Film Screening 13th March, 2021

Poster for Penguin Bloom

Penguin Bloom 

5:00 PM, 13th March, 2021
No Guests

  • PG
  • 95 mins
  • 2020
  • Glendyn Ivin
  • Naomi Watts, Andrew Lincoln, Jacki Weaver, Rachel House

** In accordance with ANU COVID-19 safety protocols, all attendees must pre-register before attending screenings. No walk-ins can be permitted under any circumstances, so please register to avoid disappointment. Registration forms will only open two weeks prior to the film's screening date, and will close at 12 PM on the day of the screening. **


Australian Sam Bloom (Naomi Watts) is enjoying a blissful vacation in Thailand when a near-fatal accident sends her falling several stories down to the pavement and leaves her unable to walk. Life changes in an instant for her, but also for her husband, Cameron (Andrew Lincoln), and their three young boys.

Back home, Sam struggles to adjust to her limitations, while her family – including her own mother (Jacki Weaver) – must learn to cope with what has happened and the changes that Sam’s new disability has brought to their home.

When Sam's daughter takes in a wounded magpie and names it Penguin for its black-and-white feathers, Sam is less than enthusiastic. But she soon sees parallels in her life and that of the magpie, and begins to care for the little bird, eventually making a profound difference in the family's life.