Trailer: Perfect Strangers
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The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement kicks off with a presentation from UTas Art lecturer Chris Arneaud-Clarke on Why Do People Paint Flowers?
Experience the best live opera & ballet from Europe, with current season performances captured live from The Royal Opera House, Opéra National de Paris and La Scala.
The Alliance Française French Film Festival returns to Hobart, March 30 to April 8, with an exceptional array of contemporary French cinema guaranteed to delight, stimulate and indulge.
Starring Giuseppe Battiston, Anna Foglietta, Marco Giallini, Edoardo Leo, Valerio Mastandrea, Alba Rohrwacher, Kasia Smutniak.
Directed by Paolo Genovese.
Classification: M (Coarse language and sexual references), 96 mins.
Official Site: http://www.palacefilms.com.au/perfectstrangers/
Language: Italian (subtitled).
The titular perfect strangers are actually seven long-time friends (three couples and one bachelor), all 40ish, who gather one night for a dinner party and agree that no private calls or messaging will disrupt their evening. Instead, in a communal fit of ‘we have nothing to hide’ bravado, they place their devices on the table, and all incoming calls and texts are shared with the group. (Letting a caller know they’re on speaker is considered a cheat). But what seems at first like an innocent and playful distraction between friends quickly turns into something more, as the messages start to reveal some eye-opening secrets and how little they may truly know about the partners and acquaintances opposite.Fairly bristling with of-the-moment talking points about the wonders and complications of modern technology, PERFECT STRANGERS became a box office sensation in Italy. Thanks to its superb, rapid-fire dialogue and terrific ensemble cast, including Marco Giallini (God Willing) and Alba Rorhwacher (I Am Love), the film effortlessly transitions between incisive comedy and emotion, delivering a fresh and wildly entertaining spin on the many ways performance has come to define our public lives.
A Man Called Ove
Rated M (Mature themes and coarse language), 116 mins
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Rated R18+ (High impact themes, coarse language and drug use), 117 mins
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