30 July 2014
10:00am, 2:30pm, 5:00pm, 7:15pm
Winner of the Audience Award at the 2013 Berlin Film Festival, The Broken Circle Breakdown is a Belgian Drama about 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. The bluegrass score is gorgeous—old and newly written tunes interwoven as musical interludes punctuating the film's themes. In fact, the film itself is structured like a bittersweet bluegrass song; the movie begins in the middle of Didier and Elise's relationship, then unwinds like a tune circling a recurring refrain, back and forth in time, between present and past, in an ever-widening circumference, deepening our understanding of their inner lives. Gradually we realize that Elise's attraction to the symbolic world, and the scars she wears—will lead her on a collision course with Didier's pragmatism and affinity for the "can do" optimism of America.
“The juxtaposition of bluegrass music in this heavy-hitting drama about love and loss brings with it an unexpected and exquisite timbre. Take a tissue - this is an affecting film that touches the heart”. Louise Kellar, Urban Cinefile
“It is for most of its length a strong involving narrative with wonderful performances from the two leads, Heldenbergh and Baetens and a simply lovely one from young Nell Cattrysse” . Margaret Pomeranz, At The Movies
A reminder to our members who may be away in July - membership renewals are due on 1st August. If you do not have a direct debit in place, please make sure your cheque or money order for $60 is sent to us by 31st July, otherwise your membership may lapse. Direct Debits will take place during the first week of August, beginning with surnames starting with A-D on Monday 4th. If you do not wish to continue your membership, simply send back your membership card and if you have a direct debit, it will then be cancelled.
The Noosa Long Weekend in association with the Noosa Film Society announces that well known director Bruce Beresford will be attending Sunday at the Movies with a special screening of his new mini series Bonnie and Clyde on Sunday 20th July followed by Q and A with Peter Thompson. Tickets are on sale now at the J.
Congratulations to Andrea Bridgwood, winner of the double pass to Noosa 5 Cinemas for being the 100th like on our Facebook.
Please be advised that random checks of Membership Cards will be conducted at future screenings.
Andre Rieu’s 10th Anniversary Concert will be screened by satellite on 26th & 27th July at 3.00 pm. For more details, ask at the Box Office.
Scandinavian Film Festival
The Scandinavian Film Festival will be screened from 11th – 20th July in Brisbane at Palace Centro. For more details go to www.scandinavianfilmfestival.com
16th July & 30th July, 13th August & 27th August, 10th September, 8th October & 22nd October, 5th November & 19th November, 3rd December
For more information and tickets ask at the Box Office.