Hipflask Reckons – Films
So the Easter long weekend has meant we have been reduced to mere piles of chocolate/hot x buns wrapped in skin, meaning that although the events are still going down, alas our body weight is not.
Lucky we can ease you back into the social scene with some boutique film screenings, your date will be that impressed the pot belly wont even be a thing – promise.
The much-loved Alliance Francaise French Film Festival is back, and in Perth for 2 more weeks. Polish off your French & head down to Luna on SX, Windsor or Cinema Paradiso, with 48 award-winning French films circulating this is not one to be missed!
Our top picks include: Dheepan, a powerful drama about a family fleeing from Sri Lanka, Blind Date, a quirky romantic comedy about two unlikely neighbours and the gripping thriller Taj Mahal, based on true events of a terrorist attack in Mumbai. Closing night will include a screening of what has been called the greatest french film produced – Contempt starring the gorgeous crush-worthy Bridgette Bardot ❤
More info screening times here
If French films aren’t your thing (they should be) the awe-inspiring ‘Sherpa: Trouble on Everest’ documentary, presenting the extraordinary pressures and politics of climbing the mountain from the Sherpa point of view is screening on Saturday and Sunday at Luna Outdoor Cinema in Leedy, while Sunday arvo will give you the opportunity to catch ‘The Room,’ a bizarre and strange film that has gained a cult following here in Perth.
Head down early to grab a bean bag & beer before the show starts – hosted by Monkey Collective‘s James Palm.
PIAF Lotterywest Film Festival is nearly at an end, so be sure to check out an international film at Somerville/ECU Joondalup pines if you haven’t already! This weekend you have a choice between ‘A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting Existence‘ a ‘ quietly absurd, deadpan comic of delights’ hailing from Sweden or ‘Our Little Sister,’ a subtle family drama with an uplifting Japanese flavour.
So pretty much something to please all tastes- go on, It’d be rude not to!