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The Cliff -TV Series

The Cliff -TV Series

The Cliff is a dramatic mystery about a Reykjavik Crime Detective who is sent to a small rural community in Iceland to help a young local policewoman investigate a suspicious accident. Together they unravel a mystery that involves bizarre incidents and unexplained deaths, happening against the backdrop of a controversial hydroelectric project in Iceland.

 

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The Trouble With Being Born

The Trouble With Being Born

(M) Dir. by Sandra Wollner, Austria/Germany 2020. 94 min | Drama/ Sci-Fi.  Elli is an android and lives with a man she calls her father.   Together they drift through the summer. She shares his memories and anything else he programs her to recall. Memories that mean everything to him but nothing to her. Yet, one night she sets off into the woods following a fading echo.  The story of a machine and the ghosts we all carry within us.

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It Must Be Heaven

It Must Be Heaven

Elia Suleiman escapes from Palestine seeking an alternative homeland, only to find
that Palestine is trailing behind him. The promise of a new life turns into a
comedy of errors: however far he travels, from Paris to New York, something
always reminds him of home.

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Mother is Wrong – French Mini TV Series

Mother is Wrong – French Mini TV Series

Captain Marianne Aubrais is a detective with the Le Havre Police Department. Should she believe a child who tells her that his mother is not his mother? After all, she is busy investigating a robbery that happened months ago. Stolen goods worth hundreds of thousands of euros have not been recovered and two fugitives are still at large. But if the kid’s story is not pure fantasy, it would be truly criminal to ignore it. The little boy’s memories are fading. If he is telling the truth, will he never grow up to be the adult he should have become? Will he finally be forced to accept the unthinkable and allow himself to be raised by a woman who may have abducted him?

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Screwdriver

Screwdriver

After fifteen years of imprisonment, Ziad struggles to adjust to modern Palestinian life as the hero everyone hails him to be. Unable to distinguish reality from hallucination he unravels and forces himself to go back to where it all began.

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Working Woman

Working Woman

Life at work becomes unbearable for Orna. Her boss appreciates and promotes her, while making inappropriate advances. Her husband struggles to keep his new restaurant afloat, and Orna becomes the main breadwinner for their three children. When her world is finally shattered, she must pull herself together to fight, in her own way, for her job and a sense of self-worth.

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The Song Keepers

The Song Keepers

Dir. by Naina Sen, Australia, 2017. 84 min | Documentary

Australia’s answer to The Buena Vista Social Club, The Song Keepers tells the inspiring story of an Aboriginal women’s choir and their first tour of Germany.
In the churches of remote Central Australia, a 140-year musical legacy of ancient Aboriginal languages, German sacred hymns and baroque music is being preserved by four generations of women that make up the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir. With their charismatic musical director Morris Stuart, the choir embarks on an historical tour of Germany, singing the baroque Lutheran hymns brought to their great grandparents by German missionaries in their own Western Arrarnta and Pitjantjatjara languages. Together these remarkable women take their music and stories of cultural survival, identity and cross-cultural collaboration to the world.

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Marina Abramović in Brazil – The Space in Between

Marina Abramović in Brazil – The Space in Between

(M) Dir. by Marco del Fiol, Brazil, 2016. 87 min | Documentary

Marina Abramović travels through Brazil, in search of personal healing and artistic inspiration, experiencing sacred rituals and revealing her creative process. The route is comprised of poignant encounters with healers and sages from the Brazilian countryside, exploring the limits between art and spirituality. The film features healing sessions with the medium John of God in Abadiania, herb healers in Chapada dos Veadeiros, spiritual rituals at Vale do Amanhecer in Brasilia, the strength of religious syncretism in Bahia, ayahuasca in Chapada Diamantina, shamanic processes in Curitiba and energy of crystals in Minas Gerais. This external trip triggers in Marina a profound introspective journey through memories, pain and past experiences. A mixture between road movie and spiritual thriller, the documentary brings an unprecedented approach of the intimate creative process of one of the most important artists of our time.

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Bad Blood

Bad Blood

(MA) Dir. David Pulbrook, Australia , 2017. 90 min | Thriller
Carrie is in love with her new fiancé Vincent, a handsome and successful author. Vincent is besotted with Carrie, she’s everything he’s ever dreamed of. However, he’s harbouring a dark secret from his past and on top of that he’s experiencing a series of strange daily occurrences. It’s almost as if someone is following his every move. Who’s following him? And what do they want? When Vincent asks Carrie on a romantic weekend away to celebrate their engagement, cracks start appearing that threaten their happy and secure relationship. And maybe even their lives. Bad Blood stars Xavier Samuel and Morgan Griffin.

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Jacques Tati: The Restored Collection

Jacques Tati: The Restored Collection

Daring, colourful, whimsical and fun, Jacques Tati – also known for his infamous comedic character Monsieur Hulot – is one of the great comic icons of French cinema. A Gallic equivalent of Charlie Chaplin or Buster Keaton, Tati’s works as director, writer and actor are well-loved classics, appealing to a broad and diverse audience as well as critics. Lovingly and painstakingly restored and available as a collection for the first time in Australia, this boxset unites his 6 classic comedies (JOUR DE FÊTE, M. HULOT’S HOLIDAY, MON ONCLE, PLAYTIME, TRAFIC and PARADE) with 7 rare short films, so that audiences old and new can delight in Tati’s charms.

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Two Bits

Two Bits

(PG) Dir. James Foley, USA, 1995, 85 min | Drama
A day to remember…Al Pacino stars in this heartwarming critically acclaimed movie about a boy, his grandfather and the lucky quarter that brings them together. Gennaro is a youngster who will do anything to earn “two-bits” (a quarter – 25 cents) to get into the brand new neighbourhood movie theatre.

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Charulata

Charulata

(G) Dir. Satyajit Ray, India, 1964. 117 min | Drama, Romance
In 1870s India, Charulata is an isolated, artistically inclined woman who sees little of her busy journalist husband, Bhupati. Realising that his wife is alienated and unhappy, he convinces his cousin, Amal, to spend time with Charulata and nourish her creative impulses. Amal is a fledgling poet himself, and he and Charulata bond over their shared love of art. But over time a sexual attraction develops, with heartbreaking results.

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To Kill a King

To Kill a King

(M) Dir. Mike Barker, UK, 2003, 102 min | Drama, History
England 1645: After years of civil war, King Charles I is overthrown and two heroes have emerged – Lord General Thomas Fairfax (Dougray Scott) and his best friend deputy General Oliver Cromwell (Tim Roth). Their close friendship is threatened when Fairfax and his wife conspire to return the King to power while Cromwell instead orders his execution seizing control. As Cromwell’s armies spread violence and fear throughout the country, Fairfax realises that Cromwell must be stopped. A riveting historical drama with superb performances.

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Metropolis – Reconstructed & Restored

Metropolis – Reconstructed & Restored

(G) Dir. Fritz Lang, Germany, 1927. 150 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
The definitive, authorised version of this towering classic, at a length over one-third longer than any previous release. This restored and reconstructed version includes 25 minutes of lost footage recovered in Argentina in 2008. Lavish and spectacular, with elaborate sets and modern science fiction style, Metropolis stands today as the crowning achievement of the German silent cinema.

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Buster Keaton Collection

Buster Keaton Collection

THE GENERAL – Based on real events in the Civil War, Buster Keaton’s comic masterpiece is still regarded today as one of the greatest films ever made.
STEAMBOAT BILL JR – In Steamboat Bill Jr, visionary comedian Buster Keaton pioneered the art of physical comedy still used in modern filmmaking
THE THREE AGES – Tackling romance across the ages, Keaton compares courting in the stone age, Roman times and in the early 20th century.
COLLEGE – Showcasing his physical dexterity, Buster Keaton heads to college where he must use his skills on the field to win the heart of the beautiful Mary.

Sneezing Baby Panda

Sneezing Baby Panda

(G) Dir. Jenny Walsh & Lesley Hammond, Australia, 2014. 89 min | Family, Adventure
Everybody wants a piece of you when you’re famous. One little sneeze and you’re front page news with over a quarter of a billion viral YouTube views. The hilariously cute sneezing baby panda internet sensation captured eyes, melted hearts and induced fits of laughter all around the world. David Attenborough meets Steven Spielberg in this epic escapade set deep in the heart of China’s forests. Starring A-list panda, Tai Shan.

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