Cast­away love­birds, crim­i­nal ac­coun­tants, Earth-bound space­ships and an ear-tin­gling helden­tenor – strap your­self in for cin­ema

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THE LIGHT BE­TWEEN OCEANS (M) The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast, Robina, Coolan­gatta, Nerang, Tweed City, Har­bour Town

In the years fol­low­ing WWI, light­house keeper Tom Sher­bourne and his wife Is­abel be­gin their life to­gether on a re­mote is­land off the coast of West­ern Aus­tralia. As the only in­hab­i­tants of Janus Rock, the cou­ple live a quiet life, bliss­fully in love and shel­tered from the rest of the world. Then one day, a mys­te­ri­ous row­boat washes ashore car­ry­ing a dead man and a cry­ing baby girl. Reeling from a re­cent loss, Tom and Is­abel de­cide to raise the child as their own, set­ting off a chain of de­ci­sions – some im­petu­ous, oth­ers wrench­ing – that un­ravel with shat­ter­ing con­se­quences.

THE AC­COUN­TANT (MA) Pa­cific Fair, Nerang, Tweed City, Har­bour Town, Aus­tralia Fair

Chris­tian Wolff is a math­e­mat­ics sa­vant with more affin­ity for num­bers than peo­ple. Us­ing a small-town CPA of­fice as a cover, he makes his liv­ing as a free­lance ac­coun­tant for dan­ger­ous crim­i­nal or­gan­i­sa­tions. With a Trea­sury agent hot on his heels, Wolff takes on a sta­teof-the-art ro­bot­ics com­pany as a le­git­i­mate client. As he gets closer to the truth about a dis­crep­ancy that in­volves mil­lions of dol­lars, the body count starts to rise.


A suc­cess­ful Los An­ge­les art­gallery owner’s idyl­lic life is marred by the con­stant trav­el­ling of her hand­some se­cond hus­band. While he is away, she is shaken by the ar­rival of a man­u­script writ­ten by her first hus­band, who she has not seen in years. The man­u­script tells the story of a teacher who finds a trip with his fam­ily turn­ing into a night­mare. As Su­san reads the book, it forces her to ex­am­ine her past and con­front some dark truths.

AR­RIVAL (M) Nerang

Lin­guis­tics pro­fes­sor Louise Banks leads an elite team of in­ves­ti­ga­tors when hu­mungous space­ships touch down in 12 lo­ca­tions around the world. As na­tions teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to com­mu­ni­cate with the ex­trater­res­trial vis­i­tors. Hop­ing to un­ravel the mys­tery, she takes a chance that could threaten her life and quite pos­si­bly all of mankind.


The New York Metropoli­tan Opera 2016/17 sea­son be­gins with a new pro­duc­tion of Wag­ner’s Tris­tan und Isolde, con­ducted by Sir Si­mon Rat­tle. Nina Stemme stars as Isolde – a touch­stone role she has sung with ma­jor opera com­pa­nies around the world. Her Tris­tan is Aus­tralian helden­tenor Stu­art Skelton, who sang Sieg­mund in the Met’s Ring cy­cle in 2013. The cast also in­cludes Eka­te­rina Gubanova as Brangäne and Evgeny Nik­itin as Kur­we­nal (both in Met role de­buts), with René Pape repris­ing King Marke, a role he has sung to ac­claim in three pre­vi­ous Met sea­sons. Only one show daily at 12.20pm from Satur­day through Wed­nes­day.

Michael Fass­ben­der in a scene from The Light Be­tween Oceans

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