The Six Summer Flicks Film Festival returns to Newcastle’s Tower Cinemas this January for its 8th season, giving Novocastrians a unique chance to catch some inspiring foreign films on the silver screen. Six Summer Flicks is an initiative of the Newcastle Art Gallery Society. Through fundraising events such as this, the Society is able to donate artworks to the Newcastle Art Gallery collection.
The Festival runs from Janurary 19 until the 28th. The films on show are listed below.
Far From Men (M)
RUNNING TIME: 110mins
WHEN: Tuesday 19 January 6.30pm
1954 and the Algerian war for independence is just beginning. A village school teacher and former soldier in the French Army gets caught in the conflict. Based on a short story by Nobel Prize-winning Algerian/French author Albert Camus, with an original soundtrack by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, the film is a tale of morality and friendship.
RUNNING TIME: 100mins
WHEN: Wednesday 20 January 6.30pm
Exotic, chaotic and colourful India in the 1980s, when a young man (Suraj Shamra from Life of Pi) travels from his humble mountain village to Mumbai in search of his older brother, who years earlier supposedly left India for Umrika (Hindi for America). Winner of the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award 2015.
3 Coeurs (3 Hearts) (M)
RUNNING TIME: 106mins
WHEN: Thursday 21 January 6.30pm
After missing his train back to Paris, Marc (Benoit Poelvoorde) meets and falls in love with Sylvie (Charlotte Gainsbourg) and they make a date to meet again. Their rendezvous does not take place as planned, instead he meets Sophie, Sylvie’s sister. A classic love triangle of three hearts ensues. “A moving, unmissable film experience.” Margaret Pomeranz.
Alex and Eve (M)
RUNNING TIME: 92mins
WHEN: Tuesday 26 January 6.30pm
What happens when a Greek-Australian boy falls for a Lebanese-Australian girl? Two worlds collide when Eve (Andrea Demetriades), a lawyer, betrothed to a young man in Lebanon, meets Alex, a teacher, who is the only unmarried son of a Greek family. Written by Alex Lykos and based on his own play, multicultural stereotypes in Australian society are in plain view.
The Sea (M)
RUNNING TIME: 86mins
WHEN: Wednesday 27 January 6.30pm
Adapted by John Banville from his Man Booker Prize-winning novel, recently widowed Max Morden (Ciaran Hinds) returns to an Irish seaside town where he stays at a guest house run by Miss Vavasour (Charlotte Rampling). Memories are not always reliable, as Max finds when he reflects upon summers past.
Folies Bergère (M)
RUNNING TIME: 98mins
WHEN: Thursday 28 January 6.30pm
Life is good for cattle breeders Brigitte (Isabelle Huppert) and Xavier (Jean-Paul Darrousin), but when their children leave home, Brigitte hankers for something more from life. An impulsive visit to Paris for a weekend affair doesn’t go to plan, but she meets a charming Danish gentleman (Michael Nyqvist) who flatters her by his attention. Is it too late to change?