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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. […]

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), […]

Bad Blood

Dir. David Pulbrook, Australia , 2017. 90 min | Thriller

Carrie is in love with her new fiancé Vincent, a handsome and successful author. Vincent is besotted with Carrie, she’s everything he’s ever dreamed of. However, he’s harbouring a dark secret from his past and on top of that he’s experiencing a series of strange daily occurrences. It’s almost as if someone is following his every move. Who’s following him? And what do they want? When Vincent asks Carrie on a romantic weekend away to celebrate their engagement, […]

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.

The Magnificent Ambersons

(PG) Dir. Orson Welles, USA, 1942. 88 min | Drama, Romance
35mm print available.
Orson Welles’ acclaimed drama follows two generations in a well-to-do Indianapolis family. Isabel Amberson receives a proposal from dashing Eugene, but opts instead to marry boring Wilbur. Time passes, and Wilbur and Isabel’s only son, George, is loathed as a controlling figure in the town. When Wilbur dies, Eugene again proposes to Isabel, but George threatens the union.

Citizen Kane

“An ecstasy of light and shadow, of clashing textures and graphic forms, such as hadn’t been seen since the silent era” – The New Yorker

“It can be classified as, in a number of aspects, one of the most arresting pictures ever produced” – Los Angeles Times

“What’s striking now is how utterly modern it is in structure” – The Times

(G) Dir. Orson Welles, USA, 1941. 119 min | Drama

2K DCP digital format now available and also on 35mm print

The wonders and woes of the publishing tycoon Charles Foster Kane, […]

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

“A unique gem… Lyrically involving and deeply sensual” – IndieWire

“An intoxicating reflection on the interconnection of taste, scent, instinct and desire” – The New York Times

“Unforgettable imagery” – Variety

Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival and Best Feature at the Adelaide Film Festival.

Dir. Gabriel Mascaro, Brazil, 2016. 101 min

Wild, visually ravishing and absolutely unforgettable. In a macho world, a Brazilian rodeo worker has bigger, […]