3 September 2012
september film round up
Beeline your way to the nearest Rialto cinema to watch these must-see films for September.
Our resident film buff gives us her pick of films that should be making an appearance on your cinematic radar this month.
Starring: Natalia Avelon, Gedeon Burkhard and Rolf Kanies
Director: Markus Rosenmüller
At Rialto Cinemas: 6 September
Rating: M Adult Themes
Wunderkinder tells a tale of three exceptional, musically talented children who develop a deep and genuine friendship, extending beyond their different religions and nationalities. The two Jewish children Larissa and Abrascha are both virtuosos – one on the piano and the other on the violin. Hanna, a young German girl, is also extremely gifted. Living in Poltava/Ukraine in 1941, they all share one great love: music. Their world is one of curiosity, joy and talent. But when the Nazis invade the Soviet Union, they and their families face mortal peril and their world is turned upside down.
Starring: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy and Jonathan Pryce
Director: Tanya Wexler
At Rialto Cinemas: 6 September
Rating: M Sexual References
Based on true events in 1880, London, the handsome young Dr. Mortimer Granville (Hugh Dancy) – a believer in modern medical theories – lands a position as assistant to society doctor Robert Dalrymple. Dalrymple is a specialist in the female ailment “Hysteria” – a catch-all diagnosis that seems to be affecting half of England’s women. Their treatment involves a literal hands-on method, and demand becomes so great that Dalrymple and Mortimer cannot keep up with ‘curing’ women. To keep Mortimer working, Dalrymple promises him his business, and marriage to his beautiful, young daughter, (Felicity Jones). But when Mortimer falls for Dalrymple’s older and unconventional daughter Charlotte (Maggie Gyllenhaal), his future looks doubtful. In desperation, he invents a machine that will at least solve his medical challenges – the world’s first vibrator. In the delightful spirit of Calendar Girls, Hysteria takes a rather remarkable and daring true story and turns it into a gentle, warm-hearted comedy.
TWO LITTLE BOYS
Starring: Bret McKenzie, Hamish Blake and Maaka Pohatu
Director: Robert Sarkies
At Rialto Cinemas: 20 September
Rating: R16 Horror, violence, sex scenes & offensive language
This film has got a lot of good bits. It’s got bogans and penguins and toasted sandwiches. It’s got a ginger cat and best mates. It’s got a really little dolphin. It’s got wicked t-shirts and hand brake skids. It’s got sea lions. And it’s got a really cool lighthouse. Two Little Boys is a cheeky comedy starring Hamish Blake from Australian duo Hamish & Andy and Bret McKenzie from New Zealand’s acclaimed Flight of the Conchords.
The film follows Nige (McKenzie) and his best mate Deano’s (Blake) riotous misadventures as they struggle with their imploding long-term friendship which has been put under pressure by an unfortunate accident involving a hot meat pie, the quiet town of Invercargill and the untimely death of a Scandinavian soccer star. Nige chucks the dead body in a nearby road works hole and runs to Deano for help. Trouble is, Deano’s not really the guy you should turn to in a crisis.
These films are screening nationwide in Rialto Cinemas.