Bittersweet and funny tale
Swanpool Community Cinema has started its new season with another interesting variety of popular, European and art house films.
The regular Swanpool Cinema value deal of a double feature will be screening this Saturday and Sunday.
Screening first is the film that won the French film Academy’s Ce´sar Award for Best Foreign Film.
Loveless (MA), is the story of an estranged Russian couple who are going through a brutal divorce.
Both have new partners and are impatient to turn the page — even if it means threatening to abandon their 12-year-old son Alyosha.
Everything changes when Alyosha disappears after witnessing one of their fights.
Screening second is The Other Side Of Hope (M), a film from Finland.
A bittersweet and gravely funny tale of human kindness in the face of official indifference.
Displaced Syrian Khalad lands in Helsinki as a stowaway.
Middle-aged salesman Wikstrom leaves behind his wife and job to buy an unprofitable seafood restaurant.
After Khaled is denied asylum, he decides not to return to Aleppo and the paths of the two men cross fortuitously.
Both films will be screened on Saturday, September 15, at 6 pm and on Sunday, September 16, at 5 pm.
Screening on Friday, September 21, as an afternoon matinee and in the evenings of Saturday and Sunday, September 22 and 23, is the recently released Australian film version of the Tim Winton novel, Breath (M).
Breath is an authentic comingof-age drama, set in the 1970s, in a remote corner of the Western Australian coast.
Two teenage boys, Pikelet and Loonie, are hungry for discovery.
The pair form an unlikely friendship with Sando, a mysterious older surfer and adventurer who pushes the boys to take risks that will have a lasting and profound impact on their lives.
Screening second is the UK/ Ireland/USA film, Disobedience (MA), starring Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Cara Horgan.
New York photographer Ronit Krushka flies to London after learning about the death of her estranged father.
Ronit is returning to the same Orthodox Jewish community that shunned her decades earlier for her childhood attraction to Esti, a female friend.
Their fortuitous and happy reunion reignites their burning passion as the two women explore boundaries of faith and sexuality.
The exciting new program of films includes a haunting and spellbinding film about the life of ‘‘Gurrumul’’ Yunupingu.
Blind from birth, Gurrumul found purpose and meaning through his songs and music inspired by his community and country on Echo Island in far North East Arnhem Land.
This documentary highlights the overlapping of two cultures.
The Swanpool volunteers have been busy preparing a wide range of flavours of their famous choctop ice-creams.
The candy bar always opens half an hour before screening, with hot coffee, hot chocolate and treats available for purchase.
For more information, go to www.swanpoolcinema.com.au or phone the cinema on (03) 5768 2415.