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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

Chasing Asylum

When CHASING ASYLUM director, Eva Orner relocated to the United States in 2004 she never anticipated The Pacific Solution and offshore processing would still be policy in 2016. CHASING ASYLUM exposes the real impact of Australia’s offshore detention polic... more

Chasing Great

An insightful portrayal that weaves rugby legend Richie McCaw’s life story into his final season as an All Black, CHASING GREAT reveals the determination and mental fortitude of an international sporting legend who still sees himself as an ‘ordinary guy... more

Clan, The

NOVA EXCLUSIVE! From the producer of Wild Tales, Pedro Almodovar, comes Pablo Trapero’s multi award winning thriller THE CLAN. Based on real events that shocked Argentina in the 1980s, Guillermo Francella (Secrets In Their Eyes) plays Arquimedes Puccio ... 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

Eye In The Sky

Helen Mirren leads an all-star cast, including Alan Rickman and Aaron Paul, in a riveting new thriller from the Oscar-winning director of Tsotsi, Gavin Hood. Spanning all corners of the globe, an international terrorist task force has tracked a wanted sus... more

Finding Dory

Director Andrew Stanton (Wall*e, Finding Nemo) returns to the ocean with FINDING DORY, the highly anticipated follow-up to the Oscar-winning Pixar animation Finding Nemo. Featuring the voices of Ellen DeGeneres and Albert Brooks (reprising their roles from ... more

Girl Asleep

Meet The Filmmaker Q&A screening: Director Rosemary Myers, composer Harry Covill and stars Bethany Whitmore & Harrison Feldman. Friday September 2, 6.30pm. Bookings below. The world is closing in on Greta Driscoll (Bethany Whitmore). On the cusp of turning... more


Selected as the Opening Night film of the 2016 Sydney Film Festival, GOLDSTONE sees director Ivan Sen return to the world of his 2013 film Mystery Road with a fusion of Australian themes and the Hollywood tradition of the cowboy western. Indigenous detecti... more

Hell Or Highwater

From the writer of Sicario, HELL OR HIGH WATER is a gripping action-thriller about family, crime and justice starring Chris Pine, Ben Foster and Jeff Bridges. After years of estrangement, Texan brothers Toby (Pine) and Tanner (Foster) decide to rob the br... 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

Hitchcock Truffaut

NOVA EXCLUSIVE! In 1962 filmmakers Alfred Hitchcock and Francois Truffaut locked themselves away in Hollywood for a week to excavate the secrets behind the mise-en-scène in cinema. Based on the original recordings of this meeting—used to produce the myth... more

Hologram For The King, A

EXCLUSIVE! The new film from German director Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run, Cloud Atlas) and based on the novel by Dave Eggers, A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING sees Tom Hanks as Alan Clay, an American businessman adrift while trying to broker a deal in the Middle East. ... 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


Based on Philip Roth's novel, INDIGNATION takes place in 1951, as Marcus Messner (Logan Lerman), a brilliant working class Jewish boy from Newark, New Jersey, travels on scholarship to a small, conservative college in Ohio, thus exempting him from being dra... more

Louder Than Bombs

On the eve of an exhibition honouring noted war photographer Isabelle Reed (Isabelle Huppert), whose career was cut short in the wake of her untimely death, a father and two sons grapple with her domestic and professional legacy. Flashbacks of Isabelle's co... 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

Maggie's Plan

Maggie (Greta Gerwig) has never sustained a relationship longer than six months – but desperately wants a baby. She solicits a sperm donation from a friend, but has hardly begun the artificial insemination process when she consummates a budding romance wi... more

Man Who Knew Infinity, The

Matthew Brown writes and directs the true story of a mathmatical prodigy who paved the way for many of the 20th century's more remarkable discoveries. Growing up poor in Madras, India, Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar (Dev Patel) earns admittance to Cambridge Un... more

Me Before You

Award-winning UK theatre director Thea Sharrock makes her feature film debut with the highly anticipated adaptation of Jojo Moyes' novel ME BEFORE YOU. Louisa Clarke (Emilia Clarke, Game Of Thrones) struggles to make ends meet in the small English town wher... 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


Early summer in a village in Northern Turkey. Five free-spirited teenaged sisters splash about on the beach with their male classmates. Though their games are merely innocent fun, a neighbour passes by and reports what she considers to be illicit behaviour ... more

One More Time With Feeling (2d)

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 will have to hear Sk... more

One More Time With Feeling (3d)

Screening in 3D: 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 wil... more

Our Kind of Traitor

While on holiday in Marrakech, an ordinary English couple, Perry and Gail, befriend a flamboyant and charismatic Russian, Dima, who unbeknownst to them is a kingpin money launderer for the Russian mafia. When Dima asks for their help to deliver classified i... more

Proof (1991)

NOVA ICONIC! Join key members of the crew & cast of PROOF at our Meet The Filmmaker Q&A screening on Sunday September 4, 4.40pm. Guests include writer & director Jocelyn Moorhouse, producer Lynda House, lead actress Genevieve Picot, cinematographer Martin M... more

Queen Of Ireland, The

Meet Irish drag queen Panti Bliss and her alter ego Rory O’Neill as they team up to fight social injustices in the lead up to Ireland’s Marriage Equality Referendum. An accidental activist and in her own words ‘a court jester, whose duty is to say t... more

Sing Street

Like his earlier films ONCE and BEGIN AGAIN, SING STREET is inspired by writer/director John Carney’s life and love for music, and tells the story of a 14-year-old named Cosmo (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) growing up in 80’s Dublin who must break free of a home ... 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

Swiss Army Man

NOVA EXCLUSIVE! Winner of the Directing Award at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, SWISS ARMY MAN is a surreal adventure comedy from the imagination of writers/directors 'Daniels'. There are 7 billion people on the planet. You might be lucky enough to bump... 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


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


When theatre actor Julián (Ricardo Darín) receives an unexpected visit from his childhood friend Tomás (Javier Cámara), the encounter is bittersweet. This reunion is their first meeting in many years, triggered by Julián’s diagnosis with a serious il... more

Wait, The

Academy-Award winner Juliette Binoche gives one of the finest performances of her career in this dazzling and emotionally rich debut feature from Italian wunderkind Piero Messina. In the vast rooms of a beautiful Sicilian villa, Anna (Binoche) receives an ... 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

Concerto - A Beethoven Journey

Filmed over four years, Concerto - A Beethoven Journey follows highly acclaimed pianist Leif Ove Andsnes as he attempts to understand and interpret one of the greatest sets of works for piano ever written: Beethoven's five piano concertos. Considered one of... 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

Kff: 2001: A Space Odyssey

Adapting a short story by celebrated science fiction author Arthur C. Clark, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY is quite simply an iconic cinematic monument. Sent on a mysterious mission to Jupiter, astronaut Dr. Dave Bowman (Keir Dullea) begins to notice that the space... more

Kff: A.i. Artificial Intelligence

An intriguing ‘what if’ note that hangs at the tale-end of Kubrick’s career, A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE was in development with Kubrick since the early 1970s but the director, frustrated by the slow development of computer-generated effects - Kubric... more

Kff: Barry Lyndon

If period dramas normally leave you cold, that’s because you haven’t seen what a director like Kubrick can do with them. Adapting a little-known novel by William Makepeace Thackeray, a fortune-hunting Irish rogue (Ryan O’Neal) trips his way through 18... 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

Kff: Dr. Strangelove

A black comedy satirising a button-pushing, war-crazy American general who orders a nuclear strike on the USSR that was released at the height of the Cold War illustrates more than a few of Kubrick’s own button-pushing tendencies as a director and comment... more

Kff: Eyes Wide Shut

Kubrick’s last complete film (he passed away four days after showing the final cut to representatives from Warner Bros.), EYES WIDE SHUT is also one of his most epic undertakings, an erotic drama that is completely uncompromising in achieving an unique vi... more

Kff: Fear And Desire

Kubrick’s first feature film is a powerful anti-war drama, and for decades was thought lost before resurfacing outside of private collections at the 1993 Telluride Film Festival. Set during a war between two unidentified countries, a group of young soldie... more

Kff: Full Metal Jacket

Kubrick returned to the subject of anti-war filmmaking that had preoccupied him at the start of his career in FULL METAL JACKET, a sharp critique on the Vietnam War via the story of a platoon of U.S. Marines. Smart-aleck recruit Private ‘Joker’ Davis (M... more

Kff: Killer's Kiss

A film noir thriller about a boxer, a dance hall girl and her unscrupulous employer, KILLER’S KISS sees Kubrick go full genre film, and despite the familiar story beats of a weathered bruiser trying to rescue his girl from violent thugs, the directorial t... more

Kff: Killing, The

Kubrick headed out to Los Angeles to make THE KILLING, a film noir focused on that classic yarn of ‘career criminal does one last job before going straight and marrying his main squeeze’. Johnny Clay (Sterling Hayden) hatches a plot to embezzle millions... more

Kff: Lolita

“How did they ever make a movie of Lolita?” ran the original tag-line, and with hindsight it seems obvious that only a director as maverick as Kubrick could have ever managed it. Adapting Vladimir Nabokov’s controversial novel, James Mason stars as Hu... more

Kff: Paths Of Glory

Set during WWI and loosely based on a real event, PATHS OF GLORY stars Kirk Douglas as a colonel attempting to shield his men after an attack goes disastrously wrong and the commanding general of the campaign demands punishment via executing several of the ... more

Kff: Shining, The

All work and no play… Well, you know how the rest goes. One of the most influential horror films ever made, and one of the first screen adaptations of the work of Stephen King, take a drive back to the Overlook Hotel. Writer Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson ... more

Kff: Spartacus

The film that broke the blacklist with the first script publicly credited to Dalton Trumbo in a decade, SPARTACUS is not only notable for being the only Kubrick film where the director did not have complete artistic control, it is also the only film of his ... 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), Rolando ... 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: Bohème, La

In one of the most dramatic saves in Live in HD history, soprano Kristine Opolais sang the role of Mimi with only a few hours notice in Franco Zeffirelli’s breathtaking production of La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history. Featuring a cast of... more

Met Opera: Cosi Fan Tutte

Met Music Director James Levine conducts Mozart’s barbed romance Così fan tutte, a comic masterpiece about the romantic complications that ensue when a pair of friends decide to test their fiancée’s fidelity. Lesley Koenig’s sleek production feature... 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

Met Opera: Tosca

Puccini’s enduring favourite, starring an exceptional trio of singing actors in the leading roles, features acclaimed American soprano Patricia Racette as the ultimate diva, Floria Tosca, in Luc Bondy’s production. French tenor Roberto Alagna sings Tosc... more

Nt Live: Deep Blue Sea, The

Helen McCrory (Medea and The Last of the Haussmans at the National Theatre, Penny Dreadful, Peaky Blinders) returns to the National Theatre in Terence Rattigan’s devastating masterpiece, playing one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama. Tom ... 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: 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

NT Live: Warhorse

Just in time for the school holidays comes an encore season of the play that took the globe by storm. Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, War Horse is the powerful story of a young boy called Albert and his beloved horse, Joey, who has been requisitione... more

Richard Iii

The Almeida Theatre makes its live screening debut with an explosive new adaptation of Richard III, directed by Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold with Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare’s most notorious villain and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret. War... more

Rsc Cymbeline

Cymbeline is ruler of a divided Britain. When Innogen, the only living heir, marries her sweetheart in secret, an enraged Cymbeline banishes him. Distracted by Innogen's marriage Cymbeline is blind to the actions of a powerful figure behind the throne who i... 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

Iff: Awakening

The action in this film is triggered by a cow ambling across a lonely stretch of road in northern Israel. This random act changes the lives of the human characters and begins what is a modern parable on the themes of punishment and loss. Moshe is cast out... more

Iff: Cafe Nagler

Café Nagler is an utterly charming story about family, memory, and a love between a grandmother and her grand daughter. A young Israeli director, Mor Kaplansky, sets out on a journey to follow the story behind the legendary "Café Nagler" – once owned by... more

Iff: Demon

Demon is an Israeli/ Polish co production and is set on the grounds of a wild rambling property in a summery Polish countryside. The dashing Python, a stranger in town, is engaged to the local and very beautiful Janet: as a wedding gift they receive a piece... more

Iff: Everything Is Broken Up And Dances

This brand new film is a contemporary war drama, set in and around Tel Aviv’s music scene , complete with crooked agents, a love interest, and underground concerts. The central character, Nony, returns from a military operation in Gaza a shattered man. A... more

Iff: Firebirds

Starring Gila Almagor and a host of leading Israeli stage and screen actors – Oded Teomi, Devora Kaidar and Miriam Zohar to name a few - this mystery drama was nominated for ten Israeli Academy awards last year. With sparkling dialogue and plot twists, th... more

Iff: Harmonia

Direct from its premiere at this year’s Jerusalem Film festival, where it won two awards, this production is based around an adaptation of the biblical story of Sarah, Hagar, Abraham, Yitzak and Ismail, from the book of Genesis. But this production is an... more

Iff: Inertia

Inertia is the first feature film by Israeli director Idan Haguel. It premiered at the 2015 Haifa film festival and then in the Forum section of the Berlin film festival. Simple and natural in its stylistic approach, it’s a film that challenges human re... more

Iff: Invisibles

Invisibles is a Bedouin variation on the age old family drama of father versus son and the eternal struggle between generations. The central character Ra’ed, is a handsome, green eyed, Bedouin from a quasi legal village in the Negev desert. Just discharge... more

Iff: Keep Quiet

KEEP QUIET is the astonishing story of how a vehemently anti-Semitic Hungarian far-right politician, Csanad Szegedi, discovers that he is Jewish. As vice-president of Jobbik, Hungary’s far-right extremist party, Csanad Szegedi fervently espoused anti-Sem... more

Iff: Laugh Lines

Laugh Lines is a gentle, black comedy about old age and the choices we all face as life approaches the last chapter. A theatrical “Romeo and Juliet” type farewell scene by the grandparents goes wrong, leaving the whole family with a set of unpredictable... more

Iff: Mr. Predictable

When Adi was 5 years old, his father died in the war in Lebanon. Before he was called up by the army he made his son swear to be a good boy, help his mother and be responsible. Adi kept his promise: he helped at home, at kindergarten, in the military, in ... more

Iff: Mussa + Never Turn Your Back On Sparks

MUSSA Mussa is a tale of a young boy growing up in today’s Tel Aviv. At age 12, as the son of African refugees it’s not that simple though…. Mussa’s Israeli classmates are his best friends. He plays soccer, reads and writes Hebrew, but for five yea... more

Iff: Saving Nur

Saving Nur is a story of co –operation and between sides of a conflict that are often portrayed as being implacably opposed. Two Gaza parents, Ibrahim and Maha, fight for the life of their daughter, nine year old Nur, who has a genetic disease. At Rambam ... more

Iff: Town On A Wire

The Romans called Lod "The City of God". This dilapidated town, a mere 10 minute drive from prospering Tel Aviv, is a hub for Palestinian drug lords and religious Jewish settlers. Acute poverty has helped cultivate racism, bigotry and violence, while many ... more

Iff: Who's Gonna Love Me Now?

The winner of this year’s Panorama Audience award at the Berlin film festival, Who’s Gonna Love me Now ? is the story of Saar, a man who never fulfilled his parents’ expectations. Ever since he broke the rules of his kibbutz and was barred from the se... more

Equity Nmf

ADVANCE SCREENING OF EQUITY, Wednesday 7 September, 7pm – book your tickets for The Natalie Miller Fellowship fundraiser event below. more