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Starring up-and-coming talent Jack O’Connell (Unbroken), this exhilarating, breathless thriller recreates “The Troubles” in Northern Ireland through the eyes of a young British soldier. Private Gary Hook (O’Connell) is abandoned by his unit followin... more

A Little Chaos

A sumptuous period drama directed by Alan Rickman, A LITTLE CHAOS tells the true story of Sabine de Bara (Kate Winslet), a gardener and landscaper who receives the commission of a lifetime – to design and construct the gardens of Versailles for King Louis... more

Arrows Of The Thunder Dragon

Australian filmmaker Greg Sneddon will be joined by the lead female actor, Tshering Zangmo (aka “Ketii”) who has travelled from her home in a faraway village in Bhutan for a Q&A after our premiere screening of this breathtaking piece of cinema. Set in ... more

Banksy Does New York

NOVA EXCLUSIVE! On Oct. 1, 2013, the elusive British street artist known as Banksy launched a self-proclaimed month-long residency in New York City, posting one unique exhibit a day in an unannounced location, sparking a 31-day scavenger hunt both online an... more

Big Eyes

Tim Burton tackles a biopic in this tale based on the real life relationship of Margaret and Walter Keane. The Big Eye’s paintings of the 1950’s were a phenomenal success, with the paintings of children with disproportionally large eyes filling commerci... more

Birdman

Winner! 4 Academy Awards - Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Original Screenplay. In a spectacular comeback, Michael Keaton’s own career informs his portrayal of an actor who once played an iconic superhero, now mounting a vanity pro... more

Blade Runner: The Final Cut

Limited Event Screenings! Remastered by the British Film Institute and presented in its full Cinemascope glory, BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT is a must for every fan of this seminal classic. Adapted from Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electri... more

Boychoir

Stet, a troubled and angry 11-year-old from a small Texas town, ends up at a prestigious East Coast music school after the death of his single mother. Completely out of his element, he finds himself in a battle of wills with the school’s demanding choir m... more

Boyhood

Winner! Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress - Patricia Arquette. Richard Linklater’s enthralling and moving drama of a boy’s progress from childhood to young manhood is truly unprecedented: it was shot over 12 years, capturing its star and his fe... more

Citizenfour

Winner! Academy Award for Best Documentary. A real-time of-the-moment thriller giving audiences an exclusive front-row seat to the moment Edward Snowden changed history with his revelations of widespread government surveillance around the world. In June ... more

Cultastrophe Empire Records And Pump Up The Volume

First up we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of REX MANNING DAY with a screening of the eternal slacker epic EMPIRE RECORDS! Chronicling a day in the life of a group of rag tag record store employees with their 90s angst turned up to 11! Next we learn to Talk... more

Cultastrophe The City Of Lost Children

In a futuristic city, a daemonic scientist named Krank kidnaps children to tap into their dreams. This highly inventive and subversive work recalls the visuals of Terry Gilliam fused with David Lynch to create a walking dreamscape. more

Cultastrophe The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

The buzz is still going after 40 years! The all-time horror cinema grand pappy, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is as unsettling, subversive and terrifying as it was in 1974. Following a group of teenagers as they encounter a group of murderous hillbillies, the... more

Cultastrophe The Wicker Man Final Cut And Manitou

It’s occult night at Cultrastophe with two 70s shockers that summon spirits and honour gods! First up we travel to a remote UK location where a small girl has gone missing and all is not as it seems – THE WICKER MAN will make you feel like you have been... more

Dior and I

From one of the directors of Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel, DIOR AND I is a tantalising ‘behind-the-seams’ glimpse at the making of Raf Simons’ first haute couture collection for Christian Dior in 2012. Established in the fashion world as a ... more

Inherent Vice

Inherent Vice takes you on a hazy journey through the streets of 1970’s Los Angeles, following Larry ‘Doc’ Sportello, a drug addled Private Investigator, played here with typical eccentricity from Joaquin Phoenix. After a visit from his ex-girlfriend,... more

It Follows

NOVA EXCLUSIVE! David Robert Mitchell's critically acclaimed supernatural chiller IT FOLLOWS has been declared the scariest horror in a generation by critics and moviegoers alike. Stylish, creepy and dizzyingly intense, Mitchell's retro approach recalls t... more

Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck

Experience the life, art and mind of Kurt Cobain like never before in the first fully-authorized portrait of the generation-defining rock music icon. Director Brett Morgen expertly blends Cobain’s personal archive of art, music, and never-before-seen home... more

Leviathan

The stunning new film from modern Russian master Andrey Zvyagintsev, LEVIATHAN is a gripping parable of class, faith and corruption, centring on a dispute between a small-time mechanic and his local authorities that reaps unimaginable and extraordinary cons... more

Mommy

NOVA EXCLUSIVE! Winner of the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Xavier Dolan’s (Tom At The Farm) acclaimed new film centres on a widowed single mother, struggling to raise her explosive 15 year old son alone. But when a mysterious a new neighbour en... more

Paper Planes

With an all-star Aussie cast including Ed Oxenbould, Sam Worthington, David Wenham, and Deborah Mailman, and talented Director Robert Connolly at its helm, Paper Planes is a heart-warming and funny family tale. Dylan (Oxenbould) lives in the outback of Wes... more

Samba

From the directors behind French smash hit The Intouchables, the magnetic Omar Sy returns in SAMBA, a nuanced story of love in a world where borders cannot contain the human spirit. Sy plays Samba Cissé, a migrant from Senegal who works washing dishes in ... more

Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The

John Madden’s all-star sub-continental comedy finds the residents of the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel enjoying their second-age with rewarding new jobs, multiple romances on the go and a wedding in the planning. Sunny (Dev Patel) is set to expand his succes... more

Selma

Winner! Academy Award for Best Song with Common & John Legend's "Glory." Leading to major breakthroughs for the 1960s American Civil Rights Movement, the Martin Luther King-led marches from Selma to Montgomery hoped to stop the obstruction of vote registra... more

Shaun the Sheep

Just in time for the school holidays is Shaun the Sheep in his first big screen adventure! Despite Shaun’s best efforts, life on the farm has got into a bit of a rut, and Shaun concocts a cunning plan -- to have a day off. Events rapidly escalate out of ... more

Still Alice

Winner! Academy Award for Best Actress - Julianne Moore. Alice Howland (Julianne Moore), happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her fam... more

Testament of Youth

A passionate biographical drama, TESTAMENT OF YOUTH brings to life the celebrated memoirs of Vera Brittain, a daring British writer who documented the harsh experiences of being a woman during World War I. Amidst the dark realities of the war, Vera (Alicia ... more

That Sugar Film

One man’s journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar, Damon Gameau embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet, consuming only foods that are commonly perceived as ‘healthy’. Through this entertaining and informat... more

The Salt of the Earth

NOVA EXCLUSIVE! Winner of the Un Certain Regard Special Jury Prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, THE SALT OF THE EARTH focuses on Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado, who has spent his life traveling the world capturing images of workers and migra... more

When Marnie Was There

ORIGINAL JAPANESE LANGUAGE, ENGLISH SUBTITLES. The newest film from Studio Ghibli, WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE is a moving story of female friendship. Sent from her foster home in the city one summer to a sleepy town by the sea in Hokkaido, Anna dreams her days a... more

While We're Young

The latest from Noah Baumbach (Frances Ha, The Squid and the Whale), WHILE WE'RE YOUNG stars Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts as a middle-aged couple whose lives and careers are upturned when a pair of young, charming hipsters enter their lives. Josh (Stiller) ... more

Whiplash

Winner! 3 Academy Awards - Best Supporting Actor for J. K. Simmons, Best Sound Mixing and Best Editing. Following it's breathtaking debut at the Sundance Film Festival, Damien Chazelle's drama has exploded into the 2014 Awards Season conversation. Andrew (... more

X+Y

Nathan (Asa Butterfield) prefers to hide in the safety of his own private world, struggling to connect with people and often pushing away those who want to be closest to him, including his mother, Julie (Sally Hawkins). Without the ability to understand lov... more

Bolshoi Ballet Ivan The Terrible

As young Ivan IV is crowned, he has to choose one of the 13 Boyar daughters to be his wife and tsarina. He selects Anastasia, and the two eventually fall deeply in love. When the Boyars plot against him and poison his beloved wife, Tsar Ivan finds himself s... more

Cinetrivia

Film buffs unite, Cinema Nova brings you a movie trivia event! Every second Tuesday. Join us in the Nova Bar for a fabulous evening of laughs, drinks, food, games, surprises and of course trivia. We’ll test your knowledge on all things cinema, from the ... more

Elaine Paige - I'm Still Here

The incomparable Elaine Paige brings her sell-out Farewell Concert from the Royal Albert Hall to the big screen accompanied by a live set featuring special guests. Filmed for cinema, the concert features the BBC Concert Orchestra, with Elaine performing the... more

Eurovision

Watch the Grand Final of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, Austria on the big screen at Nova. Take all the fuss and bother out of organising your own Eurovision party and come to ours instead! Watch Julia Zemiro and Sam Pang as part of the SBS br... more

Exhibition: The Impressionists

Featuring work by Monet, Renoir, Cezanne, Degas, Pissarro and many more. This unique film secured unparalleled access to a major new exhibition focusing on the man credited with inventing Impressionism as we know it: 19th century Parisian art collector Paul... more

Exhibition: Vincent Van Gogh

FROM THE VAN GOGH MUSEUM, AMSTERDAM Enjoying complete and unprecedented access to the treasures of Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum, this is a brilliant new film about one of the world’s most fascinating and beloved artists. Made in collaboration with the e... more

Met Opera Cavalleria Rusticana And Pagliacci

Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village. Marcelo Álvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles o... more

Met Opera Elektra

(Strauss) NEW PRODUCTION - FIRST TIME IN HD Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen Production: Patrice Chéreau Stage Director: Vincent Huguet Set Designer: Richard Peduzzi Costume Designer: Caroline de Vivaise Lighting Designer: Dominique Bruguière Cast: Nina Ste... more

Met Opera Il Trovatore

(Verdi) Conductor: Marco Armiliato Production: Sir David McVicar Set Designer: Charles Edwards Costume Designer: Brigitte Reiffenstuel Lighting Designed By: Jennifer Tipton Choreographer: Leah Hausman Cast: Anna Netrebko (Leonora), Dolora Zajick (Azucena... more

Met Opera Iolants And Duke Bluebeards Castle

Intriguing double bill, consisting of an enchanting fairy tale (Iolanta) followed by an erotic psychological thriller (Duke Bluebeard’s Castle). On the heels of her triumphant Met performance in Eugene Onegin, soprano Anna Netrebko takes on another Tchaik... more

Met Opera La Traviata

WINTER HIGHLIGHTS By Giuseppe Verdi. Natalie Dessay puts on the red dress in Willy Decker's stunning production, in her first Violetta at the Met. Matthew Polenzani sings Alfredo, Dmitri Hvorostovsky is Germont, and Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on t... more

Met Opera Les Pecheurs De Perles

(Bizet) NEW PRODUCTION, FIRST TIME IN HD Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda Production: Penny Woolcock Set Designer: Dick Bird Costume Designer: Kevin Pollard Lighting Designer: Jen Schriever Projection Design: 59 Productions Movement Director: Andrew Dawson Cas... more

Met Opera Lulu

(Berg) NEW PRODUCTION / FIRST TIME IN HD Conductor: James Levine Production: William Kentridge Co-Director: Luc De Wit Projection Designer: Catherine Meyburgh Set Designer: Sabine Theunissen Costume Designer: Greta Goiris Lighting Designer: Urs Schöneba... more

Met Opera Madama Butterfly

(Puccini). Conductor: Karel Mark Chichon Production: Anthony Minghella Director and Choreographer: Carolyn Choa Set Designer: Michael Levine Costume Designer: Han Feng Lighting Designer: Peter Mumford Puppetry: Blind Summit Theatre Cast: Kristine Opolais... more

Met Opera Manon Lescaut

(Puccini) NEW PRODUCTION Conductor: Fabio Luisi Production: Sir Richard Eyre Set Designer: Rob Howell Costume Designer: Fotini Dimou Lighting Designer: Peter Mumford Choreographer: Sara Erde Cast: Kristine Opolais (Manon Lescaut), Jonas Kaufmann (Des Grie... more

Met Opera Otello

(Verdi) NEW PRODUCTION Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin Production: Bartlett Sher Set Designer: Es Devlin Costume Designer: Catherine Zuber Lighting Designer: Donald Holder Projection Designer: Luke Halls Cast: Aleksandrs Antonenko (Otello), Sonya Yonchev... more

Met Opera Roberto Devereux

(Donizetti) MET PREMIERE/FIRST TIME IN HD Conductor: Maurizio Benini Production: Sir David McVicar Set Designer: Sir David McVicar Costume Designer: Moritz Junge Lighting Designer: Paule Constable Choreographer: Leah Hausman Cast: Sondra Radvanovsky (Elis... more

Met Opera Tannhauser

(Wagner) FIRST TIME IN HD Conductor: James Levine Production: Otto Schenk Set Designer: Günther Schneider-Siemssen Costume Designer: Patricia Zipprodt Lighting Designer: Gil Wechsler Choreographer: Norbert Vesak Cast: Johan Botha (Tannhäuser), Eva-Mar... more

Met Opera Turandot

(Puccini) Conductor: Paolo Carignani Production: Franco Zeffirelli Set Designer: Franco Zeffirelli Costume Designers: Anna Anni, Dada Saligeri Lighting Designer: Gil Wechsler Choreographer: Chiang Ching Cast: Nina Stemme (Turandot), Anita Hartig (Liù), Ma... more

Met Opera: Aida

WINTER HIGHTLIGHTS By Giuseppe Verdi. “The combined fervor of Olga Borodina as Amneris and Fabio Luisi at the helm of a fired-up orchestra made for an electrically charged and energetic performance” (New York Times).Set in ancient Egypt, Aida is both ... more

Met Opera: La Donna Del Lago

Met premiere production conducted by Michele Mariotti. Bel canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel by Sir Walter Sc... more

Met Opera: The Merry Widow

WINTER HIGHLIGHTS By Franz Lehár. The great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling woman who captivates all Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, Oklaho... more

Nt Live A View From The Bridge

Nominated for 7 Olivier Awards, including Best Revival, Best Director (Ivo van Hove), Best Actor (Mark Strong) and Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Phoebe Fox). Don’t miss a stellar cast led by Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, ... more

Nt Live Behind The Beautiful Forevers

A new play by David Hare, based on the book by Katherine Boo. Meera Syal (The Kumars, Goodness Gracious Me, Rafta Rafta at the National) returns to the National Theatre, directed by Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road). Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo s... more

Nt Live Everyman

BAFTA winner and Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre’s new Director Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road). ... more

Nt Live Hamlet

The fastest selling ticket in theatre history! Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game) stars in the title role of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy: HAMLET. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman ... more

Nt Live Man And Superman

Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List; Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic. A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosoph... more

Nt Live The Hard Problem

Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play The Hard Problem, directed by Nicholas Hytner (Othello, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors... more