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Calendar, Festivals, Film, October 19

Lavazza Italian Film Festival

2 – 23 October @ Cinema Paradiso and Luna on SX ·
Presented by Palace Cinemas ·

The Lavazza Italian Film Festival returns to Palace Cinemas – Cinema Paradiso (Northbridge) and Luna Palace Cinemas – Luna on SX (Fremantle) from 2 – 23 October. Celebrating 20 years in 2019 the festival is the biggest showcase of Italian cinema outside of Italy and presents 25 films including dramas, comedies, documentaries, films on art as well as a retrospective selection from the past 20 years.

Classic cinematic gems sit alongside the best new Italian films and highlights include The Champion – set in the glossy world of professional millionaire football players,rom com Bangla, films on art – Michelangelo- Endless and Amazing Leonardo, and the highly anticipated biopic Pavarotti.

More info:
www.italianfilmfestival.com.au.

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August 19, Calendar, Festivals, Film, July 19

Go North with the Scandinavian Film Festival

17 Jul – 7 Aug @ Cinema Paradiso & Luna SX ·
Presented by Palace Cinemas ·

Nordic Noir, stunning dramas and quirky comedies are just the tip of  the iceberg with the Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival, presented by Palace.

The popular festival returns to Perth this winter presenting 21 films from our friends in the north – Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden at Palace Cinemas’ Cinema Paradiso (Northbridge) and Luna Palace Cinemas’ Luna on SX (Fremantle). Always competing and diverse, the Scandinavian Film Festival presents a strong and diverse programme of films not to be missed.

More info:
www.scandinavianfilmfestival.com/sessions/perth
www.palacecinemas.com.au
www.lunapalace.com.au

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Calendar, Festivals, Film, June 19

Film: 2019 German Film Festival Closing Night

12 June @ Cinema Paradiso ·
Presented by Palace Cinemas ·

88 years after its initial release of The 3 Penny Opera (1931), we celebrate the closing of the festival with this cinematic delight. Join us for a glass of wine before the film, as we say auf Wiedersehen to the festival.

Closing the Festival is the celebrated classic 1931 film version of Bertolt Brecht’s The Threepenny Opera, which itself rivals the adored Weimar-era theatrical sensation. German auteur G. W. Pabst (Pandora’s Box, 1929) places audiences firmly in the impoverished back alleys of Victorian London alongside our underworld anti-hero Macheath (Mackie, or “Mack the Knife”), a vicious, amoral thug who sees himself as nothing more than a legitimate entrepreneur. When Macheath marries Polly Peachum without the permission of her father, Jonathan Peachum, the “beggar king” of London and a fellow businessman, a bitter rivalry ensues.

The selection complements Festival screenings of the recent Mack The Knife – Brecht’s Threepenny Film and its brilliant depiction of the controversy surrounding the making of this famous movie production. With its palpable evocation of corruption and dread, set to composer Kurt Weill’s irresistible score, this original cinematic interpretation remains a benchmark of early sound cinema.

Wednesday 12 June
Cinema Paradiso, 164 James St Northbridge
6:30pm Live music & drink on arrival
7:00pm Film

TICKETS:
www.germanfilmfestival.com.au or www.palacecinemas.com.au
General Admission $30 / Palace Movie Club Members $25

More info
W  www.germanfilmfestival.com.au
E:  kirby@anarchypr.com.au

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Calendar, Festivals, Film, May 19

2019 German Film Festival Opening Night Perth

28 May @ Cinema Paradiso ·
Presented by Palace Cinemas ·

Join us on Tuesday May 28 for the premiere of the highly anticipated thriller Balloon followed by an after party featuring drinks, German delicacies thanks to Andy’s Bratwurst and music by DJ Harvey Rae and Miss Q.

Known for Germany’s all-time biggest grossing movies Manitou’s Shoe (2001) and Dreamship Surprise (2004), comedy personality Michael “Bully” Herbig now makes his directing foray into thrillers, recreating a gripping historical event. 1979, East Germany at the height of the Cold War. Günter Wetzel (David Kross, The Reader), a bricklayer, and his friend Peter Strelzyk (Friedrich Mücke), an electrician, can no longer bear the oppressive regime. The two men and their wives resolve to undertake a mission to secretly build a hot air balloon from scratch that will carry them and their families over they sew 1,000 square metres of cloth and gather countless weather reports from West German radio with the Stasi (State Police) hot on their heels. A nerve-racking battle against the clock begins…

Watch the trailer here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=95LBIwTOR7Q&t=3s

Event Details:
Tuesday 28th May
6:30pm Reception at Cinema Paradiso – 164 James Street, Northbridge
7:00pm Screening of Balloon
9:00pm After Party at Cinema Paradiso

Tickets on sale now: www.germanfilmfestival.com.au or www.palacecinemas.com.au
Palace Movie Club $50 / General Admission $60
The German Film Festival 2019 will take place exclusively at Palace Cinemas from 28 May – 12 June at Palace Cinema Paradiso and Palace Raine Square.

More info:
www.germanfilmfestival.com.au

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Calendar, Festivals, Film, May 19

Film: 2019 Moro Spanish Film Festival Closing Night

15 May @ Cinema Paradiso, Northbridge ·
Presented by Palace Cinemas ·

Almodovar’s Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown will close the festival this year. Join us for a drink before the film screening. One of the biggest box-office hits in Spanish history, this sexy romp about obsessive love helped launch the careers of its director and renowned Spanish stars Carmen Maura and Antonio Banderas.

Carmen Maura is exceptional as Pepa, a woman cruelly abandoned by her longtime lover Iván (Fernando Guillén), who is unaware that she is pregnant with his child. Overcome with desperation, and on the verge of suicide-by-cocktail, Pepa makes hysterical (and dangerous) attempts to track down her elusive lover. Along the way, she confronts the various women in Iván’s life, including his crazy wife, Lucía (Julieta Serrano), by whom he has fathered a now-grown-up son, Carlos (Banderas). At the same time, Pepa has to deal with a manic friend, terrified the police are looking for her because of her boyfriend’s criminal activities. This combustive mix of eccentric characters and scenarios result in a delightful and deliriously deranged comedy that celebrates female camaraderie in all its forms.

Cinema Paradiso, 164 James St Northbridge
Wednesday 15 May
6:45pm arrivals
7:00pm film starts

TICKETS ON SALE NOW:
General Admission $25
Palace Movie Club Members $20
To purchase tickets go to: www.spanishfilmfestival.com/ or www.palacecinemas.com.au

Screening exclusively at Palace Cinema Paradiso from 24 April – May 15, the 2019 Moro Spanish Film Festival features 32 films from Spain and Latin America, including special presentations and events, innovative documentaries, and a spotlight on female directors.

More info
W: www.spanishfilmfestival.com/
E:  kirby@anarchypr.com.au

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April 19, Calendar, Festivals, Film

Film: 2019 Moro Spanish Film Festival Opening Night Fiesta Perth

24 April @ Cinema Paradiso, Northbridge ·
Presented by Palace Cinemas ·

The Moro Spanish Film Festival opens on April 24 with Champions, the critically acclaimed feel good film that smashed box office records in Spain last year!

Opening the festival on April 24 will be the Best Film winner at the Goya Awards (Spanish Oscars) Champions (Campeones).  This film, by Javier Fesser stars Javier Gutiérrez as Marco, an ambitious and arrogant basketball coach forced to train a team of people with disabilities. Touted as a “comedic slam dunk” by The Hollywood Reporter, Spain’s exuberant 2019 foreign language Oscars entry is the ultimate feel-good film that will leave audiences grinning from ear to ear.

The Opening Night Fiesta includes Sangria on arrival and the premiere screening, followed by an afterparty at Connections Nightclub with drinks, catering by Pinchos and live entertainment by Jere Sosa.

Watch the trailer here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qo_PDXou77c

Event Details:
6:15pm Reception at Cinema Paradiso – 164 James Street, Northbridge
7:00pm Screening of Champions
9:00pm After Party at Connections Nightclub – 81 James Street, Northbridge
Tickets: Palace Movie Club $52 / General Admission $57
To purchase tickets go to: www.spanishfilmfestival.com/ or www.palacecinemas.com.au

Screening exclusively at Palace Cinema Paradiso from 24 April – 15 May, the 2019 Moro Spanish Film Festival features 32 films from Spain and Latin America, including special presentations and events, innovative documentaries, and a spotlight on female directors.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

More info:
www.spanishfilmfestival.com/

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April 19, Calendar, Festivals, Film

Film: Alliance Francaise French Film Festival Special Events

4 April @ Camelot Outdoor Cinema ·
10 April @ Cinema Paradiso ·
Presented by Alliance de Perth ·

Special Event- Thursday 4th April – The Fall of the American Empire

Camelot Outdoor Cinema

Presented by the High Commission of Canada in Australia, enjoy nibbles and drinks followed by this witty and sardonic comedy that looks deep into contemporary society and values. In this provocative comedy, a listless loser with a wasted PhD in Philosophy, finds his dull life turned upside down when he’s saddled with a fortune in stolen cash. Enlisting the help of two dubious associates, he ponders his next move whilst trying to outmanoeuvre the heisters who want ‘their’ money back.

Event Details:
7:00pm: Reception including drinks, pancakes with maple syrup, cheese plus live music by Little Miss Squeeze Box
7:30pm: The Fall of the American Empire Screening

Tickets: Alliance Française de Perth membership & Luna Palace Privilege card $27.50 / Non-members $31.50

To purchase tickets go to: www.lunapalace.com.au or www.affrenchfilmfestival.org

Closing Night Event – KISS & TELL – Wednesday 10 April

Cinema Paradiso
Come and celebrate the last night of the Festival with a glass of wine and nibbles before the screening of this comedy about love and friendship that will delight you! In this comedic portmanteau of loosely connected storylines helmed by actor/director Michel Blanc, a superb ensemble cast, including Karin Viard, Carole Bouquet and Charlotte Rampling, enthral us with familial chaos, mystery, drama, deception and adultery. How will it end? The answer…in hilarious chaos!

Event Details:

6:30pm: Reception including drinks, cheese, food from Martineau plus live music.
6.45pm: Kiss & Tell Screening
Tickets: Alliance Française de Perth Membership & Palace Membership $30.00 / Non-members $35.00

To purchase tickets go to: www.affrenchfilmfestival.org or www.palacecinemas.com.au

More info
www.affrenchfilmfestival.org

 

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Calendar, Festivals, Film, March 19

Film: 2019 Alliance Française French Film Festival Opening Night Gala Perth

13 March @ Cinema Paradiso, Northbridge and Luna SX, Fremantle ·
Presented by Alliance Francaise de Perth ·

Join us on Wednesday 13 March for a screening of the hilarious romantic thriller; The Trouble with You, followed  by an after party (Northbridge ONLY) with food (cheese, obviously included), drink and entertainment.

Launching this momentous 30th birthday edition nationally will be The Trouble With You (En liberté!), directed by Pierre Salvadori (Beautiful Lies, Priceless) and starring Adèle Haenel, Pio Marmaï, Audrey Tautou and Damien Bonnard. Screening courtesy of Palace Films, this sparkling comedy set on the French Riviera, premiered as the centrepiece of Directors’ Fortnight at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, where it emerged as a huge audience hit.

An irresistible blend of laughs, action and romance, the story follows detective Yvonne, the principled young widow of the local police chief, who is horrified to learn that an innocent man has been languishing in jail for crimes committed by her late husband. Without a doubt, The Trouble With You is poised to weave its spell upon Australian audiences as it did in France, where it was a huge critical and box office success.

NORTHBRIDGE Event Details:
6:30pm Reception at Cinema Paradiso – 164 James Street, Northbridge
6:45pm Screening of The Trouble with You
~9:00pm After Party at Connections Nightclub – 81 James Street, Northbridge

Tickets: Tickets: Palace Movie Club / Alliance Francaise Member $55 / General Admission $60

TICKETS ON SALE NOW
To purchase go to: www.affrenchfilmfestival.org or www.palacecinemas.com.au

FREMANTLE Event Details:
6:15pm Reception at Luna SX – 13 Essex Street, Fremantle
7:00pm Screening of The Trouble with You
NO AFTER PARTY

Tickets: Luna Privilege Card / Alliance Francaise Member $28.50/ General Admission $34.50

TICKETS ON SALE NOW
To purchase go to: www.affrenchfilmfestival.org or lunapalace.com.au

The festival will take place at Palace Cinema Paradiso, Palace Raine Square, The Windsor, Luna SX & The Camelot Outdoor Cinema from Wednesday 13 March – Wednesday 10 April.

More info:
www.affrenchfilmfestival.org

 

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April 19, Calendar, Festivals, Film, May 19

Film: 2019 Alliance Française French Film Festival Perth

13 Mar – 10 Apr @ Cinema Paradiso, Raine Square, The Windsor, Luna SX and Camelot Outdoor Cinema ·
Presented by Alliance de Perth ·

Each New Year heralds a sense of excitement and never more so than 2019 which marks the 30th anniversary of Australia’s most tantalising multi-cultural movie event, the Alliance Française French Film Festival. Screening at Palace & Luna Palace Cinemas from 13 March – 10 April, this cherished celebration of French  culture will be presented by the Alliance Française in association with the Embassy of France in Australia
and Unifrance Films.

This very special Festival edition, which will showcase its innumerable delights across 12 distinct categories  with self-explanatory titles ranging from “Paris Snapshots,” “Summertime,” “Lighten Up,” and “Critically Acclaimed,” will also present a selection of outstanding movies from Belgium, Canada and Switzerland via its “Across Borders category including The Fall of the American Empire (La chute de l’empire Américain), a richly amusing comedy drama  from renowned Canadian director Denys Arcand, which is essential viewing.

Watch the festival trailer here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkSf1EFONjs

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

More info and ticket sales:
www.affrenchfilmfestival.org

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Y Tu Mama Tambien
Calendar, December 18, Film

Film: Y Tu Mamá También / Cine Latino Film Festival Closing Night

16 December @ Cinema Paradiso ·
Presented by Palace Cinemas ·

To close the festival on Sunday 16th December, Alfonso Cuarón’s funny,
hot-blooded, and moving road comedy Y Tu Mamá También will screen in a
2K restoration. Enjoy the night with a drink on arrival.

Academy Award winner Alfonso Cuarón (Roma, Gravity, Children of Men)
had his breakout hit with the perfectly balanced road comedy, Y tu mamá
también starring Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna. The film tells the
story of Julio and Tenoch, seventeen-year-olds who have had a long
friendship despite their different backgrounds. With their respective
girlfriends away in Europe, Julio (Bernal) and his upper-class friend
Tenoch (Luna) are looking forward to a summer full of fun and foolishness.
During a wedding, they meet Luisa (Maribel Verdú) — the 28-year-old wife
of Tenoch’s scholarly cousin — and try to convince her to go on a road
trip to a made-up beach paradise the two claim is on the Oaxacan coast.
To their surprise, Luisa — who is looking to escape her troubled life
for a spell — agrees to go along. Two days into the trip, tension starts
to build between the two friends, who are not-so-quietly vying for her
affection. Soon simmering jealousies boil over into savage arguments,
threatening to completely destroy their friendship.

Shot beautifully by cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki and interspersed with
small visual reminders of political unrest juxtaposed with the natural
beauty of the country; this is a film not to be missed.

Watch the Y Tu Mamá También trailer here:  youtu.be/3Qg6n7V3kO4

Event Details:
Sunday 16 December
6:30pm Drink on Arrival
6:45 pm Screening of Y Tu Mamá También

Tickets: Palace Movie Club $23 / General Admission $27

To purchase tickets go to: www.cinelatinofilmfestival.com.au/
or www.palacecinemas.com.au

Tickets on sale now

More info:
www.cinelatinofilmfestival.com.au/

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