A Hidden Life

Jan 29, 20 A Hidden Life

SYNOPSIS:

A HIDDEN LIFE is a cinematic event from master filmmaker Terrence Malick who brings us an extraordinarily powerful and profound true story of resistance, hope and love.

The three-time Oscar nominated director is back in sublime form and delivers a truly cinematic experience with breathtaking visuals and outstanding performances.

Based on real events, A HIDDEN LIFE, is the story of an unsung hero who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War Two.

When the Austrian peasant farmer is faced with the threat of execution for treason, it is his unwavering faith and love for his family that keep his spirit alive.

A HIDDEN LIFE releases exclusively at Palace Cinemas on
JANUARY 30.

Thanks to Fox Searchlight Pictures

REVIEW:

Nerida

I have never seen a film like A Hidden Life. Terrence Malick is known for his unique style, but this is something else. It is one of the most grim, harrowing, mournful films I have ever seen and it is absolutely masterful. I can’t even find words to properly describe it. This is a film that you enter, that you experience, you almost feel like you’re watching a documentary.

Malick’s direction is absolutely one of a kind, brilliant, almost spiritual. The acting is phenomenal-August Diehl is terrific, and Valerie Pachner is spectacular, along with excellent supporting performances from all. The cinematography is astounding; jaw-droppingly gorgeous (either this or 1917 for best cinematography of the year), and James Newton Howard’s score is beautiful. But what sets this film apart is its emotional brutality- it is heartbreaking, grim, and absolutely brutal. And yet, throughout all of this, the courage, faith and bravery of Franz and his wife, not to mention their three little girls and Franz’s mother-is incredibly overwhelming.

The film is not without flaws-it’s needlessly too long, with some repetitive shots-but that does not take away from the fact that it is fantastic. An incredible film.

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H is for Happiness

Jan 20, 20 H is for Happiness

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“What brings you Happiness?”

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In Cinemas FEBRUARY 6

SYNOPSIS:

Taking out the top prize at CinefestOZ 2019, H is for Happiness, is produced by Julie Ryan (Hotel Mumbai, Red Dog), and premiered globally at the Melbourne International Film Festival to a standing ovation and roaring reviews.

The feature debut of long-time theatre director, John Sheedy (Mrs McCutcheon)H is for Happiness is led by young Aussie newcomers Daisy Axon and Wesley Pattern, with a stellar supporting cast including Richard Roxburgh (Moulin Rouge, Hawke), Emma Booth (Once Upon a Time) and Joel Jackson (Jungle, The Boy Next Door). Also in the film is Miriam Margoyles, best known for her role as Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter franchise, as well as award-winning actress Deborah Mailman (The Sapphires, Total Control, Offspring), 2019 winner for AACTA’s Best Lead Actress in a TV Drama. 

Based on the young adult novel My Life as an Alphabet, by Australian author Barry Jonsberg, adapted for the screen by writer/producer Lisa Hoppe, H is for Happiness follows Candice Phee, an unflinchingly honest and optimistic twelve-year-old who is determined to bring her dysfunctional family back from the brink. Her exploits will inspire and delight anyone who has faced the trials of adolescence and the heartbreak of family tragedy. 

Set to become an Aussie family favourite, H is for Happiness is a coming of age film that explores themes of first love, family relationships, loss and grief in a truly unique and lighthearted way. 

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The Peanut Butter Falcon

Jan 14, 20 The Peanut Butter Falcon

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In Cinemas JANUARY 30

SYNOPSIS:

In a classic adventure tale worthy of Mark Twain, a down-on-his-luck fisherman and a young man bent on achieving an impossible dream make their way down the waterways of a mythical American South with the help of a succession of colorful strangers. Starring Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson and newcomer Zack Gottsagen, The Peanut Butter Falcon is an inspiring and heartfelt slice of timeless Americana.

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Bad Boys For Life

Jan 10, 20 Bad Boys For Life

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In Cinemas JANUARY 16

SYNOPSIS:

The Bad Boys Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) are back together for one last ride in the highly anticipated Bad Boys for Life.

Thanks to Sony Pictures Australia

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A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

Jan 09, 20 A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

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In Cinemas JANUARY 23
But see it first at the preview screening

SYNOPSIS:

Tom Hanks portrays beloved American children’s TV icon, Mister Rogers, in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America’s most beloved neighbor.

Thanks to Sony Pictures Australia

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