In cinemas soon!
We are super pumped up about Red 2. If you thought that the original Red was wild, just check out the trailer for Red 2 - this sequel is going to be twice as amazing and twice as... explosive! So, here's a short synopsis of what you can expect:
In Red 2, the high-octane action-comedy sequel to the worldwide sleeper hit, retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives - including former colleague Marvin (John Malkovich), ever-deadly sharp-shooter Victoria (Helen Mirren) and Frank's beloved Sarah (Mary-Louise Parker) - for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.
To succeed, they'll need to survive an army of relentless assassins, ruthless terrorists and power-crazed government officials, all eager to get their hands on the next-generation weapon. It's a mission that takes them to Paris, London and Moscow, where they cross paths with Frank's seductive former flame Katja (Catherine Zeta-Jones), as well as Bailey (Anthony Hopkins), a brilliant scientist from Frank's past. Outgunned and outmanned, they have only their cunning wits, their old-school skills, and each other to rely on as they try to save the world-and stay alive in the process. Australian release announcement coming soon.
Official Competition SFF
This Saudi Arabian film tells the story of a lively and rebellious 10-year-old girl who is determined to fight for her dreams. Directed by Haifaa Al Mansour, who studied film at Sydney University (read more about it here), gives us a rare glimpse into the lives of women in Saudi Arabia. What makes Wadjda even more fascinating is that it was shot on location in a country where cinemas have been banned for over thirty years. Wadjda has been selected in the official competition and will have its Australian premiere at this year's Sydney Film Festival on Friday June 7 for tickets see here. You'll also be able to meet Haifaa in person on Saturday June 8, as part of the free 'Meet the Filmmaker' Q&A series. To find out more about the film see below.read more
Love and Lust
Starring Naomi Watts, Robin Wright, Xavier Samuel and James Frecheville, Adoration is a passionate love story about two lifelong friends who fall in love with each other's sons. Based on the Nobel Prize winning writer Doris Lessing's novel titled The Grandmothers and directed by Anne Fontaine (Coco Avant Chanel) Adoration has been selected to screen at the 2013 Sundance Film Festivals' prestigious Premiere program. Ben Mendelsohn and Sophie Lowe are two other Aussies who also star in this fascinating film, which was shot entirely in Australia. We'll be keeping you informed about the exact release date over the next few months, so stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter pages. In the meantime however check out a few images from Adoration in the link below. This film has got people talking already - so expect the unexpected.
Sport, Sex and Speed
Based on the true story of a great sporting rivalry between handsome English playboy James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth), and his methodical, brilliant opponent Niki Lauda, (Daniel Bruhl). Rush follows their polar opposite personal styles on and off the track, their loves and the risks they took to become world's best Formula 1 drivers. Two time Academy Award winning director Ron Howard, teams up with writer Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon, The Queen) two time Academy Award nominee (could this be his third?) and brings us one of the best, fast paced, action packed and exhilarating true stories the world of sport has ever witnessed. It's James Hunt vs. Nikki Lauda! It's McLaren versus Ferrari!
Privileged, charismatic and handsome English playboy, James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) could not be more different from his reserved and methodical opponent, Austrian born Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl). They competed viciously against each other until Lauda's superior business acumen and surgeon like precision behind the wheel propelled him all the way to Formula 1; eventually landing him the number one spot at Ferrari. However it was not long before unruly golden boy James Hunt fought his way into Formula 1, and into the hearts of a nation. Polar opposites pitted against each other in the most dangerous sport in the world, Hunt and Lauda were pushed to the breaking point of their physical and psychological endurance.