrates tolerance, and examines our moral responsibility towards migrants fleeing violence for a better life. It is a story that is deeply personal to the film’s director Gurinder Chadha, whose own family was caught up in the tragic events that unfolded as the Raj came to an end.

Selected for Berlin Film Festival, 2017