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Another year has passed and part of the famous Lavazza Italian Film Festival is coming back to town with some of the best films released in Italy in the last 12 months. 


Following the successful format of the recently held mini-festival of French films, the four Italian films that form the line-up for this year will screen in consecutive weeks and include a range of genres, from Cannes-awarded auteur dramas to thrillers and to star-studded hit comedies. 


Dogmanis thewinner of Best Actor at Cannes. A hugely compelling thriller based on the true, ambiguous and tragic story of a gentle dog lover driven to take a stand against a local bully that transforms him into a criminal. Gripping from start to finish, it’s an electrifying vision from one of Italy’s finest filmmakers.

Love and Bulletsis the winner of several international awards including Best Film at the Italian Academy Awards. It is a very entertaining, funny and original mafia musical that follows a family of schemers whose latest plan is threatened by true love.

There Is No Place Like Home is a star-studded film that revolves around a family gathering to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of the grandparents on the small island of Ischia in Italy. An unexpected storm strands the entire family on the island, forcing them to live under the same roof for two days and two nights and leading them to discover and face unresolved conflicts. 


In Naples in Veils the entrancing art, music, and architecture of the city of Naples forms a sumptuous backdrop for a passionate love encounter that quickly turns into a mystery-shrouded thriller. With its magical atmosphere, Naples becomes a shadowy and mysterious labyrinth of desire and memory. 


For all those who love Italian culture these films will renew your enthusiasm for all things Italian..!


Screening times:
There is No Place Like Home:

Thu 1 Nov 2:00pm, 6:30pm

Fri 2 Nov 6:00pm

Sat 3 Nov 4:15pm

Sun 4 Nov 2:00pm

Thu 8 Nov 2:30pm

Fri 9 Nov 7:15pm

Sat 10 Nov 4:15pm

Sun 11 Nov 2:00pm

Love and Bullets

Thu 15 Nov 2:30pm

Fri 16 Nov 3:45pm

Sat 17 Nov 11:30am, 6:00pm

Sun 18 Nov 3:15pm

Screening times for Naples In Veils will follow.
A series of inspirational new short films celebrating women in adventure.

One screening only..! Thursday 15th November, 6:30pm
Tickets can be obtained online from www.womensadventurefilmtour.com
Adult $20, Concession $15




Filmed at Melbourne's famous Malthouse Theatre this is co-production with Sydney Theatre Company.  
It’s the summer of 1967, and three families head away for a beach holiday. Set against a backdrop of war and social revolution, they find themselves caught up in their own storm of secrets and conflict. Michael Gow’s classic Australian play explores themes of loss and change, as three mothers deal with their own personal grief and their attempt at letting go. Relationships are pushed to the edge as secrets are exposed and the pressure of social change takes its toll. Deep themes and astounding visuals have cemented this as a well-studied addition of Australia’s theatre canon. 

Friday 16th and Sunday 18th November
Tickets: Adult $20, Concession $15

This beloved Australian classic, adapted from the novel by local author, Hesba Brinsmead, is now available to the public again after nearly 60 years. Starring Jeanie Drynan and Harry Lawrence, this iconic coming of age story was filmed locally in the Tweed and showcases the landscapes around Murwillumbah, Terranora, Tweed Heads and Coolangatta in the 1960s.
The black and white mini-series will be shown in full (2.5 hours) with an interval. This is the first time since 1969 that audiences have seen it on the big screen; this is a once in a lifetime opportunity – don’t miss out!
First screening has sold out - a second screening has now been approved - on Sunday 2nd December, 4:00pm
Tickets at the Regent or online at www.trybooking.com/445704


The leading Oud virtuoso, composer and 4 time ARIA award performing with his brother James on percussion 
Sunday 9th December, 4:00pm.
Tickets $35/$30, available at the Regent or online at www.trybooking.com/424604

Film Chat:

Love chatting about movies with like-minded people? Join us for a discussion led by Lori Scinto every third Friday of the month after the 6:00pm screening. There is no fee to become a member of our Film Chat Group. Pizza and sushi can be arranged for participants. Drinks available at the Regent bar. 

Home made dim-sum, spring rolls and other south-east Asian delicacies available at the Regent. Vegetarian options available.
Fridays and Saturdays 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Sundays 12:30pm to 7:30pm
Note: Khanthally's kitchen will be closed on Friday 19 Oct, Saturday 20 Oct, Friday 26 Oct and Saturday 27 Oct.
Enjoy a film on Thursdays at kids ticket prices ($8.00). Plus on Thursdays enjoy two glasses of bubbly for the price of one....!
Note that cheap Thursday deals dont apply during school holiday periods.
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