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One Chance

Rags-to-riches tale stars James Cor­den as Bri­tain’s Got Tal­ent win­ner Paul Potts. Tale fol­lows his trans­for­ma­tion from bul­lied shop as­sis­tant into re­al­ity TV phe­nom­e­non. David Frankel ( The Devil Wears Prada) di­rects. (Re­port, Page 13.) Also stars Julie Wal­ters, Colm Meaney, Jemima Rooper and Si­mon Cow­ell. Screens at Robina, Pa­cific Fair, Aus­tralia Fair, Coolan­gatta, Tweed City, Har­bour Town, Nerang and The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast.

Car­rie (MA)

Di­rected by Kim­berly Peirce ( Boys Don’t Cry). Drama/horror reimag­in­ing of Stephen King’s novel, made fa­mous by Brian De Palma’s iconic 1976 film, stars Chloe Grace Moretz as Car­rie, the shy, bul­lied daugh­ter of a deeply re­li­gious woman (Ju­lianne Moore). Pushed too far by class­mates, she un­leashes her newly de­vel­oped tele­ki­netic pow­ers. (Re­port, Page 9). Screens at Robina, Pa­cific Fair, Aus­tralia Fair, Tweed City, Nerang and Har­bour Town.

White Lies (M)

New Zealand pe­riod drama based on the novella Medicine Woman, penned by Witi Ihi­maera, au­thor of The Whale Rider. Di­rected by Dana Rot­berg. Stars Whir­i­mako Black, Rachel House, An­to­nia Preb­ble, Nancy Brun­ning, El­iz­a­beth Hawthorne. Screens at Pa­cific Fair.

star Whir­i­mako Black Hard­work­ing, well-liked Por­tuguese cou­ple, who have lived in Paris for 30 years, dream of go­ing home. The dream could be­come a re­al­ity when they in­herit a vine­yard, but they are se­cretly un­der­mined by well-mean­ing friends and neigh­bours who want them to stay. Warm-hearted, cross-cul­tural com­edy, penned and di­rected by Ruben Alves, was a hit in France. Stars Rita Blanco, Joaquim de Almeida, Roland Gi­raud. Ad­vance screen­ings Fri­day, Satur­day and Sun­day at The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast.

Inch’al­lah (M)

Young Cana­dian doc­tor di­vides her time be­tween Ra­mal­lah, where she works with the Red Cres­cent, and Jerusalem, where she lives next door to her friend Ava, a young Is­raeli sol­dier. In­creas­ingly sen­si­tive to the con­flict, Chloe goes daily through the check­point be­tween the two cities to work in a refugee camp. Mov­ing tale of a woman’s daily en­counter with war di­rected by Anais Barbeau-Lavalette ( Le Ring). Stars Eve­lyne Brochu and Sab­rina Ouazana. Screens atKingscliff.

Ham­let: UK Na­tional The­atre (E)

Fol­low­ing cel­e­brated per­for­mances at the Na­tional The­atre’s Burnt by the Sun, The Re­venger’s Tragedy, Philistines and The Man of Mode, Rory Kin­n­ear plays Ham­let in a dy­namic new pro­duc­tion of Shakespeare’s com­plex and pro­found play about the hu­man con­di­tion. Ni­cholas Hyt­ner di­rects. Also stars Clare Hig­gins, Pa­trick Malahide, David Calder, James Lau­ren­so­nand Ruth Negga. Screens at Kingscliff.

The Bol­shoi Bal­let: Spar­ta­cus (E)

Grandiose epic re­counts the ex­ploits of the leg­endary slave who be­came the gla­di­a­tor, Spar­ta­cus. Con­sid­ered one of the great­est bal­lets in the Bol­shoi reper­toire. Stars Mikhael Lo­hukhin, Anna Nikulina, Vladislav Lantra­tov. Chore­ographed by Yuri Grig­orovich. Screens at Kingscliff and Pa­cific Fair.

The Gruf­falo & Gruf­falo’s Child (CTC)

Don’t you know? There is such a thing as a Gruf­falo. And at the cin­ema he will be. Oh you must must come and see. The love­able mon­ster and his awe­some DVD adventures get a bigscreen out­ing in this spe­cial treat for chil­dren. Opens Satur­day at Robina and Pa­cific Fair.

Fire­man Sam: The Great Fire of Pon­ty­pandy

This tele­movie ad­ven­ture of Fire­man Sam is trans­ported larger than life on to the big screen in a spe­cial treat for tiny tots. Screens Satur­day and Sun­day at Tweed City.

White Lies

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