The Wild Pear Tree

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In Australian cinemas from 26 December 2018

Writers: Akin Aksu, Ebru Ceylan, Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Duration: 188 mins

“A formidable film… a major statement from a major director.” – Film Comment

★★★★★ “Stunning images… [a] gentle, humane, beautifully made and magnificently acted movie” – The Guardian

“Perceptive and profound. If only more family dramas took such care to get the details right.” – IndieWire

★★★★★ “Sensual and lyrical, tremendously acted… The word visionary has been flogged by the film business to the point of redundancy, but with The Wild Pear Tree, Ceylan reminds us he has earned every letter of it.” – The Telegraph

“His funniest, most politically poignant work yet… achingly personal.” – Village Voice

Sinan is passionate about literature and desperate to become a writer. Returning to the village where he was born, he pours his heart and soul into scraping together the money he needs to be published, until his father’s debts catch up with him.

A deeply moving and visually stunning countryside tale of the coinciding destinies of fathers and sons, The Wild Pear Tree is touted to be one of the year’s most accomplished foreign language releases.

The follow-up to acclaimed Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Winter Sleep (recipient of the Palme d’Or – top prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival), The Wild Pear Tree was acquired by Sharmill Films out of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival and will be released theatrically in late 2018.

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Foxtrot

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In Australian cinemas from 21 June 2018

Writer/Director: Samuel Maoz
Starring: Sarah Adler, Lior Ashkenazi, Yonatan Shiray
Duration: 113 min
Classification: MA15+

"Brilliantly constructed... this is award-winning filmmaking on a fearless level." - Variety

"Compelling and urgent" - The Guardian

"Beautiful deadpan satire - unexpected...masterful" – IndieWire

“Funny… Fascinating… Truly profound” – Vanity Fair

 

Michael and Dafna are devastated when army officials show up at their home to announce the death of their son Jonathan. Michael becomes increasingly frustrated by overzealous relatives and well-meaning army bureaucrats. While his sedated wife rests, he spirals into a whirlwind of emotions, which rival the surreal and darkly comic military experiences of his son.

Foxtrot, the sophomore feature film from director Samuel Maoz (2009's Golden Lion winner Lebanon) and Israel's official Oscar candidate, is a visually bold and emotionally powerful exploration of war, grief and family.

Winner of the coveted Grand Jury Prize at the Venice International Film Festival and recipient of eight Ophirs at the 2017 Israeli Film Awards including Best Film, Director and Actor, Foxtrot has garnered widespread praise for its unforgettable story which weaves three interconnected narratives into an overarching tale of love and loss, mixing comedy and tragedy in a wholly unique way.

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The Square

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Winner - 2017 Cannes Palme d'Or
Oscar nominee - Best Foreign Language Film
Directed by Ruben Östlund (Force Majeure)

“This is high wire cinema. It sets out to make your jaw drop. And it succeeds." THE GUARDIAN

Meet Christian, the respected curator of a prestigious contemporary art gallery. A divorced but devoted father of two, Christian drives an electric car, says all the right things, supports good causes, and is on the verge of opening his new show “The Square” - an installation which invites passers-by to examine their willingness to help others.

But disaster strikes when Christian’s phone is stolen, his new performance art piece turns dangerously awry, and his marketing campaign goes viral for all the wrong reasons.  As Christian desperately tries to hold onto his own ego while his comfortable life spirals out of control, his good intentions are increasingly abandoned, with hilarious results.

Winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and the most talked-about film of the season, “The Square” is a laugh-out-loud comedy for the modern age - a merciless satire of modern art, hypocrisy, and fragile male ego. 

Runtime: 2 hours, 31 minutes

NT Live: All About Eve - 25 May

School and group booking discount rates available now!

Photographs: Gillian Anderson by Pari Dukovic and Lily James by Perou. Design: Bob King Creative.

Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, The Fall, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Downton Abbey, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) lead in All About Eve, filmed live for cinemas from the West End in London.

All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve…don’t you…?

Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production, from one of the world's most innovative theatre directors, Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge), asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old.

All About Eve is adapted by Ivo van Hove from the 1950 Twentieth Century Fox film by Joseph L Mankiewicz starring Bette Davis, and the play “The Wisdom of Eve” by Mary Orr. Ivo van Hove directs this new stage version with set and lighting design from Jan Versweyveld, costume design by An D’Huys and music from double Mercury Prize-winner PJ Harvey, alongside Tom Gibbons’ sound design. Casting is by Julia Horan CDG.

Photographs: Gillian Anderson by Pari Dukovic and Lily James by Perou. Design: Bob King Creative.

Approx Runtime: 130 mins

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★★★★ An acting masterclass from Gillian Anderson. ~ Financial Times

★★★★ Lily James is excellent. ~ Time Out

★★★★★ Event theatre done with tremendous panache. ~ Daily Mail

NT Live: All My Sons - 15 Jun

School and group booking discount rates available now!

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Filmed live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.

America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.

But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.

Jeremy Herrin (NT Live: This House, People, Places & Things) directs a cast including Jenna Coleman (Victoria), and Colin Morgan (Merlin).

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★★★★ An extraordinary evening of theatre. ~ Times

★★★★ Sally Field and Bill Pullman deliver a Miller for our times. ~ Guardian

★★★★ Stunning performances from Sally Field and Bill Pullman. ~ The Stage