FEBRUARY

In the Mood for Love

14 FEB

6:30 am

In the Mood for Love

Wong Kar-Wai | 2000 | 98 mins | Hong Kong/China | M | Classic & Cult

In the sleepy, conservative Hong Kong of 1962, Mrs Chan and Mr Chow move into neighbouring apartments on the same day. Their encounters are formal and polite – until a discovery about their respective spouses creates an intimate bond between them.

Corpus Christi

21 FEB

6:30 am

Corpus Christi

Jan Komasa | 2019 | 118 mins | Poland/France | R16 | Contemporary

Troublemaker Daniel, released from juvenile detention, wants to break free from his chequered past. Wandering into a village church, he’s mistaken for a new priest and seizes the opportunity to alter his life’s trajectory.

American Honey

28 FEB

6:30 am

American Honey

Andrea Arnold | 2016 | 156 mins | USA | R16 | Contemporary

A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the American midwest with a band of misfits.

 

MARCH

The Triplets of Belleville

07 MAR

6:30 am

The Triplets of Belleville

Sylvain Chomet | 2003 | 80 mins | France/BE/CA/LV/UK | M | Comedy

When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno follow his trail to America and teams up with a trio of aging music hall sisters to rescue him.

Spellbound

14 MAR

6:30 am

Spellbound

Alfred Hitchcock | 1945 | 111 mins | USA | PG | Classic & Cult

A handsome new director arrives at a Vermont mental hospital, but soon psychoanalyst Dr Peterson (Ingrid Bergman) discovers the doctor is an imposter – and possibly a murderer.

Sami Blood

21 MAR

6:30 am

Sami Blood

Amanda Kernell | 2016 | 110 mins | Denmark/Norway/Sweden | M | Scandinavian

A reindeer-breeding Sámi girl is sent to a Swedish boarding school in a 1930s society, rife with prejudice and discrimination, where she is pushed to hide her indigenous heritage and identity.

A Fantastic Woman

28 MAR

6:30 am

A Fantastic Woman

Sebastian Lelio | 2017 | 105 mins | Chile | M | Rainbow LGBTQI

Santiago bar singer Marina is headstrong, vivacious and happily in love. When her lover dies, she finds herself, a trans woman living with an older man, suspected of foul play.

APRIL

No film will be shown on April 18th (Easter Monday) and April 25th (Anzac Day)

 
Thelma

04 APR

7:30 am

Thelma

Joachim Trier | 2017 | 117 mins | Denmark/DK/FR/SE | R16 | Scandinavian

Thelma is a shy young woman who has just arrived at university in Oslo, leaving behind her over-protective and very religious parents. Trying to adjust to life and love in the big city, she begins suffering from violent and increasingly uncanny seizures.

Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

11 APR

7:30 am

Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

Robert Altman | 1982 | 120 mins | USA | R13 | Robert Altman

The ‘Disciples of James Dean,’ an all-women fan club devoted to the late actor, meet on the 20th anniversary of his death. Inside a rundown Woolworth’s five-and-dime store in a small Texas town, they reconnect – opening old wounds and facing new ones.

MAY

 
Toni Erdmann

02 MAY

7:30 am

Toni Erdmann

Maren Ade | 2016 | 162 mins | Austria/Germany | R16 | Comedy

A practical joking father tries to reconnect with his estranged workaholic daughter. He decides to turn up without warning on her doorstep.

* Open Event screened in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut - entry free/koha.

Pariah

09 MAY

7:30 am

Pariah

Dee Rees | 2011 | 87 mins | USA | TBC | Rainbow LGBTQI

A bright Brooklyn high school student, Alike, is navigating the emotional minefields of first love and heartache – and juggling multiple identities to avoid rejection from friends and family.

No Hard Feelings

16 MAY

7:30 am

No Hard Feelings

Faraz Shariat | 2019 | 92 mins | Germany | R16 | Rainbow LGBTQI

German-Iranian Parvis’s life of pop culture, Grindr dates and raves is changed when he is sentenced to community service and meets refugees Banafshe and Amon.

* Open Event screened in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut - entry free/koha.

Transit

23 MAY

7:30 am

Transit

Christian Petzold | 2018 | 101 mins | France/Germany | M | Contemporary

Trying to escape from occupied France, Georg assumes the identity of a dead author. Stuck in Marseilles, he meets a young woman searching for her missing husband.

* Open Event screened in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut - entry free/koha.

The Souvenir

30 MAY

7:30 am

The Souvenir

Joanna Hogg | 2019 | 120 mins | UK/USA | M | Contemporary

Julie is a shy but ambitious film student, uneasy with her privileged background in Thatcherite Britain, who falls in love with a charismatic but untrustworthy older man.

JUNE

No film will be shown on June 6th (Queens Birthday)

 
Summer 1993

13 JUN

7:30 am

Summer 1993

Carla Simón | 2017 | 97 mins | Spain | PG | Contemporary

After her mother’s death, six-year-old Frida is sent to live with her uncle’s family in the Catalan countryside. Kindness, imagination and patience are required to convince a defiant little orphan that she is loved in her new home.

A White, White Day

20 JUN

7:30 am

A White, White Day

Hlynur Pálmason | 2019 | 109 mins | Denmark/Iceland/Sweden | M | Scandinavian

In a remote Icelandic town, an off duty police chief begins to suspect that his beloved dead wife had been having an affair. As his instincts to investigate and seek revenge take hold, the lawman begins to unravel.

Lost in Paris

27 JUN

7:30 am

Lost in Paris

Dominique Abel/Fiona Gordon | 2016 | 83 mins | France/Belgium | M | Comedy

Fiona leaves her small Canadian town to fly to the rescue of her 88-yearold Aunt Martha. An avalanche of spectacular disasters ensues as Fiona negotiates Paris for the first time – often involving Dom, an affable but annoying tramp who just won't leave her alone.

JULY

 
Nashville

04 JUL

7:30 am

Nashville

Robert Altman | 1975 | 160 mins | USA | R16 | Robert Altman

Following the fortunes of 24 musicians, managers, politicians, promoters and punters leading up to a weekend music festival in the country music capital of America, Nashville builds a cinematic tapestry that is equal parts comedy, tragedy, and musical.

Bait

11 JUL

7:30 am

Bait

Mark Jenkin | 2019 | 89 mins | UK | M | Contemporary

Martin is a Cornish fisherman without a boat, his brother having re-purposed it as a tourist tripper, watching their childhood home be remodelled as fishing-themed holiday cottage for Londoners.

King of Jazz

18 JUL

7:30 am

King of Jazz

John Murray Anderson | 1930 | 100 mins | USA | M | Classic & Cult

An eclectic musical revue shot in early two-colour Technicolor and filled with eye-popping numbers, extravagant sets, playful special effects and brief comedy sketches

AUGUST

 
Rafiki

01 AUG

7:30 am

Rafiki

Wanuri Kahiu | 2018 | 83 mins | Kenya/South Africa | M | African

“Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives,” but Kena and Ziki long for something more, and support each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society.

Screened in cooperation with Institut Français and the Embassy of France.

You Will Die at 20

08 AUG

7:30 am

You Will Die at 20

Amjad Abu Alala | 2019 | 105 mins | Sudan/Egypt | M | African

Since his birth, 19-year-old Muzamil has lived with a grim prediction made by a travelling sheikh – that he would die aged 20.

Screened in cooperation with Institut Français and the Embassy of France.

Pickpocket

15 AUG

7:30 am

Pickpocket

Robert Bresson | 1959 | 75 mins | France | PG | Classic & Cult

A young pickpocket spends his days working the streets, subway cars, and train stations of Paris – but as he grows bolder, he pushes his luck.

Screened in cooperation with Institut Français and the Embassy of France

The Magician

22 AUG

7:30 am

The Magician

Ingmar Bergman | 1958 | 101 mins | Sweden | R16 | Ingmar Bergman

In 1840s Stockholm, ‘Vogler’s Magnetic Health Theatre’ has come to town. Alarmed at reports of supernatural disturbances, the leading townspeople are intent on exposing the mysterious Dr Vogler as a charlatan.

Alice Guy-Blaché Celebration

29th August, 6:30 pm

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Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

Pamela Green | 2019 | 103 mins | USA | M | Documentary

Alice Guy-Blaché was a ground-breaking pioneer of silent cinema and developed the language and effects of narrative film. Be Natural dives into the birth of motion pictures, and the extraordinary woman who was banished from history books.

plus Guy-Blaché: 13 Short Films

A 50-minute showcase of short silent films, made by Alice Guy-Blaché between 1898 and 1907, featuring slapstick comedy, social realism, historical epic, and fantasy.

Screened in cooperation with Institut Français and the Embassy of France.

SEPTEMBER

 
Show People

05 SEP

7:30 am

Show People

King Vidor | 1928 | 83 mins | USA | G | Classic & Cult

Peggy Pepper arrives in Hollywood to become a great dramatic actress but stumbles into stardom as a sidekick in slapstick comedies.

The Devils

12 SEP

7:30 am

The Devils

Ken Russell | 1971 | 111 mins | UK | R18 | Classic & Cult

A violently explicit account of the rise and fall of Urbain Grandier, a 17th-century Roman Catholic priest accused of witchcraft following the “demonic possession” of nuns in Loudon, France.

Film Noir Double Feature: The Killers

19 SEP

6:30 am

Film Noir Double Feature: The Killers

Robert Siodmak | 1946 | 102 mins | USA | PG | Classic & Cult

An insurance investigator uncovers a string of crimes when he tries to find a murdered boxer’s beneficiary in a world of tough guys and femme fatales.

Film Noir Double Feature: Criss Cross

19 SEP

8:30 am

Film Noir Double Feature: Criss Cross

Robert Siodmak | 1949 | 88 mins | USA | PG | Classic & Cult

Steve can’t keep away from his ex-wife – even though she’s now seeing a seedy mobster. Soon they form an uneasy gang with all three scheming – and not just about a robbery. “When you Double-Cross a Double-Crosser… It’s a Criss Cross.”

Lamb

26 SEP

6:30 am

Lamb

Yared Zeleke | 2015 | 94 mins | Ethiopia/FR/DE/NO | M | African

After the death of his mother, nine year-old Ephraim is sent to live with relatives in southern Ethiopia with his beloved pet lamb in tow. His uncle wants to make a man out of the boy, but Ephraim would rather stay at home with the women – and cook

Screened in cooperation with Institut Français and the Embassy of France.

OCTOBER

 
Loro

03 OCT

6:30 am

Loro

Paolo Sorrentino | 2018 | 151 mins | Italy/France | R16 | Contemporary

Sergio is a small town hustler who manages a group of young escorts which he uses to bribe local politicians and officials. Ambitious, he works his way into the orbit of a man with a notorious taste for both hedonism and corruption — disgraced former Italian prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi.

Under Snow

10 OCT

6:30 am

Under Snow

Ulrike Ottinger | 2011 | 108 mins | Germany | M | Documentary

In Echigo, a mountainous region of Japan, heavy snow blankets entire landscapes and villages for more than half the year. Under Snow captures the unique customs, festivals and religious rituals of communities isolated by their wintery environment and blends in a Kabuki retelling from ‘Snow Country Tales.’

* Open Event screened in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut - entry free/koha.

Love and Anarchy

17 OCT

6:30 am

Love and Anarchy

Lina Wertmüller | 1973 | 126 mins | Italy/France | R18 | Classic & Cult

In fascist Italy, Tunin is a farmer turned accidental anarchist staying in a brothel while preparing to kill Mussolini. But the naïve would-be assassin is distracted when he falls in love with the beautiful Tripolina.

Smiles of a Summer Night

24 OCT

6:30 am

Smiles of a Summer Night

Ingmar Bergman | 1955 | 109 mins | Sweden | R16 | Ingmar Bergman

In a small Swedish town in 1901, four mismatched couples head off for a weekend away in a country retreat. The summer nights are filled with deceptions and temptations.