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Ridley Scott returns to the far reaches of space for the latest highly-anticipated installment in the Alien series. Starring Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterson, Billy Crudup, Demian Bichir, Danny McBride, Guy Pearce and Nova's-own Benjamin Rigby, ALIEN: COVENANT takes place 10 years after the events of Prometheus. The crew of the colony ... more

Australian tourist Clare (Teresa Palmer) is backpacking around Berlin when she runs into a handsome schoolteacher called Andi (Max Riemelt), and they hit it off immediately. After a romantic night in Andi’s apartment, Clare wakes up alone the next morning… and discovers that she is locked in. Clare soon realises that ... more

Monday, 26th June

Brian Cox takes on the role of the most famous of British statesmen. CHURCHILL follows Britain’s iconic Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the days before the D-Day landings in June 1944. As allied forces stand on the south coast of Britain, poised to invade Nazi-occupied Europe, they await Churchill’s ... more

From three-time Academy Award nominee Lasse Hallstrom (Chocolat, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, My Life As A Dog) and author W. Bruce Cameron's bestseller comes an irresistible tail (geddit?) that no dog-owner can resist. Voiced by Josh Gad (Broadway's The Book Of Mormon, Frozen), Bailey the Golden Retriever is adopted by a ... more

Monday, 26th June

A vital Australian true story reaches the screen in DON’T TELL, a dramatisation of the court case that led to the creation of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Lyndal is a young woman who during her high school years at a prestigious private school in ... more

Monday, 26th June

A feel-good documentary that will see your heart soar, THE EAGLE HUNTRESS follows 13 year old Aisholpan Nurgaiv, who is training to become the first ever woman among her nomadic Mongolian people to hunt with a majestic golden eagle, a tradition that stretches back 2,000 years. Cheerful and fearless, Aisholpan has ... more

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The latest film from French director François Ozon (Swimming Pool, 8 Femmes), FRANTZ is a hypnotic tale of love, omission and remembrance set in the aftermath of the First World War. A loose adaptation of Ernst Lubitsch’s 1932 drama Broken Lullaby, FRANTZ is concerned with young German woman Anna (Paula Beer), ... more

Monday, 26th June

Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend Rose (Alison Williams) have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, and she invites him for a weekend at the home of her parents Missy and Dean (Catherine Keener and Bradley Whitford). For Chris, this is a big deal, as he is black and Rose ... more

NOVA EXCLUSIVE! Palme d’Or-winning filmmaker Cristian Mungiu is back with the highly anticipated film that earned the Romanian master the Best Director award at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Romeo Aldea is a frustrated and unfulfilled middle-aged doctor living in a small mountain town plagued by corruption. He wants a better life ... more

Monday, 26th June

Think you know everything about the people who took humankind to space? Think again. HIDDEN FIGURES is the untold story of the spectacularly intelligent scientists and mathematicians who were the brains behind NASA missions, and who didn’t get their due because they were women, and African-American. Follow Katherine Johnson (Taraji ... more

Monday, 26th June

NOVA EXCLUSIVE! At a remote pub, on a dusty highway between Australia’s most isolated city and its largest gold mine, the arrival every three months of a new pair of foreign backpackers to work the bar is a keenly anticipated event. Fresh off the plane and attracted by the idea of ... more

Meet The Filmmaker: Join director BEN YOUNG for his only Melboure Q&A appearance. Fresh from Hollywood, where he has just finished shooting his next picture for Universal Studios, Ben Young joins us for a Q&A screening of HOUNDS OF LOVE, followed by a Q&A. Saturday June 24, 4.20pm. Book now! An ... more

An intimate look at one of Australia’s most fascinating acting talents, I AM HEATH LEDGER celebrates the life and art of Heath Ledger through the lens of his own camera as he films and often performs in his own personal journey. Ledger was always enthusiastically capturing his life’s experiences on camera, ... more

Monday, 26th June

Hundreds of thousands of cats have freely roamed the metropolis of Istanbul for thousands of years. This is the story of seven of them. The cats of Istanbul are granted freedom and respect as they wander in and out of people’s lives, an essential part of the city’s vibrant everyday life. ... more

A prestige Australian production with major awards season promise, LION is an emotionally charged true story about a man attempting to find his birth family, years after they were separated. Based on the book A Long Way Home, by Saroo Brierley. Saroo Brierley (Dev Patel) seems like a regular young man, ... more

Monday, 26th June

Based on the classic story by Daphne Du Maurier, who gave cinema the likes of The Birds and Rebecca, MY COUSIN RACHEL is a gothic mystery of romantic love and potential murder. Young Philip Ambrose (Sam Claflin) is perturbed when he receives a letter from his cousin that claims he is ... more

A glorious mix of history and imagination, NERUDA is the new film from multi award-winning director Pablo Larraín (No, Jackie), a lavishly mounted and grandly entertaining depiction of the manhunt for exiled Chilean poet and politician Pablo Neruda. It’s 1948, and the Cold War has reached Chile. Following the President’s outlawing ... more

Richard Gere has won plaudits all round for his hilarious and tragic performance as a New York fixer who may be a mensch, or just a complete schlemiel, in Joseph Cedar’s wheeling and dealing comedy. Norman Oppenheimer (Richard Gere) lives on the margins of New York City’s Jewish community, a ‘macher’ ... more

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Cynthia Nixon gives a career-best performance as the legendary poet Emily Dickinson in the luminous and intensely moving new film from award-winning filmmaker Terence Davies. Born into privilege in 1803, Emily Dickinson spent most of her life on her parents’ estate in Armherst, Massachusetts. In her youth, the introverted Emily is ... more

NOVA EXCLUSIVE! Citizenfour director Laura Poitras, Academy Award winner for Best Feature Documentary in 2014, returns with a gripping, up-to-the-minute expose on Julian Assange and WikiLeaks. Charting six years of WikiLeaks rebellions, RISK follows Assange’s journey from his roomy Norfolk residence during Cablegate in 2010 to his present day sunless ... more

Monday, 26th June

From Ritesh Batra, the director of The Lunchbox, comes a drama of regret and the ambiguities of memory starring Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling. Tony Webster (Broadbent) is divorced and retired, leading a rather fusty and reclusive life. But Tony’s past comes out from the shadows to preoccupy him again due ... more

A group of filmmakers struggling to make an inspirational film in order to boost morale in the midst of London’s Blitz is the latest crowdpleasing period drama from director Lone Scherfig (An Education). Gemma Arterton stars as screenwriter Catrin Cole, charged with bringing a female perspective to the war films produced ... more

Monday, 26th June

After Father Of My Children, Goodbye First Love and Eden, acclaimed writer/director Mia Hansen-Løve’s poignant new feature is a resonant and affecting portrait of a fifty-something woman who, after living comfortably for many years, must suddenly reinvent her life. Nathalie (Isabelle Huppert) teaches philosophy at a college in Paris. She’s passionate ... more

Monday, 26th June

Acclaimed filmmaker Mike Mills (Beginners) directs a richly funny and heartfelt celebration of the complexities of women, family and time with the story of a determined single mother raising her adolescent son in 1970s Santa Barbara. Dorothea Fields (Annette Bening) is being challenged by parenting her son Jamie at a time ... more

The secrets of the past threaten to unravel two lives in UNA, adapted from David Harrower’s play Blackbird by Australian director Benedict Andrews. Rooney Mara stars as Una, a young woman desperately attempting to reclaim and redeem her past. Fifteen years earlier, Una ran away with an older man, Ray ... more

The latest film from Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham, Bride & Prejudice) is an opulently stylish period drama recounting the last days of British rule in India. Hugh Bonneville and Gillian Anderson are Lord and Lady Mountbatten, the last Viceroys, charged with being Britain’s representatives in handing India back ... more

Brett Whiteley is an Australian cultural icon. Nearly a quarter century after his death, there has never been anyone like Whiteley in the history of Australian art. WHITELEY is a visual journey into the life and legacy of one of Australia’s most celebrated artists. The story, told in Brett’s own ... more

Hers was the golden voice with unmatchable range; Whitney Houston was one of the most successful recording artists of all time. Documentarian Nick Broomfield and music video director Rudi Dolezal offer a never before seen backstage look at the height of Houston’s stardom, and the forces that lead to her ... more

Monday, 26th June