Wednesday, November 5th 2014
10.00am; 2:30pm; 5.00pm and 7.15pm
1921. In search of a new start and the American dream, Ewa Cybulska and her sister Magda sail to New York from their native Poland. When they reach Ellis Island, doctors discover that Magda is ill, and the two women are separated. Ewa is released onto the mean streets of Manhattan while her sister is quarantined. Alone, with nowhere to turn and desperate to reunite with Magda, she quickly falls prey to Bruno, a charming but wicked man who takes her in and forces her into prostitution. And then one day, Ewa encounters Bruno's cousin, the debonair magician Orlando. He sweeps Ewa off her feet and quickly becomes her only chance to escape the nightmare in which she finds herself.
Directed by James Gray
Classification M (S L V N)
Running Time - 120 minutes
The Immigrant is a bleak film, at times a little cold. But thanks to the magnificent work of Gray's cast, it's difficult to forget.
Gray creates impeccable period detail here, recalling the graceful, masterly images from The Godfather Part II. He gets flawless performances from his actors, especially Cotillard, who is forced to keep so much inside.
The Immigrant isn't a lot fun, but it's touched with a kind of greatness we don't see very often.
On Monday 27th October at 6.30 pm there will be a Special Screening of Boyhood. Please note tickets will only be available from the Box Office on the day of the screening.
The Italian Film Festival is now on and continues until 22nd October at the Brisbane Palace Centro and The Barracks. For more details go to www.italianfilmfestival.com.au
Please be advised that random checks of Membership Cards will be conducted at future screenings.
The Metropolitan Opera 2014/15 opens with Verdi's Macbeth on 1st and 2nd November. The Vatican Museums 3D will be screened on 8th and 9th November. Tickets are now available at the Book Office.
22nd October, 5th November & 19th November, 3rd December.
For more information and tickets ask at the Box Office.