The Pretend One (2017)

A magic realist drama following Charlie and her imaginary friend, Hugo, who grow up on an isolated cotton farm. When a new man appears in Charlie’s life, Hugo’s whole existence is threatened and he must become real to win Charlie back. A beautiful and unusual romance.

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Strange Colours (2017)

A remarkable new film set in an opal mining community A stunningly photographed complex drama about the varying and intermingling seams in an opal mining community. Milena travels to a remote opal mining community to see her estranged, ill father. Lost and alone, she falls into his bewildering world, where men escape society and share…

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Brothers’ Nest (2018)

Eleven years after Kenny thrust them to stardom, Shane and Clayton are back playing brothers with murderous intent in this blackly comic crime drama that has been described by Rolling Stone magazine “as a pulpy story of family, memories and murder that has been crafted into a funny, messed-up and moving tale that’s part Greek…

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Swinging Safari (2018)

A film for those who survived the 70s or for those who want to know what really happened. Suburban Nobbys Beach in 1975 was a place that revolved around surf mats, nipple rash, kids playing in the streets, boxed wine, a rotting whale carcass and outrageous parties. Kids run wild getting heinously burned in the…

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Running On Empty (1982)

A feast for fans of the early 80s and Aussie car culture – a classic about hot cars, hot chicks and hot times in the street racing scene. Mike is a young factory worker in love with hot-rods (he drives a Ford Falcon GT-HO Phase III) and has the hots for a girl who only…

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Kiss Or Kill (1997)

After a robbery scam that goes bad, small-time criminals Nikki and Al take off into the Australian outback, pursued by the police and a malevolent footballer named Zipper Doyle. Nikki and Al may be small time criminals, but they get mixed up in a complex world of corruption where no one can be trusted and…

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Sweet Country (2017)

One of the finest films of the year. Inspired by real events, this is a period western set in 1929 in the outback. When Aboriginal stockman Sam (Hamilton Morris) kills white station owner Harry March (Ewen Leslie) in self-defence, Sam and his wife Lizzie (Natassia Gorey-Furber) go on the run. They are pursued across the…

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The Sentimental Bloke (1918)

From the time of its release, it has been regarded as the supreme achievement of Australia’s silent era of film production. It was better reviewed and better received than any other pre-1930 Australian feature film. The vividness of its characterisation, heartfelt and sympathetic storytelling, its mixture of comedy with realistic backgrounds, and its Australian box…

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Cargo (2018)

Stranded in rural Australia in the aftermath of a violent pandemic, Andy an infected father desperately seeks a new home for his infant child, and a means to protect her from his own changing nature. Andy sets out on a precarious journey to find a new guardian for his child. A flourishing Aboriginal tribe are…

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Shame (1988)

Asta Cadell, a lawyer traveling through the outback on holiday, stops in a small town after her motorcycle breaks down and shacks up with Tim Curtis, the local mechanic, while fixing it. She then becomes involved in helping Curtis’ teenage daughter, Lizzie, who has been recently date-raped by Danny Fiske, the son of a wealthy,…

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