Seniors' Cinema Archive 2010

Fine films for grown-up tastes.

Drawing on the best of Australian and international cinema, screenings feature well-crafted, character-driven stories, elegant period dramas, quirky comedies and fascinating documentaries.

Seniors $6 (carers admitted free of charge)
All other tickets $11

Curated by Roberta Ciabarra


A masterfully constructed espionage thriller from the director of Joyeux Noel.

Peaceful Times

A delightfully tart family drama set in sixties West Germany.

The White Ribbon

Michael Haneke's highly acclaimed film, winner of the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

The Hedgehog

The charming debut feature based on French writer Muriel Barbery's 'The Elegance of the Hedgehog'.

The Last Station

Helen Mirren in her Oscar-nominated role opposite Christopher Plummer as Russian author, Leo Tolstoy

Bran Nue Dae

Rachel Perkins' joyful Oz outback musical, starring Ernie Dingo, Geoffrey Rush and Magda Szubanski.

I, Don Giovanni

Carlos Saura adapts Mozart's opera in a film shot by acclaimed cinematographer Vittorio Storaro.

Bright Star

Jane Campion's tender drama of first love between English poet John Keats and the girl next door.

Nowhere Boy

Sam Taylor-Wood's rollicking biopic, based on the memoir by John Lennon's half-sister, Julia Baird.

Still Walking (Aruitemo aruitemo)

Kore-eda Hirokazu's sublimely poignant, contemporary family drama from Japan.


Screen biopic of French naïve painter, Seraphine de Senlis, the Susan Boyle of modern primitivism.

The Young Victoria

Emily Blunt shines as the young royal in this elegant costume drama from the writer of Gosford Park.

Lovely, Still

Martin Landau and Ellen Burstyn together in a compelling family drama. Exclusive to ACMI!

An Education

An acclaimed, Oscar-nominated film based on the memoir by British journalist Lynn Barber.

Herb and Dorothy

Encore screenings! An intimate look at a New York couple and their all-consuming passion for art.


A touching drama about a young widow's efforts to reunite an abandoned boy with his mother.

Mao's Last Dancer

Director Bruce Beresford's sprawling adaptation of the best-selling 2003 autobiography by Li Cunxin.

Sister Smile (Soeur sourire)

The true-life biopic of Jeannine Deckers, the singing nun who became an international pop sensation.


Michelle Pfeiffer stars in a stylish romantic drama set in late nineteenth century Paris.

Departures (Okuribito)

A cellist takes on an unusual job and comes to find unexpected meaning in his new line of work.

Coco Avant Chanel

Anne Fontaine's languidly elegant biopic with Audrey Tatou as the iconic French fashion designer.

Mid-August Lunch (Pranzo di Ferragosto)

When a man ends up housebound with a group of elderly women, he decides to host a festive lunch.

Summer Hours (L'heure d'ete)

Three siblings inherit their mother's prized art collection and gather to decide its future.

The Red Shoes

The 1948 classic starring Moira Shearer and Sir Robert Helpmann, in a new digitally restored print.

The Fox and the Child

Narrated by Kate Winslet, this gorgeous film revolves around a young girl who befriends a fox.