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.