Magazine article Screen International

'Spitfire' Doc Picked Up for Australia and New Zealand Release (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

'Spitfire' Doc Picked Up for Australia and New Zealand Release (Exclusive)

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The film had a UK premiere last month in London.

‘Spitfire’

Spitfire, a documentary about the iconic Second World War British aircraft, has secured a release in Australia and New Zealand through Rialto Distribution.

The film will open in New Zealand on September 6, with an Australian release date to be confirmed.

Rialto’s intention is to open in 50-70 screens in Australia, with the number for New Zealand to be decided.

Directed by Anthony Palmer and David Fairhead, Spitfire tells the story of the British aircraft the Supermarine ‘Spitfire’, which was a crucial part of the Battle of Britain during the Second World War, and features first-hand accounts from veteran pilots.

The film had a one-night special screening in the UK on July 9, showing at 230 cinemas across the country and grossing more than £200,000, before a release in the territory on July 20. …

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