Delightful Aussie film

November 02, 2017

The delightfully good-hearted Australian film, Ali’s Wedding (M), screens this weekend.

After a reckless lie sets off a catastrophic chain of events, Ali, the naive and musically gifted son of a Muslim cleric, finds himself caught between his sense of duty to his family or following his heart with a Lebanese, Australian-born girl.

Based on real events, this irreverent, fun film won the People’s Choice Award at the 2017 Melbourne International Film Festival.

The second film is a wonderful French drama/comedy about a much-loved country doctor who falls ill and must be replaced, The Country Doctor (M).

All of the inhabitants can count on Jean-Pierre, the doctor who cares for them and who reassures them day and night, seven days a week.

Nathalie, a doctor new to the profession, comes to assist him, will she manage?

Come along to a Friday morning matinee of the entertaining Ali’s Wedding (M). Tickets for just $10, include tea/coffee and a biscuit before the show from 10.30am. The movie starts about 11am.

Screening on November 10, 11 and 12 is the gripping story, Dunkirk (M).

In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk.

Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach.

This heroic mission rescued 330000 Allied soldiers.

Loyalty and survival are the key themes of the haunting drama screening second, The Zookeeper’s Wife (M).

The time is 1939 and the place is Poland, homeland of Antonia Zabinski, and her husband Dr Jan Zabinski.

The zoo flourishes under the Zabinskis’ care, and when Poland is invaded by the Nazis they have to report to the Reich’s chief zoologist, as they covertly work with The Resistance in this true story of courage.

A free screening of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (PG) by Al Gore is brought to us with the compliments of Swanpool Landcare on Thursday, November 16, at 7.30pm.

This is Al Gore’s second look at the perils of climate change and how it can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.

Hot pastries, hot chocolate, real coffee and the famous Swanpool choc-top ice-creams can be enjoyed at interval and before the double feature of films in the Swanpool Candy Bar.

●For more information, go to or phone the cinema on (03)57682415.

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