Ten years in the making, shot on the final night of the smash-hit sell-out exhibition, this immersive private tour of the LEONARDO DA VINCI’s Louvre masterpieces is a unique opportunity to contemplate the painter's most beautiful works up close. Never before have so many Leonardo da Vinci artworks been in the same place at the same time, and never has your access to their secrets and wonders been closer. This major retrospective devoted to his entire career as a painter shows how Leonardo’s investigation of the world – the “science of painting” as he called it – was the instrument of an art whose supreme ambition was to give life to his works. The insights provided by the exhibition curators during this guided journey offer a brand new understanding of Leonardo’s unparalleled artistic practice.
In Aida, Verdi masterfully pits the intimate affairs of the heart against the grandeur of the universe: where kingdoms rise and fall and the sands of time grind onwards.
There could be no grander setting for such an opera than Sydney Harbour itself, awash with the light of the city and the Sydney Opera House silhouetted against the setting sun.
Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour has become a huge part of the cultural landscape, combining all of the things Sydney does best: world-class opera, champagne and fine dining, sunsets and spectacle on the harbour's edge.
It's a monumental undertaking, with a team of more than 700 people involved in the project before a single note is heard over the harbour.
Aida is the biggest opera they've ever performed on the opera stage. But amid all of the spectacle, the famous 'Triumphal March', battle scenes and ancient temples, there's an emotional heart.
Long after the fireworks have faded from the sky and Amneris sings her quiet, concluding prayer, you'll see the true mastery of this opera: it is at once an historic epic and an utterly relatable human tragedy.
In his 93 years on our planet, David Attenborough has visited every continent, explored hundreds of habitats and studied countless species – in his own words he has lived ‘a blessed life’. Throughout the decades David has spent bringing the natural world to the homes of audiences worldwide he has also played witness to the monumental scale of environmental change caused by human actions.
ATTENBOROUGH: A LIFE ON OUR PLANET is David’s witness statement; for the first time sharing his views direct to his global audience and calling for mankind to urgently act on the truth many are starting to accept: that the time to save humanity and the planet that has fostered our development is now.
After the film audiences around the world will hear from the great man himself live via satellite from the iconic Royal Albert Hall
GThe content is very mild in impact
The film documents American singer Elvis Presley's Summer Festival in Las Vegas during August 1970. It was his first non-dramatic film since the beginning of his film career in 1956, and the film gives a clear view of Presley's return to live performances after years of making films. The film was released simultaneously with Presley's similarly titled twelfth studio album, That's the Way It Is.
PGMild themes, drug use and occasional coarse language
Imagine an organism that feeds you, heals you, reveals secrets of the universe and could help save the planet. Fantastic Fungi is a revelatory time-lapse journey, from 2019 Maui Film Festival Visionary Award honoree and director Louie Schwartzberg, about the magical, mysterious and medicinal world of fungi and their power to heal, sustain and contribute to the regeneration of life on Earth that began 3.5 billion years ago. Better yet, you'll see it through the eyes of mycologists, like renowned Paul Stamets exing about the unlimited potential of fungi in the fields of food, medicine, expanding consciousness, bioremediation, neurogenesis and treating end-of-life anxiety. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
For 70 years, crooner Charles Aznavour invited his legions of adoring fans into a magical dream of music & romance. Thousands of songs gave him stardom yet his life beyond music was even more extraordinary. An actor, political activist, diplomat and filmmaker, Aznavour by Charles enthrallingly reveals a complicated, multi-talented man who entertained for the greater part of a century. In 1948, fellow French music idol Édith Piaf gave Aznavour a Paillard-Bolex camera that he used to document his life. At the age of 94 he worked through an enormous film archive, giving us unparalleled insight into the man & his relationships with friends, including Frank Sinatra, Édith Piaf, Charles Trenet and Brigitte Bardot & offering an intimate insight into the life of one of France’s greatest artists.
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Striking a near-magical tone that’s both satirical and tender, the eagerly anticipated new comedy by Martin Provost (Séraphine, The Midwife) is set in 1968 at the Van der Beck’s School of Housekeeping and Good Manners.
Run by the immaculate Paulette (Juliette Binoche) and her husband, with the help of her eccentric stepsister Gilberte (Yolande Moreau) and nun Marie-Therese (Noémie Lvovsky), it’s a school that has been turning teenagers into perfect, subservient housewives for over two decades.
But change is in the air, and a sweeping nationwide protest movement is transforming the society around them, encouraging the school’s pupils to challenge authority and question their own desires and beliefs…
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MMature themes, violence, sex, drug use, coarse language and brief nudity.
César Award-winning filmmaker Nicolas Bedos’ hilarious La Belle Époque darts between present-day and the wild, wonderful 1970s in a whimsical, witty & romantic tale. Victor (Daniel Auteuil), a 70-something tech-phobic cartoonist, is struggling professionally &personally with his work evaporating & his wife, Marianne (Fanny Ardant) loathing him.
Things take a turn when Victor meets Antoine (Guillaume Canet) who offers a unique theatrical service to revisit memories and play out fantasies through carefully orchestrated re-enactments. Victor decides to relive the most memorable week of his existence, 40 years earlier, when he met the love of his life. A gleefully inventive film that reminds us of who we once were & who we have the potential to become. Dazzling, soul-stirring - ultimately, a heartwarming allegory.
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This new heartwarming comedy from the writer/director of the much-loved comedy Rosalie Blum demonstrates again his skill at conveying empathy, humour & charm with this rousing, heartfelt story. Its timeless message of determination & community speaks to viewers of any age - or size. Impressionable 12-year old Théo is nicknamed Fourmi – ‘Ant’ – due to his diminutive stature.
His loving father (the wonderful François Damiens, The Belier Family) struggles to deal with both retrenchment & separation.
When Théo misses out on a spot to train with English football club Arsenal, he decides his rejection for being too small will break his father’s heart, so he impulsively lies... which quickly spirals out of control, overtaking not just his life, but all those around him.
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Even the trailer made me cry! A thrilling family adventure from director Nicolas Vanier ( Belle and Sebastian) SPREAD YOUR WING is inspired by a true story. Videogame-addicted teenager Thomas (Louis Vazquez) is sent by his mother to spend the school holidays with his father in the beautiful, yet secluded, wetlands of the Camargue region in Southern France.
With no Wi-Fi and only his ornithologist father Christian (JeanPaul Rouve C’est la vie!), for company, Thomas is drawn into his father’s passion for a gaggle of newborn, wild geese. Together, father and son train the birds for their first migratory flight, hoping to free them from captivity. By doing so, they also start to rebuild their own strained relationship. This is a beautiful film; a timely family adventure about how even the smallest gestures can have a huge impact.
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Giants of French filmmaking Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano return with another unforgettable powerhouse film, The Extraordinary, which was honoured as the Closing Night feature at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.
Centred on the unexpected friendship between a rich quadriplegic and a man on welfare this creative filmmaking duo continues their heartfelt depiction of those living with disabilities.
The Extraordinary is based on the real-life figure of Stéphane Benhamou who runs an informal shelter in Paris for autistic youth who have fallen through the cracks of a system unable to care for them.
As their dedicated carer, Bruno (Vincent Cassel) again demonstrates his talent in an extraordinary, no-limits performance. Struggling for both staff and money, Bruno is the heart and soul of his uncertified shelter, which comes under threat when authorities start investigating it.
Despite the hard-hitting subject matter, this film gains levity through many moments of grace and humour. Profound and uplifting, The Extraordinary, about connection, dignity and equality, will stay with you long after you leave the cinema.
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The classic crime ‘whodunit’ has had a resurgence of late, thanks to the likes of Rian Johnson’s Knives Out and Kenneth Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express. But the genre has never been out of favour in France, where well-crafted mysteries in the Agatha Christie vein have proven popular for decades, and The Translators is an ingenious new entry to the canon.
The eagerly awaited final book of a best-selling Dragon Tattoo-esque French trilogy is about to be globally released, and nine international language experts have been hired to translate it into their native tongues. With the stakes so high, the supercilious publisher (Lambert Wilson) has them on lock-down – confined together without any contact to the outside world – in a luxurious bunker, until the task is completed.
So when the first ten pages of the top-secret manuscript inexplicably leak online with a ransom threat, it’s evident that the thief could only be amongst them. Their increasingly paranoid and desperate captor is ready to do whatever it takes to unmask him… or her… or them.
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Matthew Bourne’s ‘gorgeous take on the film classic’ (★★★★ The Times) comes to cinemas for the first time. Winner of two Olivier Awards, The Red Shoes is an ‘utterly enthralling’ (★★★★★ Daily Express) tale of obsession, possession and one girl’s dream to be the greatest dancer in the world. Victoria Page lives to dance but her ambitions become a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion. Matthew Bourne’s magical adaptation of the classic Powell and Pressburger film is set to the achingly romantic music of golden-age Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann, the production is orchestrated by Terry Davies, with stunning designs by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Paul Groothuis and projection design by Duncan McLean. Filmed live at Sadler’s Wells in London especially for cinemas, Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes stars Ashley Shaw as Victoria Page, Adam Cooper as Boris Lermontov and Dominic North as Julian Craster. This ‘cinematic masterpiece re-Bourne on stage’ (★★★★ Evening Standard) will dazzle your senses and break your heart.
Handel’s tale of intrigue and impropriety in ancient Rome receives its first Met performances, with star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the controlling, power-hungry Agrippina and Harry Bicket conducting. Sir David McVicar’s production ingeniously reframes the action of this black comedy about the abuse of power to “the present,” where it should loudly resonate. The all-star cast features mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey as Agrippina’s son and future emperor Nerone, soprano Brenda Rae as the seductive Poppea, countertenor Iestyn Davies as the ambitious officer Ottone, and bass Matthew Rose as the weary emperor Claudius.
One of America’s favorite operas returns to the Met for the first time in nearly 30 years. James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. “If you’re going to stage Gershwin’s opera, this is how,” raved the Guardian when the new production premiered in London in 2018. David Robertson conducts a dynamic cast, featuring the sympathetic duo of Eric Owens and Angel Blue in the title roles and an all-star ensemble that includes Golda Schultz, Latonia Moore, Denyce Graves, Frederick Ballentine, Alfred Walker, and Ryan Speedo Green.
Mick Fleetwood has assembled a stellar cast of musicians to celebrate the music that established Fleetwood Mac as one of the biggest bands in the world – the music of Peter Green.
With a line-up featuring Neil Finn, Noel Gallagher, Billy Gibbons, David Gilmour, Kirk Hammett, Jonny Lang, John Mayall, Christine McVie, Jeremy Spencer, Pete Townshend, Steven Tyler and Bill Wyman, this once-in-a-lifetime concert event captured at The London Palladium on 25 Feb 2020 is an absolute must-see for any music fan out there.
“The concert is a celebration of those early blues days where we all began, and it’s important to recognise the profound impact Peter and the early Fleetwood Mac has on the world of music.”
– Mick Fleetwood
Mountainfilm travels year-round and worldwide with a selection of current and best-loved short films from the annual Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado. One word sets Mountainfilm apart - HEART. These films feature a mix of adventure, environment and celebration of the human spirit.
Mountainfilm toured Australia and New Zealand for the first time in 2017 to rave reviews. People come together from all walks to life to to enjoy a night of adventure, excitement and adrenaline, now we are back with our fourth tour screening.
Mountainfilm on Tour is proudly presented in Australia and New Zealand by PRESENTING PARTNER, Osprey.
James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, filmed live for cinemas from the London’s West End. Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all - if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano - or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight? Edmond Rostand’s masterwork is adapted by Martin Crimp and directed by Jamie Lloyd (Betrayal). This classic play will be brought to life with linguistic ingenuity to celebrate Cyrano’s powerful and resonant resistance against overwhelming odds.
From 5.13 big walls in Yosemite to 5.14 sport climbs in Mexico to V14 boulder problems in Colorado, Pretty Strong follows eight of the world’s strongest female climbers as they explore new climbing areas, send hard projects, and push the boundaries of the sport and themselves.
Putting badass ladies front and center, this film is about some of the best climbers in the world—some you know, some you don’t—doing what they do best: crushing hard rock climbs. Your palms will sweat from the dizzying heights, your imagination will expand with the breathtaking landscapes, and your motivation will soar from the determination and try-hard of these strong women. The climbers featured include Nina Williams, Katie Lambert, Daila Ojeda, Hazel Findlay, and more. Pretty Strong is a climbing film about women, by women, and for everyone.
PGMild themes, violence and coarse language
A decades-long feud between two sheep farming brothers comes to a head when disaster strikes their flocks.
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Giuseppe Verdi’s masterwork – compelling, blood-curdling and beautiful – is performed from Austria on the breathtaking water stage of Lake Constance, Bregenz. This timeless tragedy delights audiences with its powerhouse combination of entertainment & emotional intensity.
One of Verdi’s most popular works, this unforgettable tale of sacrifice and revenge; of a father’s rage and a daughter’s shame features several of opera’s best-known arias-including Rigoletto’s passionate denouncement “Cortigiani, vil razza dannata,” Gilda’s dreamy “Caro nome” and the Duke’s instantly recognizable “La donna è mobile.”
Rigoletto was first performed in 1851 and is the first of the extraordinary “middle-period” trio of Verdi masterpieces that also includes La Traviata and Il Trovatore.
In the winter of 2019, Bryan Iguchi teamed up with fellow snowboarders Jeremy Jones and Travis Rice to explore an untamed part of Wyoming on a 10-day human powered expedition.
Bryan Iguchi, Jeremy Jones, and Travis Rice have each followed their own unique journey to become three of the most influential people in the action sports industry. They have changed the way we interact with the mountains and continually re-define what's possible. For the first time in their illustrious careers, these snowboarding legends are united by a common goal: To trek deep into the Yellowstone wilderness in search of groundbreaking first descents in the most remote region of the lower-48. This arduous journey through this winter landscape not only yields world-class riding but allows these three to reflect on their shared past and love of snowboarding in one of America's last wild places.
SECRET IMPRESSIONISTS tells the story of the art revolution at the core of the Impressionist movement, through an exploration of fifty legendary paintings - hidden treasures previously inaccessible to the general public, now on display in Rome for the very first time.
How did the Impressionists view the world? How was their work received? How did they go from being rejected by critics and the public to becoming, in just a few short years, some of the best loved works of art in the world?
Featuring the Rome exhibition’s head curators, and compelling analyses made by experts, historians and artists SECRET IMPRESSIONISTS will illuminate the Impressionist movement and uncover hidden gems of Monet, Degas, Renoir, Manet, Cézanne, and many other genius artists whose work has lived on long after their deaths.
PGParental Guidance Recommended for Younger Viewers
After very many years, STAR WARS; A NEW HOPE is finally back on the big screen!
Luke Skywalker leaves his home planet, teams up with other rebels, and tries to save Princess Leia from the evil clutches of Darth Vader.
***please note there was a typo on some promotion materials, the correct dates are Sat 15th Aug at 7pm & Sun 16th Aug at 7pm
Universal in its themes, Spartacus is a classic story of an underdog who fights back against all odds. The passionate love between Spartacus and his wife Flavia anchors an urgent rebellion against the Roman Empire and Crassus, a Roman general.
Lucas Jervies is a choreographer, a NIDA-trained director and a former dancer of The Australian Ballet: Spartacus is his passion project. His brand new production will feature the soaring music of Aram Khachaturian and sets and costumes by Jérôme Kaplan, who created the inventive designs for Alexei Ratmansky’s Cinderella.
CTCA strong sex scene
Charming and ambitious art critic, James Figueras (Claes Bang), has fallen from grace. He spends his days in Milan lecturing witless tourists about art history. His only glimmer
of hope is a new-found love interest, the enigmatic American, Berenice Hollis (Elizabeth Debicki). An opportunity strikes when he is contacted by wealthy art dealer Joseph Cassidy (Mick Jagger) who summons James to his villa on Lake Como and ask him to steal a painting from the legendary reclusive artist, Jerome Debney (Donald Sutherland). Soon, James’ greed and ambition get the better of him, and he finds himself caught in a web of his own making.
Based on the book by Charles Willeford.
Queen Victoria’s irrepressible love for Albert sparked a royal dynasty, but his untimely death brought the world’s most powerful woman to her knees with grief. In celebration of her bicentenary year, Northern Ballet, famed for their outstanding narrative works, bring the sensational story of Victoria to life in dance.
Choreographed by Cathy Marston, creator of Northern Ballet’s acclaimed Jane Eyre, with an original score by Philip Feeney, this major new production reveals the often-conflicting faces of one of Britain's most iconic monarchs, told through the eyes of her youngest child and lifelong companion Beatrice.
It’s time to get your winter stoke on! Save the date and get ready to kick off the season with our 70th anniversary film, Warren Miller’s Timeless, presented by Volkswagen. Featuring ski legends like Glen Plake, alongside newcomers Caite Zeliff, Jaelin Kauf, and Baker Boyd.
Road-trip with rippers from Arlberg to the Matterhorn, be immersed in the hometown hill of Eldora and discover a different side of Jackson Hole, plus much more.