My Cinema is delighted to partner with the Travelling Film Festival (TFF) to present the first My Cinema, My Film Festival program.
Your ticket to explore diverse cultures from around the world, including Australia, with captivating features, documentaries and short films.
See participating cinemas below – for film selection, screening dates and times.
Director: Michael Angelo Covino. USA. In English. 94 mins. Classification M A totally charming, and bittersweet comedy directed, written by, and starring Michael Angelo Covino, that follows two friends through different rocky times in their lives. A prize winner at Cannes 2019 and a favourite with critics around the globe. WATCH TRAILER
CHARLATAN Director Agnieszka Holland. Czech Republic. In Czech with English subtitles. 118 mins. Classification 15+ Multi-award-winning director Agnieszka Holland’s latest drama focuses on the real-life story of an obsessive herbalist – a conman for some, a saviour for others – during the Nazi Occupation of Czechoslovakia and the subsequent lowering of the Iron Curtain.
JOURNEY TO UTOPIA Director: Erlend E. Mo. Denmark/Norway. In Danish and Norwegian with English subtitles. 90 mins. Classification G A forward-thinking family leading a picture-perfect life on their farm in Norway make the dramatic decision to move to a brand new self-sufficient, eco-village in Denmark, but the path to environmentally ethical living is less than easy in this heart-warming documentary. WATCH TRAILER
KUESSIPAN Director: Myriam Verreault. Canada. In French and Inu with English subtitles.117 mins. M A multiple award-winning feature, adapted from an acclaimed Canadian novel by Naomi Fontaine, Kuessipan is a poignant coming-of-age story told through an Indigenous lens of two First Nation girls from a rural Quebec Innu community.
MAX RICHTER’S SLEEP Director: Natalie Johns. UK. In English. 99 mins. Classification G A unique, captivating documentary that follows acclaimed composer and musician Max Richter and the presentation of an ambitious open-air performance of his celebrated eight-hour ambient opus ‘Sleep’.
ADAM Director: Maryam Touzani. Morocco/France/Belgium. In Arabic with English subtitles. 100 mins. Classification PG A poignant story set in Casablanca’s old city, selected for Cannes’ Un Certain Regard, featuring superb performances, an evocative setting, classic Arabic music and unforgettable characters.
Director: Elia Suleiman. Palestine. In Arabic with English subtitles. 97 mins. M A comic saga from acclaimed Palestinian director Elia Suleiman, that asks the fundamental question – as he journeys across the globe – where is the place we can truly call home? Selected for the Cannes and Toronto Film Festivals.
DESCENT Director: Nays Baghai. Australia. In English and Dutch with English subtitles. 59 mins. PG Winner of the Sydney Film Festival’s 2020 Documentary Australia Foundation Award, Nays Baghai’s strikingly beautiful film focusses on Kiki Bosch, a free diver in freezing water – not a pastime for the faint of heart, but for Kiki, it was a life saver.
THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF Director: Benjamin Ree. Norway. In English and Norwegian with English subtitles. 134 mins. 15+ A Sundance prize-winning documentary that exposes the curious friendship between an artist and the thief who stole her paintings, that offers a profound look at the art of healing — and the healing power of art.
SAFETY NET Screens with KUESSIPAN Director: Anthea Williams. Australia. 12 mins. M Thirteen-year-old Terry is in emergency care with guardians after his mother’s arrest. Cheeky and living with a disability, he’s able to outwit one guardian while finding exactly the connection he needs from the other.
GROUNDHOG NIGHT Screens with THE CLIMB Director: Genevieve Clay-Smith. Australia. 16 mins. 15+ For carer Gary, moving on and keeping his family together isn’t always easy. Tensions run high when his late wife’s parents arrive unannounced after he brings home a date. A charming insightful comedy.
DIVING IN Screens with DESCENT Director: Adam Bowes, Nina Oyama. Australia. 9 mins. PG Will romance blossom for Alex? The competitive swimmer is madly in love with Jen, who works at the local pool. First, he needs to make a date, but his mischievous friends aren’t helping.
OBSCURA Screens with THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF Director: Emily Jordan, Hannah Jordan. Australia. 9 mins. 15+ An imaginative stop-motion animation that looks inside our cameras at the creatures within, who are living lives defined by what they see through the lens.