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45 Years

There is just one week until Kate Mercer's 45th wedding anniversary and the planning for the party is going well. But then a letter arrives for her husband Geoff. Kate continues to prepare for the party, but she becomes increasingly concerned by Geoff’s p... more


NOVA EXCLUSIVE. Middle-aged Sentaro (Masatoshi Nagase) runs a small bakery that serves dorayakis - pastries filled with sweet red bean paste ("an"). It’s not a job that gives him much satisfaction. When an eccentric elderly lady, Tokue (Kirin Kiki), answe... more


Oscar-winning writer and director Charlie Kaufman (Being John Malkovich, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Synechdoche New York) returns with an intimate drama unlike anything the filmmaker has attempted before. Collaborating with stop-motion animator ... more

Bigger Splash, A

From the director of I Am Love, Luca Guadagnino, comes a picturesque journey to an idyllic Eden where temptation comes in many forms. Rock legend Marianne Lane (Tilda Swinton) is recuperating on the volcanic island of Pantelleria with her partner Paul (Matt... more


Adapted by best-selling author Nick Hornby and directed by John Crowley, BROOKLYN is the story of a young woman, Eilis (Saoirse Ronan) who moves from small town Ireland to Brooklyn, New York where, unlike home, she has the opportunity for work and for a fut... more

Chasing Asylum

SAT 28 MAY, 3PM - EVA ORNER LIVE AT CINEMA NOVA for a Q&A to discuss CHASING ASYLUM, her explosive documentary which exposes the impact of Australia’s offshore detention policies and explores how political leaders have chosen detention ahead of compassion... more


Known as the ‘two-figure’ judge, Michel Racine (Fabrice Luchini) rules his courtroom with an iron fist as the feared President of the Assize Court. His minimal sentence always exceeds ten years, and he is as hard on himself as he is on those whose futur... more

Eddie the Eagle

Inspired by true events, EDDIE THE EAGLE is a feel-good story about Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself – even as an entire nation was counting him out. Since ... more


The Grand Final of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest comes to Cinema Nova and here’s your chance to catch all the action on the big screen (sort of) live from Stockholm, Sweden, cheer on Australia's entry Dami Im, and win heaps of really cool prizes. Get ... 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

First Monday In May, The

SPECIAL EVENT - WED 4 MAY, 6.30PM. Dress to impress in party gowns and evening wear and be the first to see the incredible new documentary THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY. An opportunity for an inside look behind the scenes of the New York's Metropolitan Museum of ... more

Florence Foster Jenkins

Set in 1940s New York, LORENCE FOSTER JENKINS is the true story of the legendary heiress and socialite (Meryl Streep) who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. The voice she heard in her head was beautiful, but to everyone else it was hi... more

Hail, Caesar!

Four-time Oscar-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men, True Grit, Fargo, Inside Llewyn Davis) write and direct HAIL, CAESAR!, an all-star comedy set during the latter years of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Starring Josh Brolin, George C... more

Harry & Snowman

Harry paid eighty dollars for the horse and named him Snowman. In less than two years, Harry & Snowman went on to win the triple crown of show jumping, beating the nations blue bloods and they became famous and traveled around the world together. Their chan... more

Highly Strung

Oscar nominated director SCOTT HICKS live at Nova! Join Scott for a screening of his musical documentary HIGHLY STRUNG, followed by a live Q&A. Thursday May 12, 6.20pm, hosted by Carol van Opstal, film critic and presenter of 3MBS 103.5 Screenthemes. NOVA ... more

Labyrinth Of Lies

The year is 1958. The war has been over for thirteen years and Germany is not only recovering but booming. Mysteriously the Nazis are nowhere to be found and the death camps are a barely discussed rumour. Allowing the atrocities of the Second World War to b... more

Lady In The Van, The

Alan Bennett is the talented playwright behind the likes of The History Boys and The Madness of King George. He also once allowed a homeless elderly woman who was living in a van park in his driveway. She was meant to be there for three weeks. She stayed f... more

Lobster, The

Winner of this year’s Cannes Jury Prize, the English-language debut from idiosyncratic Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth, Alps) sees the filmmaker taking his obsession with insular, artificially constructed communities and turning it into a wonder... 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


1921, The beginning of the Golden Twenties. Not far from Paris. It is party day at Marguerite Dumont’s castle. Like every year, an array of music lovers gathers around a great cause at the owner’s place. Nobody knows much about this woman except that sh... more

Meddler, The

Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne and JK Simmons star in a late in life coming-of-age comedy written and directed by Lorene Scafaria. Marnie (Sarandon), an widow from New York City, follows her single TV producer daughter Lori (Byrne) to Los Angeles in hopes of st... more

Mia madre

Acclaimed Italian auteur Nanni Moretti returns with his semi-autobiographical and award-winning dramedy MIA MADRE, with Margherita Buy starring as a director struggling to balance life and art. Margherita (Buy) is directing a new social drama, set against ... more

Midnight Special

Jeff Nichols (Mud, Take Shelter) writes and directs science fiction thriller MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, a provocative, genre-defying film which is as supernatural as it is intimately human. Roy (Michael Shannon) goes on the run to protect his young son Alton (Jaeden... more

Month Of Sundays, A

Real estate agent, Frank Mollard (Anthony LaPaglia), won’t admit it, but he can’t move on. Divorced but still attached, he can’t sell a house in a property boom - much less connect with his teenage son. One night Frank gets a phone call from his mothe... more

Only Yesterday English Revoiced

It’s 1982, and Taeko (Daisy Ridley) is 27 years old, unmarried, and has lived her whole life in Tokyo. She decides to visit her relatives in the countryside, and as the train travels through the night, memories flood back of her younger years: the first i... more

Only Yesterday Japanese Language

NOVA EXCLUSIVE! From Studio Ghibli, and Academy Award®-nominated director Isao Takahata (The Tale of The Princess Kaguya) and general producer Hayao Miyazaki, ONLY YESTERDAY is a masterpiece of time and tone, rich with humour and stirring emotion, and beau... more

Our Last Tango

NOVA EXCLUSIVE! Nominated for Best Documentary at the Stockholm and Yamagata International Film Festivals, German Kral's love-letter to the power of dance is a story of devotion and respect between the two most famous dancers in the tango's history. María... more


Majestically shot in a spectacular, weather-swept valley, this wryly observed fable about two brothers who are more obstinate than the sheep they breed begins as a droll comedy about rural life and grows into a graceful and mythic tale about family, communi... more

Remembering The Man

NOVA EXCLUSIVE! At a prestigious Catholic boys school in Melbourne in the 1970s, Tim Conigrave and John Caleo fell madly in love. Their passionate, tempestuous, operatic romance lasted for sixteen years, facing disapproval, temptation, separation, and the l... more

Revenant, The

From Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman) comes an adventurous epic of survival set on the American frontier in the wild 1820s. In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bea... more

Shakespeare Live

A unique Captured Live two-hour event marking the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, David Tennant hosts this stage spectacular on Shakespeare’s birthday from Stratford-upon-Avon. This star-studded show celebrates Shakespeare’s plays an... more


A fight on Everest? It seemed incredible. But in 2013 news channels around the world reported an ugly brawl at 21,000ft as European climbers fled a mob of angry Sherpas. In 1953, New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay had reached the summit... more

Silences, The

NOVA EXCLUSIVE. From Australian filmmaker Margot Nash comes an intimate story of the unspoken silences that stricken many families: the unwillingness to acknowledge and treat mental illness. Growing up with a father whose troubled mental state affected eve... more

Son Of Saul

October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Ausländer (Géza Röhrig) is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working i... more


Directed by Tom McCarthy (Win Win, The Station Agent), and starring Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schrieber, John Slattery and Stanley Tucci, SPOTLIGHT tells the riveting true story of the Boston Globe's Spotlight investigation team, wh... more

The Daughter

Acclaimed actor and stage director Simon Stone makes his feature debut with an adaptation of his award-winning play The Wild Duck. In the last days of a dying logging town, Christian (Paul Schneider) returns after a long absence to his family home for his f... more

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

Where To Invade Next

Academy Award®-winning director Michael Moore returns with what may be his most provocative, subversive and hilarious film yet. In WHERE TO INVADE NEXT Moore plays the role of ‘invader’, visiting a host of nations including Italy, France, Germany and T... more

Wide Open Sky

Chronicling the triumphs and trials of the young members of an Australian children's choir - from auditions to the end-of-year concert - are revealed in this uplifting documentary.  Choir mistress Michelle has high expectations. She wants to teach the chi... more

Witch, The

NOVA EXCLUSIVE! In 1630s New England, a farmer is cast out of his colonial plantation and forced to move his family to a remote plot of land on the edge of an ominous forest. Almost immediately, strange and unsettling things begin to happen - the animals tu... more

(2d) St. Peter's And The Papal Basilicas Of Rome

Experience unveiled treasures in the year of the Extraordinary Jubilee The creators of Florence and the Uffizi Gallery take you on a journey through the four Papal Basilicas in Rome: St. Peter's, St. John in the Lateran, St. Mary Major and St. Paul Outside... more

(3d) St. Peter's And The Papal Basilicas Of Rome

Experience unveiled treasures in the year of the Extraordinary Jubilee The creators of Florence and the Uffizi Gallery take you on a journey through the four Papal Basilicas in Rome: St. Peter's, St. John in the Lateran, St. Mary Major and St. Paul Outside... more

Bolshoi Ballet Don Quixote

Music: Leon Minkus Libretto: Marius Petipa (after Miguel de Cervantes) Choreography: Alexei Fadeyechev (after Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky) Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet Cervantes’ eccentric hero Don Quixote leaves on ... more

Genius In Milan, The - Leonardo Da Vinci

At the end of the Fifteenth Century Leonardo da Vinci lived for eighteen years in Milan at the court of Ludovico Sforza, known as ‘Il Moro’. It was a long, important period in his life, that left a lasting impression on the city. In Spring 2015 Milan pa... more

Kbtc Entertainer, The

Cast includes Kenneth Branagh, Jonah Hauer-King, John Hurt, 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 examina... more

Kbtc Romeo And Juliet

Reuniting the stars of his celebrated film Cinderella, Kenneth Branagh directs Richard Madden and Lily James as Romeo and Juliet and Derek Jacobi as Mercutio, in Shakespeare’s heartbreaking tale of forbidden love. 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 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), Roberto Alagna (Des Grie... 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

Nt Live Hangmen

Following a sell-out run at London’s Royal Court Theatre, Olivier and Academy Award® winner Martin McDonagh (The Pillowman, The Cripple of Inishmaan, In Bruges) returns to the West End with Matthew Dunster’s award-winning production of his deeply funny... more

Nt Live One Man, Two Guvnors

For a limited time only, National Theatre Live’s Encore Series brings a selection of award-winning British theatre productions to your local cinema. Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the uproario... more

NT Live: A View from the Bridge

Following its smash-hit original broadcast, the Young Vic’s ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production of A View from the Bridge returns to cinemas due to audience demand. This stunning production of Miller’s tragic masterpiece won a tr... 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

Painting The Modern Garden: Monet To Matisse

From the Royal Academy of Arts, London & the Cleveland Museum of Art Monet was an avid horticulturist and arguably the most important painter of gardens in the history of art but he was not alone. Artists like Van Gogh, Bonnard, Pissarro and Matisse all saw... 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 Hamlet

Hamlet has the world at his feet. Young, wealthy and living a hedonistic life studying abroad. Then word reaches him that his father is dead. Returning home he finds his world is utterly changed, his certainties smashed and his home a foreign land. Struggli... 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

Gbrff - Lavender Hill Mob, The

Ealing Studios, planning a bank-robbery film, asked the Bank of England to devise a way in which a million pounds could be stolen from the bank. A special committee was created to come up with an idea, and their plan is the one used in the film!! Alec Guinn... more

Gbrff Blithe Spirit

This stylish English fantasy comedy film of ectoplasmic highjinks was directed by David Lean and is based on producer Noel Coward’s 1941 play. Rex Harrison and Constance Cummings star, but it’s Margaret Rutherford who steals the film as the incompetent ... more

Gbrff Chariots Of Fire

Based on a true story, Chariots of Fire is the internationally acclaimed, Oscar-winning drama of two very different men who compete as runners in the 1924 Paris Olympics. “From the opening scene of pale young men racing barefoot along the beach, full of h... more

Gbrff Dr. Strangelove

Stanley Kubrick’s 1963 political black comedy satirises the Cold War fears of a nuclear conflict between the USSR and the US. Star Peter Sellers was nominated for an Oscar and the film won the BAFTA for best British film of that year. Kubrick himself desc... more

Gbrff Her Majesty, Mrs. Brown

Judi Dench is brilliant as Queen Victoria who is deeply depressed after the death of her husband, and has disappeared from public. Her servant Mr Brown,played by Billy Connolly adores her and through caress and admiration brings her back to life, but that r... more

Gbrff Hobson's Choice

The winner of the British Film Academy Award Best Film of 1954. A wry comedy classic from David Lean starring Charles Laughton as an overbearing Victorian boot-maker in 1880’s England who rules over his 3 daughters with an iron hand…until the eldest one... more

Gbrff Ladykillers, The

A wonderfully macabre black comedy…a sister picture to KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS. Five diverse oddball criminal types planning a bank robbery rent rooms on a cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow under the pretext that they are classical musicians. This, t... more

Gbrff Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp, The

This unique romantic drama is another stunner from the British team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. It stars Roger Livesey and Deborah Kerr. Playwright David Mamet writes “This is my idea of perfection.It is my favourite film”, while Stephen F... more

Gbrff Man In The White Suit, The

Alec Guinness stars as a humble inventor, who develops a fabric which never gets dirty or wears out. This would seem to be a boon for mankind, but the garment manufacturers don’t see it that way. This Oscar nominated satirical comedy followed the Ealing S... more

Gbrff Matter Of Life And Death, A

Also known as 'Stairway To Heaven', this is a deliciously sophisticated romantic fantasy created by the British writing - directing - producing team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Set in England during the Second World War, it stars David Niven, ... more

Gbrff Odd Man Out

An acclaimed 1947 British film noir directed by Carol Reed and starring James Mason and Robert Newton. The story is told against a background of political unrest in a city of Northern Ireland. It is not concerned with the struggle between the law and an ill... more

Gbrff Our Man In Havana

This dryly witty satire of the spy game written by Graham Greene is set in Cuba and makes fun of intelligence services, especially the British MI6, and their willingness to believe reports from their local informants. It was directed and produced by Carol R... more

Gbrff Passage To India, A

David Lean’s final film is adapted from the classic novel by E.M. Forster and deals with the delicate balance between the English and the Indians during the British Raj in the 1920’s. The New York Times was part of the universal acclaim. “His best wor... more

Gbrff Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie, The

Maggie Smith’s Oscar winning performance as a headstrong young teacher in a private school in 1930s Edinburgh who ignores the curriculum and influences her impressionable 12 year old charges with her over-romanticized world view. Based on the novel by Mur... more

Gbrff Travels With My Aunt

At his mother’s funeral, a stuffy bank clerk meets his Aunt Augusta, an elderly eccentric with more-than-shady dealings who pulls him along on a whirlwind adventure. George Cukor directs this whimsical romantic fan-tasy with the wonderful Maggie Smith in ... more

Gbrff Whisky Galore

Based on a true story. The inhabitants of an isolated Scottish island in the Outer Hebrides are largely unaffected by wartime rationing, until the supply of whisky runs out. Things take an unexpected turn for the better when a freighter runs aground in heav... more