World Cinema Highlights

30 August 2013

48 countries represented.

Beatriz’s War, directed by Luigi Acquisto and Bety Reis, is the very first feature from East Timor that explores the birth of a nation. AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE.

Only Lovers Left Alive (US) from director Jim Jarmusch. Starring Tilda Swinton and Mia Wasikowska as hipster vampires cruising around the deserted ruins of contemporary Detroit. AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE.

Bastards (France), a noirish thriller directed by Claire Denis. The brother of a woman whose family has been destroyed by a corrupt loan shark begins a cold-blooded seduction of the villain’s wife.

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (UK), directed by Declan Lowney. Steve Coogan is Alan Partridge, everyone’s favourite media personality who is catapulted into the middle of a siege at his radio station. AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE.

How I Live Now (UK) Directed By Kevin McDonald, based on Meg Roseff’s best selling novel, is the story of Daisy, a teenager who strikes up a romance just as the world goes to hell. AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE.

Blue Ruin (US), directed by Jeremy Saulnier. A meek and lonely drifter goes looking for payback when a criminal is released from prison. A break out hit at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Seduced and Abandoned (USA) Alec Baldwin and James Toback trip through Cannes Film Festival with the aim to get their new project financed. A lesson in the movie business. AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE.