South-west film groups offer arthouse, classic and foreign films

Five sisters must deal with life in conservative Turkey in Mustang.

Five sisters must deal with life in conservative Turkey in Mustang.

THREE south-west film societies have some great foreign, arthouse and classic movies on offer over the coming week.

MUSTANG: Hamilton Cinema, October 20, 7.30pm & October 21, 2pm.

Hamilton Film Group screens this French-Turkish co-production about a group of Turkish sisters forced into arranged marriages by their conservative relatives. Based on the real-life experiences of director Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Mustang was nominated for best foreign language film at the most recent Oscars, and claimed eight gongs at France’s top film award ceremonies – the César and the Lumières.

THE CARER: Reardon Theatre, Port Fairy, October 21, 1.30pm & 7.30pm.

Port Fairy Film Society screens this drama about an aspiring Hungarian actress (Coco König) who becomes the carer for a cantankerous yet great actor (Brian Cox). Directed by Hungarian director János Edelényi, The Carer was nominated for numerous film awards, including a BAFTA nom for Cox.

TO SIR, WITH LOVE: Reardon Theatre, Port Fairy, October 23, 1.30pm.

Port Fairy Film Society screens this 1967 classic starring Sidney Poitier as a teacher tackling a class full of difficult students in London’s East End. The film was a great success at the time, as was Lulu’s hit theme song.

CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA: Mozart Hall, Warrnambool, October 26, 7.30pm.

F Project Cinema screens this drama starring Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart and Chloe Grace Moretz. Binoche plays Maria, an actress who came to fame in her youth starring in a film and play called Maloja Snake – now years later she is coming to terms with playing the older role in a remake of Maloja Snake. Stewart won numerous awards for her portrayal of Maria’s assistant.

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