South West Rocks
Film Society

Upcoming movies

    • 30 Jan 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Roxy Cinema
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    In rural Cambodia, spirited 14-year-old Chakra (Sam Heng) works the rice fields with his family. He yearns for independence and seeks out a local broker who can get him paid work in a Thai factory. Without telling his family, Chakra travels to Bangkok to make his fortune. Chakra secretly journeys across the border and finally arrives in Thailand. But there he and his new friend Kea (Mony Ros, Hex) realise the broker has lied to them. Both Chakra and Kea, along with other Cambodians and Burmese, are sold to a fishing captain as slaves. They are trapped at sea indefinitely, trawling fish 22 hours a day, surviving on just a handful of cold rice. Captain Rom Ran (Thanawut Kasro, The Cave) quickly weeds out those slaves weakened by the conditions or trying to escape, and throws them overboard. The trawler sells its catch and restocks its supplies without going to land, making escape impossible. As fellow slaves are tortured and murdered around them, Kea begins to lose his mind. When his only ally is killed, Chakra looks to Rom Ran to understand what it will take to be free. With hope and humanity dwindling, Chakra decides to take control of the trawler.

    DRAMA
    THAI
    1h 32min

    • 27 Feb 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Roxy Cinema
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    In Christian Petzold's haunting modern-day adaptation of Anna Seghers's 1942 novel Transit Visa, Georg, a German refugee (Franz Rogowski) flees to Marseille assuming the identity of a recently deceased writer whose papers he is carrying.

    As German troops begin to rapidly advance on Paris, he delves into the delicate and complex culture of the refugee community, becoming tangled in the lives of a young mother and son and falling for a mysterious woman named Marie (Paula Beer).

    Making use of the uncanny parallels between historical fact and present-day, Petzold tells the story of a great love amid escape, exile and a longing for a place to call home.

    DRAMA
    GERMAN
    1h 41min

    • 26 Mar 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Roxy Cinema
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    When Ana and Marco arrive at the airport to farewell their son Luciano, who is leaving his Argentine homeland to study abroad, they are filled with certainty that they've done well as parents. However his departure leaves a significant hole in their everyday lives, and after more than twenty years of marriage, both reluctantly come to admit that their feelings for each other have shifted. So as if it were one last project together, Ana and Marco decide to consciously uncouple', and begin to explore the surprising and sometimes wonderful world of the newly-single, to hilarious and unexpected results. This wonderful showcase for its two leads unsurprisingly stormed the local box office, becoming one of Argentina's biggest hits of the year. Intelligent, warm and wise, AN UNEXPECTED LOVE is a sheer delight.

    COMEDY
    SPANISH
    1h 32min

    • 30 Apr 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Roxy Cinema
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    Based on a story by Haruki Murakami, Korean master Lee Chang-dong's remarkable thriller BURNING was the most acclaimed film of Cannes, setting a record for the highest-ever score achieved in the 18-year history of Screen International's prestigious critics' poll. Novelistic in scope, grandeur and impact, and featuring three brilliant performances, it's a gripping psychological study of thwarted love, ambition and obsession. Jong-su bumps into a girl who used to live in the same neighbourhood as him, who asks him to look after her cat while on a trip to Africa. When back, she introduces Ben, a mysterious guy she met there, who confesses his secret hobby.

    THRILLER
    KOREAN
    2h 28min

Past events

28 Nov 2019 VAI
31 Oct 2019 Just To Be Sure
9 Oct 2019 Farewell to Andrew!
26 Sep 2019 COLD WAR
29 Aug 2019 The Insult
21 Jul 2019 A Man Called Ove
27 Jun 2019 Backtrack Boys
30 May 2019 Shoplifters
28 Mar 2019 The Square
28 Feb 2019 Aurore
29 Nov 2018 Back to Burgundy
25 Oct 2018 Other Side of Hope
27 Sep 2018 Gurrumul
30 Aug 2018 Death of Stalin
26 Jul 2018 Marguerite

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