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THE FURNACE

THE FURNACE

NOMINEE · BEST FILM · VENICE HORIZONS AWARD · VENICE It’s 1897. Caravaneers, brought to Australia by the British from Persia, Afghanistan, and India, drive camels across the Western Australian desert to trade between colony outposts near Mount Magnet and Kalgoorlie. Having developed close relations with the Indigenous population, whose knowledge of the unforgiving terrain …

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AND THEN WE DANCED

AND THEN WE DANCED

A rhythmic tale of secret love set in conservative modern-day Tbilisi, And Then We Danced follows the burgeoning romance between two dancers at a prominent Georgian dance assembly. Merab (superbly portrayed by first time actor and professional dancer Levan Gelbakhiani) is a talented, 3rd generation dancer at the assembly. His fluid, delicate movements enrage his …

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Supernova

SUPERNOVA

What happens when the person you have loved for decades starts to fade? Longtime couple Sam (Colin Firth) and Tusker (Stanley Tucci) are travelling across England in their old RV, recapturing and reliving old memories and experiences together, knowing the onset of Tusker’s dementia diagnosis will soon change their relationship – and their lives – …

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THE PAINTED BIRD

THE PAINTED BIRD

Australian Premiere Visually stunning, thematically unflinching, and nakedly brutal in its storytelling, The Painted Bird tells a critical perspective of a young Czech boy navigating the holocaust in World War 2. Backdropped against an equally haunting gothic rural landscape, the nameless boy wanders without destination, searching for sanctuary across dangerous lands. Based on the international …

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JUMBO

JUMBO

Fresh from her breakout role in Portrait of a Lady on Fire (SWIFF’20) Noémie Merlant shines in this offbeat romance between woman and machine. Jeanne, a late 20’s misfit living with her uninhibited single mother Margarette, prefers the company of gadgets over people. At her mother’s request she picks up a graveyard shift cleaning gig …

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Wildfire

WILDFIRE

Australian Premiere Superbly performed and emotionally stirring, Cathy Brady’s debut is a masterclass study of two sisters – and a country – reckoning with a troubling past. Kelly has returned – long missing and presumed dead – to a small, Northern Irish border town, landing on the doorstep of her sister Lauren. They share a …

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