22 Jul 20
As we get ready to open the doors of our beloved cinemas, we wanted to take a moment to look at the upcoming films from our distribution arm, Picturehouse Entertainment. With two fantastic titles up their sleeve due to be released over the Summer, let us give you a sneak peek on what's to come.
Alice Winocour's Proxima stars Eva Green, who gives a career-best performance in this epic and emotionally charged film as astronaut and mother, Sarah. Sarah has been chosen to be a part of a year-long space mission which proves to bring strain to the mother-daughter relationship. Winocour wanted this film to be as authentic as possible, real processes and locations - with filming taking place at real space stations.
The Film Stage calls Eva Green "spectacular", while Screen Daily refers to Proxima as "a landmark drama". The Arts Desk gives the film a 5★ rating and says "Proxima is a very special, very beautiful space movie". You'll be able to watch Proxima when our doors open, from 31 July.
The second title is Babyteeth, directed by Shannon Murphy (Killing Eve) which stars some of Australia's finest screen talent including Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One, Animal Kingdom) and Essie Davis (True History of the Kelly Gang, The Babadook). Newcomer Eliza Scanlan (Little Women) gives a star-making performance in this vibrant and spirited drama. Eliza plays seriously ill teenager Milla Finlay, who experiences love for the first time, bringing her a new lust for life. Milla shows everyone in her orbit how to live like you have nothing to lose.
Babyteeth is based on a sell-out play by Australian playwright and actress Rita Kalnejais. It won over crowds at last year's Venice Film Festival and is already tipped to be one of the best films this year. The Upcoming gives Babyteeth a 5★ rating and calls it "an excellent piece of cinema", Time Out calls it "electrifying" and the Financial Times says that "Eliza Scanlen is outstanding". While you'll have to wait slightly longer for this one, it'll be worth the wait. Babyteeth will be out in cinemas from 14 August
Keep scrolling down to find out more about both films, including trailers and social media accounts - the best way to stay in-the-know.
From 31 July
Eva Green, Matt Dillon, Zélie Boulant-Lemesle, Lars Eidinger, Sandra Hüller
Eva Green gives a career-best performance in this epic and emotionally charged new drama from acclaimed director Alice Winocour. Green plays Sarah, a French astronaut training at the European Space Agency in Cologne. The only woman in the arduous programme she has been chosen to be part of the crew of a year-long space mission called 'Proxima'. Putting enormous strain on her relationship with her daughter (played by outstanding newcomer Zélie Boulant-Lemesle), the training begins to take its toll on both as Sarah's training progresses and the launch looms ever closer. Featuring stunning performances from the entire cast which includes Matt Dillon, Lars Eidinger and Sandra Hüller, Winocour's new film is an unmissable cinematic experience which will take audiences on a gripping, emotional and life-affirming journey.
From 14 August
Ben Mendelsohn, Eliza Scanlen, Toby Wallace, Essie Davis
When seriously ill teenager Milla Finlay (Eliza Scanlan) falls in love with free-spirit Moses (Toby Wallace), it's her parents, Henry (Ben Mendelsohn) and Anna's (Essie Davis), worst nightmare. But as Milla's first brush with love brings her a new lust for life, things get messy and traditional morals go out the window. Milla shows everyone in her orbit—her parents, Moses, a sensitive music teacher, a budding child violinist, and a disarmingly honest pregnant neighbour—how to live like you have nothing to lose. What might have been a disaster for the Finlay family instead leads to letting go and finding grace in the glorious chaos of life.
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