seniors' film festival 2006

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Monsieur Ibrahim

Proudly presented by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image and the Department of Victorian Communities

Monday 6 March - Thursday 9 March 2006

Highlights of this year's festival include a focus on British films and a tribute to Dame Judi Dench. The festival also features a co-presentation with the 16th Melbourne Queer Film Festival of the richly humourous and unexpectedly touching Stage Beauty.

Bookings are essential

A limited number of seats are expected to be available at the door prior to each session, but we cannot guarantee entry without a booking. Telephone bookings may be made on 8663 2583 from 10 am on Monday 20 February 2006. Tickets will also be available from the ACMI box office, located on level 1, from Monday February 20. A $3 admission applies per session (seniors 55+). Primary carers are admitted free of charge.

ACMI's year-round program of quality films for seniors continues in the week following the Festival, resuming weekly at ACMI from Monday March 13. 

Best of British

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ae fond kiss

Casim's devout Muslim parents plan for him to marry his beautiful cousin Jasmine, soon to arrive in the UK. Plans go awry when Casim meets Roisin

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wallace & gromit in the curse of the were-rabbit

Inventor and cheese-lover Wallace (voiced by Peter Sallis) and his devoted canine, Gromit, run their own vegetable protection agency, Anti-Pesto.

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young adam

Set on the canals of 1950s Glasgow, Mackenzie's atmospheric film faithfully adapts the novel by Scottish Beat writer Alexander Trocchi.

Tribute to a Dame

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the shipping news

Under the measured guidance of his aunt (Judi Dench), Quoyle (Kevin Spacey) learns to confront the past and clear a path for a more optimistic future.

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mrs henderson presents

The incomparable Dame Judi Dench stars in the remarkable true-life story of eccentric theatrical entrepreneur Laura Henderson.

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pride and prejudice

Jane Austen's much-loved novel is transferred to the screen in an adaptation marked by sumptuous cinematography, impressive cast and grand emotions.

International panorama #1

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monsieur ibrahim

Set in 1960s Paris, Dupeyron's affecting coming-of-age drama charts the evolving friendship of a young Jewish teen, his father, and Monsieur Ibrahim.

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stage beauty

Set in 1660s London, Richard Eyre's wonderfully entertaining costume drama is both richly humorous and unexpectedly touching.

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kung fu hustle

Stephen Chow blends Hollywood gangster pictures of the 1930s, Hong Kong martial arts and Bruce Lee movies in his latest hilariously comic movie.

International panorama #2

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After roaming the Mediterranean for years to cover the Greece-Turkey war, American photojournalist Norman Harris is returning home to his wife.

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mon oncle

Slapstick prevails in this delightful satire on modern living. "One of cinema's most original, inventive and lovable comic spirits" Weekend Australian

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Based on true events, the film received Best European Film at the Italian David di Donatello Awards and Best Actress Award at Venice Film Festival.

Mon 6 Mar - Thu 9 Mar
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