It’s a week of spies, strong women and acclaimed Australian films, including GALORE, set and filmed entirely in Canberra, and a powerful posthumous performance by the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman in A MOST WANTED MAN. Only at the ANU Film Group!
• Wed 8 Oct @ 7:30 PM: GLORIA
In this award-winning Chilean comedy-drama, a free-spirited older woman embarks on a whirl of singles’ parties until she meets a divorced man, and then finds herself torn between hope for her future and nostalgia for the past.
• Thu 9 Oct @ 7:30 PM: A MOST WANTED MAN
When a tortured immigrant turns up in Hamburg, both German and US security agencies race to establish his true identity. Based on the novel by John le Carré and starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe and Robin Wright.
• Fri 10 Oct @ 7:30 PM: CHARLIE’S COUNTRY + GALORE
In the award-winning CHARLIE’S COUNTRY, a frustrated Aboriginal Australian elder (David Gulpilil) leaves his remote community in the North Territory and takes to the bush to live life the old way, but sets off events that change his life forever.
Then, in GALORE (at approx. 9:30 PM), a group of reckless teenage friends and lovers find their lives in suburbia disrupted by the revelation of a secret in the chaotic days surrounding the 2003 Canberra bushfires.
• Sat 11 Oct @ 7 PM: THE INVISIBLE WOMAN + WADJDA
In THE INVISIBLE WOMAN, famed author Charles Dickens (Ralph Fiennes), at the height of his career and bored with his life, enters into a stormy relationship with a younger woman (Felicity Jones) who becomes his secret lover until his death.
Then, in WADJDA (at approx. 9 PM), an enterprising young Saudi girl joins a Koran recitation competition at her school in the hopes of winning a cash prize to buy a green bicycle that has captured her interest.