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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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Turkey Shoot

Turkey Shoot

(MA) Dir. Jon Hewitt, Australia, 2014. 90 min | Action
In the wake of a shocking civilian massacre in a foreign war zone, disgraced Navy SEAL Rick Tyler is sentenced to rot in a maximum security military prison until he is offered the opportunity to put his life on the line to win his freedom. A one-man force of nature, Tyler will have to take-on and take-down some of the world’s most ruthless killers in some of the world’s most brutal locations to win the game, obtain his freedom and find out why he was set up. The question is, can he accomplish all of this before Game On is Game Over?

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Exposed

Exposed

(R) Dir. Beth B, USA, 2013. 77 min | Documentary
Burlesque performance art beyond anything you’ve seen before. It’s satire. It’s parody. It’s an explosion of art and entertainment. Exposed delves deep into the heart of burlesque with a focus on eight female and male artists who use their nudity to transport us beyond sexual and social taboos. It’s powerful, enlightening, humourous, and it challenges traditional notions of body, gender, and sexuality.

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X

X

(MA) Dir. Jon Hewitt, Australia, 2011. 85 min | Drama, Thriller
A high-class escort and a fledgling hooker find themselves on an out-of-control rollercoaster ride through the seedy clubs, strip joints and back alleys of Kings Cross. If they can get through the night, they might just have a chance at a fresh start. Stars Viva Bianca (Spartacus: Blood and Sand) and Hanna Mangan-Lawrence (Acolytes, The Square).

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The Human Resources Manager

The Human Resources Manager

(M) Dir. Eran Riklis, Israel/Germany/, 2010. 103 min | Drama
Audience Award Locarno 2010, Israeli Entry Best Foreign Language Film for Academy Award 2011, Winner of 5 Israeli Film Awards 2010
The Human Resources Manager of Jerusalem’s largest bakery is in trouble. When one of his employees is killed in a suicide bombing, and the bakery is accused of inhumanity and indifference, the HR Manager is sent on a mission to make things right. From the director of Lemon Tree.

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Le Quattro Volte

Le Quattro Volte

(G) Dir. Michelangelo Frammartino, Italy/Germany, 2010. 88 min | Drama
Selected for the 2010 Cannes Directors’ Fortnight. A poetic vision of the revolving cycles of life and nature and the unbroken traditions of a timeless place. The story of one soul that moves through four successive lives.

Anatomy of Hell

Anatomy of Hell

(R) Dir. Catherine Breillat, France, 2004. 77 min | Drama
After meeting a man in a gay nightclub, a young woman suggests that she pay the man to meet her over four nights to look at her “where she is unwatchable”. What follows is a series of sequences in which writer and director, Breillat sets out to prove that all men are, at their core, misogynists.

I, Don Giovanni

I, Don Giovanni

(M) Dir. Carlos Saura, Italy/Spain, 2009. 122 min | Drama, History
A drama based on the life of 18th century Italian lyricist Lorenzo da Ponte, who collaborated with Mozart on his Don Giovanni opera. Featuring sumptuous period sets and stunning musical arrangements.

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Peaceful Times

Peaceful Times

(PG) Dir. Neele Leana Vollmar, Germany, 2008. 94 min | Comedy, Drama
A charming and humorous family drama that follows a family in post-war Germany in the 1960s. Peaceful times in the West can start at last, if only Irene could manage to shake off the past. She is homesick for East Germany, mistrustful of the cease fire, and distraught about her husband’s other women. Her children decide to take matters in their own hands to try and make their mother happy.

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Sister Smile

Sister Smile

(PG) Dir. Stijn Coninx, France/Belgium 2009. 119 min | Drama, Biography
Cécile de France (Orchestra Seats, The Singer) stars in the true story of Belgian nun Jeannine Deckers, international 60s pop icon Soeur Sourire, or The Singing Nun. Her controversial life story largely depicts her painful struggle between the church, her family and her true self.