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Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley reprise their roles as Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone, two best friends obsessed with celebrity, parties, staying young and being 'hip'. Faced with a new foe on the publicity scene, Eddie plots to try and tempt internation... more

Cafe Society

OPENING NIGHT screening event Thursday 20 October, 6.30pm. $25 per person including a piccolo of sparkling wine on arrival and a 1930s vintage hair & beauty demonstration by more

Captain Fantastic

Deep in the majestic wilds of the Pacific Northwest, Ben Cash (Viggo Mortensen) and his wife Leslie are raising their children off the grid, isolated from society but with a vigorous homeschool education that includes survivalist skills, philosophy, multipl... more


When body image activist Taryn Brumfitt posted an unconventional before-and-after photograph in 2013, it was seen by more than 100 million worldwide and sparked an international media frenzy. In her forceful directorial debut, Brumfitt continues her crusade... more

Embrace of the Serpent

One of the best reviewed films of the year, Ciro Guerra’s multi award-winning EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT is a breathtaking cinematic odyssey through the Amazon, following the quests of two European explorers (one in 1909 and the other in the 1940s) in search ... more


NOVA EXCLUSIVE! Denied a promotion, investment banker Naomi Bishop (Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad) aims to one-up her male counterparts by snagging the lead on the hottest new social media platform. Her success quickly sours as a scandal threatens the razor-thin ... more


From master filmmaker Alexander Sokurov, the director of Russian Ark, comes the powerful story of how precious artworks from the Louvre were saved during WWII occupied Paris. FRANCOFONIA is the story of two remarkable men, Louvre director Jacques Jaujard ... more

Girl Asleep

The world is closing in on Greta Driscoll (Bethany Whitmore). On the cusp of turning fifteen she can’t bear to leave her childhood, it contains all the things that give her comfort in this incomprehensible new world. She floats in a bubble of loserdom wit... more

Hacksaw Ridge

Mel Gibson is back in the director’s seat for HACKSAW RIDGE, the extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss who, during the Battle of Okinawa saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. Portrayed by Andrew Garfield, Doss was the only American soldier in... more

Handmaiden, The

NOVA EXCLUSIVE! The new film from Korean auteur Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, Stoker), THE HANDMAIDEN has been adapted from Sarah Waters’ novel Fingersmith, transposed from its Victorian setting into 1930s Korea during the Japanese occupation. Sook-hee (Kim Ta... more

High Rise

The newest film from Ben Wheatley (Sightseers), adapted from the acclaimed novel by J.G. Ballard, HIGH-RISE stars Tom Hiddleston as Dr. Robert Laing, the newest resident of a luxurious apartment in a high-tech concrete skyscraper whose lofty vocation places... more

Hunt For the Wilderpeople

From the director of Boy and What We Do In The Shadows, Taika Waititi, comes a cross-country comedy adventure based on Barry Crump's popular book. Ricky Baker (Julian Dennison) is a very bad boy with a rap sheet almost as long as the list of foster homes he... more

I Am Not A Serial Killer

Based on the best-selling novels of Dan Wells, Max Record (Where The Wild Things Are) and Christopher Lloyd (Back To The Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?) star in Billy O'Brien's creepy thriller of a teen (Records) with homicidal urges who attempts to disco... more

Infiltrator, The

Based on a true story, Federal agent Robert Mazur (Bryan Cranston) goes deep undercover to infiltrate the drug trafficking ring of Colombian kingpin Pablo Escobar. As President Ronald Reagan makes the fight against drug dealers central to his second term in... more

Joe Cinque’s Consolation

Based on Helen Garner's multi-award-winning book 'Joe Cinque's Consolation: A True Story of Death, Grief and the Law', Sotiris Dounoukos directs a riveting true crime drama set in the nation’s capital. University student Anu Singh is studying Law when s... more


Pedro Almodóvar returns with his most critically acclaimed film of recent times, a heart-rending account of a mother’s love and the wounds that familial rupture can leave unhealed for decades. Inspired by Alice Munro’s short story collection ‘Runawa... more

Kff: Clockwork Orange, A

Alex (Malcolm McDowall in his most iconic performance) is a charismatic sociopath in a futuristic England who along with his fellow ‘droogs’ spends his time between the Korova Milk Bar and enthusiastically indulging in "a little of the old ultraviolence... more

Kubo and the Two Strings

SCHOOL HOLIDAY ENGAGEMENT! From Laika Entertainment, the animation masterminds behind the Oscar nominated features Coraline and ParaNorman, comes an original stop-motion adventure set in a magical and mystical world. Young Kubo (Art Parkinson) lives high a... more

Life, Animated

From Academy Award winning director Roger Ross Williams, LIFE, ANIMATED is the inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the ... more

Light Between Oceans, The

PAGE TO PICTURE EVENT Sunday November 6 - 3.30pm Tickets on sale below Film screening and panel discussion on the book-to-film adaptation. With Alicia Sometimes (Radio National, ABC 774); Alice Robinson (author of Anchor Point); Brian McFarlane (academic,... more

Louis Theroux: My Scientology Movie

British broadcaster Louis Theroux has made a name for himself tackling society’s most taboo and controversial subjects, so it’s no surprise that in his first feature film he has now turned his curious eye on the infamous Church of Scientology. Denied c... more

Love & Friendship

Beautiful young widow Lady Susan Vernon visits to the estate of her in-laws to wait out the colourful rumours about her dalliances circulating through polite society. Whilst ensconced there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and a future for her e... more

Miss Saigon

See the legendary MISS SAIGON, in cinemas for a limited season. This spectacular, sell-out 25th Anniversary Gala Performance of the global stage sensation also features appearances by the original cast including Jonathan Pryce and Lea Salonga. This accl... more

Mystery Movie 1

Take a chance with Cinema Nova and join us for an advance screening of an upcoming release which we feel our audience is really going to enjoy. We can't tell you anything about it, as we want you to experience this English-language feature film free of expe... more

Neon Demon, The

It’s not a Nicolas Winding Refn film if it’s not a giant provocation. THE NEON DEMON sees the iconoclastic Danish director in full horror-thriller mode in a visually lush and thematically twisted take on the world of fashion. Jesse (Elle Fanning) turn... more

One More Time With Feeling (2d)

ENCORE SCREENINGS! NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS: A unique cinema event directed by Andrew Dominik (Chopper, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Killing Them Softly), ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING will be the first ever opportunity anyone w... more

Poi E

A film as irresistible as the song it celebrates, POI E is the story of New Zealand’s unofficial national anthem, and the musicians who against all odds made the first ever Te Reo Maori pop song a home grown hit. Dalvanius Prime, an R&B musician, was the... more

Red Turtle, The

In the first ever international co-production from Japan’s animation powerhouse Studio Ghibli, and winner of the Un Certain Regard Special Jury Prize at Cannes, Dutch animator Michaël Dudok de Wit makes his feature-length directorial debut with this beau... more

Shin Godzilla

From the mind behind Evangelion, the legend returns in a limited theatrical event.The first Japanese-made Godzilla film in 12 years! It’s a peaceful day in Japan when a strange fountain of water erupts in the bay, causing panic to spread among government... more


Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone, who brought Platoon, Wall Street and JFK to the cinema screen, tackles the fascinating true story of the whistleblower who not only brought to light the incredible invasion of privacy being wrought upon individua... more


From master filmmaker Clint Eastwood comes the riveting true story of Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger (Tom Hanks), the commercial pilot who was responsible for what came to be known as the Miracle On The Hudson. Told from the point of view of the passengers,... more

Sunset Song

A new sweeping romance from Terence Davies (The Deep Blue Sea, The House of Mirth), SUNSET SONG is an intimate epic of hope, tragedy, and love set at the dawning of the Great War. Set in a rural Scottish community where the land is rugged and the people wh... more

The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years

Go back to the height of The Beatles’ rise to fame in Ron Howard’s lively and extremely thorough documentary, made with the blessing and cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison. Focusing on the years 1962-1966, EIGHT D... more

Thelma And Louise

NOVA ICONIC! A 'buddy comedy' and a 'road movie' like no other, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ridley Scott's girl-power milestone with a restored, high-definition digital Nova Iconic season. Nominated for 6 Academy Awards including dueling Best Actr... more


A documentary that will cause your jaw to hit the cinema floor in shock, co-directors David Farrier and Dylan Reeve’s TICKLED will have you giggling at the world of competitive tickling, until all of a sudden things are far from funny. A journalist and ... more

Tommy Wiseau's The Room

SCREENS FIRST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH, LATE. MELBOURNE'S HOME OF 'THE ROOM' SINCE FEBRUARY 2010! Written, directed and starring Tommy Wiseau, The Room is like no other film you’ve seen. Johnny (Tommy Wiseau) seems to have it all- a beautiful fiancée, L... more

Under the Shadow

NOVA EXCLUSIVE! Tehran, 1988. Shideh lives amid the chaos of the Iran-Iraq war. Accused of subversion and blacklisted from medical college, she is in a state of malaise. Furthermore, her husband is at war, leaving her alone to protect their young daughter, ... more

Artist’s Garden, The: American Impressionism

“An artist’s interest in gardening is to produce pictures without brushes.” Anna Lea Merritt Following the smash hit Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse comes a new film based on the hugely popular exhibition ‘The Artist’s Garden: Ameri... more

Aust Ballet: Cinderella

The award-winning, criticall-acclaimed production of Cinderella was created by Alexei Ratmansky, one of the world’s most sought after choreographers, with extraordinary designs by Jerome Kaplan. Experience it on the big-screen in high definition. Includes... more


No politics, sport or geography - just cinema! Film buffs unite, Cinema Nova brings you a monthly movie trivia event. Join us in the Nova Bar for a fabulous evening of laughs, drinks, food, games, surprises and of course trivia. We’ll test your knowledg... more

Curious World Of Hieronymus Bosch, The

Based on the critically acclaimed, once-only exhibition which brought together practically all his major paintings and drawings from around the world to his home town of Den Bosch, Netherlands; a powerful exhibition that saw almost half a million visitors m... more

I, Claude Monet

“My head is bursting- I want to paint it all.” Claude Monet In this striking film from award-winning director Phil Grabsky, we take a new look at arguably the world’s favourite artist – through his own words. Using letters and other private writing... more

Kbtc Entertainer, The

Cast includes Kenneth Branagh, Jonah Hauer-King, Crispin Letts, Sophie McShera, Greta Scacchi Set against the backdrop of post-war Britain, John Osborne's modern classic conjures the seedy glamour of the old music halls for an explosive examination of pub... more

Met Opera Don Giovanni

Conductor: Fabio Luisi Production: Michael Grandage Set and Costume Designer: Christopher Oram Lighting Designer: Paule Constable Choreographer: Ben Wright Cast: Hibla Gerzmava (Donna Anna), Malin Byström (Donna Elvira), Serena Malfi (Zerlina), Paul App... more

Met Opera Idomeneo

Conductor: James Levine Production: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle Set and Costume Designer: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle Lighting Designer: Gil Wechsler Cast: Elza van den Heever (Elettra), Nadine Sierra (Ilia), Alice Coote (Idamante), Matthew Polenzani (Idomeneo), Alan Op... more

Met Opera L'amour De Loin

Libretto: Amin Maalouf Conductor: Susanna Mälkki Production: Robert Lepage Set Designer: Michael Curry Costume Designer: Michael Curry Lighting Designer: Kevin Adams Lightscape Image Designer: Lionel Arnould Cast: Susanna Phillips (Clémence), Tamara M... more

Met Opera La Traviata

Conductor: Nicola Luisotti Production: Willy Decker Set and Costume Designer: Wolfgang Gussmann Lighting Designer: Hans Toelstede Choreographer: Athol Farmer Cast: Sonya Yoncheva (Violetta Valéry), Michael Fabiano (Alfredo Germont), Thomas Hampson (Giorgio... more

Met Opera Nabucco

Conductor: James Levine Production: Elijah Moshinsky Set Designer: John Napier Costume Designer: Andreane Neofitou Lighting Designer: Howard Harrison Cast: Liudmyla Monastyrska (Abigaille), Jamie Barton (Fenena), Russell Thomas (Ismaele), Plácido Domingo... more

Met Opera Romeo Et Juliette

Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda Production: Bartlett Sher Set Designer: Michael Yeargan Costume Designer: Catherine Zuber Lighting Designed By: Jennifer Tipton Choreographer: Chase Brock Cast: Diana Damrau (Juliette), Vittorio Grigolo (Roméo), Elliot Mador... more

Met Opera Rosenkavalier, Der

Conductor: James Levine Production: Robert Carsen Set Designer: Paul Steinberg Costume Designer: Brigitte Reiffenstuel Lighting Designers: Robert Carsen, Peter Van Praet Cast: Renée Fleming (Marschallin), El?na Garan?a (Octavian), Erin Morley (Sophie)... more

Met Opera Tristan Und Isolde

Conductors: Sir Simon Rattle Production: Mariusz Treli?ski Set Designer: Boris Kudli?ka Costume Designer: Marek Adamski Lighting Designer: Marc Heinz Projection Designer: Bartek Macias Choreographer: Tomasz Wygoda Cast: Nina Stemme (Isolde), Ekaterina Gub... more

Met Opera: Eugene Onegin

Conductor: Robin Ticciati Production: Deborah Warner Set Designer: Tom Pye Costume Designer: Chloe Obolensky Lighting Designer: Jean Kalman Video Designers: Finn Ross and Ian William Galloway Choreographer: Kim Brandstrup Cast: Anna Netrebko (Tatiana), E... more

Met Opera: Rusalka

Conductor: Sir Mark Elder Production: Mary Zimmerman Set Designer: Daniel Ostling Costume Designer: Mara Blumenfeld Lighting Designer: T.J. Gerckens Choreographer: Austin McCormick Cast: Kristine Opolais (Rusalka), Katarina Dalayman (The Foreign Princess),... more

Michelangelo: Love And Death

“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” – Michelangelo To coincide with a glorious new exhibition at the National Gallery of London, this film offers a full and fresh biography of Michelangelo who, with Leonardo, is considere... more

Nt Live: Hedda Gabler

“I’ve no talent for life.” Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free... Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, o... more

Nt Live: No Man's Land

Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s NO MAN’S LAND, broadcast live to cinemas from Wyndham’s Theatre, London. One summer's evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner... more

Nt Live: Saint Joan

Gemma Arterton is Joan of Arc, broadcast live from the Donmar Warehouse. Bernard Shaw’s classic play follows the life and trial of a young country girl who declares a bloody mission to drive the English from France. As one of the first Protestants and na... more

Nt Live: Threepenny Opera, The

Mack the Knife is back in town. A darkly comic new take on Brecht and Weill’s raucous musical broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre. London scrubs up for the coronation. The thieves are on the make, the whores on the pull, the police c... more

Rsc King Lear

King Lear has ruled for many years. As age begins to overtake him, he decides to divide his kingdom amongst his children, living out his days without the burden of power. A proud man, he allows vanity to cloud his judgment, believing that he can relinquis... more