JEWISH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2022 PROGRAM LAUNCH
Get high with JIFF at a special program launch screening of the laugh-out-loud lighthearted Israeli feature Greener Pastures. Nominated for 12 Israeli Academy Awards including Best Film, Best Director, Best ... more
To celebrate the latest rendition of this Agatha Christie mystery, we're throwing a few exclusive preview shindigs across Luna Palace Cinemas. Join us from 6:15pm for a delicious Classic Champagne Cocktail - complimentary on ... more
Starts Wed 9 Feb at: Luna Leederville, Luna On SX, Windsor Cinema
In the late 17th century, with plague ravaging the land, Benedetta Carlini joins the convent in Pescia, Tuscany, as a novice. Capable from an early age of performing miracles, Benedetta’s impact on life in the community is immediate and momentous.
Known for erotic sensations like Basic Instinct and Showgirls, ... more
Based on the 1937 novel by Agatha Christie, Death On The Nile is a daring mystery-thriller directed by Kenneth Branagh about the emotional chaos and deadly consequences triggered by obsessive love. Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot’s Egyptian vacation aboard a glamorous river steamer turns into a terrifying search for a murderer ... more
Starts Thu 10 Feb at: Luna Leederville, Luna On SX, Windsor Cinema, Luna Outdoor, Camelot Outdoor
Ryūsuke Hamaguchi (Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy; Asako 1 + 2) returns with his critically acclaimed poetic, meditative, beautiful and uplifting new film, a tale of human desire, loneliness and love, that nabbed Cannes’ Best Screenplay award.
Yusuke Kafuku, a stage actor and director, still ... more
Starts Thu 10 Feb at: Luna Leederville, Luna Outdoor
A heart-warming story about a former dressmaker who reinvents herself after befriending a young Chinese fashion designer, who inspires her to follow her dream. A joyful and moving journey that beautifully celebrates age, culture, and the diversity of Australian life.
When Liebe’s (Maggie Blinco) partner Duncan (Glenn Shorrock) ... more
Winner of Best Film, Director and Actress at the 2021 European Film Awards, writer/director Jasmila ébanić’s gripping, Oscar-nominated thriller depicts the unforgettable story of a UN translator attempting to save the lives of her family whilst pandemonium and escalating conflict rages around them. Based on true events, it's an ... more
Advance screenings Fri 11 Feb - Sun 13 Feb Starts Thu 17 Feb at: Luna Leederville
Award-winning director Joe Wright envelops moviegoers in a symphony of emotions with music, romance, and beauty in Cyrano, re-imagining the timeless tale of a heartbreaking love triangle. A man ahead of his time, Cyrano de Bergerac (played by Peter Dinklage) dazzles whether with ferocious wordplay at a verbal joust or with brilliant ... more
Starts Thu 24 Feb at: Luna Leederville, Luna On SX, Windsor Cinema
Falling for Figaro is a romantic comedy set in the fierce world of opera singing competitions, starring Danielle Macdonald and Joanna Lumley. Millie (Macdonald) is a brilliant young fund manager, who decides to leave her unfulfilling job and long-term boyfriend behind to chase her lifelong dream of becoming an opera singer in the ... more
Starts Thu 24 Feb at: Luna Leederville, Luna On SX, Windsor Cinema
Winner of three major awards at Sundance 2021 (World Cinema Audience, Directing and Grand Jury Prize honors), this outstanding drama is based on the true story of a Kosovo war widow fighting against ... more
An unlikely team of Zimbabwean refugees turned sommeliers shake up the international wine establishment when they compete in the World Wine Tasting Championships. Winner of the Audience Award at Tribeca Film Festival and Sydney Film Festival, Blind Ambition is an inspiring underdog story for the ages.
Verdi's hugely popular La Traviata returns to the Sydney Harbour water stage featuring a breath-taking soaring nine-metre high, 3.5-ton chandelier covered in 10,000 shimmering Swarovski crystals. This glamorous production was captured on location on Sydney Harbour in 2021 in front of a sold-out audience. La Traviata features timeless romantic ... more
On a glorious Greek evening, screen legend Bill Murray and world-renowned cellist Jan Vogler are joined by Vanessa Perez (piano) and Mira Wang (violin) to rock the Acropolis with a timeless mix of music, literature and poetry. Spanning from Bach to Van Morrison, Whitman to West Side Story, the wildly ... more
Starts Sat 12 Mar at: Luna Leederville, Luna On SX, Windsor Cinema
Who was Frida Kahlo? Everyone knows her, but who was the woman behind the bright colours, the big brows, and the floral crowns? Take a journey through the life of a true icon, discover her art, and uncover the truth behind her often turbulent life.
Making use of the latest technology, we take an in-depth look at key works throughout ... more
The antithesis of a rock biography, ANONYMOUS CLUB paints a raw and intimate picture of enigmatic singer-songwriter, Courtney Barnett - an anti-influencer who is a powerful voice for our times, a recluse acclaimed by audiences the world over and a strong female artist in conflict with herself.
Big mountain skiers, and close friends, Jérémie Heitz and Sam Anthamatten, find beauty and display grace in the dangerous world of free-skiing. Follow them as they set off around the world to find the most awe-dropping, high-altitude peaks and mountain ranges that exceed 6000 metres, and do what they do best: ... more
Inspired by true events, Nowhere Special, as premiered at Revelation Film Festival, features James Norton (Happy Valley, Mr Jones, Little Women) as thirty-five-year-old window cleaner John, who has dedicated his life to bringing up his son, after the child's mother left them soon after giving birth. When John is given only a ... more
Starts Thu 24 Mar at: Luna Leederville, Luna On SX, Windsor Cinema
The Duke is the true story of Kempton Bunton, a 60-year old taxi driver, who stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. It was the first (and remains the only) theft in the Gallery’s history.
Kempton sent ransom notes saying that he would return the painting on the ... more
Advance screenings Fri 25 Mar - Sun 27 Mar Starts Thu 31 Mar at: Luna Leederville, Luna On SX, Windsor Cinema
Straight from the Cannes Competition: the latest feature from celebrated Iranian director Asghar Farhadi (A Separation, Sydney Film Prize 2011, Oscar Best Foreign Language Film 2012) is a tale of redemption, veneration and modern morality.
Rahim is in jail because he was unable to pay a debt. He secures a two-day leave of ... more
The story of Christ’s death and resurrection has dominated western culture for the past 2000 years. It is perhaps the most significant historical event of all time, as recounted by the gospels but, equally, as depicted by the greatest artists in history.
From the triumphant to the savage, the ethereal to the tactile, some of ... more
The original principal cast of Downton Abbey will all once again return for the second film. In addition to the original cast, Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, Nathalie Baye, Dominic West, and Jonathan Zaccaï will join the ... more
Starts Thu 28 Apr at: Luna Leederville, Luna On SX, Windsor Cinema
A stranger than fiction true story set during WWII 2 starring Colin Firth (Supernova, The King’s Speech) and Matthew Macfadyen (Pride & Prejudice), Operation Mincemeat depicts the deception effort by the Allies to keep the invasion of Italy hidden.
Leah Purcell AM (She. Say; Black Chicks Talking) writes, directs and stars in this highly anticipated adaptation of her award-winning play and novel – a vivid reckoning with Australia’s colonial history through the tale of one woman’s resilience.
Molly Johnson’s husband is away droving cattle, leaving ... more
To mark the centenary of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922, this documentary offers, for the first time ever, an extraordinary opportunity to meet the Pharoah, and relive those unique moments on the big screen following exclusive coverage of how 150 items from among his treasures, were moved to become part of the biggest ... more
Starts Sat 14 May at: Luna Leederville, Luna On SX
Without Camille Pissarro, there is no Impressionist movement. He is rightfully known as the father of Impressionism.
It was a dramatic path that Pissarro followed, and throughout it all he wrote extensively to his family. It is through these intimate and revealing letters that this gripping film reveals Pissarro’s life and work. ... more
By Michele Mally and featuring Ingrid Bolsø Berdal (Westworld, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters). The debt contemporary culture has towards Munch is impressive, from Andy Warhol to Ingmar Bergman, from Marina Abramovich to Jasper Johnes. His ... more
Starts Sat 23 Jul at: Luna Leederville, Luna On SX