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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.

REVIEWS

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

-GRAEME BLUNDELL- SCREEN

★★★★

-DAVID STRATTON RECOMMENDS

★★★★

-FOXTEL ARTS- […]

“A profound burlesque comedy”

Mother is Wrong – French Mini TV Series

Director: François Velle
Country: France 2018
Language: French with English subtitles
Genre: Thriller

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, […]

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.

Working Woman

Dir. by Michal Aviad, (female director) Israel 2018. 93 min | Drama

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.

REVIEWS

“Working Woman is more than a feature that makes compelling drama out of workplace sexual harassment; […]

The Third Wife

Rated MA15+ | Dir. by Ash Mayfair, Vietnam. 2018. 97 min | Drama

In 19th-century rural Vietnam, 14-year-old May becomes the third wife of wealthy landowner Hung. Soon, she learns that she can only gain status by asserting herself as a woman who can give birth to a male child. May’s hope to change her status turns into a real and tantalizing possibility when she gets pregnant. Faced with forbidden love and its devastating consequences, May finally comes to an understanding of the brutal truth: the options available to her are few and far between. […]

RocKabul

Dir. by Travis Beard, Australia. 2017. 90 min | Documentary

By Melbourne based director Travis Beard, Rockabul follows Afghanistan’s first rock band District Unknown. In the war torn capital of Afghanistan, Kabul, where Rock music is forbidden by Islam.

The band put themselves in the firing line to challenge freedom of expression, youth identity and conflict with culture. We get a glimpse into the lives of young people living in the aftermath of absolute destruction and chaos, that is Afghanistan. A glimpse into the underground expat party scene, […]

I Am No Bird

Following a successful theatrical run in 2019,

Australians can watch I AM NO BIRD on:

FEMFLIX

DOCPLAY

New Zealanders can now watch I AM NO BIRD on NZ based streaming service:

Academy On Demand.

 

Directed by Em Baker | Australia | 2019 | 77 mins | Documentary

Women spend their lives receiving contradictory messages about marriage: an aspiration, a fantasy, […]

Wajib – The Wedding Invitation

Dir. by Annemarie Jacir, Palestine, France, Germany, Colombia, Norway, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, 2017. 96 min | Drama

Writer-director Annemarie Jacir’s multi-award winning comic drama explores the lives of Palestinians living in Israel, and stars real-life father and son Mohammad and Saleh Bakri. The title of Wajib translates as ‘duty’, and it’s duty that brings architect Shadi (Saleh Bakri) from Rome back to Nazareth, where his sister Amal (Maria Zriek) is to be married. Local tradition dictates that Shadi and his divorced dad, Abu Shadi (Mohammad Bakri), […]

The Song Keepers

With 30 min extra of never seen before Special Features!

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. […]

Marina Abramović in Brazil – The Space in Between

“Gritty, raw, beautiful” – PBS – Top 10 Documentaries to Watch at SXSW

“One of the most unique offerings to sneak into this year’s SXSW Film Festival” – IndieWire

“Filled with stunning widescreen landscapes” – Austin Chronicle

“Director Marco del Fiol creates a mesmeric profile of the performance artist’s deeply introspective wanderings” – The Daily Beast – SXSW 2016’s Biggest Stars

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

Marina Abramović travels through Brazil, […]