This heartfelt, small-budget Adelaide film with an edge follows the odd-couple road trip of an Iraqi refugee taxi driver and an elderly woman who can’t quite remember where she needs to go.
A literary whodunnit about who wrote what that inserts a handsome newcomer into the family of a famous writer whose inspiration has dried up since the death of his son.
The 2023 Adelaide Film Festival has officially closed with a 13 per cent increase in box office sales over last year, as shooting begins in SA on a new movie starring Marta Dusseldorp that will have its Australian premiere at the 2024 festival.
The power of the musical brain is explored in this new Scott Hicks film bringing together musicians David Helfgott, Ben Folds, Daniel Johns and Simon Tedeschi.
Another pair of Australian filmmaking brothers has come up with a smart and funny horror movie – this one set in the world of late-night talk shows.
A gritty aesthetic complements an amusing, dream-like satire in Sean Price Williams’s directorial debut.
Silly, profound, vulgar and mysterious, ‘On the Go’ is alive with the contradictions and chaos of a cruel and beautiful world.
A debut feature from an Iranian director took out the Feature Fiction Award, while the Documentary Award went to an Egyptian journalist turned filmmaker.
This controversial documentary tells the story of a bleak yet important chapter in Indonesia’s history.
South Australian screen projects being presented in this year’s Adelaide Film Festival include a murder documentary, a low-budget horror feature and a feminist revenge fable about domestic violence.
This delightfully mad Frankenstein tale combines Victorian melodrama with comic flair, visual magnificence and deep philosophical thinking.
The 2023 Adelaide Film Festival has opened with a gem of a story which unfolds in an atmosphere filled with dread that falls just shy of horror.
Adelaide Film Festival opening night movie The Royal Hotel turns a #MeToo lens on two backpackers working behind a bar in an outback town, with director Kitty Green saying she wanted to explore a kind of behaviour that can spiral out of control.
Decorative? Nostalgic? Blatantly commercial? All of the above, says former Adelaide artist David Bromley, who shrugs off his critics in an Adelaide Film Festival documentary exploring his life and art.
SA arts & culture news in brief: An opportunity for artists to respond to an historic political poster collection; new films added to festival program; Helpmann Academy’s new home for its graduate exhibition; and a Nobel Prize winner in conversation.
Premiering at Adelaide Film Festival, Isla’s Way interrogates the remarkable and unintentionally radical life of carriage-driving, sheep-shearing queer octogenarian Isla Roberts.
Filming for a Netflix “explosive drama about power, family, land and legacy” on the world’s biggest cattle station has begun in South Australia.
This stylish and taut thriller about a cop on the verge of retirement opens this year’s Italian Film Festival.
Kenneth Branagh’s Hercule Poirot investigates both murder and the existence of the afterlife in the gothically eerie A Haunting in Venice.
The bouffant manes and power suits of the 1980s return to the small screen in The Newsreader, with the second six-part season having a renewed focus on problematic newsroom cultures, as well as the stories that went to air.
This gentle, goofy send-up of an American theatre-kid ritual, the summer drama camp, is as feel-good as any musical.
Two and a half years after Michael Gudinski’s death, this new documentary celebrates his life and far-reaching impact on the Australian music scene.
Past Lives follows two close childhood friends who find themselves emotionally floored when they reunite after a 20-year separation. What follows is much more interesting than a love triangle.
This richly told drama opening the Scandinavian Film Festival depicts real-life events through the story of a young Sami woman stirred to take radical action in the fight for both a river and indigenous recognition in Norway.
Marta Dusseldorp’s experience of moving to Tasmania during the pandemic served as the perfect inspiration for ABC TV’s new dark comedy Bay of Fires.
An Indigenous boy with supernatural powers is a gift from God in a Warwick Thornton film about the spiritual damage done by the missionaries.
Adelaide author Hannah Kent says her screenplay for the SA-filmed Netflix paranormal thriller Run Rabbit Run was only the starting point for the central character seen on screen. It took Succession star Sarah Snook to do the rest.
New York-based powerhouse provocateur Rizo enchants with a show pulsing with soul, sass and sensuality.
This film about an apparent kidnapping in Argentina in 1980 follows the real-life case of two judicial clerks searching for justice under a military dictatorship.
This large-scale movie about a troubled beat cop in Baltimore who joins the FBI in a deadly manhunt loses its way as it seeks to find its man.
Government bureaucracy and the minutiae of office life – from signing farewell cards to tech upgrades – are mined for laughs in a new season of the award-winning ABC comedy Utopia.
Guilt or innocence is not the point when a young French immigrant woman goes on trial after leaving her baby to die on a beach in Saint Omer.
Geoffrey Dutton made a significant mark on the arts and literary scene in SA and beyond. Now, a new film sheds light on the many other loves of the writer who courted controversy in his later life after he left both his wife of 40 years and Adelaide.
The setting is 1930s Hollywood, where double-crosses are a dime a dozen and the dark corners hold secrets. But the real crime is the film itself.
This Australian-UK co-production tells a story which has received too little attention – but it overlooks some of the more difficult parts of Australia’s migrant history.
Truth matters – although the editors at the fictional Die Chronik take some convincing in this satirical film about a journalism scandal which is screening as part of the German Film Festival.
True tales about a young Swiss couple kidnapped on the Silk Road, an award-winning journalist who invented stories, and a model discovered on the street in East Germany inspired feature films in this intriguing festival line-up.
This is something of a good-natured romp that plays on inverted expectations when naive American housewife Kristin – played by Toni Collette – inherits leadership of Italian mafia gang the Balbanos.
A director’s love for animals and nature drives this unusually beautiful film following a Polish donkey on a road trip after his circus closes.
Who knew the history of a basketball shoe could be so compelling? Ben Affleck stars in and directs the story of how the Air Jordan changed sporting culture forever.
Supernatural horror film The Pope’s Exorcist stars Russell Crowe as Father Gabriele Amorth in a fictional account of the Italian Catholic priest’s exorcism ministry, adding in a centuries-old Vatican cover-up for good measure.
There’s not a lot of fun in the sun when two beautiful con artists search for a foothold among the wealthy elite in the south of France.
Films about terrorist attacks and the near destruction of Notre Dame Cathedral are among highlights of the 2023 Alliance Française French Film Festival, sitting alongside comedy, romance and old-style French glamour.
This memory reel of a father and daughter having fun on holiday in Turkey has won BAFTA awards and an Oscar nomination – and it delivers a powerful emotional punch.
Adelaide Fringe project 10×10 has created an intense hive of activity in the local music and filmmaking scenes that will culminate in an energetic and celebratory screening event at the revitalised Mercury Cinema this Saturday.
Traumatised women in an isolated Mennonite community meet in secret to confront years of abuse and decide their future in this Oscar-nominated film starring Claire Foy and Rooney Mara.
Wearing a girdle laced punishingly tight, German actress Vicky Krieps breathes life into the legend of Sisi, the rebellious Empress Elisabeth of Austria.
A movie about the magic of old Hollywood featuring orgies, overdoses, rattlesnakes and dwarfs is shocking for all the wrong reasons.
This hothouse imagining of how Emily Bronte found the romantic inspiration to write Wuthering Heights plays by the rules of period drama.
A cinematic memoir about a young Steven Spielberg discovering his power behind a camera reveals some home truths.
Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson give powerful performances in this story of brotherhood and companionship turned to hate and violence on a small Irish island.