We're commemorating the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia this week with Oscar-nominated Belgium drama CLOSE. Also screening is the latest film from Australian-Macedonia director Goran Stolevski (OF AN AGE), Ant-Man's adventures in the Quantum Realm (ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA) and an animated extravaganza with Oscar-nominated animated shorts and Makoto Shinkai's acclaimed SUZUME on Saturday.
• TUE 16 MAY @ 7:30 PM: CLOSE (M, 104 MINS)
Two 13-year-old boys with a seemingly unbreakable bond find their close friendship thrown into disarray when their schoolmates begin questioning their intimacy, causing a rift between them, in this Oscar-nominated Belgian drama.
Presented in partnership with the Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium
• THU 18 MAY @ 7:30 PM: OF AN AGE (MA, 99 MINS)
In Melbourne during the summer of 1999, a 17-year-old Serbian amateur ballroom dancer has an unexpected and intense – but brief – romance with the older brother of his dance partner, in this acclaimed Australian romantic drama
• FRI 19 MAY @ 7:30 PM: ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA (M, 124 MINS)
When Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and his family are accidentally transported to a sub-atomic dimension known as the Quantum Realm, they must find a way to return home – but not before facing off against an exiled intergalactic warlord.
• SAT 20 MAY @ **5 PM**: 2023 OSCAR NOMINATED ANIMATED SHORTS (MA, 94 MINS)
Catch all five of this year’s Oscar-nominated animated short films in one night! From Australia, Portugal, the UK and beyond, each of these extraordinary entries make their mark with wildly different animation styles and poignant stories.
• SAT 20 MAY @ 7:30 PM: SUZUME (PG, 121 MINS)
When she opens a mysterious door and sets off a chain reaction of disaster across Japan, a teenage girl with unknown abilities becomes the only person who can stop the destruction, in the latest film from the acclaimed director of Your Name. Presented in Japanese with English subtitles.
Presented in partnership with the ANU Anime and Gaming Society