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RUSSIAN RESURRECTION FILM FESTIVAL 2016 NEW
From contemporary comedies and psychological thrillers to love stories set in the picturesque mountains of Armenia and against the backdrop of the Tsar’s last days, the Russian Resurrection Film Festival will take audiences on a thrilling journey through one of the world’s most diverse and exhilarating film cultures.
The sparkling 2016 program features quality Russian cinema – old and new, with highlights including:
The recent Cannes Film Festival hit, The Student, from award-winning director Kirill Serebrennikov.
The wonderful examination of the fractures between love and ambition in Moscow Never Sleeps from Russian-speaking Irish filmmaker Johnny O’Reilly.
Two huge blockbusters: Flight Crew – the number one film at the 2016 Russian Box Office, which is this year’s Opening Night Film, and Icebreaker – the eagerly awaited action adventure tale which is yet to be released in Russia.
Alexei Mizgirevs’ historical thriller The Duelist features some of Russia’s biggest film stars and will be sure to captivate audiences.
A romantic comedy All that Jam, starring Australian actor, Martin Dingle Wall.
The Good Boy, another romantic comedy, which won this year’s Audience Award at Kinotavr Film Festival.
The program also features a retrospective of Russian classics including digitally re-mastered prints of Alexander Nevsky (1938) by Sergei Eisentein and Dmitri Vasilyev, about one of the greatest Princes in Russian history. King Lear (1971) by Grigori Kozintsev and Ivan the Terrible Parts I and II (1944-58) again by Sergei Eisenstein, which, on Stalin’s orders, was banned at the time of release (Part II, which inevitably led to the cancellation of Part III).
THE FESTIVAL SCREENING DATES ARE: Sydney – 27 October to 05 November Canberra – 01 November to 06 November Brisbane – 02 November to 09 November Perth – 10 November to 16 November Melbourne – 10 November to 16 November
eOne Films present Cafe Society, a 2016 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. Set in the 1930s, Woody Allen’s bittersweet romance CAFÉ SOCIETY follows Bronx-born Bobby Dorfman (Jesse Eisenberg) to Hollywood, where he falls in love, and back to New York, where he is swept up in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life. With CAFÉ SOCIETY, Woody Allen conjures up a 1930s world that has passed to tell a deeply romantic tale of dreams that never die. Thanks to our friends at eOne Films Australia marketing management team we have 5 double passes to give away to this film. To be in the run please like, share and comment on this post telling us what is your favorite Woody Allen's film. Alternatively please PM or email your answer to natasha,firstname.lastname@example.org . The best reply will win. Offer closes: Thursday October 13 at 0300pm. Only winners will be notified. Please note that in this giveaway we will give priority to Bohemian Rhapsody Club and Online Magazine assistants. Good luck!
JEWISH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 NEW
At JIFF 2016 We are the Dreamers of Dreams
With 68 exceptional, international premiere features and documentaries and 7 shorts, the Jewish International Film Festival (JIFF) proudly returns to Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Auckland from late October, and tours to Canberra for the first time in the Festival’s history.
Embracing a global selection of features and documentaries from 19 countries including Argentina, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Morocco, the Netherlands, Poland, South Africa, Spain, UK and USA, the Festival’s 2016 season continues to celebrate the infinite diversity of this fascinating culture through drama, humour and suspense.
The highlights of JIFF 2016 are many and include several outstanding feature dramas from Germany such asThe People Vs Fritz Bauer, The Diary of Anne Frank and Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe.
Winning in 6 categories, including Best Feature Film, Best Direction and Best Screenplay, at the 2016 German Film Awards, The People Vs Fritz Bauer is a historical thriller that recounts the story of Attorney General Fritz Bauer who covertly sought the help of Mossad to bring Hitler’s henchman, Adolf Eichmann, to justice.
In The Diary of Anne Frank, the filmmakers have, for the first time since Anne’s inspiring memoir has been brought to screen, drawn upon her uncensored diary, which has resulted in arguably the most poignant, yet powerful dramatisation of her life to date.
In his day, Austrian author, Stefan Zweig was the most-translated writer in Europe. But sensing the continent’s decline, Zweig left his native country in 1934, never to return. His self-imposed exile is movingly captured in director Maria Schrader’s Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe.
The finest contemporary cinema from Israel will again be represented at JIFF, including many titles that are set to dominate the 2016 Ophir Awards (Israeli Oscars). Amongst those to have received multiple Ophir nominations are the features Our Father (12 nominations), SandStorm (12 nominations) and One Week and a Day (7 nominations).
Our Father, a visceral thriller, sees a man’s inherent morality tested when he’s lured into a world of crime. InSand Storm, which won the Grand Jury Prize in the World Cinematic Dramatic section of Sundance 2016, a mother and daughter from a Bedouin village struggle to adapt to a changing world, whilst One Week and a Day, which premiered at this year’s Cannes’ Critics Week, offers a hilarious, yet affecting look at two parents attempting to re-adjust following the passing of their son.
The intricacies of father/son relationships are explored in features such as The Tenth Man, The Origin of Violence and Midnight Orchestra, which won the Ecumenical Jury Prize at the 2015 Montreal World Film Festival.
A heartfelt comedy set against the backdrop of Purim, The Tenth Man, from Argentinian filmmaker Daniel Burman (Lost Embrace), sees Ariel (Alan Sabbagh in his Tribeca Film Festival Award-winning performance) summoned, by his oft-distant father, to his childhood home in the bustling Jewish quarter of Buenos Aires, where they attempt to reconnect.
Shifting pace, The Origin of Violence, a French/German co-production adapted from the prize-winning 2009 novel of the same name, follows a young teacher whose life is turned upside down when he discovers a photograph of a prisoner closely resembling his father during a research trip to Buchenwald concentration camp.
And in The Midnight Orchestra, a life-affirming tale that crosses the Moroccan-Jewish divide, the son of a once famous musician endeavours to fulfil his father’s dying wish by seeking the former members of the old man’s band, and in doing so, rediscovers his cultural roots.
Renowned for its superb documentaries, the 2016 incarnation of JIFF will not disappoint and will includeJerry Lewis: The Man Behind the Clown, Arthur Miller, Man of the Century, Aida’s Secrets, a tale of familial drama and intrigue, and The Settlers, which explores the history of settlements in the West Bank. There’s also Princess Shaw, a look at the unlikely friendship between Israeli Youtube Mash-up artist, Kutiman, and Princess Shaw, a troubled New Orleans Singer and The Last Laugh, a provocative debate over comedy’s ultimate taboo…the Holocaust.
These are just a few of the gems in store at JIFF 2016. Full program details will be revealed at the JIFF 2016 Program LaunchEvent to be celebrated with an exclusive preview screening of Woody Allen’s charming new film, Cafe Society (screening a month prior to general release, courtesy of EOne). Tickets to this 28/29 September event are on sale now at jiff.com.au or through our participating cinema venues.
Winner - Special Jury Prize - 2016 Cannes Film Festival The revered Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away) joined forces with London-based artist Michaël Dudok de Wit to create this stunning, dialogue-free, animated fable set on a desert island. A shipwrecked sailor washes ashore and explores his new home. He finds a sandy beach fringed by palm trees, a swaying bamboo forest, limpid freshwater pools and a rocky incline. It’s an earthly paradise that our lanky castaway is desperate to leave, but his escape plans are mysteriously thwarted. It’s a simple story, akin to fairy tales or myths, illustrated in exquisite line and colour, with spectacular dream sequences. The visuals are mesmerising, symbolic, and charming – look out for the cute sand crabs – and invite the audience to interpret this timeless cycle of life story at their own pace. This unique feature, which premiered in Un Certain Regard at Cannes last month, demands to be seen on the big screen.
Filmmakers Director: Michael Dudok de Wit Writers: Michael Dudok de Wit (story) Pascale Ferran (screenplay)
Genre Animation Fantasy
LAVAZZA ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL NEW
LAVAZZA ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL REVEALS FULL PROGRAM OF 30 FEATURES, SPECIAL EVENTS AND Q&As
FESTIVAL GUESTS RUTH BORGOBELLO AND AUSTRALIAN ACTRESS MAEVE DERMODY TOUR FOR WORLD PREMIERE SEASON OF THE SPACE BETWEEN
IN CINEMAS NATIONALLY FROM 13 SEPTEMBER The Lavazza Italian Film Festival driven by Fiat offers 30 exquisite films from, by and about Italy. From the Opening Night film PERFECT STRANGERS (Perfetti sconosciuti), to the closing night digitally restored classic ROMAN HOLIDAY, audiences are invited to fall in love once again with Italian culture this September.
Joining THE SPACE BETWEEN as a festival special presentation is ROCCO AND HIS BROTHERS (Rocco e i suoi fratelli), Visconti’s epic of gritty social realism and almost operatic melodrama returns to celluloid glory at this year’s LIFF. Meanwhile the Centrepiece slot is taken by veteran director Marco Bellocchio’s SWEET DREAMS (Fai bei sogni) straight from Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes.
Join us for Limoncello di Capri cocktails before the special event screening of WHERE AM I GOING? (Quo vado?) the highest-grossing film in Italian cinema history. Co-writer Luca Medici stars as the much-celebrated comic character, Checco Zalone, a middle-aged slacker from Southern Italy who goes to great lengths to hold onto his pen-pushing position – even if it means being sent to the North Pole or Africa.
Festival guests, Melbourne filmmaker Ruth Borgobello and actress Maeve Dermody, will tour their film THE SPACE BETWEEN nationally during the festival with Q&A sessions in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth. This first Australian-Italian feature co-production is a cross-cultural, romantic drama starring Flavio Parenti and Dermody.
The rest of the program is broken down into three main sections: It’s Complicated houses eight films about relationships. From the Official Selection at the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, Claudio Giovannesi’s Italian prison drama FIORE is about young love developing in a youth detention centre; winner of Best Screenplay at the Italian Golden Globes ONE KISS (Un bacio) is a story of friendship, the limits of imagination, and the consequence of honesty; filmmaker Paolo Virzì’s talent for dialogue shines brightly in LIKE CRAZY (La pazza gioia) a ‘dramedy’ about two very different women who go on a road-trip; Italian megastar Diego Abatantuono appears in the mischievous comedy DADDY’S GIRL (Belli di papà); Opening Night director Paolo Genovese provides his second
LIFF film with EVER BEEN TO THE MOON? (Sei mai stata sulla luna?), a heart-warming ensemble piece featuring many of Italy’s finest actors including Raoul Bova. Plus Max Croci’s romcom OPPOSITES ATTRACT (Poli opposti), Massimiliano Bruno’s dark comedy THE LAST WILL BE THE LAST (Gli ultimi saranno ultimi), and straight from competition at the Venice Film Festival this September, the deeply moving film from Marco Danieli THE WORLDLY GIRL (La ragazza del mondo).
In the program section Donne Italiane - the best films by and starring Italy’s leading ladies are showcased, including Ferdinando Cito Filomarino’s sumptuous cinematic portrait of an under-appreciated artist, ANTONIA based on the posthumously celebrated Italian poet Antonia Pozzi; Giuseppe Gaudino’s first fiction feature in nearly 20 years FOR OUR LOVE (Per amor vostro) displays the talent of leading lady Valeria Golino who won Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival for her role; IF YOU TELL ME (Se ti diranno di me) based on the remarkable real-life story of Lea Garofalo; Maria Sole Tognazzi’s ME, MYSELF & HER (Io e lei) a romantic comedy about the relationship of an older lesbian couple; and multi-talented veteran of the European screen, Laura Morante (GOD WILLING, LIFF 15), writes, directs and stars in SOLO (Assolo) a Woody Allen style film about a middle-aged woman who sets out to reclaim her life.
And lastly, the best new crime dramas, comedies, biopics and more are programmed in Lights, Drama, Action! Carlo Lavagna’s critically acclaimed debut, ARIANNA, is a refreshing perspective on gender identity; Roberto Andò turns his sharp gaze to the world of international finance in the offbeat thriller THE CONFESSIONS (Le confessioni) featuring an international cast including Toni Servillo; the last film of auteur Claudio Caligari, the multi-award winning DON'T BE BAD (Non essere cattivo); the madcap, offbeat comedy THE DUEL OF WINE (Il duello di vino); Matteo Rovere’s thrilling new film ITALIAN RACE (Veloce come il vento) set in the world of GT (Gran Turismo) racing and starring Stefano Accorsi; raw and gritty, NAPOLI JUNGLE (Bagnoli Jungle) doesn’t hold back in its depiction of an aimless and defeated community; Fiorella Infascelli’s ONCE IN SUMMER (Era d’estate), a character study of two very different men on the same date with destiny; THE PLOY (La macchinazione) about one of the most mysterious and controversial crimes in Italian history, the murder of Pasolini; and director Gianni Zanasi’s light-hearted drama THE COMPLEXITY OF HAPPINESS (La felicità è un sistema complesso).
There will also be a special presentation for Melbourne and Sydney - 88 DAYS (88 giorni) - a local documentary which follows the stories of various young Italian migrants as they work in farms across rural Australia in order to obtain a further year in their working holiday visa. This film explores the work and life of young migrant Italians who have chosen this path and their lives after the experience. Please join screenwriter Michele Grigoletti and researcher Silvia Pianelli for a spirited discussion about the emigration of young Italians to Australia.
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Tickets are now on sale. Visit www.italianfilmfestival.com.au for more information Presented by Palace Cinemas, the Lavazza Italian Film Festival driven by Fiat will screen exclusively at the following locations nationally: Sydney - September 13 to October 9, Palace Norton St, Palace Verona, Chauvel Cinema. Melbourne - September 15 to October 9, Palace Cinema Como, Palace Balwyn, Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Westgarth, Kino Cinemas and The Astor. Hobart - September 15 to September 25, State Cinema. Canberra - September 20 to October 12, Palace Electric. Adelaide - September 21 to October 12, Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas. Perth - September 22 to October 12, Cinema Paradiso, Luna on SX. Brisbane - September 28 to October 19, Palace Barracks.
FULL FILM LIST: PERFECT STRANGERS - opening night ROMAN HOLIDAY - closing night THE SPACE BETWEEN - special presentation ROCCO AND HIS BROTHERS - special presentation SWEET DREAMS - Centrepiece screening WHERE AM I GOING? - special event screening IT'S COMPLICATED Films About Relationships DADDY'S GIRL EVER BEEN TO THE MOON? FIORE THE LAST WILL BE THE LAST LIKE CRAZY ONE KISS OPPOSITES ATTRACT THE WORLDLY GIRL DONNE ITALIANE The best new films by and starring Italy’s leading ladies and exciting new faces ANTONIA FOR YOUR LOVE IF YOU TELL ME LIMBO ME, MYSELF & HER SOLO LIGHTS, DRAMA, ACTION! The best new crime dramas, comedies, biopics and more ARIANNA THE COMPLEXITY OF HAPPINESS THE CONFESSIONS DON'T BE BAD THE DUEL OF WINE ITALIAN RACE NAPOLI JUNGLE ONCE IN SUMMER THE PLOY 88 DAYS - special event screening in Sydney and Melbourne only
Please stay tuned for more information to come on our competition to win Lavazza Italian Film Festival tickets!
FREE STATE OF JONES NEW
Free State of Jones is a new historical drama ( STUDIOCANAL) Key Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keri Russell,Mahershala Ali Director: #GaryRoss From THE HUNGER GAMES writer and director Gary Ross, and starring Academy Award® winner Matthew McConaughey Comes an epic wartime action romance about one man’s defiance which led to a revolution on and off the battlefield. THE FREE STATE OF JONES is based on the thrilling and moving true story of Newton Knight (McConaughey), a soldier who, in a time of conflict that divided a nation, flees the battlefields after being disillusioned by the horrors of war that touched his own family. On the run, he rallies the support of fellow deserters to lead an uprising against their former comrades, in the process creating a free safe haven and embarking on a forbidden love that would ultimately stand the test of time. http://mediaroom.studiocanal.com.au/features/70
CAPTAIN FANTASTIC NEW
Captain Fantastic is a new comedy-drama-romance (eOne Films ) Release Date: September 08, 2016 Director: #MattRoss “Charmingly eccentric, sweet and funny. Viggo Mortensen is terrific.” Entertainment Weekly “Deep, heartfelt and utterly compelling. Reminiscent of Little Miss Sunshine.” The Hollywood News Viggo Mortensen stars in Captain Fantastic, the hilarious and heartfelt journey of a father raising his six children off-the-grid in the American wilderness. Far from the modern world, Ben (Mortensen) teaches his kids survival skills and home-schools them with a challenging curriculum of science, philosophy, literature and a healthy dose of anarchy. But when tragedy strikes, the family is forced to leave their self-created paradise and re-enter society. As the kids face the perils and excitement of an unfamiliar world, Ben begins to question the choices he has made for his family. Cast: Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler, Annalise Basso http://au.eonefilms.com/films/captain-fantastic