All posts tagged: film

Moonlight Cinema Returns 2018-19

Pack a picnic, gather the loved ones and celebrate the arrival of summer with a cinematic night out under the stars! Moonlight Cinema, presented by NAB, returns in 2018-19 for another blockbuster season of hit flicks. Australia’s favourite and biggest outdoor cinema, Moonlight Cinema returns to stunning inner city parklands in Melbourne this late November. Catch the summer’s biggest blockbusters, new releases, advanced screenings and cult classic films under a starlit cinema screen. Moonlight Cinema brings the festival atmosphere to film-watching. A favourite amongst families, groups of friends and for that special date night, Moonlight Cinema is the quintessential summer experience. It’s more than a movie experience, it’s an opportunity to kick back in the outdoors and relish in the summer vibes. Being a BYO* event, Moonlight makes a night out easy. Prepare a picnic of delicious deli treats, lollies for the little ones or your best bottle of bubbly, you can bring it all to Moonlight!  Don’t have the time to pull together a snack pack for date night? Don’t worry Moonlight Cinema has …

Japanese Film Festival 2018

The Japanese Film Festival will showcase 30 features and one fascinating documentary across Canberra (17 – 21 Oct.), Brisbane (24 – 28 Oct.), Perth (31 Oct. – 4 Nov.), Adelaide (9 – 11 Nov.), Sydney (15 – 25 Nov.) and Melbourne (22 Nov. – 2 Dec.). Each city features carefully curated programming by The Japan Foundation, Sydney, from star-studded drama Yakiniku Dragon and tear-jerking true story The 8 Year Engagement, to viral genre-bender One Cut of the Dead, and one of the latest works from master filmmakers including Hirokazu Kore-eda (Shoplifters – winner of the Cannes Palme d’Or in 2018). The Festival in Sydney and Melbourne will open with viral microbudget genre-bender One Cut of the Dead. Direct from sold-out screenings across Japan, this action-packed spectacle is a brilliantly-disguised low-budget, high-concept take on the zombie comedy genre. Flowing seamlessly from monster mayhem, to hilarious satire, into a family comedy-drama, Shinichiro Ueda’s debut follows a film crew shooting a zombie flick, during which they are attacked by real zombies. Read more about the event here. Your chance …

Submergence: in cinemas 16 August 2018

Submergence is a love story that takes us into the extremely different worlds of our two protagonists, Danielle Flinders (Alicia Vikander) and James More (James McAvoy). They meet by chance in a remote hotel in Normandy where they both prepare for a dangerous mission. They fall in love almost against their will, but soon recognize in each other the love of their lives. When they have to separate, we find out that James works for the British Secret Service. He’s involved in a mission in Somalia to track down a source for suicide bombers infiltrating Europe. Danielle ‘Danny’ Flinders is a bio-mathematician working on a deep sea diving project to support her theory about the origin of life on our planet. Soon, they are worlds apart. James is taken hostage by Jihadist fighters and has no way of contacting Danny, and she has to go down to the bottom of the ocean in her submersible, not even knowing if James is still alive… Your chance to win a double pass on us here. Wim Wenders …

WIN: a double pass to Scandinavian Film Festival

Competition now closed Go North with the upcoming Scandinavian Film Festival this July with breathtaking contemporary Nordic films. The program features a selection of films from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Finland. Founded in 2014, the Scandinavian Film Festival is now one of the fastest growing cultural film festivals in Australia. In 2017, 20 films exploring the culture, history and contemporary life of the Scandinavian and Nordic regions were screened to over 37,000 attendees nationally. So movie lovers, here is your chance to win 1 x double pass to Scandinavian Film Festival. All you need to do is fill out the form below! Share the news on social and tag us @weknowmelbourne for a bigger chance to win. Don’t forget to tag a friend whom you’d like to take when sharing the post! Competition closes on 11 July Read more about the festival here.

21st Spanish Film Festival

FROM JAVIER BARDEM TO PACO LEÓN AND MARIBEL VERDÚ: THE 21st SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL SHOWCASES THE BEST SPANISH CINEMA AND THE GREAT AUTEURS Screening nationally from 17 April exclusively at Palace Cinemas, the 2018 Spanish Film Festival (SFF) will open with a fiesta and screening of street dancing musical comedy THE TRIBE (La Tribu). The twenty-day festival, which showcases 25 films, will close with Guillermo del Toro’s masterpiece PAN’S LABYRINTH. The visionary Mexican director recently took home four Academy Awards including Best Film and Best Director with a further nine nominations for his whimsical and spellbinding underwater romance The Shape of Water. To celebrate this incredible achievement, we’re bringing his beloved dark fairy-tale back to the big screen to close the 21st Festival. Special event screenings of the film that has skyrocketed to the top of the 2018 Spanish box-office – NO FILTER (Sin rodeos) – will take place nationally with drinks and music before the film. In NO FLITER, one of Spain’s most popular comedic talents, Santiago Segura, directs Maribel Verdú as a woman …

WIN : 1 x double pass to MQFF

– competition is now closed – The gates to a cinematic Aladdin’s Cave were flung asunder this evening when the 28th Melbourne Queer Film Festival unveiled its dazzling 2018 program. Building on its reputation for showcasing the finest, contemporary queer cinema from Australia and beyond, the 2018 Festival has assembled a line-up of deliciously evocative titles that explore and celebrate the rich diversity inherent throughout the LGBTIQ spectrum. Supported by Principal Partner, City of Melbourne, Cultural Partner, Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), and Festival Sponsors Victoria State Government/Film Victoria, Crown Metropol Melbourne and Peter Rowland, the 2018 Festival will present 85 sessions at ACMI, Kino Cinemas and Cinema Nova from March 15 to 26, and encompass 38 features, 14 documentaries, 72 shorts and incorporate 2 World Premieres, 12 Australian Premieres, 21 Melbourne Premieres and 2 newly restored Classic features. Get a chance to win a double pass on us. Enter via the links below, competition closes on, 15th March 2018. Click here to enter via Instagram and a chance to win your double pass to …

WIN: Cine Latino Film Festival

– COMPETITION NOW CLOSED – Cine Latino, a festival that celebrates the sights, sounds and stories of Latin American Cinema. Presented by Palace Cinemas and with films from Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, Chile, Cuba, Paraguay, Puerto Rico and Venezuela, Cine Latino highlights the uniquely cultural, sporting, musical, dance and filmmaking talents of that vibrant part of the world. This year we have 10 x double passes to give away for the festival and all you need to do is fill out the form below to get a chance to win! This year the program presents a 9-film spotlight on the best new films from Argentina with Cine Argentina. A special event screening of INSEPARABLE (INSEPARABLES), an Argentinean remake of the French hit The Intouchables, will launch a strong program including: From the international festival circuit – AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL (AL FINAL DEL TÚNEL) directed by Rodrigo Grande, a super-charged, suspense-laden film starring Leonardo Sbaraglia (Wild Tales) and Clara Lago (Spanish Affair); I’M GILDA (GILDA, NO ME ARREPIENTO DE ESTE AMOR), a grand biopic about the …