Hailee Ste­in­feld takes cinema au­di­ences back to school in The Edge of Seven­teen, or sam­ple French film fare at The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast

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THE EDGE OF SEVEN­TEEN (M) Pa­cific Fair, Coolan­gatta, Robina, Aus­tralia Fair, Tweed City, Nerang

Every­one knows that grow­ing up is hard, and life is no eas­ier for high-school ju­nior Na­dine (Hailee Ste­in­feld), who is al­ready at peak awk­ward­ness when her all-star older brother Dar­ian (Blake Jen­ner) starts dat­ing her best friend Krista (Ha­ley Lu Richard­son). All at once, Na­dine feels more alone than ever, un­til an un­ex­pected friendship with a thought­ful teen (Hay­den Szeto) gives her a glim­mer of hope that things just might not be so ter­ri­ble af­ter all.

WHY HIM? (MA15+) Pa­cific Fair, Coolan­gatta, Robina, Aus­tralia Fair

Over the hol­i­days, Ned, an over­pro­tec­tive but lov­ing dad and his fam­ily visit his daugh­ter at Stan­ford, where he meets his big­gest night­mare: her well-mean­ing but so­cially awk­ward Sil­i­con Val­ley bil­lion­aire boyfriend, Laird.


Thirty-some­thing Vin­cent Ma­chot (Kyan Kho­jandi) is a hair­dresser, like his fa­ther be­fore him. Life ro­tates around work, his over­bear­ing mother who lives in the apart­ment up­stairs, and a wom­an­is­ing cousin con­stantly try­ing to set him up. But one morn­ing Vin­cent ex­pe­ri­ences a pow­er­ful déjà-vu when he meets the gaze of a gro­cery store clerk, Ros­alie Blum (Noémie Lvovsky). In­trigued by this mys­te­ri­ous woman, he be­gins fol­low­ing her …

High-school drama: Hailee Ste­in­feld and Ha­ley Lu Richard­son in The Edge of Seven­teen.

Alice Isaaz and Kyan Kho­jandi in French film Ros­alie Blum show­ing at The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast.

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