It’s Cummins Theatre’s 88th Birthday and we want to celebrate with YOU!
To kick off our Festa Italiana week of celebrations we are hosting two screenings of the Gran Prix winning film of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival Le Meraviglie – The Wonders. Each screening will be accompanied with birthday coffee and cake. So come along and begin your week with the biggest birthday party in town!
When – Monday October 10th at 2:00pm and 7:00pm, doors open 30mins prior to screening
Tickets – $10 per person, includes coffee and cake prior to screening. Available from Cummins Theatre (on the day), Central Wheatbelt Visitors Centre, or the Shire of Merredin Office.
The film will be screened in Italian with English subtitles.
LE MERAVIGLIE – THE WONDERS
This 2014 Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix winner is an original and impressionistic family drama with Monica Bellucci and directed by Alice Rohrwacher (Corpo Celeste).
Nothing will be the same at the end of this summer for Gelsomina (first-time Romanian-Italian actress Alexandra Lungu) and her three younger sisters. She is the designated heir of the strange, secluded kingdom that her father constructed around them to protect his family from “the end of the world”. An extraordinary summer, when the strict rules that hold the family together, are beginning to break: in part due to the arrival of Martin, a German boy on a youth rehabilitation program, and also due to the local community’s participation in a TV competition for big prizes “Village Wonders”, presented by the mysterious Milly Catena (Bellucci).
Hovering mysteriously somewhere between dream and reality, stark and striking images portray the clash of two very different worlds, the traditional and the contemporary, resulting in a hypnotising presentation