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WIN x1 double pass for Royal Opera House 2018-2019 Live Cinema Season! The Queen of Spades

****COMPETITION TIME*** On Feb 16, 17 & 20 Village Cinemas in Melbourne will present an exclusive filmed performance of The Queen of Spades, as a part of the Royal Opera House 2018-2019 Live Cinema Season! Based on a short story by poet Alexander Pushkin, The Queen of Spades follows Gherman, a soldier torn between love and a destructive fixation with gambling. The opera set in 1890 explores madness, obsessive passions and the supernatural, with the characters giving voice to Tchaikovsky’s own unfulfilled desires. Here is your chance to win 1 x double pass on us. Simply share this post on Facebook and tag us @weknowmelbourne (your profile must be public so we can see the share!). Get a bigger chance to win by filling the form below. Competition closes on 8thFebruary 2019. Read more about the event here.

Paracinema Fest

A FILM FESTIVAL FOR THE WEIRDLYWONDERFUL ARRIVES IN MELBOURNE Paracinema Fest is the latest festival to claim space in Melbourne’s thriving cinema scene, and it’s here to open the city’s film lovers’ eyes to new boundary-pushing genre films from Thursday 29 November to Wednesday 5 December. Embracing all forms of transgressive visual media culture, Paracinema Fest is the mutation of high and low art, conjoining cinema academia with (not) guilty pleasure films and everything in between. Highlights of the festival program include the Melbourne premiere of An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn starring Aubrey Plaza, Jemaine Clement, and Craig Robinson. Directed by Jim Hosking (The Greasy Strangler), the film tells the story of Lulu Danger, whose dissatisfying marriage is shaken up when a mysterious man comes through her town to perform an event called “An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn; For One Magical Night Only.” The zombie apocalypse hits World War II in the high-powered, pulse-pounding thriller Overlord. Following a team of American paratroopers in Nazi-occupied France with only hours until D-Day, Overlord has been described as Saving Private Ryan meets 28 Days Later after its …

UNDERGROUND CINEMA DELIRIUM

Do you know what fear does? As a Federal Marshal you’re required to step out of the light into the untouched dark. You ask the questions no one else wants to. Walk the path of the condemned. Face the hidden insanity. Strive for the unspeakable truth. Because when you see a monster you must stop it… In its ninth year, Underground Cinema returns to Melbourne in May with their unique, secret, live, film screening experiences. Using actors, detailed sets and costumes, they’ve immersed you in over 40 secret worlds; from the fast paced world of Wall Street to training at Quantico for Silence of the Lambs, they’ve ensured your survival during the zombie apocalypse in 28 Days Later and helped you seek safe passage in World War 2, Casablanca. Now, get ready to enter a thrilling new world as you step back in time to a sinister 1950s with an unforgettable, interactive, immersive experience unlike any other. Welcome to Underground Cinema DELIRIUM. *Please note: All sessions are 4+ hours including the live experience and film. …

Chevalier at ACMI Cinemas

One of the most distinctive voices in the Greek New Wave, Athina Rachel Tsangari (Attenberg) brings her latest film Chevalier to ACMI Cinemas from 6 October. Taking out Best Film at the 2015 London FIlm Festival, Tsangari’s newest work is set on a luxury yacht in the Aegean Sea where six men – all friends – embark on a competition to be crowned the ‘Best at Everything’.  Receiving kudos for her work in contemporary Greek cinema, Tsangari collaborated closely with director Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster) to produce the films Dogtooth and Alps. The two filmmakers also share common creative ground with screenwriter Efthimis Filippou (The Lobster), who transforms the straightforward premise of Chevalier into a highly amusing tale of morality, class and masculinity. We have three double passes to give away to the the special ACMI screening on Thursday 6 October at 6:10pm. Visit our Facebook page to enter.  Where: Federation Square, Flinders St Visit the ACMI website here.   

Cine Latino Film Festival

Interview: Alex Castro | Cine Latino Film Festival

This August, Melbourne cinephile will be treated to the first ever Cine Latino: A NewFestival of Latin American Cinema. With over 30 films from over 11 countries, the festival is dedicated to exploring the diverse and exciting Latin American cinema of now. We spoke to festival programmer, Alex Castro (former Melbourne Latin American Film Festival Director) ahead of the festival to find out his recommendations for the festival and the inspiration behind it.  This is a brand new film festival to Melbourne (and Australia). What inspired you to put together this festival? For many years now the Spanish Film Festival has presented excellent Spanish-language films from Latin American countries such as Argentina, Peru, Chile, Uruguay and Colombia. But too many great films were missing out. Cine Latino: Festival of Latin American Cinema gives us the chance to screen a greater number of these quality films, plus we get to see films from Latin America that are not in Spanish, especially Brazil. Latin cinema has become more and more popular here in Australia, why do you think that is? Latin America …

MIFF: Our Top Picks

Clear your calendars, the Melbourne International Film Festival, has officially begun. Held over two and a half weeks and attracting over 200 000 visitors each year,  MIFF showcases the best of the best cinema from Australia and around the world. If the thought of choosing between over 300 films sounds daunting to you, we’ve picked out our flicks that we think you’ll want to see: Tickled | Documentary It seemed like an innocent investigation at first: journalist David Farrier had accidentally come across the world of “competitive endurance tickling”, in which a company offers all-expense paid trips to Los Angeles for men who are willing to be filmed being tickled. A mystery that begins as a curiosity turns into a full-blown investigation as co-directors David Farrier and Dylan Reeve navigate an extraordinary series of twists and turns to uncover the revelations at the heart of this peculiar subculture. Executive produced by Stephen Fry, Tickled is both a gripping cautionary tale and a top-notch piece of investigative journalism. In Jackson Heights | Documentary Jackson Heights, Queens, might …

Win a Double Pass to Our Kind of Traitor

While on holiday in Marrakech, an ordinary English couple, Perry (Ewan McGregor –THE IMPOSSIBLE, THE GHOST) and Gail (Naomie Harris – SPECTRE, SOUTHPAW), befriend a flamboyant and charismatic Russian, Dima (Stellan Skarsgård – AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO), who unbeknownst to them is a kingpin money launderer for the Russian mafia. When Dima asks for their help to deliver classified information to the British Secret Services, Perry and Gail get caught in a dangerous world of international espionage and dirty politics. The couple is propelled on a perilous journey through Paris and Bern, a safe house in the French Alps, to the murky corners of the City of London and to an alliance with the British Government via a ruthless and determined MI6 agent (Damian Lewis – HOMELAND). From the writer of DRIVE adapting the hit John Le Carré novel – the mind behind TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY –this taut thriller twists and turns its way around the world with dramatic consequences. We have 5 double passes to giveaway! Visit …