‘A joyous, masterful work of folk magic.’
‘A beguiling fantasy-comedy of lost love: garrulous, uproarious and celebratory in [Rorwacher’s] absolutely distinctive style.’
Nominee Palme d'Or 2023 Cannes Film Festival
Set in 1980s Tuscany the enchanting new film from Italian director Alice Rohrwacher (Happy as Lazzaro, Perth Festival 2019) follows a lovelorn Englishman who teams with an eccentric gang of tomb robbers to plunder ancient Etruscan artefacts. Led by a revelatory Josh O’Connor (star of The Crown but also seen in God’s Own Country, Perth Festival 2018) and supported by Isabella Rossellini and Alba Rohrwacher, La Chimera is a dream-like romp through Italy’s archaeological and cinematic past.
Rohrwacher’s captivating storytelling is made magical by Hélène Louvart’s exquisite cinematography, which uses richly textured analogue film to lead us through a mind palace teeming with ghosts and treasures. Enchanting, funny, lush and poetic, La Chimera is a modern myth in the making, destined to genuinely transform the way we look at the world.
DirectorAlice RohrwacherCastJosh O’Connor, Carol Duarte, Vincenzo Nemolato, Isabella Rossellini
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Picnics and BYO drinks are very welcome. There is various seating available including deck chairs, bean bags and regular chairs.
Please note, reserving seats for friends who do not have a ticket does not guarantee them entry.
It's a good idea to get to the cinema early to get your seat.
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2 for 1 Tuesday tickets are only available for purchase in person at the box office for that Tuesday evening's screening.
2 for 1 Tuesday tickets cannot be purchased in advance.
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You can also grab all kinds of refreshments including drinks and treats from the bar.
Feel free to BYO booze and enjoy a picnic.
|Time & Location||
Mon 26 Feb – Sun 3 Mar
Gates open 6pm | Film starts 8pm Lotterywest Films, UWA Somerville Auditorium, UWA, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley, WA, 6009 / Godroo
Italian and English with English subtitles
M Coarse language
Film screenings are subject to weather conditions
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