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Thursday, 27 August 2020

(Date TBC) A moving and heart-warming story of food, friendship and female empowerment, set against the backdrop of a modern-day Casablanca medina. The debut feature film from director Maryam Touzani, Adam explores the unlikely friendship between two very different women – one a lonely widow and the other unmarried and pregnant - whose paths cross in a tiny bakery. Initially closed off from the world, the widowed Alba (Lubna Azabal) is reluctantly charmed by pregnant Samia’s (Nisrin Erradi) eagerness to lend a hand with baking. When conservative values threaten both women’s freedoms as Samia struggles to prepare for her growing baby, the bond they grow to share could be the saving of them both. “An unabashed love letter to motherhood… beautifully made, deeply satisfying… emotional comfort food” - Variety

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Thursday, 27 August 2020

(Date TBC) Kitty Green writes and directs a searing drama inspired by recent revelations of what occurred within the workplace of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. Jane (Julia Garner) has landed a prized role working in the New York offices of an indie movie studio as the personal assistant to the Chairman. Working long hours and reading endless scripts, Jane is also responsible for her boss’ travel, scheduling meetings and making sure only those in his showbusiness orbit are able to reach him directly. Watching as her colleagues joke about his personal behaviour and make excuses for his verbal abusive, Jane soon reaches breaking point and sets off to bring to light what goes on behind closed doors.

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Thursday, 27 August 2020

(Date TBC) A film for anyone who has ever held on to the past, and one that explores the bittersweet grip of nostalgia. What if your past could be recreated to the last detail? Director Nicolas Bedos (Mr. & Mrs. Adelman, The Players) hypothesizes about an alternate path that virtual reality may take in his film LA BELLE ÉPOQUE. Victor (Daniel Auteuil) is a disillusioned cartoonist surveying the state of his life and his marriage to Marianne (Fanny Ardant). He encounters Antoine (Guillaume Canet) – director of a company called Time Travellers who provide tailor-made experiences of the past – and he soon deep-dives into a world of escapism into a time long gone. A romcom striking in its originality, cleverness, and the very Frenchness of it all, Bedos’ film is more than a homage to the past – it’s a reverie of lost happiness and at the same time a musing upon where the future could be headed.

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Monday, 23 March 2020

Beauty, creativity, genius: the Renaissance Florence of Lorenzo de' Medici was a powerhouse of art and culture. Among countless shops and government buildings, there was endless beauty coexisting with the dark side of the city, made up of power struggles, plots, intrigues and brutal violence. One revolutionary artist, more than any other, was able to project into his works the lights and shadows of an era destined never to be forgotten: Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510). In this special cinema event, relive Florence and all its astonishing art and culture through Botticelli's life, his collaborations, his challenges and successes under the wing of the Medici family.

Monday, 23 March 2020

Please note, CineTriva will not run in April. Thanks for your understanding. See you in May! No politics, sport or geography - just cinema! Film buffs unite, Cinema Nova brings you a monthly movie trivia event. Join us in the Nova Bar for a fabulous evening of laughs, drinks, food, games, surprises and of course trivia. We’ll test your knowledge on all things cinema, from the obscure, to the blockbuster, to the pure art-house to the juicy gossip, so grab a crew, come on down and show off your film expertise. Please note, booking is per team/table. One booking per team. Teams can consist of up to four people. Pease arrive a few minutes early to register your team. Any questions, please email admin@cinemanova.com.au

Thursday, 27 August 2020

(Date TBC) Ben Lawrence (Ghosthunter) directs screen stalwart Hugo Weaving in the story of two men forming an unlikely bond over shared trauma – HEARTS AND BONES. A war photographer, Daniel (Weaving) returns home, immediately preparing to embark on his next assignment. Haunted by the horrors he’s seen over the past years, Daniel is also looking to the future – to an upcoming retrospective of his photography work. When a South Sudanese refugee, Sebastian (newcomer Andrew Luri) discovers Daniel’s photos of a massacre held in his home village will feature, he approaches him; and after a shocking discovery, a friendship develops between the two men. Compassionately treating two troubled men from two very different worlds, Lawrence’s film is a moving tale of morality, war and, ultimately, hope.

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Thursday, 27 August 2020

(Date TBC) Pierre Cardin, legendary fashion designer, is front and centre in this new film about his life, times and oeuvre. Undoubtedly a giant in his field, we hear from stars in talking heads about the man and his work, in David Eversole and Todd Hughes’ captivating doco: Sharon Stone, Naomi Watts, Alice Cooper and Jean-Paul Gaultier are among his famous friends who give us insight into his world. A futurist in more ways than one - Cardin was one of the first to embrace diversity in his models - viewers are awarded a rare peek into the life of a true design titan, one who (nearing 100 years old!) still has much to say.

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Thursday, 27 August 2020

(Date TBC) Tilda Cobham-Hervey (Hotel Mumbai, 52 Tuesdays) steps up to the musical plate to play Helen Reddy, songstress of the 1970s, in the debut film from director Unjoo Moon. I AM WOMAN c chronicles the rise and fall of Reddy, an Australian artist who had a slew of hits in the ‘70s – and the eponymous song became something of an anthem for Reddy herself here, and of second-wave feminist movements the world over. Also starring Evan Peters (Pose, X-Men: Apocalypse) as her untrustworthy and troubling husband and Danielle Macdonald (Patti Cake$) as another Aussie expat breaking into music journalism, Moon brings us a film about a woman who roared in the ‘70s – and whose words still do today.

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Thursday, 27 August 2020

(Date TBC) In this delightfully droll and whimsical globetrotter comedy-drama from director Elia Suleiman (Divine Intervention), a man leaves Palestine in search of a new life - to Paris, to New York - only to find that his quest for a new home is shadowed by his old one. Finding reminders of Palestine everywhere he goes, his journey - and the film - meander along in surreal, absurdist style. Having competed for the Palme d’Or at Cannes and selected as the Palestinian entry for Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards, Suleiman’s film becomes a wry study of what home is and where home lies.

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Thursday, 27 August 2020

(Date TBC) Following the critically acclaimed Pawno, director Paul Ireland moves from Footscray to Prahran’s commission flats for this contemporary re-interpretation of Shakespeare, with AACTA winner Hugo Weaving leading a powerful cast. Reimagining the Bard’s play about morality, mercy and justice, Ireland and his co-writer, the late Damian Hill (West of Sunshine) have crafted a topical tale about an unlikely bond between a modern Muslim woman Jaiwara (Megan Smart) and a local musician, set amongst the background of racial tension, amphetamines and gang culture. Influenced by the gritty realism of films like Amores Perros, the social conscience of Fishtank and dynamic aesthetic of Un Prophete, MEASURE FOR MEASURE questions the notion of justice, the ability for redemption and the desire for power.

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Thursday, 27 August 2020

(Date TBC) Swimsuit parades, waves and twirls, and Bob Hope. But also the Women’s Liberation Movement and Keira Knightley with a burning feminist agenda! Set at the Miss World competition hosted by Hope in 1970, the competition was the most-watched TV show in the world, when the newly-formed WLM disrupted the live broadcast by invading the stage. But rather than setting up the film as feminists vs. contestants, MISBEHAVIOUR tells a more nuanced story - with Miss Grenada then being crowned as the first woman of colour winner ever, the stage was set for both patriarchy and societal ideals of beauty to take a big kick in the guts.

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Thursday, 27 August 2020

(Date TBC) Alejandro Landes' (Porfirio) third feature is a survivalist saga and hypnotic journey into the wilderness of Latin America. A group of child soldiers for a guerrilla organisation deep in the remote mountains are guarding an American hostage, Doctora (Julianne Nicholson). The teenage commandos perform military training exercises by day and indulge in youthful hedonism by night, navigating survival, humanity and sexuality. After an ambush drives the squadron into the jungle, both the mission and the intricate bonds between the group begin to disintegrate. Winner of a Sundance Special Jury Award and Colombia’s official entry into the Academy Awards, and with a powerful score by Mica Levi (Under The Skin), MONOS is singular in its vision, and a fever-dream of a war film. Spanish language, English subtitles.

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Thursday, 27 August 2020

(Date TBC) James Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica, but his peace is short-lived when an old friend from the CIA asks for help. A mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist soon turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond to the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology. Daniel Craig is reunited with Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Rory Kinnear, Christoph Waltz and Ralph Fiennes as “M”. Oscar winner Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody) and Golden Globe nominee Ana de Armas (Knives Out) join the all-star cast of this concluding chapter in the Daniel Craig-led 007 series. Cary Joji Fukunaga (Jane Eyre, True Detective) directs, screenplay by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), Fukunaga, Scott Z. Burns (Contageon) and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade (Skyfall). GROUP BOOKINGS AVAILABLE - contact us for more details.

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Monday, 23 March 2020

One life in the hands of 12 women. Rural Suffolk in England, 1759. As the country waits for Halley’s comet, a young woman is sentenced to hang for a heinous murder. When she claims to be pregnant, a jury of 12 matrons are taken from their housework to decide whether she’s telling the truth, or simply trying to escape the noose. With only midwife Lizzy Luke prepared to defend the girl, and a mob baying for blood outside, the matrons wrestle with their new authority, and the devil in their midst. James Macdonald (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) directs Maxine Peake (The Theory of Everything, Funny Cow) and Ria Zmitrowicz (Three Girls, Mr. Selfridge) in this bold and gripping thriller from Tony Award-nominated writer Lucy Kirkwood (Chimerica, Skins). Filmed live from the National Theatre in London.

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Thursday, 27 August 2020

(Date TBC) Two brothers, one magic stick, and 24 hours - the quest beginneth, and the quest taketh you right into the world of two teenage elves, embarking on an adventure to bring back their dead father...but only for one day. Things, as you can imagine, don’t go as planned. Directed by Dan Scanlon and featuring the voices of Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis Dreyfus and Octavia Spencer, ONWARD, in true Pixar style, delivers an adventure-filled romp while also activating those tear ducts - and will remind you that the biggest adventures are better with family.

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Thursday, 27 August 2020

(Date TBC) Charles Dickens’ iconic hero returns in Armando Iannucci’s (The Death of Stalin, In The Loop) wholly original new take on the classic novel. Raised by a loving mother in Victorian England, the fate of David Copperfield (Dev Patel) takes an unexpected turn when he is sent to London by his mean-hearted new stepfather. Prompting a series of (mis)adventures that bring him into the lives of some of the quirkiest characters ever imagined (portrayed by Tilda Swinton, Benedict Wong, Hugh Laurie, Ben Whishaw, Gwendoline Christie and Peter Capaldi), David’s odyssey becomes a delectably witty and opulently crafted comedy that is sure to become one of 2020’s most beloved films.

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Thursday, 27 August 2020

(Date TBC) Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan (An Education, Far From The Madding Crowd) stars an ‘avenging angel’ in this delicious new take on the revenge thriller. Traumatised by a tragic event in her past, Cassie (Mulligan) leads a secret double life by night, seeking out vengeance against those who cross her path. Now, an unexpected encounter is about to give Cassie a chance to right the wrongs of the past. A hit at Sundance, visionary director Emerald Fennell (Killing Eve) has crafted a boldly provocative debut feature, both thrilling and wildly entertaining. With a strong cast including Bo Burnham, Laverne Cox, Adam Brody and Alison Brie and a career highlight for Mulligan, this fiery #MeToo tale is sure to be one of the year’s most discussed films.

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Thursday, 27 August 2020

(Date TBC) A remake of the Icelandic film of the same name from 2015, director Jeremy Sims (Last Cab To Darwin) jettisons the setting over to remote Western Australia this time. Estranged brothers Colin (Sam Neill) and Les (Michael Caton) don’t exactly get along: a decades-long feud runs between them, as they raise separate flocks of sheep within close proximity. When Les’ prize ram is diagnosed with a rare and lethal disease, the entire population of sheep in their valley is jeopardised. Can two brothers save both their animals and their own relationship, and will it be sheep that bring humans back together? With two Australian legends of the screen telling the story, ewe will be keen to find out the answers.

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Monday, 23 March 2020

RAPHAEL: THE YOUNG PRODIGY tells the story of the artist from Urbino, beginning with his extraordinary early portraits of women - the Mother, the Friend, the Secret Lover and the Client. Delve into Raphael’s uncanny ability to capture celestial beauty, and to focus his gaze beyond the physicality and into the psychology of his subjects (some real, some imaginary) so that their personalities explosively emerge from his canvas. With fascinating contributions from internationally renowned experts, this special cinema event will uncover the most significant people and places and inspirations in the life and times of Raphael – a Renaissance leader and one of the most spectacular painters in history. genius artists whose work has lived on long after their deaths.