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Life of Brian returns to Australian cinemas for 40th anniversary

Award-winning global event distributor, Trafalgar Releasing are set to bring back the legendary Monty Python’s Life of Brian to select cinemas around the world (except French-speaking territories) this Easter, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its release.

Tickets are now on sale for this unmissable cinema event, taking place on 18 April.

Those attending screenings on the 18 April, will receive an exclusive 40th anniversary commemorative pack*, including a special edition poster, song lyrics, stickers and more.

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Highly controversial upon its original release and banned in several countries, the film is now frequently ranked as the greatest comedy feature of all time around the world.

“It’s another coming of Brian, and we are here to fill the world with laughter,” the Pythons have said on the upcoming anniversary celebrations. “The Life Of Brian may have been set 2000 years ago, but it’s a mirror of what’s going on today. Except that it’s funny. It’s one of the most prescient films for today’s society – from “We are all individuals” to Stan wanting to become a woman”.

Monty Python delivers a scathing, anarchic satire of both religion and Hollywood’s depiction of all things biblical with their 1979 feature film Life of Brian.

Set in 33 A.D. Judea, where exasperated Romans are trying to impose some order, it is a time of chaos and change with no shortage of messiahs and followers willing to believe in them. At its centre is Brian Cohen, a reluctant would-be messiah who rises to prominence as a result of a series of absurd circumstances providing ample opportunity for the entire Monty Python ensemble (Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin) to shine in multiple roles as they question everyone and everything from ex-lepers, Pontius Pilate and the art of haggling, to revolutionaries, crazy prophets, religious fanaticism, Roman centurions and crucifixion.

This is the third time Trafalgar Releasing will have worked with the Monty Python team following the theatrical simulcast of their 2014 Monty Python Live (mostly) – One Down Five to Go reunion show, which saw a phenomenal worldwide success of over 330k admissions. Trafalgar Releasing also announced last year that they had taken global (ex. French speaking territories) rights to the Python’s first full feature film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Marc Allenby, CEO of Trafalgar Releasing has said: “It’s a great privilege to be working with the Monty Python team again and to bring the 40th anniversary celebrations of this seminal comedy classic to cinemas around the world. The film continues to feel fresh, relevant and hilarious after four decades.”

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