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Drive My Car | Awards

Directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi | 2021 | Japan | (MA15+) AUS | (M) NZ

Based on a story by Haruki MURAKAMI.

WINNER of Best International Film: OSCARS | ACADEMY AWARDS 2022

WINNER of 9 Japanese Academy Awards including; Best Picture and Best Director.
WINNER of Best Picture Non-English Language: Golden Globes 2022.
WINNER of Best Foreign Language Film: Critics’ Choice 2022.
WINNER of Best Picture Non-English Language: BAFTAS 2022.
WINNER of Best Asian Film: AACTA: Australian Academy of Cinema & […]

Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

Directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi | 2021 | Japan | 121 Mins | MA15+

WINNER of the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize –  71st Berlinale (Berlin International Film Festival)

An unexpected love triangle, a failed seduction trap and an encounter that results from a misunderstanding. WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY explores three female-centred short stories thematically linked by coincidence, regret, and imagination.

“In the place where dialogue and words usually end, the dialogue of this film only begin. That’s when they go deeper, […]

Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn…

Dir. Radu Jude | 2021 | Romania | 106 Mins | R18+

Winner of the prestigious Golden Bear at the 2021 Berlin Film Festival, BAD LUCK BANGING (OR LOONEY PORN) is an outrageous Romanian comedy satirising the sensitivities of modern culture.

Emi (Katia Pascariu), a school teacher, finds her career and reputation under threat when a personal sex tape is leaked to the Internet. Forced to meet the parents demanding her dismissal, Emi refuses to surrender to their pressure.

Director Radu Jude (Aferim!) delivers an incendiary mix of unconventional form, […]

It Must Be Heaven

Dir. Elia Suleiman | 97 mins | Comedy | Palestine 2019 | M in Aus | PG in NZ

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”

Nahid

Dir. Ida Panahandeh, Iran, 2015. 105 min | Drama

Winner Un Certain Regard Cannes Film Festival 2015 – Avenir Prize. A young divorcee living with her son in a small northern city of Iran, wants to marry the man she has fallen in love with. According to the current rules, the father has the custody of children; however, her ex-husband has granted her that right on the condition that she doesn’t remarry. Struggling to keep both of her beloved ones, she has to think about the third option: Temporary Marriage (Sighe). […]

Wednesday, May 9

★★★★ “Jalilvand and his fine cast create considerable tension… so effective” – David Stratton, The Australian

“The humanism of the finest Iranian cinema shines through” – The Hollywood Reporter

“Excellent acting from top star Niki Karimi” – Variety

“The manifestation of high-quality and philanthropic Iranian cinema” – Iran Daily

Dir. Vahid Jalilvand, Iran, 2015. 102 min | Drama

Why would someone give money away? What sort of consolation can that offer? On May 9, […]

Neon Bull

Dir. Gabriel Mascaro | Brazil 2016 | 101 min

Wild, visually ravishing and absolutely unforgettable. In a macho world, a Brazilian rodeo worker has bigger, flashier dreams.

Iremar works at the Vaquejadas, a rodeo in the north east of Brazil where two men on horseback try to bring down a bull by grabbing its tail.  It’s dusty and backbreaking work, and Iremar spends his days covered in mud and dung, feeding, prepping and taking care of the bulls.

Home is the truck used to transport the animals from show to show, […]

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.

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.

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.