Arts & Culture

Ammonite at Luna


Career or love ? - which would you choose?

Women in the 19th century did not have many options in their romantic lives, let alone their choice of a career.

Ammonite - Francis Lee’s latest film – examines the role of women in Victorian England, and will hit the screens soon at Luna Palace Cinemas.

Set in the UK in the 1850’s, Ammonite is a powerful story of love with a few interesting twists along the way.

Mary Anning is a middle aged, single lady who lives with her mother and is immersed in her career as an avid paleontologist. She wanders the cliffs of Dorset by day searching for rare fossils of ammonites and other creatures, having gained a reputation in scientific circles for being one of the best in the field, though she has been credited with little recognition because of her sex.

Ammonite is breathtakingly beautiful both for its rugged coastal scenery and the intense on screen interplay between the two main leads in Mary Anning (Kate Winslet) and Charlotte Murchison (Saoirse Ronan).

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Antoinette in the Cevennes at Perth Festival


Love for a man...

Love for a donkey...

what could go wrong?!

Perth Festival’s movie this week at UWA Somerville Theatre is "Antoinette in the Cevennes", a delightful feel good movie about the pursuit of a lover (a man) and an unexpected love that grows with an animal companion !

Antoinette takes a multi day hike in the Cevennes hoping to bump into her lover who has gone on holidays with his wife and daughter (whom also happens to be one of Antoinette’s school students).

With much laughter, we follow Antoinette on her hilarious adventures – meeting her companion on the hike – Patrick the donkey, and her fellow hikers who are only too interested in Antoinette’s love life!

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Revelation Perth International Film Festival is on!


It’s all happening at the 23rd annual Revelation Perth International Film Festival this week with over 30 features,  documentaries and short films being presented in our beautiful city to celebrate independent filmmakers from around the world.

Here are Perth Walkabout’s top picks at the Revelation Perth International Film Festival this weekend:  

" A Worm in the Heart - Paul Rice and Liam Jackson Montgomery travel across Russia on the Trans-Siberian Railway, stopping at six cities en route to meet and interview members of the LGBTQ+ communities. Through these deeply personal conversations, the film offers an insight into these diverse communities, with powerful personal accounts from both activists and non-activists."

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In the Name of the Land at Luna


Toiling the land is no doubt a gruelling and arduous profession.

Poignantly reflected in the French film “In the Name of the Land”, this highly viewed movie in its homeland tells the story of Pierre Jarjeau, who returns to his family farm to take over the reigns from his domineering and miserly father.

With his wife (his childhood sweetheart) and their 2 children, they take on the enormous challenge of trying to make the farm financially viable. We follow the roller coaster ride of Pierre and his family’s life on the land – one filled with many challenges and unrelenting crisises – one after the other.

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British Film Festival opens with Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit


Mark your calendars - tomorrow is the day !

The British Film Festival opens tomorrow across all Luna Palace cinemas in Perth - Palace Raine Square, Luna Leederville, Luna on SX and Windsor Cinema.

Returning for its 7th year – it offers an outstanding selection of 22 feature films from the British Isles – ranging from powerful stories set during war times, to modern, romantic comedies to 4k restorations of The Elephant Man, Flash Gordon and The Ladykillers.

Perth Walkabout’s Top 6 Picks for the British Film Festival this year are:

Blithe Spirit - a riotous reimagining of Noël Coward’s classic comedy from director Edward Hall, Blithe Spirit tells the story of a love that just won’t die.

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Summerland at the British Film Festival


Perth movie goers have been lucky enough to enjoy going back to the cinemas. Yay!

It’s that time of the year again and the British Film Festival has nearly descended on us in Perth despite the closed borders.

The movie Summerland is set during WWII and the story centres around Alice, a reclusive writer immersed in her isolated, creative world, who suddenly has Frank - a young boy evacuee from London – thrust upon her.

Alice’s life is turned upside down as she grapples with the challenging task of looking after a young and impressionable Frank – not something that she was prepared for in any way.

The on screen presence and developing friendship between Alice and Frank makes this film a joy to watch.

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The Climb at Luna


A portmanteau of the words brother and romance.

= bromance

That is the subject matter of the contemporary American movie "The Climb", which follows the friendship between Kyle and Mike who have been best friends since high school.

They enjoy each other's company and are pretty tight until the shit hits the fan over Kyle’s fiancee.

Throughout the movie, there are some laugh out loud moments as well as some serious issues on hand, as the two key characters grapple with the complexities of adult life.

Relationships and friendships are the lifeblood of what makes life worthwhile and “The Climb” poses the challenging question of when is the time to call a friendship quits?

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