Join us at Mount Vic Flicks for a preview screening of Next Goal Wins, directed by Academy Award Winner Taika Waititi. Based on the true story of the American Samoan soccer team, known for their 31-0 loss to Australia in 2001.
Based on the extraordinary character at the center of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl’s most iconic children's book and one of the best-selling children's books of all time, Wonka tells the wondrous story of how the world's greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker became the beloved Willy Wonka we know today.
A suspenseful look at the lengths people will go to gain freedom, Beyond Utopia follows various individuals as they attempt to flee North Korea, one of the most oppressive places on Earth, a land they grew up believing was a paradise. At the film’s core are a mother desperate to reunite with the child she was forced to leave behind; a family of five — including small children and an elderly grandmother — embarking on a treacherous journey across the Yalu River and into the hostile mountains of China; and a man of God on a mission to help these desperate souls.
See the inspiring true story One Life first at one of our special preview screenings ahead of its release on Boxing Day. One Life tells the inspiring true story of Sir Nicholas ‘Nicky’ Winton, whose unsung endeavours on the eve of World War II saved more than 600 children from their doom at the hands of the Nazis. Nicky considered himself a banker, not a humanitarian. Yet when he visited a recently annexed Prague in 1938 and saw the state of the fleeing Jewish refugees, he did what he believed was the right thing to do – the thing that anyone would do – and dedicated himself to the cause.
Be one of the first to see Yorgos Lanthimos' highly anticipated film, Poor Things, starring Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo and Willem Dafoe ahead of its release on Boxing Day! Based on Alasdair Gray’s novel of the same name, Poor Things tells the incredible tale and fantastical evolution of Bella Baxter, a young woman brought back to life by the brilliant and unorthodox scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter. All tickets include a complimentary bubbly or fizzy! Arrive early to catch resident theatre organist Wendy Hambly, play before the show.
One Life tells the inspiring true story of Sir Nicholas ‘Nicky’ Winton, whose unsung endeavours on the eve of World War II saved more than 600 children from their doom at the hands of the Nazis. Nicky considered himself a banker, not a humanitarian. Yet when he visited a recently annexed Prague in 1938 and saw the state of the fleeing Jewish refugees, he did what he believed was the right thing to do – the thing that anyone would do – and dedicated himself to the cause.
From the brilliantly, bizarre mind of the three-time Academy Award-nominated Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite, The Lobster), Poor Things is the incredible tale and fantastical evolution of Bella Baxter, a young woman brought back to life by the brilliant and unorthodox scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter. An adaptation of Alasdair Gray’s novel of the same name.
Join us for a special NYE screening of Poor Things and catch Sydney's 9pm fireworks live on the big screen afterwards! All tickets include a complimentary bubbly/fizzy on arrival! Take-away dinner options will be available from the Victoria and Albert Guesthouse which can be delivered to the cinema either before or after the screening.
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Directed by Academy Award Winner Taika Waititi, Next Goal Wins follows the American Samoa soccer team, infamous for their brutal 31-0 FIFA loss in 2001. With the World Cup Qualifiers approaching, the team hires down-on-his-luck, maverick coach Thomas Rongen hoping he will turn the world’s worst soccer team around in this heartfelt underdog comedy.
A curmudgeonly instructor at a New England prep school remains on campus during Christmas break to babysit a handful of students with nowhere to go. He soon forms an unlikely bond with a brainy but damaged troublemaker, and with the school's head cook, a woman who just lost a son in the Vietnam War.
A listless family man and tenured professor Paul Matthews finds his life turned upside down when millions of strangers suddenly start seeing him in their dreams. But when his nighttime appearances take a nightmarish turn, Paul is forced to navigate his newfound stardom, in this wickedly entertaining comedy.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Daniel Catán’s spellbinding masterpiece, only the third Spanish-language opera to be presented at the Met. Inspired by the magical realism of Gabriel García Márquez, it tells the story of a Brazilian opera diva who returns to her homeland to perform at the legendary opera house of Manaus—and to search for her lost lover, who has vanished into the jungle.
When teenage Priscilla Beaulieu meets Elvis Presley at a party, the man who is already a meteoric rock-and-roll superstar becomes someone entirely unexpected in private moments: a thrilling crush, an ally in loneliness, a vulnerable best friend. Through Priscilla’s eyes, Sofia Coppola tells the unseen side of a great American myth in Elvis and Priscilla's long courtship and turbulent marriage, from a German army base to his dream-world estate at Graceland, in this deeply felt and ravishingly detailed portrait of love, fantasy, and fame.
Recently divorced, Blandine is struggling to get back to her life. Her former best friend Magalie, loud and fearless, resurfaces and imposes herself on a trip they always dreamed of as teenagers: Amorgos, the amazing location where The Big Blue was shot. When they reach their destination, they realise their dream holiday won’t go as they had planned - they have grown and changed, and now have very different approaches to holidays... and to life!
Despite what began as a shocking affair, then 36-year old Gracie and 13-year old Joe now lead a seemingly picture-perfect suburban life some 20 years later. Their domestic bliss is disrupted when Elizabeth, a famous actress, arrives in their tight-knit community to research her upcoming role as Gracie. As Elizabeth ingratiates herself into the everyday lives of Gracie and Joe, the uncomfortable facts of their scandal unfurl, causing long-dormant emotions to resurface. In May December, director Todd Haynes explores one of the great talents of the human species: our colossal refusal to look at ourselves.
Verdi’s epic drama about the fall of ancient Jerusalem at the hands of the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar II is brought to life in this classic Met staging of biblical proportions. The grand, larger-than life spectacle promises to draw opera lovers and newcomers alike for this dramatic retelling of biblical history.
When five women take part in a corporate hiking retreat and only four come out on the other side, Federal Agents Aaron Falk and Carmen Cooper head deep into the Victorian mountain ranges to investigate in the hopes of finding their whistle-blowing informant, Alice Russell, alive.
Winner of the Palme d’Or, Anatomy Of A Fall is a gripping story of a woman who finds her husband dead at the base of their chalet. Sandra, a German writer, lives with her husband Samuel and their visually impaired son Daniel in a remote mountain chalet in the French Alps. When Samuel falls to his death in mysterious circumstances, the investigation cannot determine whether it’s suicide or foul play. Sandra is ultimately arrested for murder and the trial puts their tumultuous relationship and her ambiguous personality under the microscope.
Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid's Tale) plays Gareth Southgate in James Graham's (Best of Enemies) gripping examination of nation and game. The country that gave the world football has since delivered a painful pattern of loss. Why can’t England’s men win at their own game? With the worst track record for penalties in the world, Gareth Southgate knows he needs to open his mind and face up to the years of hurt, to take team and country back to the promised land.
The fiery depiction of a woman who craves love but stirs obsession and jealousy along the way is one of the most popular operas of all the time. Carmen attracts opera lovers and newcomers alike for familiar, sweeping melodies that are as irresistible as the title character herself, who has also become a defining female cultural figure.
Andrew Scott (Fleabag) brings multiple characters to life in Simon Stephens’ (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) radical new version of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. Hopes, dreams, and regrets are thrust into sharp focus in this one-man adaptation which explores the complexities of human emotions. Filmed live during its sold-out run in London’s West End, Vanya will be playing exclusively in cinemas in 2024.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Mariusz Treliński’s new staging, which sets the grand tale of ill-fated love, deadly vendettas, and family strife in a contemporary world and makes extensive use of the Met’s turntable to represent the unstoppable advance of destiny that drives the opera’s chain of calamitous events. The staging not only marks the company’s first new production of the work in nearly 30 years but also the first time that Live in HD audiences can experience Verdi’s gripping tragedy.
Based on the timeless play by William Shakespeare, Gounod’s sumptuous operatic adaptation traces the universally known tragic story of two star-crossed lovers from feuding families. A pair of artists at the peak of their vocal powers, soprano Nadine Sierra and tenor Benjamin Bernheim headline in the title roles, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium to conduct one of the repertoire’s most romantic scores.
Puccini’s bittersweet love story, which follows an elegant woman from high society and an idealistic young man who offers her an alternative to her life of excess, stars soprano Angel Blue as the French courtesan Magda, opposite tenor Jonathan Tetelman in his highly anticipated company debut as Ruggero. The rarely performed opera returns to the Met for the first time in more than a decade in Nicolas Joël’s Art Deco–inspired staging, which transports audiences from the heart of Parisian nightlife to a dreamy vision of 1920s French Riviera.
The Live in HD season concludes with Madama Butterfly. Puccini’s devastating opera of unrequited love between a young Japanese girl and an American naval officer is one of the world’s most popular (and tragic) operas. The Met’s beloved production by Academy Award–winning film director Anthony Minghella returns, using traditional Bunraku puppetry and Japanese theatrical techniques to beautifully tell the story, which is set in the port city of Nagasaki at the turn of the 20th century.
Coup de Chance is about the important role chance and luck play in our lives. Fanny and Jean look like the ideal married couple – they’re both professionally accomplished, they live in a gorgeous apartment in an exclusive neighborhood of Paris, and they seem to be in love just as much as they were when they first met. But when Fanny accidentally bumps into Alain, a former high school classmate, she’s swept off her feet. They soon see each other again and get closer and closer…
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