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Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto exhibition is coming to Melbourne this December!

Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto premiered in Paris in autumn 2020 and makes its international debut at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia. Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto was developed by the Palais Galliera, with outstanding loans from the Direction du Patrimoine de CHANEL, the fashion house’s heritage department, and is curated by Miren Arzalluz and Véronique Belloir, respectively the Director and Head of Collections of the museum. With designs drawn ...

Goya: Drawings from the Prado Museum Exhibition is coming to the NGV!

Goya: Drawings from the Prado Museum features 44 drawings on loan from the Prado Museum in Madrid, the largest group of Goya’s drawings ever seen in Australia. Ranging from bold ink to delicate red chalk drawings, the works on display have been selected by the Prado especially for this NGV presentation. They include examples from the artist’s earliest albums of social satires through to the enigmatic visions and dreams recorded in his late drawings. This rich and diverse selection of ...

Disney: The Magic of Animation is coming to the ACMI this month!

Shown in Australia for the very first time, exclusive to Melbourne, this exhibition contains original sketches and rare artworks from 1928 to the present day, including a world-first exhibit of artworks from Raya and the Last Dragon (2021). The Walt Disney Animation Studios have been creating extraordinary films for nearly a century, and every film begins with drawings that capture the essence of character, story and emotion. This exhibition features over 500 exceptional artworks ...

The Moro Spanish Film Festival Returns this April!

Screening nationally from 20 April, the following films are our first sneak peek into the programme which will screen nationally at Palace Cinemas. From Spain, the selection includes: Internationally acclaimed director Alejandro Amenábar’s (The Others, The Sea Inside) exposé of the 1936 Spanish coup WHILE AT WAR (Mientras dure la Guerra). Filmed across Spain and Argentina, it reveals the personal side of politics through the eyes of writer Miguel de Unamuno. Trapped inside a ...

Scale New Heights at the 32nd Alliance Française French Film Festival!

Awash with high-octane drama, seductive romance, nail-biting suspense, historical tales that will enthral and comedies guaranteed to elevate your spirits, the 2021 Alliance Française French Film Festival will showcase multiple Première screenings and special events to be revealed today when the Festival’s website goes live at: http://www.affrenchfilmfestival.org Presented by the Alliance Française in association with the Embassy of France in Australia and the wonderful support of their ...

Palace announces ST.ALi is the new Principal Partner of the Italian Film Festival!

Palace Cinemas CEO Benjamin Zeccola says of the announcement, “Italy is synonymous with coffee, and when it comes to coffee in Australia, all roads lead to ST. ALi. They have done for café culture what Palace has done for cinema – we both respect and value quality and like to do things a little differently. This really is a perfect partnership.” ST. ALi specialty coffee owner Salvatore Malatesta is proud of the new association with Australia’s largest independent cinema group, ...

What to watch at the 2020 Alliance Française French Film Festival

So, we have some ‘Top 5’ lists, including: FILMS TO GET YOUR HEART RACING FILMS TO MAKE YOU LOL SPOTLIGHT ON PARIS WEIRD AND WACKY FILMS FOR THE CULTURALLY AND POLITICALLY INQUISITIVE FILMS TO SET YOUR HEART AFLUTTER FILMS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY FILMS YOU SHOULD SEE IF YOU’VE NEVER SEEN A FRENCH FILM BEFORE AND ARE A TEENY BIT SCARED Whether you are a French film aficionado or a first timer, there is something for everyone at the 2020 Alliance Française French Film ...

French Film Festival movies win big at the prestigious César Awards!

The 45th César Awards - France’s equivalent to the Oscars - were held on Friday night at the Salle Pleyel in Paris and Brisbane audiences will soon be able to watch the winning films themselves when they screen at this year’s Alliance Française French Film Festival from March 18 to April 14. Ladj Ly's powerful drama, inspired by the 2005 French riots, Les Misérables, was nominated for 11 awards and walked away with Best Picture, Best Male Newcomer for Alexis Manenti, Best Editing ...

Elvis Themed Nirvana tribute act ‘ELVANA’ announce debut Australian tour!

From Seattle to Mississippi, to the bowels of Disgraceland, ELVANA’s Australian tour is set to raise music icons from the dead; rock & Roll will finally collide with grunge and the 1950’s will well and truly come alive as Elvis replaces Kurt and Nirvana get a front man wrapped head to toe in red leather and blue sequins. What started as little more than a joke, with four friends from North-East England forming an Elvis fronted Nirvana tribute act for a fancy dress party, has now ...

The Moro Spanish Film Festival Announces First Highlights for 2020 Programme!

The following six titles are our first sneak peak into the curated programme which will screen nationally from 21 April exclusively at Palace Cinemas. From Spain, the selection includes: Oscar-winner Alejandro Amenábar’s exposé of the 1936 Spanish coup WHILE AT WAR (Mientras dure la Guerra). Filmed across Spain and Argentina, it reveals the personal side of politics through the eyes of writer Miguel de Unamuno. Trapped inside a small apartment where hidden secrets slowly rise to ...