• Picnic at Hanging Rock
    Picnic at Hanging Rock

    A rare opportunity to see this iconic film on the big screen is coming up. We're excited to have the special permission of Ingrid Weir to screen Picnic at Hanging Rock on 30th September, so make a date in your diary! Details are available at

  • Georgina's best of 'Strine

    See Georgina's Top Ten of Australian films and songs in "News."

  • Have you been missing a treat?
    Have you been missing a treat?

    Some tremendous films have been shown in the 'Cinema of Childhood' season, running at Eden Court Cinema from April through to September. The films were about children and their viewpoint, but make no mistake, these were world-class films for adults, too.

    The last up in the series is THE WHITE BALLOON, on Saturday 20th & Monday 22nd September, Jafar Panahi's masterpiece from Iran about a little girl who won't take no for an answer. Utterly real, quietly hilarious, totally brilliant.

    I saw The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun (it was a real peach - do try to see it if you ever get the opportunity) and René Clément's Forbidden Games was wonderful. Crows was "so incredibly beautiful and sad and honest," Palle Alone in the World was a delight and Karel Kachyna's forgotten masterpiece, Long Live the Republic, set in Moravia towards the end of WWII, jumbled reality, memory and fantasy to capture the intensity of childhood in a war zone. The King of Masks was a modern, beautiful telling of a heartbreaking fable of 1930s China, Hugo and Josephine was, indeed, "a pure pleasure" and Little Fugitive was credited by Truffaut with inspiring the French New Wave. 10 Minutes Older was a fascinating short study of children's faces and was accompanied by The Boot, from Iranian Director, Mohammad Ali Talebi. Children in the Wind, Hiroshi Shimizu's luminous masterpiece "still shines brightly" after nearly 80 years, giving a fascinating immediacy to 1930s Japan.

    Details of all the films in the season can be accessed via our News item (see "Cinema of Childhood"

    or via the Eden Court website.

    If you missed the others, you really did miss a treat, but do try to catch this last one, and don't forget that under-16s go FREE - best wishes, Mike Noble

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