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Pictured: Top: International superstar Kylie Minogue returned to her hometown for the Melbourne Premiere of her latest movie, SWINGING SAFARI, at Rivoli Cinemas in Camberwell on Thursday 14 December 2017.

Joining Kylie on the red carpet were co-stars Julian McMahon, Asher Keddie, Chelsea Glaw and Radha Mitchell, along with writer/director Stephan Elliott (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert). Unfortunately Guy Pearce was a last-minute withdrawal. The film opens across Australia on January 18, 2018.

Bottom: IC/OT Entertainment has announced a February 8 Australian release date for John Trengove’s multi-award winning South African film The Wound (Inxeba), which opens in cinemas across South Africa on February 2.

The film, which explores tradition and masculinity and the clash between age-old rituals and modernity stars musician and novelist Nakhane Tour√© as Xolani, a lonely factory worker who joins the men of his community in the mountains of the Eastern Cape to initiate a group of teenage boys into manhood. When Kwanda (Niza Jay Ncoyini), a defiant initiate from the city, discovers his mentor’s secret, Xolani's entire existence begins to unravel.

The Wound (Inxeba) is the first feature from writer-director John Trengove, and is co-written by Trengove, Thando Mgqolozana and Malusi Bengu. The Xhosa initiation ritual which forms the landscape of the film is also the subject of The Wound co-writer Mgqolozana’s novel, ‘A Man Who Is Not a Man’.

Australian company Mini Studios recently announced their involvement in an untitled feature produced by Peter Farrelly of Farrelly Brothers fame (There's Something About Mary, Dumb and Dumber and Shallow Hal) and Charles B. Wessler (There’s Something About Mary, Dumb and Dumber and Shallow Hal).

The United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) is delighted to announce its program for the 20th year. In the eleven days UNAFF will present documentaries from October 19-29 2017 spotlighting current events from across the globe including Afghanistan, Australia, Cameroon, Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, France, Germany, Haiti, India, Iraq, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mali, Mexico, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Peru, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Korea, Swaziland, Syria, Tunisia, Uganda and the US. See more in Film Spotlights section.

SON OF A GUN is the debut feature of award-winning Australian director Julius Avery (Jerrycan). A smart edge-of-your-seat heist thriller starring Ewan McGregor and talented newcomer Brenton Thwaites, SON OF A GUN will screen in Official Competition at this year’s BFI London Film Festival. This also marks the film’s International Premiere.

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Nikolaj Costner-Waldau delivers his best performance to date. “Jaimie of the Thrones” here aspired to the throne in both fictional incarnations. Earlier as successful stock broker, later as prisoner struggling to position himself in the harsh and unforgiving system.

Darkest Hour

Rather than span the course or Churchill’s accomplished life, screenwriter Anthony McCarten was wise to narrow it down to the span of just one month. The best biopics are the ones that do just this: find a moment in their life and focus on that. This is what makes Darkest Hour work so well…

All The Money In the World

Scott did the unthinkable with the film. How other filmmakers will follow suit in similar instances remains to be seen. It's a rare peek into the generational nuances of a family that's well worth a look.

Melbourne Premiere of Swinging Safari

International superstar Kylie Minogue returned to her hometown for the Melbourne Premiere of her latest movie, SWINGING SAFARI, at Rivoli Cinemas in Camberwell on Thursday 14 December 2017.

The BBQ set for January 2018 release

Label Distribution’s Tait Brady and Madman Entertainment’s Paul Wiegard recently announced that the two companies will jointly release the new Australian comedy The BBQ, starring Shane Jacobson and Magda Szubanski. The national release date is January 18, 2018.

Cast announced for True History of the Kelly Gang

George MacKay (Captain Fantastic, Pride), Academy Award Winner Russell Crowe (Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind, The Water Diviner), Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road, X-Men, Tolkien) and Essie Davis (The Babadook, Game of Thrones) have been announced to star in True History of the Kelly Gang, a film by the creative team behind the unflinching and award-winning Snowtown.

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