TOP END WEDDING
30th May Australia 110mins M
Engaged and in love Lauren and Ned have just 10 days to reunite her newly separated parents and pull off their dream Top End Wedding. But Lauren’s mother has gone missing, experiencing a midlife crisis. In order to find her, the couple goes on a fantastic road trip across northern Australia. Along the way they find fulfillment for their own personal journeys through the wild beauty of the landscapes and the unbeatable charm of the characters that they meet along the way. But will they finally recover Lauren’s mother and pursue their dream wedding?
YELLOW IS FORBIDDEN
30th May NZ / France 87mins PG
YELLOW IS FORBIDDEN is a modern day Cinderella story where the brave, diminutive and daring heroine’s dream doesn’t end at the ball. Guo Pei is chasing every designer’s fantasy – to become part of the exclusive yet savage world of Haute Couture.
It’s an unprecedented story, taking the viewer inside the world where Guo Pei creates magic: a 50kg dress so heavy Guo Pei has to consider a gymnast not a model to walk the runway, a gown spun by 300 embroiderers, precious gold material printed with centuries-old Swiss fresco. All from a woman who learnt her craft at Number 2 Light Industrial School after the reign of Mao Tse Tung.
THE NIGHT EATS THE WORLD
31st May France 84mins MA
Based on the novel by Pit Argarmen, NIGHT EATS THE WORLD follows Sam (Anders Danielsen Lie) who turns up at his ex-girlfriend’s place during a raucous party to claim some personal belongings he accidentally left behind. To avoid sparking a bitter confrontation, he locks himself in a back room while getting things in order, and falls asleep in the process. When he wakes up, the party has turned into a bloodbath and the world beyond the apartment is looking similarly messy. Is there anyone out there like him? Or will he be consumed by his own insanity, if not by zombies? Hailed as one of the most inventive horror-thrillers in years.
13th June Australia 89mins PG
2040 is a hybrid feature documentary that looks to the future, but is vitally important now! Award-winning director Damon Gameau, director of THAT SUGAR FILM, embarks on journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream. Structured as a visual letter to his 4-year-old daughter, Damon blends traditional documentary with dramatised sequences and high-end visual effects to create a vision board of how these solutions could regenerate the world for future generations.
20th June UK / USA 121mins M
ROCKETMAN is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. This inspirational story – set to Elton John’s most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton – tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture. ROCKETMAN also stars Jamie Bell as Elton’s longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden as Elton’s first manager, John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton’s mother Sheila Farebrother.
UKRAINIAN FILM FESTIVAL
28th June – 6th July Ukraine / International
The Pivotonian Cinema presents the 4th annual festival of ‘Uki’ film here in Geelong. Featuring all-new films from the exciting, accomplished and emerging Ukrainian film industry. His Excellency the Ukrainian Ambassador to Australia will open the festival on Friday, 28th June at 7pm with a gala screening of the 2019 screwball comedy HERO OF MY TIME. Ukraine beers & vareneky (dumplings) will be available throughout the festival.
Films featured include: HERO OF MY TIME, WOMAN AT WAR, DONBASS (from acclaimed director Sergei Loznitsa), WHEN THE TREES FALL and VOLCANO, along with an exciting package of 2019 SHORT FILMS from the DOVZHENKO film centre.