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2 March to 31 March
Arab Blues
Un divan à Tunis
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

COMEDY, DRAMA / FRANCE / 2020 / 88 MIN / +15

Having won over audiences at festivals around the world, including Toronto, London and Busan, it is time for Australia to bask in the glow of Arab Blues. Starring Golshifteh Farahani, whose international credits include Ridley Scott’s Body of Lies and Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson, Arab Blues is a delightful fish-out-of-water comedy that will bring a smile to the face of anybody who has ever bumbled through the foibles of adjusting to a new culture.

Farahani plays Selma, a psychotherapist who, after living in Paris for most of her life, decides to return to her hometown in Tunisia to set up a new practice. The adjustment is not quite as smooth as Selma anticipates as many of the locals are suspicious about her approach to mental health. Nevertheless, Selma soon welcomes a steady flow of clients resulting in a hilarious series of larger-than-life encounters with the residents of the town, although she also comes to the attention of the local bureaucrats, who threaten to shut her down.

Arab Blues is a joyful and cathartic release, not unlike coming out of the therapist’s office, but with more laughs

Persons aged under 15 years must not be present at the relevant showing unless accompanied by an adult.

DIRECTED BY:
MANELE LABIDI

STARRING:
GOLSHIFTEH FARAHANI
MAJD MASTOURA
AÏCHA BEN MILED
FÉRIEL CHAMARI
HICHEM YACOUBI

LANGUAGE:
FRENCH, ARABIC WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

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Sessions

      Opening Night, Closing Night
      Special Event, Q&A
      Encore Screenings
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BUY  1:50 PMFri 5 MarPalace Norton St.
BUY  3:00 PMSat 6 MarHayden Orpheum Cremorne
BUY  4:00 PMSat 6 MarPalace Central
BUY  6:30 PMMon 8 MarPalace Verona
BUY  1:10 PMTue 9 MarChauvel Cinema
BUY  1:10 PMWed 10 MarPalace Central
BUY  3:50 PMFri 12 MarPalace Central
BUY  8:40 PMFri 12 MarPalace Verona
BUY  6:00 PMSun 14 MarPalace Norton St.
BUY  7:40 PMSun 14 MarChauvel Cinema
BUY  8:40 PMMon 15 MarChauvel Cinema
BUY  1:30 PMWed 17 MarPalace Central
BUY  3:45 PMFri 19 MarPalace Verona
BUY  3:30 PMSat 20 MarChauvel Cinema
BUY  8:00 PMSun 21 MarPalace Norton St.
BUY  4:00 PMMon 22 MarChauvel Cinema
BUY  8:40 PMMon 22 MarPalace Central
BUY  4:10 PMTue 23 MarPalace Verona
BUY  1:00 PMWed 24 MarChauvel Cinema
BUY  1:20 PMThu 25 MarPalace Norton St.
BUY  8:40 PMSat 27 MarPalace Verona
BUY  4:15 PMTue 30 MarPalace Norton St.
BUY  6:00 PMTue 30 MarPalace Central
BUY  2:00 PMWed 31 MarPalace Verona

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