This week, you can catch the latest film from Oscar-winning Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, explore the dangers of ambition with two American indies, and join us for the start of our 2019 Best Foreign Language Film Festival.
Over the next five Fridays, we will be screening five very different films that were the official submissions to this year’s Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category. Hailing from countries as diverse as Belgium, Lebanon, Japan, Sweden and Iceland – and spanning genres from personal drama to black comedy to surreal fantasy – don’t miss your chance to catch these little-seen international gems on the big screen at the ANU Film Group!
• THU 6 JUNE @ 7:30 PM: EVERYBODY KNOWS (M, 133 mins)
Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem star in the first Spanish-language film from Iranian director Asghar Farhadi (A SEPARATION, THE SALESMAN), in which a woman (Cruz) returns home to Spain to attend a wedding, but the reunion turns tragic when her older daughter suddenly disappears.
** Presented in partnership with the Embassy of Spain **
• FRI 7 JUNE @ 7:30 PM: GIRL (M, 106 mins)
Our 2019 Best Foreign Language Film Festival commences with this Belgian drama, in which a 15-year-old girl – born in the body of a boy – dreams of one day becoming a professional ballerina and does whatever is necessary to make this a reality.
** Presented in partnership with the Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium **
• SAT 8 JUNE @ 7:30 PM: THE HUMMINGBIRD PROJECT (M, 111 mins) + VOX LUX (MA, 114 mins)
In THE HUMMINGBIRD PROJECT, a pair of high-frequency traders go up against their former employer in an effort to make a fortune by building a fibre-optic cable line across the United States. Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgård and Salma Hayek.
Then, in VOX LUX (at approx. 9:30 PM), having risen to fame after surviving a school shooting as a teenager, a troubled and outspoken pop star (Natalie Portman) finds herself struggling to cope with the pitfalls of celebrity as an adult.