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The Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival returns this month!

Opening the festival is UNDER THE TREE, a very dark comedy from Icelandic writer-director Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson. The shade from a front-yard tree sees the already simmering tensions between two families come to the boil in an astute observation of suburban mores. Mid-way through the 20-day festival will be special event screenings of AMATEURS, winner of the 2018 Göteborg Film Festival award for Best Nordic Film. The comedy from director Gabriela Pichler hints at the changing face of ...

Be the first in the world to see Aussie Film Occupation!

Due to popular demand, Pinnacle Films and Monster Fest are pleased to announce an ENCORE Screening of OCCUPATION on Friday May 25th at Event Cinemas Myer Centre. With the first screening having sold out in 3 days be quick and don’t miss your last chance to be the first in the world to see Occupation ahead of its general release. Both sessions will include a Q&A with special guests from the film!   //   After their small Australian country town is annihilated by ...

Exotic Hollywood at GoMA

An eclectic mix of documentary, drama and escapist fantasy, these films transplanted topical narratives of shifting gender, race and social values to the dramatic foreign landscapes of Africa, the Middle East, the South Seas and Asia.   //   'Exotic Hollywood' brings together a selection of these films drawn from the time between World War One and World War Two, when international tourism was still only accessible to the affluent. It offers insights into the American ...

All the World’s Memories at GoMA

The program features works that reflect on humanity's engagement with the natural world and built environment; portraits of public and private personalities made from home recordings; visual essays and compilations that mine material appropriated from news agencies, advertising and popular cinema; and pioneering collage films that juxtapose found footage from disparate sources. Connecting the various works is a desire to understand the world through poetic forms of montage.   // ...

I Am Not Your Negro screening exclusively at ACMI

From acclaimed director Raoul Peck (The Man by the Shore, Lumumba, Murder in Pacot), I Am Not Your Negrobrings to life Remember This House, the unfinished manuscript of American novelist and intellectual James Baldwin. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, this blistering film shares Baldwin’s personal experience of racism as considered through the lens of civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcom X and Martin Luther King Jr. A most expertly crafted documentary of recent times I Am Not Your ...

Office Christmas Party Competition

An A-list comedy cast including Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, T.J. Miller and Kate McKinnon star in Office Christmas Party, the hilarious new film from the makers of Blades of Glory. When CEO Carol Vanstone (Aniston) tries to close her hard-partying brother’s branch of the business, he (Miller) and his Chief Technical Officer (Bateman) must rally their co-workers and host an epic office Christmas party in an effort to impress a potential client and close a sale that will save their ...

Theo Angelopoulos

His films are celebrated for their poetic and elliptical style, choreographed sequences and haunting cinematography. Angelopoulos's career was marked by a number of loosely connected film cycles — a trilogy of history, trilogy of silence, trilogy of borders and unfinished trilogy of modern Greece. Each confront different social, economic and cultural legacies, including Greece's occupation and independence from Ottoman Turkey; a political history involving military dictatorship and ...

Shakespeare on Screen

Commemorating the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death, this program is a taste of the breadth and dynamism with which filmmakers have transmuted his plays from stage to screen. It brings together a mixture of traditional adaptations and creative reinventions, along with films that look at both the performance and the performers of the texts themselves. From The Tempest in outer space (Forbidden Planet 1956) to Othello in a London jazz club (All Night Long 1962), Shakespeare's work ...

Madame Bovary Competition

Adapted from Flaubert’s classic novel, Madame Bovary tells the tragic story of Emma, a young beauty who impulsively marries a small-town doctor to leave her father’s pig farm behind.  But after being introduced to the glamorous world of high society, she soon becomes bored with her stodgy mate and seeks excitement and status outside the bonds of marriage. This sumptuous period drama features a superb cast including Mia Wasikowska (Jane Eyre, Tracks), Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill), Ezra ...

The Queensland Film Festival 2015

The announcement of these four films—spanning three continents and a range of styles, traditions, and subject matter—signals QFF’s commitment to quality and variety in cinema, according to Festival co-director John Edmond. “There’s Jealousy, the latest work by a French master director; the highly anticipated The Duke of Burgundy; and Eight, a claustrophobic local effort shot in one bravura take.” “We’re also thrilled to screen the The Forbidden Room, which imagines a ...