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It Must Be Heaven (M -AU) (PG -NZ)

Rated M in Au and PG in NZ | directed by Elia Suleiman | 97 mins | Comedy | Palestine 2019

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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★★★★ 1/2
Absolutely beguiling.. Superbly done!

-GRAEME BLUNDELL- SCREEN

★★★★

-DAVID STRATTON RECOMMENDS

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“A profound burlesque comedy”

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Jour de Fête

(G) Dir. Jacques Tati, France, 1949. 86 min | Comedy
2K DCP digital format now available and also on 35mm print
Tati is an inept and easily distracted mailman. Influenced by too much wine and an account of rapid transportation methods used by the United States postal system, he goes to incredible lengths to speed the delivery of mail. A smart comedy filled with physical slapstick and sight gags.

M. Hulot’s Holiday

(G) Dir. Jacques Tati, France, 1953. 88 min | Comedy
2K DCP digital format now available and also on 35mm print
Tati’s best-known work is a masterpiece of gentle slapstick as the titular character, Monsieur Hulot, takes a holiday at a seaside resort where his presence provokes one catastrophe after another. Exquisitely funny.

Mon Oncle

(G) Dir. Jacques Tati, France, 1958. 116 min | Comedy
2K DCP digital format now available and also on 35mm print
Monsieur Hulot visits the technology-driven world of his sister, brother-in-law and nephew, but finds that he can’t quite fit into the surroundings. Unforgettably funny, wonderfully observed and, as always, technically brilliant. Oscar winner Best Foreign Film 1959.

Playtime

(G) Dir. Jacques Tati, France, 1967. 123 min | Comedy
2K DCP digital format now available and also on 35mm print
Clumsy Monsieur Hulot finds himself perplexed by the intimidating complexity of a gadget-filled Paris. He attempts to meet with a business contact but soon becomes lost. His roundabout journey parallels that of an American tourist as they weave through the inventive urban environment. Hilariously classic Tati.

Trafic

(G) Dir. Jacques Tati, France, 1971. 97 min | Comedy
2K DCP digital format now available
Monsieur Hulot, employed as an auto company’s director of design, has to take his latest model, a caravan with various gadgets, to exhibit at an auto show. He hits the road and, in true Hulot style, encounters mishaps and chaos along the way. A spirited comedy with sidesplitting visual gags.

Parade

(G) Dir. Jacques Tati, France, 1974. 86 min | Comedy
2K DCP digital format now available
A brilliantly conceived spectacle which sees master of comedy Tati perform a series of live circus acts on the stage. The film is a playful and imaginative take on the experience of seeing a show. Dappled with moments of magic and the surreal, it’s a joy to watch.

Bringing up Baby

(PG) Dir. Howard Hawks, USA, 1938. 102 min | Comedy
35mm print available.
One of the greatest screwball comedies ever! Starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. David Huxley is waiting to get a bone he needs for his museum collection. Through a series of strange circumstances, he meets Susan Vance, and the duo has a series of misadventures which include a leopard called Baby.

Flying Down to Rio

(G) Dir. Thornton Freeland, USA, 1933. 89 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
An unforgettable visual spectacular featuring star dance duo Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers! The Yankee Clippers get an engagement in Rio de Janeiro after they are fired from a Miami hotel because bandleader Roger Bond has flirted with Brazilian guest.