Grace of Monaco

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    Set in 1962, six years after her celebrated Wedding of the Century, Grace of Monaco tells of a year in the life of one of the twentieth century's most iconic women - Grace Kelly - as she strived to reconcile her past and her present, a yearning for a return to the big screen with her newfound role as a mother of two, monarch of a European principality and wife to Prince Ranier III. While contemplating overtures from Alfred Hitchcock to return to her career in Hollywood, Grace found herself plunged into a personal crisis when Rainier's modernisation of an ailing Monaco was halted by French President Charles de Gaulle - who tried to reclaim the principality for France by force. It was a crossroads for Grace's family, her marriage and her country, and her private life. It would become the moment in which a cinematic icon, an American far from home, would have to face a tough decision - return to her celebrated status as a movie star, globally loved and adored, or accept that she will never act again, embrace her new role and her new identity. From the director of La Vie en Rose, GRACE OF MONACO is a real-life fairytale, a sweeping romance and a portrait of the cinematic legend of Princess Grace.

    The Sacrament

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    From acclaimed writer/director Ti West and master of horror Eli Roth, The Sacrament follows two Vice Media correspondents as they set out to document their friend's journey to find his missing sister. They travel outside of the United States to an undisclosed location where they are welcomed into the world of "Eden Parish," a self-sustained rural utopia, comprised of nearly two hundred members. At the center of this small, religious, socialist community is a mysterious leader known only as "Father." As their friend reunites with his sister, it becomes apparent to the newcomers that this paradise may not be as it seems. What started as just another documentary shoot, soon becomes a race to escape with their lives.

    The Broken Circle Breakdown

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    Winner of the Audience Award at the 2013 Berlin Film Festival, where it was rapturously received, and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN is a Belgian drama about passion, parenthood, sorrow and joy. Infused with incredible music, the film tells the story of Elise and Didier, two unconventional star-crossed lovers, who fall for each other despite their differences. He talks, she listens. He's a romantic atheist, she's a free-spirited realist.

Told over a number of years, beautifully edited with a non-linear structure reeling backwards and forwards through time, we watch as the couple make a life together in a gorgeous country farmhouse, begin a bluegrass band and raise a beautiful daughter, Maybelle. But when an unexpected tragedy arrives, their love and everything they know is tested.

A director to watch, Felix van Groeningen has crafted a masterful, exuberant film. With entrancing and arresting performances from the two leads, THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN miraculously seems to encompass all of human emotion and is a romantic melodrama of the highest order.

    All This Mayhem

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    All This Mayhem tells the story of brothers Tas and Ben Pappas, two boys from Melbourne who took the skateboarding world by storm, defeating Tony Hawk and crowned International World Champions within a year. Skateboarding came naturally to the Pappas brothers, but success was a different story. In this unflinching, never-before-seen account we witness the dark consequences of Tas and Ben’s rapid success, their intense fraternal bond and their journey from the pinnacle of their sport into a downward spiral of self-destruction.

    From the makers of award-winning documentaries Exit Through the Gift Shop and Senna, and featuring fascinating interviews, first person accounts and archival footage, All This Mayhem is a searing account of what happens when raw talent and extreme personalities collide and tells of a tragedy too incredible to believe.

    Co-produced by Vice Films and directed by Eddie Martin (Lionel), All This Mayhem is an adrenalin-fuelled and unforgettable Australian film. 




    Sunshine on Leith

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    Home is where the heart is for best friends Davy and Ally. Returning to their lifelong residence of Leith, in Edinburgh, the lads kindle romances old and new: Ally plans to propose to Davy’s sister Liz, while Davy falls head-over-heels in love with Yvonne. Meanwhile, Davy's parents Rab and Jean are busy planning their 25th wedding anniversary. Everything’s going swimmingly, until a revelation from Rab’s past threatens to tear the family and all three couples apart.

The second feature from actor-turned-director Dexter Fletcher, SUNSHINE ON LEITH is a jubilant, heartfelt musical about the power of home, the hearth, family and love. Adapted from the acclaimed stage musical by Stephen Greenhorn it features the euphoric music of The Proclaimers.

    PULP: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets

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    Sheffield, 1988, ‘The Day That Never Happened’.  Following a disastrous farewell show in their hometown, PULP move to London in search of success. They find fame on the world stage in the 1990s with anthems including ‘Common People’ and ‘Disco 2000’. 25 years (and 10 million album sales) later, they return to Sheffield for their last UK concert:  what could go wrong?

    Walk of Shame

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    After losing an audition for her dream job, Meghan Miles (Elizabeth Banks: The Hunger Games, The 40-Year-Old Virgin), a Los Angeles TV news anchor, goes out for an uncharacteristic night of partying. She awakes up in the bed of a stranger (James Marsden: X-Men, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues), to a phone message announcing the job is hers, if she can make it to the news station by time of broadcast. Stranded in an unknown area without money, a phone, or a car, Meghan—clad in a provocative yellow dress—embarks on a series of misadventures as she desperately races to seize the opportunity of a lifetime.
     
    An outrageous comedy, Walk of Shame is a hilarious story of the ultimate day gone wrong.

    The Invisible Woman

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    The Invisible Woman marks Ralph Fiennes’ second outing as director, while also starring as the complex figure, writer Charles Dickens. In 1857, at the height of Dickens’ career, he pursued a love affair with a young actress, Nelly Ternan. She remained his muse for the rest of his life, but their relationship was kept secret, even after Dickens’ separation from his wife. As a result, Ternan’s story is one of someone who almost wasn’t there; her story very nearly disappearing from the record for good. Claire Tomalin’s pioneering biography of Dickens has been adapted by British screenwriter Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady, The Hour). The Invisible Woman is an elegant recreation of the times, featuring superb performances from Fiennes, Felicity Jones and Kristin Scott Thomas, delivering a richly powerful drama.

    Young and Beautiful

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    Nuanced, elegant and thought-provoking, the latest film from renowned French director François Ozon is a coming-of-age portrait set over four seasons and four songs. YOUNG & BEAUTIFUL chronicles seventeen-year-old Isabelle's sexual journey from the awakening of her desires to her first time, from her exploration of love to her search for her identity.

    Divergent

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    Based on Veronica Roth's best-selling novel, Divergent is a gripping action-thriller set in a futuristic world where society has been divided into five factions. As each person approaches adulthood, he or she must choose a faction and commit to it for the rest of their life. Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) chooses Dauntless - the daring risk-takers who pursue bravery above all else. During the Dauntless initiation Tris completes death-defying stunts and faces her inmost fears in spectacular simulations. When she discovers she is 'Divergent', someone who will never be able to fit into just one faction, she is warned that she must conceal this secret or risk her life. As Tris uncovers a looming war which threatens her family and the life of the mysterious Dauntless leader whom she has come to love, Tris must face her greatest test yet - deciding whether revealing she is a Divergent will save her world - or destroy it.

    I, Frankenstein

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    200 years after his shocking creation, Dr. Frankenstein's creature, Adam, still walks the earth. But when he finds himself in the middle of a war over the fate of humanity, Adam discovers he holds the key that could destroy humankind. From the co-writer of the hit supernatural saga, Underworld, comes the action thriller I, Frankenstein, written for the screen and directed by Stuart Beattie, screen story by Kevin Grevioux and Stuart Beattie, based on the Darkstorm Studios graphic novel 'I, Frankenstein' also created by Kevin Grevioux.

    Wadjda

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    To shoot a film in a country where cinema itself is banned is an achievement for any director. When that filmmaker also happens to be a woman, in a country where it is illegal for women to drive or vote, makes Haifaa Al Mansour’s debut feature Wadjda all the more impressive. Most remarkably of all, it’s a masterful film filled with humour, emotion and humanism. Wadjda is a 10-year-old Saudi Arabian girl: entrepreneurial and rebellious. She’s determined to buy a bicycle, even though it's frowned upon. Wadjda lives with her loving parents, although her father isn’t around much, and her mother is convinced he’s looking for a second wife. Wadjda, like Iran’s A Separation, offers a fascinating glimpse into a world rarely seen. Boundary-pushing in all the best ways, Wadjda a thrilling cinematic achievement.