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Chopper

Opening Date: Thursday, 4 Nov 2021

“This film, without meaning to, is almost 95% true. Andrew stumbled into the truth,” says the real Chopper Read about ... more

Julia

Opening Date: Thursday, 4 Nov 2021

Go on a delicious journey into the life of legendary cookbook author and television superstar Julia Child with the new ... more

Room, The

Opening Date: Friday, 5 Nov 2021

Tommy Wiseau's THE ROOM first screened at Cinema Nova in February 2010, where it has since become a cult-favourite, expanded ... more

No Time to Die

Opening Date: Thursday, 11 Nov 2021

James Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica, but his peace is short-lived when ... more

Power of the Dog, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 11 Nov 2021

Winner of Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival as well as Best Film at San Sebastian, Jane Campion's THE ... more

Last Night in Soho

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

Acclaimed filmmaker Edgar Wright (Baby Driver, The Sparks Brothers) directs an original psychological thriller that explores the seductive nature of ... more

Rescue, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

From Academy Award-winning filmmakers E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin (Free Solo), THE RESCUE is the edge-of-your-seat account of the ... more

Zola

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

It took about 5 minutes for the movie rights to be snapped up after Aziah “Zola” King’s Twitter thread went ... more

Bad Luck Banging

Opening Date: Thursday, 25 Nov 2021

Winner of the prestigious Golden Bear at the 2021 Berlin Film Festival, BAD LUCK BANGING (OR LOONEY PORN) is an ... more

Best Sellers

Opening Date: Thursday, 25 Nov 2021

Michael Caine and Aubrey Plaza star in Lina Roessler's odd-couple comedy BEST SELLERS. Lucy Stanbridge (Plaza) is a book publisher ... more

Palazzo di Cozzo

Opening Date: Thursday, 25 Nov 2021

Aging patriarch, Franco Cozzo, holds court over an iconic furniture empire. A pioneer of Australian TV advertising, Franco’s tri-lingual catchphrase ... more

Stray

Opening Date: Thursday, 25 Nov 2021

"The ultimate love-letter to dogs" - Variety. Seen through the eyes of three dogs living on the streets of Istanbul, ... more

Titane

Opening Date: Thursday, 25 Nov 2021

Winner: Palme d'Or 2021! From the director of Raw, Julia Ducournau, comes the uncategorizable phantasmagoria of TITANE. Agathe Rousselle stars as ... more

Dune

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Dec 2021

A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, Denis Villeneuve's adaptation of novelist Frank Herbert's DUNE tells the story of Paul ... more

Lost Leonardo, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Dec 2021

THE LOST LEONARDO is the inside story behind the Salvator Mundi, the most expensive painting ever sold at $450 million. ... more

French Dispatch, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 9 Dec 2021

The new film from Nova-favourite Wes Anderson, THE FRENCH DISPATCH, brings to life a collection of stories from the final ... more

Scary of Sixty-First, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 9 Dec 2021

Two roommates' lives are upended after finding out that their incredibly affordable Manhattan apartment harbors a dark secret in Dasha ... more

One Second

Opening Date: Thursday, 16 Dec 2021

From master filmmaker Zhang Yimou (Hero, Raise The Red Lantern) comes an ode to the power of cinema set during ... more

Duke, The

Opening Date: Saturday, 25 Dec 2021

The true story of Kempton Bunton (Jim Broadbent), a 60-year old taxi driver, who stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke ... more

Swan Song

Opening Date: Saturday, 25 Dec 2021

Legendary actor Udo Kier stars as Pat Pitsenbarger, a retired hairdresser who escapes the confines of his small-town Sandusky, Ohio ... more

Worst Person in the World, The

Opening Date: Saturday, 25 Dec 2021

Julie (Renate Reinsve) is turning thirty and her life is an existential mess. She is struggling to find her career ... more

Delicious

Opening Date: Sunday, 26 Dec 2021

In 1789 France, just prior to the Revolution, gastronomy is strictly the domain of the aristocrats and the prestige of ... more

Eyes of Tammy Faye

Opening Date: Thursday, 27 Jan 2022

Jessica Chastain gives an awards-worthy performance as iconic American televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker who, with her husband Jim Bakker (Andrew ... more

Benedetta

Opening Date: Thursday, 3 Feb 2022

In the late 17th century, with plague ravaging the land, Benedetta Carlini joins the convent in Pescia, Tuscany, as a ... more

Loveland

Opening Date: Thursday, 10 Feb 2022

Aussie screen icon Hugo Weaving stars alongside Ryan Kwanten (True Blood) and Jillian Nguyen (The True History Of The Kelly ... more

Flee

Opening Date: Thursday, 17 Feb 2022

A rare event in that it is likely to be a favourite during awards season in the animated feature, feature ... more

Nowhere Special

Opening Date: Thursday, 24 Feb 2022

John (James Norton - Little Women, Belle) a 35-year-old window cleaner, has dedicated his life to bringing up his 4-year-old ... more

River

Opening Date: Thursday, 10 Mar 2022

Directed by Jennifer Peedom (Sherpa) and narrated by Willem Dafoe RIVER that explores the timeless relationships between humans and rivers. ... more

Petite Maman

Opening Date: Thursday, 5 May 2022

Director Céline Sciamma returns after her hit Portrait Of A Lady On Fire with her next feature: PETITE MAMAN. An ... more

IFF: Amore

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

Roberto Rossellini Retrospective. An anthology film centered on two separate women both played by Anna Magnani, Rossellini’s L’Amore comprises two ... more

IFF: Buona Sera, Mrs Campbell

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

Italian Godesses Retrospective. During World War II, an Italian villager (Italian beauty Gina Lollobrigida in an award-winning role) befriends three ... more

IFF: Cam's War

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

From Official Competition at the Giffoni Film Festival, director Laura Muscardin takes us on perilous adventure, set in the future, ... more

IFF: Everything's Gonna Be Alright

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

A touching personal story from director Francesco Bruni, Everything’s Gonna Be Alright follows a man forced to reevaluate his relationships ... more

IFF: Fellini Forward

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

Direct from its Venice International Film Festival premiere, this pioneering project is a one-of-a-kind film documenting the process of making ... more

IFF: Glass Boy

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

A heart-warming tale of courage and adventure, Glass Boy tells the story of 11-year-old Pino who is trapped in a ... more

IFF: Hidden Away

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

Winner of the Berlin International Film Festival Silver Bear, Elio Germano delivers a knockout performance in Hidden Away, an authentic ... more

IFF: If You Care for Me

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

A man with a knack for accidentally setting off catastrophes decides to help his friends but causes more trouble in ... more

IFF: Journey to Italy

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

Roberto Rossellini Retrospective. Based on the novel Duo, by Colette, Ingrid Bergman and George Sanders star in a romantic drama ... more

IFF: Leopard, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

Italian Godesses Retrospective. Over the past six decades fabled Italian film star Claudia Cardinale has worked with master directors such ... more

IFF: Like a Cat on a Highway 2

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

The second chapter of the blockbuster comedy Like a Cat on a Highway (IFF18) sees the return of Paola Cortellesi ... more

IFF: Marriage Italian Style

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

Italian Godesses Retrospective. Italian screen icon Sophia Loren, one of the most beloved and recognisable figures in the international film ... more

IFF: Padrenostro

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

Rome, 1976. Valerio (Mattia Garaci) is ten years old and has a vivid imagination. When he witnesses, together with his ... more

IFF: Paisan

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

Roberto Rossellini Retrospective. Roberto Rossellini’s neo-realistic follow-up to his breakout Rome, Open City is the ambitious, enormously moving Paisan, which ... more

IFF: Paolo Conte - Via con me

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

An enthralling documentary following the life and work of Italian singer and composer Paolo Conte, Paolo Conte, Via con me ... more

IFF: Predators, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

Winner of Best New Director at the 2021 David di Donatello Awards, actor/director Pietro Castellitto delivers an entertaining black comedy ... more

IFF: Rome, Open City

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

Roberto Rossellini Retrospective. Presented in a new digital restoration, Roberto Rossellini’s remarkable drama Rome, Open City, starring Aldo Fabrizi and ... more

IFF: Sirley

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

Director Elisa Amoruso’s semi-autobiographical fiction debut chronicles a young girl’s plight as she strives to make sense of her place ... more

IFF: Stromboli

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

Roberto Rossellini Retrospective. The first collaboration between Roberto Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman is a devastating portrait of a woman’s existential ... more

IFF: Three Floors

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

Featuring a tremendous ensemble cast, the new drama from acclaimed auteur Nanni Moretti (Mia Madre, The Son's Room) traces the ... more

IFF: Three Perfect Daughters

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

In this comedy hit set in Rome, Marco Giallini (Perfect Strangers IFF16, God Willing), Vincenzo Salemme and Giuseppe Battiston (The ... more

IFF: Ties, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

Distinguished by an outstanding cast in top form, the stylish and involving new drama from award-winning writer/director Daniele Luchetti (La ... more

IFF: Tigers

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

An enthralling drama about the considerable cost of excellence in a world where everything, and everyone, has a price tag, ... more

IFF: To Chiara

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

From multi award-winning writer/director Jonas Carpignano (A Ciambra, Meditteranea), To Chiara is a searing, gripping and remarkably poignant drama about ... more

IFF: When Mum Is Away... With the Family

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

An entertaining Christmas-themed sequel to the 2019 Festival hit 10 Days Without Mamma, the misadventures of the Rovelli family are ... more

IFF: You Came Back

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

Festival favourite Stefano Accorsi (The Goddess of Fortune IFF20, The Champion IFF19) stars as a man torn between the past ... more

MF: Andy Warhol 4K Double Feature

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Dec 2021

For the first-time ever, experience filmmaker Paul Morrissey's BLOOD FOR DRACULA & FLESH FRANKENSTEIN on the big scren in all ... more

MF: Apparitions

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Dec 2021

A modern horror tale that begins like a gothic ghost story... and ends with a deadly cat and mouse game ... more

MF: Banquet, A

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Dec 2021

Following on from sell-out screenings at TIFF, Fantastic Fest and Beyond Fest, A BANQUET is an unsettling, thought-provoking and hyper-tense ... more

MF: Black Friday

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Dec 2021

It's Thanksgiving, and the Black Friday shoppers are coming for deals, bargains, and blood! Starring Devon Sawa (IDLE HANDS), Michael ... more

MF: Bull

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Dec 2021

A brutal, subversive and wickedly suspenseful revenge thriller from Bafta-winner Paul Andrew Williams, director of LONDON TO BRIGHTON, BULL features ... more

MF: Crabs

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Dec 2021

Horny jocks, battle-hardened nerds and hot milfy mums abound in Pierce Berolzheimer's loving ode to the OTT eco-horror movies of ... more

MF: Crow Valley

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Dec 2021

Mountain biker Benny Jones sets off on a weekend ride to remote Crow Valley but is knocked off his bike ... more

MF: Dawn Breaks Behind the Eyes

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Dec 2021

Having just inherited a run down castle, a dispirited woman and her ill-tempered husband decide to spend the night, as ... more

MF: Ditched

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Dec 2021

After a routine prison transfer crashes in the forest, young Inuit paramedic Melina finds herself surrounded by murderers with a ... more

MF: Dogs in Horror: They're Not Our Pets Anymore

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Dec 2021

LEE GAMBIN TALK: Dogs In Horror. When we think of our canine companions as seen in the movies, we are ... more

MF: Dogsploitation Marathon

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Dec 2021

Following on from Lee Gambin's fascinating lecture THEY"RE NOT PETS ANYMORE: DOGS IN THE HORROR FILM, Monster Fest is beyond ... more

MF: Dunes, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Dec 2021

Nicholas Rice, a renowned journalist for the Los Angeles Times, returns to his hometown of THE DUNES to investigate the ... more

MF: Found Footage Phenomenon, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Dec 2021

THE FOUND FOOTAGE PHENOMENON is an independent documentary charting the origins of the found footage sub-genre, tracking it through to ... more

MF: Free Fall, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Dec 2021

Sara wakes from a coma to a life she doesn't remember; a fragile reality that tumbles into a nightmare where ... more

MF: From Short to Feature: BUTTON MAN Q&A panel

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Dec 2021

From Short To Feature: The Creative Hourney of BUTTON MAN Filmmaker Panel. Short films can help launch a career and ... more

MF: Hellbender

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Dec 2021

16-year-old Izzy suffers from a rare illness that has kept her isolated on a mountaintop with her mother her whole ... more

MF: Keeping Company

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Dec 2021

When two brash insurance salesmen knock on the wrong door hawking for business, a series of unfortunate events transpire and ... more

MF: Lonesome Room, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Dec 2021

A prolific young writer struggling for her next story is drugged and wakes up tied to a chair in a ... more

MF: Mad God

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Dec 2021

A subterranean epic created in-between working on big budget Hollywood fare, MAD GOD is VFX legend Phil Tippett's experimental stop-motion ... more

MF: Monster Fest Shorts 2021

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Dec 2021

Monster Fest continues to program the best horror shorts coursing through the veins of the festival circuit from around the ... more

MF: Monster Fest Student Shorts Program

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Dec 2021

Once again Monster Fest has scoured the top film schools in the country looking for the nastiest, scariest, horroriest shorts ... more

MF: Mutt

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Dec 2021

Set in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, MUTT follows Odette Harker as she comes to terms with her first pregnancy. ... more

MF: Nova Star

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Dec 2021

Set in an 80s retro futureworld, Mack and her robot co-worker Spanners clean toilets aboard the majestic spaceship Nova Queen. ... more

MF: Offseason

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Dec 2021

After receiving word about the defilement of her mothers grave, a young woman and her partner travel to a small, ... more

MF: Once Upon a Time in Uganda

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Dec 2021

Set in Uganda, this documentary follows two men from opposite sides of the world who come together over a shared ... more

MF: Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Dec 2021

OPENING NIGHT PREMIERE EVENT! Returning to the origins of the massively popular Resident Evil franchise, fan and filmmaker Johannes Roberts ... more

MF: Retaliators, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Dec 2021

In THE RETALIATORS, an upstanding pastor uncovers a dark and twisted underworld as he searches for answers surrounding his daughter’s ... more

MF: Sadness, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Dec 2021

Every year Monster Fest seeks to program at least one film in which the sex, violence and visceral, bloody gore ... more

MF: Scam

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Dec 2021

Kim, a small-time scam artist, is desperate to move up the ranks of Melbourne's seedy criminal underworld but faces stiff ... more

MF: Scary of Sixty First, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Dec 2021

A slow-boil horror-fuelled conspiracy thriller, Dekrasova's latest film borrows from todays headlines as two innocent women are drawn into a ... more

MF: Slumber Party Massacre

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Dec 2021

A fun, splatter-fueled reimagining of Roger Corman's iconic 1982 slasher film, SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE follows a group of female high ... more

MF: Surprise Session

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Dec 2021

Monster Fest is working furiously behind the scenes to bring you a super special addition to this years’ program. Take ... more

MF: The Tunnel Doco: The Other side of Darkness

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Dec 2021

THE TUNNEL is hands down the greatest Australian found footage feature and this tenth anniversary documentary not only gives you ... more

MF: Trasharama

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Dec 2021

Trasharama, Australia’s nastiest short film Fest-EVIL program returns to Monster Fest for its 10th time and is literally bursting at ... more

MF: Tunnel 10th Anniversary, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Dec 2021

10th Anniversary screening event! An investigation into a government cover-up leads to a network of abandoned train tunnels deep beneath ... more

MF: Video Horders S3 Premiere

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Dec 2021

Series creator, director and host Rob Taylor returns for the third season of the wildly popular web-series VIDEO HOARDERS and ... more

MF: Wyrmwood Apocalypse

Opening Date: Thursday, 2 Dec 2021

MONSTER FEST CLOSING NIGHT SCREENING EVENT! In Kiah Roache-Turner's follow-up to his 2014 breakout zombie hit, in a zombie-infested Australian ... more

Marjorie Lawrence: World At Her Feet

Opening Date: Thursday, 16 Dec 2021

Nova exclusive! Discover the remarkable story behind one of Australia's first internationally-renowned opera performers, MARJORIE LAWRENCE. Born in 1907 and ... more

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