Hamilton Film Group
If you love top quality films from all corners of the world, such as The Shoplifters, The Insult and Cold War, you will love the program at Hamilton Film Group. Join us for monthly screenings to enjoy the best of independent, foreign language and art house films.
An Unexpected Love
(M) ARGENTINA 125 mins, with subtitles
Tuesday 17 Sept, 7.30pm
Wednesday 18 Sept, 2pm
“Comedies like this are rare -- not just for the mature age range, but for the wisdom packed into the observation. It's a sophisticated comedy, born out of experience.”
July 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Paul Byrnes| Sydney Morning Herald
Juan Vera’s smart, funny and hugely entertaining romantic comedy hit features two of Latin cinema’s most beloved stars, the superb Ricardo Darín and Mercedes Morán, as a long-married couple who are led to question the true meaning of love and desire after becoming empty nesters.
When Ana (Morán, Neruda, The Motorcycle Diaries) and Marco (Darín, Truman, Wild Tales) arrive at the airport to farewell their son Luciano, who is leaving his Argentine homeland to study abroad, they are filled with certainty that they’ve done well as parents. However, his departure leaves a significant hole in their everyday lives, and after more than twenty years of marriage, both reluctantly come to admit that their feelings for each other have shifted. So as if it were one last project together, Ana and Marco decide to ‘consciously uncouple’, and begin to explore the surprising and sometimes wonderful world of the newly-single, to hilarious and unexpected results.
This wonderful showcase for its two leads unsurprisingly stormed the local box office, becoming one of Argentina’s biggest hits of the year. Intelligent, warm and wise, AN UNEXPECTED LOVE is a sheer delight.
“It's a rom-com for empty nesters and though it contains no surprises, Juan Vera's film is polished, occasionally astute and eminently watchable.”
July 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | David Stratton | The Australian
“A fascinatingly talky, intelligent drama with comic moments. Apart from being beautifully mounted visually, it's also flawlessly acted.”
July 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Lynden Barber | Limelight
Evening and Matinee screenings
Film Group movies are monthly, usually every third Thursday of the month at 7:30pm. If the evening screening doesn't suit, you can catch the movie the next day at 2pm.
Membership and tickets
Memberships are available at the door, from Hamilton Performing Arts Centre.
Membership: full year $95, 6 films $55, 3 films $35
Concession prices: full year $85, 6 films $50, 3 films $30
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