Hamilton Film Group
If you love top quality films from all corners of the world, such as The Eagle Huntress, A Man Called Ove and Gurrumul, you will love the program at Hamilton Film Group. Join us for monthly screenings to enjoy the best of independent, foreign language and arthouse films.
(MA15+) UK, 71mins
Thursday 19 July, 7.30pm
Friday 20 July, 2pm
A comedy of tragic proportions
THE PARTY - a comedy wrapped around a tragedy – unfolds in real time in a house in London in the present day.
Janet is hosting an intimate gathering of friends to celebrate her promotion to Shadow Minister of Health in the party of opposition. Her husband, Bill, seems preoccupied. As their friends arrive, some of whom have their own dramatic news to share, the soirée gradually unravels.
An announcement by Bill provokes a series of revelations that rapidly escalate into all-out confrontation. As people’s illusions about themselves and each other go up in smoke, along with the canapes, THE PARTY becomes a night that began with champagne but ends with blood on the floor.
Director: Sally Potter
Writers: Sally Potter, Walter Donohue (story editor)
Stars: Timothy Spall, Kristin Scott Thomas, Patricia Clarkson
(MA15+) RUSSIA, 127mins
Thursday 16 August, 7.30pm
Friday 17 August, 2pm
“A masterpiece. An eerie thriller of hypnotic, mysterious intensity.“
Peter Bradshaw, THE GUARDIAN
The searing, multi award-winning new drama from Andrey Zvyagintsev (Leviathan, Elena, The Return), arguably the most fearless and vital filmmaker in modern European cinema, LOVELESS is a razor-sharp and gripping portrayal of a family – and society – on the precipice of collapse.
Boris (Alexey Rozin) and Zhenya (Maryana Spivak) live together in the same Moscow apartment, but their relationship is all but over. Caught in a spiral of slanging matches and eager to be freed into the company of new lovers, the only thing keeping them together is the still-to-be-finalised sale of their apartment. What this means for their 12-year-old son, Alyosha (Matvey Novikov), doesn’t seem to be of primary concern. But when he doesn’t return home one night, the couple are confronted by ambivalent and resource-strained authorities, and must mount their own independent search… one that forces them to confront their fears, past actions and complacency.
“Impressive. An unflinching, astutely observed chronicle and reflection on Russian society. Recommended.”
Jason Di Rosso, ABC RADIO NATIONAL
Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev
Cast: Maryana Spivak, Alexey Rozin, Matvey Novikov, Marina Vasilyeva, Andris Keishs
2018 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE – BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM / 2018 GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINEE – BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM / WINNER – BEST FOREIGN FILM – 2018 CÉSAR AWARDS / WINNER – JURY PRIZE – 2017 CANNES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
WINNER – BEST FILM – 2017 BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL / WINNER – BEST FILM – 2017 MUNICH FILM FESTIVAL / WINNER – BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, BEST COMPOSER – 2017 EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS
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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