The Canberra Writers Festival is taking over the capital, and to commemorate the occasion, this week’s offerings all have their origins in the literary world – from a legendary French detective (MAIGRET) to a Graham Swift adaptation (MOTHERING SUNDAY) and a biopic about British WWI poet Siegfried Sassoon (BENEDICTION).
Please also note that, due to the cinema being used for another event earlier in the evening, there will be only one screening taking place this Saturday at 7:30 PM. There will be no 5 PM screening this week.
• THU 11 AUG @ 7:30 PM: MAIGRET (M, 89 MINS)
In 1950s Paris, formidable police inspector Jules Maigret (Gérard Depardieu) investigates the mystery of a murdered young woman in an evening gown, and in doing so, uncovers details about her mysterious past – which may have ties to his own.
• FRI 12 AUG @ 7:30 PM: BENEDICTION (M, 137 MINS)
After surviving the horrors of WWI, decorated British soldier Siegfried Sassoon becomes a vocal anti-war critic and one of the leading war poets of the era. Behind closed doors, however, he struggles to come to terms with his homosexuality.
• SAT 13 AUG @ 7:30 PM: MOTHERING SUNDAY (MA, 104 MINS)
In 1924, a young housemaid (Odessa Young) is given Mother's Day off by her employers and spends it in the company of her wealthy secret lover, who lives in a neighbouring manor and is already engaged to be married to another woman.
LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL CONTINUES
After a busy first week, the Latin American Film Festival continues into its second week with offerings from Cuba, Peru, El Salvador and Mexico. Find out details about all of the films on our website here: https://www.anufg.org.au/filminfo/20220804.html
• SUN 14 AUG @ 6 PM: INNOCENCE (121 MINS, 2021)
CUBA: In 1871, a group of first-year medical students are wrongly imprisoned – leading one man to
pursue justice and the hidden truth over 16 years.
• MON 15 AUG @ 7:30 PM: TRIP TO TIMBUKTU (100 MINS, 2014)
PERU: Two teenagers growing up in Peru during the tumultuous 1980s attempt to keep their love alive by escaping to an imaginary utopia.
• TUE 16 AUG @ 7:30 PM – PABLO'S WORD (84 MINS, 2018)
EL SALVADOR: A broken upper middle-class family in El Salvador struggle with jealousy and revenge in this thriller based on Shakespeare’s Othello.
• WED 17 AUG @ 7:30 PM – LIONESS (94 MINS, 2018)
MEXICO: A young Jewish woman in Mexico finds herself torn between her duty to her family and her forbidden love with a non-Jewish man.