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GOODBYE JULIA
GOODBYE JULIA
Dir. by Mohamed Kordofani | 2023 | Sudan |120 Mins | M [Adult Themes]

Across the divides of rich and poor, Muslim and Christian, north and south, light-skinned and dark, Mona and Julia become friends.

Winner: Cannes Film Festival un Certain Regard Freedom Prize Awards
Freedom Prize, Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival
Audience Award, Paysages de Cinéastes
Youth Jury Award, Paysages de Cinéastes
Women’s Jury Award, Paysages de Cinéastes
Roger Ebert Award, Chigaco International Film Festival
Best African Film, Septimius Awards
Press Jury Award, War on Screen Film Festival
Audience Award, War on Screen Film Festival
Best Film, Belfast Film Festival
Best Director in a Debut Feature Film, Cyprus International Film Festival
Best Leading Actress Award, Cyprus International Film Festival
Best Actress Award, Muslim International Film Festival
Excellence Award, Muslim International Film Festival
Audience Award, Monstra de Cinema Arab

Two women forge an unusual friendship across devastating divides in an engrossing Sudanese drama. Wracked by guilt after covering up a murder, Mona — a northern Sudanese retired singer in a tense marriage — tries to make amends by taking in the deceased’s southern Sudanese widow, Julia, and her son, Daniel, into her home. Unable to confess her transgressions to Julia, Mona decides to leave the past behind and adjust to a new status quo, unaware that the country’s turmoil may find its way into her home and put her face to face with her sins.

In NZ cinemas March 14, 2024.
In Australian cinemas April 4,  2024.




LAST SUMMER
LAST SUMMER
Dir. by Catherine Breillat | 2023 | France |104 Mins | CTC

Official Selection at:
Melbourne International Film Festival, August 2023
The Alliance Française French Film Festival 2024

Anne, a brilliant lawyer, lives in perfect harmony with her husband Pierre and their six and
eight‐year-old daughters, in a house on the heights of Paris.
One day, Theo, 17, Pierre’s son from a previous marriage, moves in with them. Anne is troubled by Theo and gradually engages in a passionate relationship with him, putting her career and family life in danger.

In Aus and NZ cinemas late 2023. Watch this space for dates.

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By Breillat’s standards, this is an unprecedentedly sleek commercial play, alluring and grabby — yet with an innate, considered nastiness, an unspoken intellectualisation of our least explicable instincts, that never feels compromised.
-Film Of The Week-

… While the film never shocks it almost always compels, and Breillat crafts some images that keep tingling in the mind long after they’ve faded from sight.
-Daily Telegraph UK-
DIVERTIMENTO
DIVERTIMENTO
Dir. Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar | 2023 | France | 110 mins| Rated CTC

Inspired by the life of Zahia Ziouani, one of the few worldwide renowned female conductors.
DIVERIMENTO is the orchestra created by 17 year old Algerian, Zahia Ziouani, unique in it's diversity and composition, integrated into the elite world of Parisian classical music.

Classical symphonic music is everything for 17-year-old Zahia Ziouani and her twin sister, Fettouma. Nevertheless, living in underprivileged Parisian suburbs in 1995 with their Algerian background, they struggle arduously to approach their dreams – becoming an orchestra conductor and a cellist. Driven by determination, passion, and courage, they create their own orchestra, Divertimento.
It will be a game-changer.

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