Arts & Culture

Pop Aye at Perth Festival

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Pop Aye is a film about a road trip that a Bangkok architect Thana takes to return his long lost elephant from childhood back to his rural home town.

Experiencing a midlife crisis, with his job turned sour, and his wife unhappy with him, he has a chance encounter with his elephant Pop Aye from childhood days.

Armed with only the company of his dear elephant, he takes a slow ramble back to his rural home town in the province of Loei. Along the journey, he encounters some interesting twists and turns, and meets some colourful characters along the way, each with their own stories to share with him.

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Gabriel and the Mountain at Perth Festival

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The film Gabriel and the Mountain follows backpacker Gabriel Buchmann (João Pedro Zappa) as he travels through Africa, keen to make the most of his year long trip before commencing studies at a prestigious American university.

We shadow him on his adventures, as he wanders off the beaten track to explore new places and make new friends. His travels take an interesting turn when his girlfriend Cristina (Caroline Abras) joins him on the journey, and they are faced with several challenges, both on the travel front and with their relationship.

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What doesn't kill you [Blah Blah] Stronger

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When attending Fringe World Perth performances, the alternative and offbeat is to be expected, but Tyler Jacob Jones and Erin Hutchinson of Holland St Productions take it to a whole new level with their cabaret What Doesn't Kill You [blah blah] Stronger, which sets some of the strangest survival tales from around the world to song.

 

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By A Thread by One Fell Swoop

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It was a full house that filled the Big Top for the opening show of By a Thread, the physics-defying Fringe World Festival show by Melbourne-based circus One Fell Swoop.

Six performers entered wearing non-descript grey and white attire that belied the spectacle we were about to witness. Like the name “By a Thread” suggests, the ropes suspended from the ceiling were as integral to the show as its people were.

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Film Stars don't die in Liverpool at Luna

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"Film Stars don’t die in Liverpool" is a story set in the 1970’s about the passionate romance between Hollywood film star Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening) and young actor Peter Turner (Jamie Bell).

In the movie what begins as a light hearted romance deepens into a strong and enduring bond that spans over many decades. Based on the memoir by Peter Turner, the movie flits between the past and the present – as it follows the blossoming relationship between Gloria and Peter.

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A Fantastic Woman at Luna

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In A Fantastic Woman, Chilean transgender actress Daniela Vega plays Marina Vidal, a young singer and waitress.

She lives with her partner, business owner Orlando (Francisco Reyes), in his apartment.

Orlando is old enough to be Marina’s father but despite the age gap, the two are very much in love.

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Finding your Feet at Luna

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The much anticipated feel good movie Finding your Feet which premiered at the 2017 Cunard British Film Festival is now showing at Luna Palace cinemas around Perth. 

We are introduced to the main character Sandra, living a nice middle class wealthy existence, recently honoured with the title “Lady”, whose world is suddenly turned upside down when she discovers her husband’s infidelity.

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