Screening this week at the ANU Film Group is director Robert Eggers’ Viking epic (THE NORTHMAN), a tale of immigrant hardship (BLUE BAYOU), an action-packed Korean thriller (ESCAPE FROM MOGADISHU), a thought-provoking Hungarian romance (PREPARATIONS TO BE TOGETHER FOR AN UNKNOWN PERIOD OF TIME) and an intense British drama all played out in a single shot (BOILING POINT).
Plus, don’t forget to register to attend the National Reconciliation Week screenings being hosted by the ANU this long weekend, including GURRUMUL, MESSAGE FROM MUNGO and THE AUSTRALIAN DREAM.
• WED 25 MAY @ 7:30 PM: BOILING POINT (MA, 95 MINS)
On the busiest night of the year at London's hottest restaurant, a head chef (Stephen Graham) balances multiple personal and professional crises that threaten to destroy everything he's worked for – all playing out in one continuous shot.
• THU 26 MAY @ 7:30 PM: PREPARATIONS TO BE TOGETHER FOR AN UNKNOWN PERIOD OF TIME (M, 95 MINS)
A top neurosurgeon leaves her career behind in America and returns to Budapest to start a new life with the man she loves. But when she finally finds him, he claims that they have never met before. Presented in partnership with the Embassy of Hungary.
• FRI 27 MAY @ 7:30 PM: ESCAPE FROM MOGADISHU (MA, 121 MINS)
In 1991, after the outbreak of civil war leaves them stranded in Somalia, rival diplomats from the embassies of North Korea and South Korea must join forces to make a daring joint escape. Presented in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea.
• SAT 28 MAY @ **5 PM**: BLUE BAYOU (M, 117 MINS)
As a Korean-American man (writer-director Justin Chon) raised in the Louisiana bayou works hard to make a life for his family, he must face his past as he discovers that he could be deported from the only country he has ever called home.
• SAT 28 MAY @ 7:30 PM: THE NORTHMAN (MA, 137 MINS)
In Iceland at turn of the 10th century, a Viking prince-turned-warrior (Alexander Skarsgård) is guided by supernatural forces on a brutal mission of revenge against the man who murdered his father and kidnapped his mother (Nicole Kidman).
‘DREYFUS DREI’ SCREENING ON JUNE 1
The ANU School of Art and Design and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany are hosting a film screening of DREYFUS DREI on Wednesday 1 June at 7 pm in the Kambri Cinema.
Made by award-winning artist Dr Ella Dreyfus, who will also be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A, the film is a short documentary about family, identity, and the return of three generations of Jewish artists from Australia to Germany.
The screening will also be preceded by a reception at Badger & Co. in the Kambri precinct from 5:30 pm. More information, including a link to register for the event, can be found here: