Monday, 25 November 2019

Lotterywest Films is bringing the best in world cinema under the stars for another summer at the UWA Somerville auditorium.

To make the special experience beneath UWA Somerville’s famous Norfolk pines even better, there are more seating options, complete with comfy cushions, tasty new food offerings and better access at Perth’s most picturesque picture garden.

There will be a fresh selection of award-winning films to entertain, enthral, excite and inspire for the next 19 weeks of outdoor cinematic bliss. Sit back, relax and embark on a voyage across the globe with films from France, Spain, New Zealand, Morocco and Belgium.

Share your evenings with Antonio Banderas, Bill Murray, Fanny Ardant, Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson and other stars of the screen in a season of romance, adventure, thrillers, inspiring docos, politically charged drama, feel-good family tales and even a zombie comedy.

Life meets art for the season opener from tonight as superstars Antonio Banderas (Best Actor, 2019 Cannes) and Penelope Cruz align for legendary Spanish director Pedro Almodovar’s sensuous semi-autobiographical drama Pain and Glory.

It is followed by Jim Jarmusch’s sardonic comedy The Dead Don’t Die, starring Adam Driver, Bill Murray, Tom Waits, Chloë Sevigny and Iggy Pop among the greatest zombie cast ever disassembled.

Other acclaimed films on the way include the sumptuous French 18th century period drama Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019 Cannes Best Screenplay), Cinefest Oz Film Prize winner H is for Happiness, visionary filmmaker Robert Eggers’s gothic thriller The Lighthouse, starring Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson, and the must-see Australian documentary In My Blood it Runs.

The Lotterywest films program is available at

Media references

Stephen Bevis (Perth Festival Communications Manager) 08 6488 8618 / 0448 927 281
Jess Reid (UWA Media & PR Adviser) 08 6488 6876


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