Monday 26 June 2017 6:30pm only
Starring Teresa Palmer and Max Riemelt, Berlin Syndrome is a gripping thriller from acclaimed Australian director Cate Shortland (Lore, Somersault).
Alone and adrift in Berlin, Australian photographer Clare (Palmer) meets a handsome and charismatic local, Andi (Riemelt), and there is an instant attraction between them. But what begins as a passionate romance takes a sinister turn when Clare wakes up to discover Andi has locked her in his apartment, and he has no intention of letting her leave, ever. Biding her time, Clare plots her escape as the walls of Andi’s apartment close in, all the while becoming drawn into a complex relationship with her captor.
With a tense, palpable energy, Shortland plays on every woman’s worst fears in this stylish thriller - the dangers of travelling alone, a promising romance gone wrong and the nightmare of being entrapped. Palmer delivers a career best with her quietly commanding portrayal of Clare, a young woman who must outsmart her captor to escape a terrifying fate.
“Palmer and Shortland keep audiences on the edge of their seat for a bit too long (there's a tighter version within this nearly two-hour one) but this is still a confident, interesting thriller”.
Brian Tallerico, Rogerebert.com
“Berlin Syndrome is like one of those '90s high concept thrillers, where the perfect guy turns out to be bad. Only it’s a lot more raw and grimy than those polished studio movies of that decade”.
Fred Topel, We Live Entertainment
“Shortland takes a horror movie premise and imbues it with the knotty emotional complexity of a dysfunctional relationship psychodrama”.
Wendy Ide, Screen International
Nine of the best short films from Noosa International Film Festival 2016 will be screened on Sunday 25 June at Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas. Be the
first to hear about the new BOKEH Club with special member offers if you join at this event. Share a laugh, be inspired and enjoy a drink and nibbles
watching the sunset over the bay at the VIEW Restaurant after the screening. The first drink is free! Screening starts at 3pm. Sunset drinks and nibbles
4:30pm - 6:00pm with live acoustic music. Tickets only $25. Please visit the NIFF website www.NIFF.com.au for all details and to BOOK TICKETS HERE
Andrew Best, an English & Film, TV and New Media teacher at Kawana Waters State College, is producing a documentary on the old cinema and drive in that used to be located in Caloundra. He is looking for anyone who may have once attended these venues, or who has recollections on their influence in the local community, to help with the creation of his film.
If you can assist with his research, or are willing to be interviewed for his film, you can contact him on: 0417 638 290 or email: email@example.com
Your new photo ID cards can be collected at any NFS screening. If you haven't sent in a photo, please email your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership cards must be presented at the door at all NFS screenings so don't leave your card at home.
Wednesday screening times are 10:00am; 2:30pm; 5:00pm and 7:15pm. Monday screening time is 6:30pm only. Please be considerate and do not be late as this inconveniences those watching the film. Give yourself plenty of time to park and buy your choc tops!
My Cousin Rachel is screening now. Contact Noosa 5 for further details.
June 26; July 12, 26, 31; August 9, 23, 28; September 13, 25; October 11, 25, 30; November 8, 22, 27; December 6.