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After the Storm

NOVA EXCLUSIVE! The latest film from Japanese auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda (Nobody Knows, Like Father Like Son) is a gentle family drama of a father on the skids attempting to do the best for his son. Ryota (Hiroshi Abe) is a once successful novelist who now w... more

Alien: Covenant

Meet The Filmmaker Q&A: Join Ben Rigby, Covenant Crew Member, when he discusses working with director Ridley Scott, travelling to the Alien universe (and the London Premiere) and being cast in Alien Covenant while working as a Cinema Nova staff member. Frid... more

Battleship Potemkin & Man With A Movie Camera

Call of the Avant-Garde Immerse yourself in constructivist cinema in this revolutionary double bill of MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA and BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN with introductions by Heide Museum of Modern Art curators Sue Cramer and Lesley Harding. Includes intermis... more

Berlin Syndrome

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... 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


Anne Hathaway proves that there’s a giant, city-crushing monster in all of us in Nacho Vigalondo’s genre-bending kaiju comedy. Gloria (Hathaway) is a human disaster; unemployed, frequently drunk, and has just been dumped by her successful boyfriend. Wi... more

Dog's Purpose, A

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 B... more

Don't Tell

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 yea... more

Eagle Huntress, The

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 stretch... more

Family Law Series 2 Premiere, The

Join author/screenwriter BENJAMIN LAW and guests when they appear live at Cinema Nova to discuss THE FAMILY LAW, following the big-screen premiere of the first two episodes of the anticipated new season. Returning to SBS on June 15, the new series of Austr... more


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, FRAN... more

Free Fire

Executive produced by Martin Scorsese Free Fire is an electrifying dark comedy-thriller about an arms deal that goes spectacularly and explosively wrong. Set in a colorful yet gritty 1970s Boston, Free Fire opens with Justine (Oscar® winner Brie Larson), ... more


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... more

Handsome Devil

NOVA EXCLUSIVE! An odd couple friendship develops between an artistic soul and a teen rugby sensation in HANDSOME DEVIL, director John Butler’s tender coming of age tale set in an Irish all-boys boarding school. Sixteen year old Ned (Fionn O’Shea) has ... more

Hidden Figures

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 b... more

Hotel Coolgardie

Meet The Filmmaker Event - Tuesday June 6 - 6.45pm. Tickets on sale below. NOVA EXCLUSIVE! Australian Director Pete Gleeson and Producer Melissa Hayward come to Nova to talk about their acclaimed new documentary and worldwide festival hit - a sometimes am... more

I Am Heath Ledger

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 enthusi... more

Innocents, The

It's December 1945, and the Second World War is finally over. Mathilde (Lou de Laâge), a young French Red Cross doctor, finds herself in liberated Warsaw treating the last of the French soldiers returning from the front. One night, a young Benedictine nun ... more


Cinema Nova and The Lort Smith Animal Hospital are excited to present an advance screening of the film with a special introduction ahead of the film on Sunday June 4, 11.15am. Tickets on sale meow! Hundreds of thousands of cats have freely roamed the metr... more

Lady Macbeth

PRIVILEGE MEMBER ADVANCE SCREENING. Thursday June 15 – 6.30pm. Tickets on sale below. The feature film debut from acclaimed theatre director William Oldroyd, LADY MACBETH is a Gothic tale of a young woman trapped in a marriage of convenience in 19th cent... 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 Brier... more

Man Called Ove, A

A smash hit in Sweden and the U.S., A MAN CALLED OVE makes a hero out of a grumpy old coot who proves the face we show the world can be deceiving. Ove is in mourning for his beloved wife, as well as furious about being booted off the neighbourhood residen... more


WINNER: 3 ACADEMY AWARDS! Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor - Mahershala Ali. A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, MOONLIGHT chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggle... 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’... more

Norman: The Moderate Rise And Tragic Fall Of A New

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 ... more

Personal Shopper

The second collaboration between Kristen Stewart and French auteur Olivier Assayas after Clouds of Sils Maria is an unconventional ghost story that creeps up on its audience with chills both supernatural and emotional. Maureen (Stewart) is a young American... more

Quiet Passion, A

Join us for a very special matinee advance-screening of A QUIET PASSION on Friday June 16 at 10.30am with freshly-baked cookies, tea and coffee, plus a poetic discussion with Australian Poetry's Jacinta Le Plastrier live in-cinema. Cynthia Nixon gives a ca... more


Everyone in Justine's family is a vet. And a vegetarian. At 16, she's a brilliant and promising student. When she starts at veterinary school, she enters a decadent, merciless and dangerously seductive world. During the first week of increasingly violent ha... more

Room, The

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, Lisa, great friends and a job with a promotio... more

Sense Of An Ending, The

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 ... more

T2: Trainspotting

The original filmmakers and cast behind the acclaimed cult hit of 1996 reunite for T2 TRAINSPOTTING. Based on Irvine Welsh's original novel and its follow-up Porno, Oscar winning filmmaker Danny Boyle directs a script by John Hodge (Shallow Grave, Trainspot... more

The Space Between

Marco (Flavio Parenti) is a 35 year-old ex-chef who has given up his career and any sense of hope to return to Udine in Northern Italy to nurse his ailing father. Even when offered a job at an illustrious Melbourne restaurant, he declines using his father a... more

Their Finest

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, ... more

Things to Come

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 reinven... more


The secrets of the past threaten to unravel two lives in UNA, adapted from David Harrower’s play Blackbird. 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 m... more

Viceroy's House

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, cha... 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 celebrate... more


Adapted from the graphic novel by Daniel Clowes, Woody Harrelson stars as a chattering misanthrope who discovers he may have something worth living for after all in the oddball WILSON. Wilson is a neurotic middle-aged mess, completely uninspired by his ex... more

Zookeeper's Wife, The

The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina (Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski (Johan Heldenbergh), have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship an... more

(3d) Raphael: The Lord Of The Arts

Raphael – The Lord of the Arts is the first film adaptation of the life and work of one of the most famous artists in the world - Raphael Sanzio. Few figures in the history of art have lived a life so full of intensity and fascination quite like Raphael... more

John Le Carre - An Evening With George Smiley

Captured live from London's Royal Festival Hall, join us for a celebration of one of the world’s greatest writers as he shares the secrets behind the creation of his most beloved character. From his extraordinary Cold War novels – such as The Spy Who ... 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 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 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: 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

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: Angels In America Part 1

Angels In America Part One: Millenium Approaches. America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw ... more

Nt Live: Angels In America Part 2

Angels In America Part Two: Perestroika America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) pla... more

Nt Live: Obsession

Jude Law (The Young Pope, Closer, The Talented Mr. Ripley) stars in the stage production of Obsession, broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge, Hedda Gabler) directs this new stage adaptation of Luch... more

Nt Live: Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, The Woman in Black), Joshua McGuire (The Hour) and David Haig (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Witness for the Prosecution) star in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy, captured live from The Old Vic theatre ... more

NT Live: Twelfth Night

Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity. A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new... more

Nt Live: Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?

Sonia Friedman Productions present Imelda Staunton (Gypsy, Vera Drake, the Harry Potter films); Conleth Hill (Game Of Thrones, The Producers); Luke Treadaway (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Fortitude, The Hollow Crown) and Imogen Poots (... more

Rff: Constance On The Edge

Filmed over 10 years, CONSTANCE ON THE EDGE is an unflinchingly honest portrayal of one refugee family’s resettlement story in Australia. more

Rff: In Procedure

This documentary is about Syrian father Hassan, who fled to the Netherlands, to save his family. Through audio messages he keeps in touch with his wife Fadia and his children, who are still in Syria. Among them is his daughter Yomna, who is seriously ill. W... more

Rff: Land Between, The

THE LAND BETWEEN offers an intimate insight into the hidden and desperate lives of Sub-Saharan African migrants living in the mountains of northern Morocco. For most, their dream is to enter Europe by jumping a highly-militarized barrier into Melilla, a Spa... more

Rff: Life Is Waiting

Most people think that colonialism in Africa has ended. But in the territory of Western Sahara, the end of European rule only gave way to a new occupation, this time by Morocco. Four decades later, the world continues to look the other way as the Sahrawi pe... more

Rff: Staging Post, The

THE STAGING POST follows Muzafar and Khadim, two Afghan Hazara refugees who were stuck in Indonesia after Australia 'stopped the boats'. Facing many years in limbo, they built a community, started a school, changed UN refugee policy and inspired a refugee e... more

Rsc: Antony & Cleopatra

Following Caesar’s assassination and his own rise to power, Mark Anthony chooses a life of decadent seduction with Cleopatra, Queen of Eqypt, where his military brilliance deserts him and his passion leads the lovers to their tragic end. Iqbal Khan retur... more

Rsc: Julius Caesar

Caesar returns from war, all-conquering, but mutiny is rumbling through the corridors of power. The Rome season in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre opens with the politics of spin and betrayal turning to violence. Season Director Angus Jackson steers the thr... more

Rsc: Titus Andronicus

The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play. Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss, who relinquishes power but leaves Rome in disorder. Rape, cannibalism and severed body parts fill the moral void at the heart of this ... more

Stage Russia: Anna Karenina

Directed and choreographed by Angelica Cholina, this Vakhtangov Theatre production of ANNA KARENINA is a modern dance interpretation of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel, originally published in serial installments from 1875 to 1877 in the periodical The Russian ... more

Stage Russia: Cherry Orchard, The

First produced in 1904 at The Moscow Art Theatre under the direction of Konstantin Stanislavsky, this production of Anton Chekhov's classic tale of cultural futility, starring Russian stage and screen legend Renata Litvinova, is more relevant today than it ... more