STARTS THURSDAY! The award-winning LIVING IS EASY WITH EYES CLOSED is a buoyant and heartfelt comedy set in Franco’s Spain, about a free-spirited English teacher determined to meet his idol, John Lennon.
Heralded in Cannes (and declared a “5-star masterpiece” by The Guardian), the stunning new film from modern Russian master Andrey Zvyagintzev (The Return, Elena) is a gripping parable of class, faith and corruption.
Inspired by true events, this enchanting and powerfully affecting new film from David & Nathan Zellner tells the true story of a young woman’s extraordinary journey from Japan to Minnesota, in search of a mythic fortune.
The winner of the Golden Bear at the 2013 Berlinale, Calin Peter Netzer‘s riveting CHILD’S POSE centres on a mother’s twisted affection for her son, and the repercussions of her actions when his wellbeing is placed in jeopardy..
Lea Seydoux and Kacey Mottet Klein in Ursula Meier’s Berlin Silver Bear-winner SISTER: a deeply affecting humanist drama of two siblings struggling to find a place in the world, and their determination to make it on their own.
An hallucinatory viewing experience that defies categorisation, Shane Carruth’s follow-up to his acclaimed debut Primer is an entirely original, mythic, romantic thriller that goes in search of truths that lie just beyond our reach.
Featuring one of the most star-studded casts in modern Spanish cinema, A GUN IN EACH HAND is a witty and scathing portrait of forty-something men, and the changing gender roles of contemporary Barcelona.
Set against the breathtaking backdrop of Georgia’s Caucasus Mountains, this award-winning new drama follows a young couple on the journey of a lifetime and an incident that irrevocably transforms their relationship.
The 2012 Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film nominee MONSIEUR LAZHAR is a profoundly moving story about a group of young schoolchildren coming to terms with the adult world well before their time.
The winner of the Un Certain Regard Special Jury Prize at Cannes 2011, the new film from Russian maestro Andrey Zvyagintsev (The Return) is a taut & engrossing moral tale of loyalties, familial ties, and a coveted inheritance.
Opening Night selection – 2012 Alliance Française French Film Festival. A powerful and free-spirited drama, based on real-life events experienced by filmmaker Valerie Donzelli and co-star Jeremie Elkaim.
Philippe Lioret’s hugely anticipated follow-up to his multi-award winning drama Welcome is a universal story about courage and the importance of standing up for your convictions starring Vincent Lindon and Marie Gillain.
Part biographical documentary, part series of musings on life and art, THE LOOK is Angelina Maccarone’s revealing portrait of Charlotte Rampling, one of cinema’s most renowned and extraordinary actresses.
Led by Catherine Deneuve and her real-life daughter Chiara Mastroianni, this exquisitely romantic musical-drama from Christophe Honoré spans over four decades as it follows a mother and daughter’s twin misadventures in love.
Fabrice Luchini & Sandrine Kiberlain head a stellar cast in Philippe Le Guay’s delicious upstairs/downstairs comedy, where the vibrant maids create upheaval in an elegant Parisian apartment complex in 1962.
Set against the spectacular, otherworldly landscape of the windswept Arctic Circle, Alexei Popogrebsky’s multi-award winning thriller is an immersive and compelling morality tale of isolation and survival against the elements.
Two of cinema’s most gifted young actors – Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams – star in this powerful romantic drama about a couple who fall in love in their early twenties, and then face challenges to their marriage six years later.
There’s something in the water… Part vérité travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part showdown, Josh Fox’s Oscar-nominated film is a compelling and emotional plea for scrutiny of the powerful gas industry.
Mia Hanson-Løve’s moving and engaging drama follows a busy independent film producer who seems to have it all – a wife and three delightful daughters he adores and a stimulating job that he’s devoted to.
The extraordinary Michael Shannon is the wry, dry anti-hero of this stylish and unique modern-day noir. He plays John Rosow, an unwaveringly old-fashioned private detective prone to sardonic wit, alcohol, and capital-T trouble.
Set on location on the steppes of Kazakhstan and four years in the making, Sergey Dvortsevoy’s debut feature TULPAN is a symphonic celebration of life and nature, disguised as an adorable, sweet-natured love story.
How much or how little are we obliged to honour the wishes of our parents after they’re gone? This is the question posed by Olivier Assayas in his rueful and wise film, one of the most internationally heralded of his career.
To love, sometimes we must risk everything. William McInnes and Monic Hendrickx star in Peter Duncan’s award-winning romantic thriller about two strangers who gradually learn to communicate and connect.
Xavier Giannoli’s quietly restrained love story brings together Gérard Depardieu, one of the most distinguished actors in French cinema, with one of its most luminous young female talents, Cécile de France.
Casey Affleck & Liv Tyler star in Steve Buscemi’s LONESOME JIM, a deadpan hilarious coming-of-age story about a young man who begrudgingly returns to his small home town, that was a huge hit at Sundance.
Papua New Guinea 1942, the battle for the track has begun. A fearsome force of Japanese fighters land on the northern coast of Papua New Guniea, with the intention to seize Port Moresby and invade Australia.
The first feature film from Iraq after Saddam’s downfall, Bahman Ghobadi’s TURTLES CAN FLY is a jewel of world cinema: a story of intense joy & profound tragedy featuring an unforgettable cast of child actors.
The moody and intense remake of James Toback’s 1978 American film Fingers from acclaimed writer/director Jacques Audiard (A Prophet, Read My Lips), starring Romain Duris as a young man torn between two very different worlds.
Toni Collette stars as Sandy, a feisty Australian geologist who lands the unwanted task of showing a Japanese businessman around the mines and deserts of the Pilbara. Some stories can change your life. This is her story.
LANTANA is Ray Lawrence’s internationally celebrated masterpiece – a psychological drama about love, infidelity, and mistrust; about the mistakes we make, the consequences we suffer and our attempts to fix things up.
Standover man, repentant underworld executioner and inventive raconteur, Mark Brandon ‘Chopper’ Read was one of Australia’s most infamous ex-criminals, and also one of the country’s most popular authors.