Japan 2016 | Animation
2h 9min - M (adult themes)
Set in Hiroshima during World War II, an eighteen-year-old girl gets married and now has to prepare food for her family despite the rationing and lack of supplies. As she struggles with the daily loss of life's amenities she still has to maintain the will to live.
This exquisite animated Japanese film crafts a captivating coming-of-age tale following the life of a young girl who marries into a family in Hiroshima amid the escalating intensity of WWII.
Switzerland/France 2017 | Documentary
This fascinating, candid documentary goes behind the scenes of the Paris Opera, following the array of personnel – management, performers, costumers, cleaning crew – who work to create a breathtaking spectacle night after night.
Sweden 2015 | Comedy, Drama, Romance
1h 56min - M (offensive language & suicide)
Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife's grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors.
Based on Fredrik Backman’s bestseller, this stirring comedy tracks the unlikely friendship between a neighbourhood grouch and his immigrant neighbours.
“Darkly funny, tragic and ultimately heart-warming” — Entertainment Weekly
USA 2016 Documentary
1hr 42 min (M offensive language)
Kirsten Johnson is one of the most notable cinematographers working in documentary cinema today, having shot CITIZENFOUR, HAPPY VALLEY, FAHRENHEIT 9/11, THE OATH, THE INVISIBLE WAR and dozens of other essential documentaries.
With her visually radical memoir CAMERAPERSON, Johnson presents an extraordinary and deeply poetic film of her own.
“Mesmerizing” — Washington Post
Australia 2015 | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
1h 17min - M (offensive language)
The world is closing in on Greta Driscoll. On the cusp of turning fifteen she can't bear to leave her childhood, it contains all the things that give her comfort in this incomprehensible new world. She floats in a bubble of loserdom with her only friend Elliott, until her parents throw her a surprise 15th birthday party and she's flung into a parallel place; a world that's weirdly erotic, a little bit violent and thoroughly ludicrous - only there can she find herself.
Based on the critically acclaimed production by Windmill Theatre, GIRL ASLEEP is a journey into the absurd, scary and beautiful heart of the teenage mind… a weird and wonderful coming-of-age comedy set in 70s suburban Australia.
“An effervescent yet astute splash of teen life that delights the eyes, warms the heart and tickles the funny bone in equal measure” — Screendaily
Brazil/France 2016 | Drama
2h 26min - R16 (nudity, explicit sexual material & offensive language).
Clara, a 65 year old widow and retired music critic, was born into a wealthy and traditional family in Recife, Brazil. She is the last resident of the Aquarius, an original two-story building, built in the 1940s, in the upper-class, seaside Boa Viagem Avenue, Recife. All the neighboring apartments have already been acquired by a company which has other plans for that plot.
Clara has pledged to only leave her place upon her death, and will engage in a cold war of sorts with the company. This tension both disturbs Clara and gives her that edge on her daily routine. It also gets her thinking about her loved ones, her past and her future.
An engrossing and richly surprising portrait of a fiercely intelligent and independent woman fighting to save the apartment she loves from demolition.
“A career-defining performance by the great Sonia Braga” — Village Voice
Switzerland 2017 | Comedy, Drama
1h 36min - M (sex scenes & sexual references)
Nora is a young housewife and mother who lives with her husband, their two sons and her father-in-law in a little village. Here, in the Swiss countryside, little or nothing is felt of the huge social upheavals that the movement of May 1968 has caused. Nora's life, too, has been unaffected; she is a retiring, quiet person, well liked by everyone - until she begins to campaign publicly and pugnaciously for women's right to vote, an issue that will be put before the male voters on February 7th, 1971.
USA 2013 Comedy
1hr 36mins - R16 (sexual references & offensive language)
Comedienne Bell writes, stars and directs this sharp and hilarious satire on sexism in the film industry set amongst the curious world of Hollywood voiceover artists.
“As surprisingly tender and wise as it is deftly wise-cracking” — Denver Post
France/USA 2016 Documentary
1h 33min - M (violence & offensive language)
This Oscar-nominated documentary draws an astonishing, challenging and utterly contemporary examination of race in the United States entirely from the writings and interview footage of civil rights icon James Baldwin.
Australia, Vanuatu 2015 | Adventure, Drama, Romance
1h 44min - M (violence & offensive language)
Set on a remote Pacific island, covered in rain forest and dominated by an active volcano, this heartfelt story, enacted by the Yakel tribe, tells of a sister's loyalty, a forbidden love affair and the pact between the old ways and the new.