2023 Season of International Cinema
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Watch trailers & read more information about all our screenings, below.
THE GOOD BOSS
(Spain) 116 min 2021 Colour Rated M Director – Fernando León de Aranoa. (Subtitles)
A Spanish company producing industrial scales in a provincial Spanish town, awaits the imminent visit from a committee which holds its fate in their hands as to whether they merit a local Business Excellence award. Javier Bardem is at his charismatic and calculating best in this pitch-black Spanish workplace comedy about a family-owned business experiencing a week from hell. (Sharmill)
THE DROVER’S WIFE: THE LEGEND OF MOLLY JOHNSON
(Australia) 109 min 2022 Colour Rated MA15+
Director, writer and actor – Leah Purcell – AGM will be held before this screening. 1893, the Australian Outback. The area is rough, the people hard-nosed, the law rather secondary. Here, women – and newcomers anyway – quickly become the pawn of men. Molly Johnson, heavily pregnant and alone with her children doesn’t let it get her down. She does everything to protect her children. Everything! (Roadshow)
HILLARY: OCEAN TO SKY
(Australia) 106 min 2019 Colour Rated PG Director – Michael Dillon
Introduction and Q&A by Michael Dillon. This feature-length documentary Michael Dillon revisits his award-winner From the Ocean to the Sky, about Edmund Hillary’s Ganges jet boat expedition from the mouth of the Ganges to the base of the Himalayas, then set out to climb peak Akash Parbat. Dillon has remastered existing and unseen footage, and interviewed crew members about Hillary’s last big expedition. (Michael.Dillon)
FULL TIME (À Plein Temps)
(France) 88 min 2021 Colour Rated M Directors – Eric Gravel (Subtitles)
Julie goes to great lengths to raise her two children in the countryside while keeping her job in a Parisian luxury hotel. When she finally gets a job interview for a position she had long been hoping for, a national strike breaks out, paralyzing the public transport system.
The fragile balance that Julie has established is jeopardized. She then sets off on a frantic race against time, at the risk of faltering. (Palace)
(USA) 107 min 1944 B&W Rated PG Director – Billy Wilder
American crime film noir directed by Billy Wilder, co-written by Wilder and Raymond Chandler. Widely regarded as a cinema classic was nominated for seven Academy Awards. The film stars Fred MacMurray as an insurance salesman, Barbara Stanwyck as a provocative housewife who is accused of killing her husband, and Edward G. Robinson as a claims adjuster whose job is to find phony claims. (Roadshow)
(South Korea) 131 min 2019 Colour Rated MA15 Director – Bong Joon-ho
A dark comedy thriller and winner of four Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best International Feature Film. Greed and class discrimination threaten the relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan in
Bong Joon-Ho’s darkly hilarious modern fairytale. (Amalgamated)
WOMAN AT WAR
(Iceland/Ukraine) 101 min 2018 Colour Rated MA15+ Director – Benedikt Erlingsson (Subtitles)
Halla is a fifty-year-old independent woman. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist who crusades against the local aluminum industry in Iceland. As her actions grow bolder, her life changes in the blink of an eye when she’s finally granted permission to adopt a girl from the Ukraine. (Hi Gloss)
(Finland) 98 min 2015 Colour Rated PG13 Director – Klaus Härö (Subtitles)
THE FENCER is a 2015 biographical drama film about the life of Endel Nelis, an accomplished Estonian fencer and coach. Fleeing from the Russian secret police, a young Estonian fencer is forced to return to his homeland, where he becomes a physical education teacher at a local school. The past however catches up and puts him in front of a difficult choice.. (Roadshow)
(UK) 96 min 2020 Colour Rated M Director – Roger Michell
The movie is based on a true, and indeed peculiar caper: A charming comedy/drama set in 1961, a 60-year-old taxi driver steals Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. He sends ransom notes saying that he will return the painting if the government invests more in care for the elderly. Great cast starring Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren. (Roadshow)
FAREWELL MR. HAFFMANN
(France/Belgium) 116 min 2021 Colour Rated M Director – Fred Cavayé
FAREWELL, MR. HAFFMANN masterfully guides the viewer through the world of Vichy France, where lives are irrevocably shaped by the twin scourges of war and the black market. Rich in moral complexity and empathy, with several twists too good to spoil, this is grand,
big-screen adult entertainment at its finest. (Roadshow)
BRAN NUE DAE
(Australia) 85 min 2009 Colour Rated M Director – Rachel Perkins
Set in Broome in northwest Western Australia with spectacular natural scenery, BRAN NUE DAE revels in its silliness, sense of fun, community
and absolute zinger talent. A rebellious young man runs away from home but returns after experiencing an amazing journey. (Roadshow)
CHRISTMAS PARTY TONIGHT!
Note: December screening a week earlier than usual – 2nd instead of 3rd Wednesday.