This year brings breezy romance The Lunch Box, philosophical drama The Ship of Theseus, as well as special events and masterclasses. Hoyts, May 1-11.
The fest opens with the coming-of-age tale Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed and ends with bank-robbers-versus-witch-coven Witching and Bitching. Between the two are more in the year’s best Spanish and Spanish-language films. Various, Apr 30-May 18.
Andrew Dominik is one of Australia’s best filmmakers. This 2007 western is spare, lyrical, and haunting, with achingly gorgeous cinematography and music. Astor, Thu May 1.
Before Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Amelie conquered the world with whimsy, his two films with Marc Caro were ’90s arthouse hits. All tickets $12. Astor, Thu May 15.
“It’s always open season on princesses.” Outside-In continues to celebrate Rome on screen with this 1953 romance between a rebellious princess (Audrey Hepburn) and tough newspaperman (Gregory Peck). State Library of Victoria, Thu May 15.
William Friedkin’s 1980 thriller sends a young cop (Al Pacino) into New York’s gay S&M community to find a serial killer. Plays with a short doco about the attempts to stop the film’s release. The Backlot Studios, Sat May 17.