FRIDAY 10 MAY 2019
Fresh from playing at the Melbourne International Film Festival, this film is quite an experience, set in Tasmania, and dealing with a journalist who leaves his job and searches for something that will make his life worthwhile.
SATURDAY 11 MAY 2019
Who is Elena Ferrante? She was listed by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential personalities in the world and Foxtel is currently screening an adaptation of one of her novels, My Brilliant Friend.
This film makes you feel as if you are right there in the Southern Ocean, not far from Antarctica, as the anti-whaling Sea Shepherd volunteers try to out manoeuvre the well-equipped illegal Japanese whale harvesting fleet.
First screened at the Berlinale, and winner of Best Film at the Sarajevo Film Festival, the film is set in freezing Siberia and makes you feel every ache and pain of existence of this elderly couple.
Winner of the special Documentary prize at the Munich Film Festival, as well as the Jury Award at Sundance, this amazing, immersive film, provides us with an insight into an issue that is so resonant world-wide today.
This award-winning film at the Adelaide Film Festival and the Asia Pacific Screen Awards is an insightful journey into the bonds between twins. Tantri is a 10-year-old girl who is observing her twin brother Tantra gradually dying.
SUNDAY 12 MAY 2019
Executive produced by Susan Sarandon, this revealing documentary is about the oldest existing refugee camp south of Beirut, established in 1948 housing Palestinian refugees.
It is quite incredible to think that we had a world-renowned classical pianist in Australia, who achieved significant acclaim overseas, yet was largely ignored by his own country. This film delves into Geoffrey Tozer’s amazing story, conceived in Tasmania, born in India in 1954, child prodigy at age 8, deceased in Melbourne in 2009.
Winner of the Best Documentary at both the Adelaide Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival, this remarkable film explores Christmas Island, an Australian territory in the Indian Ocean.
In 1989, both the yachtsmen and the media scoffed at the entry of an all-women crew in the annual Whitbread Round the World race, which lasts for 9 months. Could women have the dedication and the stamina to compete? This film addresses this situation through the eyes of Tracy Edwards, a 24 year-old cook on charter boats, who became skipper of the first ever all female crew.