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Orana Cinema
Denmark Civic Centre

Tickets $13.50–$18

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From Brooklyn to Bratislava, Tokyo to Tuscany, and snowy mountaintops to the wide open sea, our program of 12 new films from around the world represents the very best of the past year in international cinema.

At Orana Cinema you’ll see vivid re-imaginings of the world in Neruda and Julieta, the amusements of family in Little Men and After the Storm, soul-stirring creations in Paterson, Monsieur Chocolat, The Rehearsal and The Dancer and absorbing characters in Like Crazy and Toni Erdmann.

At Denmark Civic Centre you’ll be transported to Communist controlled central Europe with The Teacher and a desert island in the moving animated fable The Red Turtle.

 ORANA CINEMA

DATE   6PM   8.30PM
Tue 7 Feb   Little Men   The Teacher
Thur 9 Feb   The Teacher   Little Men
Tue 14 Feb   After The Storm   The Rehearsal
Thur 16 Feb   The Rehearsal   After The Storm
Tue 21 Feb   Julieta   The Red Turtle
Thur 23 Feb   The Red Turtle   Julieta
Tue 28 Feb   Paterson   The Dancer
Thur 2 Mar   The Dancer   Paterson
Tue 7 Mar   Neruda   Monsieur Chocolat
Thur 9 Mar   Monsieur Chocolat   Neruda
Tue 14 Mar   Toni Erdmann   Like Crazy*
Thur 16 Mar   Like Crazy   Toni Erdmann

*9pm screening.

Dates, Times & Access

ORANA CINEMA
Sessions at 6pm and 8.30/9pm, every Tue and Thur, 7 Feb–16 Mar

DENMARK CIVIC CENTRE
Sessions at 7pm, Fri 10 and Sat 11 Feb

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More details will be released on Wed 16 Nov.

 

Tickets

Little Men

LITTLE MEN

DIRECTOR IRA SACHS, 85mins, CTC

A bittersweet slice of New York life. When his family moves from Manhattan to Brooklyn, thoughtful art student Jake just wants to be friends with funny, outgoing new neighbour Tony. That’s not easy now that Jake’s family are the landlord of Tony’s struggling mother.

Tue 7 Feb, 6pm and Thur 9 Feb, 8.30pm
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The Teacher

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

THE TEACHER

DIRECTOR JAN HREBEJK, 102mins, CTC

A wickedly humorous film set in Communist-controlled central Europe. In a Bratislava classroom the stern new teacher calls in favours from the parents of her students in exchange for their good grades. How will the parents deal with her corruption?

Slovak with English subtitles.

Tue 7 Feb, 8.30pm and Thur 9 Feb, 6pm
Denmark Civic Centre Sat 11 Feb, 7pm
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After The Storm

AFTER THE STORM

DIRECTOR HIROKAZU KOREEDA, 117mins, CTC

The latest film by Japan’s greatest director.

A once-promising novelist, 40-something Ryota is now a shabby private detective and hopeless gambler. The joys and tensions of family are laid bare when he is forced to shelter with his ex-wife and son during a typhoon.

Japanese with English subtitles.

Tue 14 Feb, 6pm and Thur 16 Feb, 8.30pm
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The Rehearsal

THE REHEARSAL

DIRECTOR ALISON MACLEAN, 102mins, CTC

Spiky, funny and with a gripping finale, The Rehearsal sees a class of nervous first-year students at a prestigious drama school adapt a real-life scandal (involving people they know) into their end-of-year play.

Tue 14 Feb, 8.30pm and Thur 16 Feb, 6pm
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Julieta

JULIETA

DIRECTOR PEDRO ALMODÓVAR, 99mins, CTC

Julieta is consumed with reconciling her past and reconnecting with her estranged daughter. Exuding colour and gorgeous design, this films casts a sensuous spell that is part Alfred Hitchcock, part Alice Munro – and all Pedro Almodóvar.

Spanish with English subtitles.

Tue 21 Feb, 6pm and Thur 23 Feb, 8.30pm
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The Red Turtle

THE RED TURTLE

DIRECTOR MICHAËL DUDOCK DE WIT, 80mins, PG

The latest animated classic from Studio Ghibli, this vivid and moving fable of a man kept on a desert island by the will of a mysterious turtle is told entirely through gorgeous imagery and a stirring score.

No dialogue.

Tue 21 Feb, 8.30pm and Thur 23 Feb, 6pm
Denmark Civic Centre Fri 10 Feb, 7pm
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Paterson

PATERSON

DIRECTOR JIM JARMUSCH, 118mins, M

Each morning before work, bus driver Paterson turns his observations of the world around him into a short, sweet poem. Jim Jarmusch’s cool, droll stopover in everyday America follows our laconic hero through the quirks and joys of life.

Tue 28 Feb, 6pm and Thur 2 Mar, 8.30pm
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The Dancer

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

THE DANCER

DIRECTOR STÉPHANIE DI GIUSTO, 108mins, CTC

Early 1900s Parisian society is vibrantly brought to life as we follow dancer Loïe Fuller – from her humble beginnings in the American Midwest to being the toast of decadent Paris – in this stunning tale of creation and abandon.

French with English subtitles.

Tue 28 Feb, 8.30pm and Thur 2 Mar, 6pm
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Neruda

NERUDA

DIRECTOR PABLO LARRAÍN, 107mins, MA

This sexy, witty and highly entertaining film has the poise and energy of its subject – Chile’s adored, charismatic poet Pablo Neruda – who was sent into hiding in 1948 when the right-wing president demanded his arrest.

Spanish with English subtitles.

Tue 7 Mar, 6pm and Thur 9 Mar, 8.30pm
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Monsieur Chocolat

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

MONSIEUR CHOCOLAT

DIRECTOR ROSCHDY ZEM, 110mins, CTC

Cuban Rafael Padilla seizes the chance to make it big in 1890’s Paris as one half of the ground-breaking clown duo ‘Foottit and Chocolat’. A pioneering black star, he becomes increasingly conscious of the racism surrounding him. An enlightening and entertaining film.

French with English subtitles.

Tue 7 Mar, 8.30pm and Thur 9 Mar, 6pm
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Toni Erdmann

TONI ERDMANN

DIRECTOR MAREN ADE, 162mins, M

A recently retired schoolteacher, with a penchant for ridiculous stunts, tags along on his career-driven daughter’s business trip as his embarrassingly tactless alter-ego. This joyous, laugh out-loud film has been the talk of film festivals around the world.

German and Romanian with English subtitles.

Tue 14 Mar, 6pm and Thur 16 Mar, 8.30pm
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Like Crazy

LIKE CRAZY

DIRECTOR PAOLO VIRZÌ, 118mins, M

When a new introverted guest arrives at a Tuscan care home for the emotionally unwell, elegant resident Beatrice takes the younger woman under her wing, embarking on a freewheeling, big-spending escapade to a nearby town.

Italian with English subtitles.

Tue 14 Mar, 9pm and Thur 16 Mar, 6pm
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