JOONDALUP Pines will screen five movies exclusively during this summer's Lotterywest Festival Films.
The outdoor movie venue at Edith Cowan University will offer 20 films between November 25 and late April as part of the annual international film festival.
Perth Festival artistic director Jonathan Holloway said the film season brought the best of world cinema to Perth.
‘This program boasts some of the year’s most talked about films as well as promising to take audiences on a journey of discovery,’ he said.
All the films will be screened in WA for the first time, and most will alternate between the Joondalup venue and Somerville at The University of WA.
The season will open with Human Capital, Paolo Virzi’s vice-like thriller about greed and arrogance in Italy’s north.
The opening week will also feature The Dark Horse, a film that tells the story of New Zealand speed-chess legend Genesis Potini.
Films that will only screen at Joondalup start with Zero Motivation, a comedy about the absurd bureaucracy of military conscription. A Norwegian black comedy, In Order of Disappearance, stars Stellan Skarsgard and Bruno Ganz.
A comedy-drama from Daniel Burman, The Mystery of Happiness, is an endearing film about change, love and friendship.
Acclaimed actress Mélanie Laurent marks herself as a major directorial talent with emotionally rich drama, Breathe.
The second documentary of the season, Hip Hop-eration reveals the uplifting journey of the oldest dance crew in the world, as they attempt to make it to the World Hip Hop Championships in Las Vegas.
For more information, visit www.perthfestival.com.au.