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The Melbourne Cinémathèque is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run film society. We hold screenings at The Australia Centre for the Moving image every Wednesday night for most of the year. Admission is by membership, which can be obtained on a monthly or yearly basis.

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THE SPECTACLE OF SOCIETY – THE FILMS OF OLIVIER ASSAYAS

October 22

7.00PM – LES DESTINÉES SENTIMENTALES
Olivier Assayas (2000) 180 mins

Exquisitely photographed, Assayas’ first major period film examines the fate of an apostate Protestant minister and the intrigues and romantic affairs of a circle of bourgeois socialites and radicals across three decades, from the dawn of the 20th century through the Great War and into the Depression. This epic historical setting serves as more than a mere backdrop, forming the catalyst for the personal and existential upheavals experienced over the lifetime of the protagonist.

Based on the novel by Jacques Chardonne. With Emmanuelle Béart, Isabelle Huppert and Charles Berling.

35mm print courtesy of L’Institut Français.

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Melbourne Cinémathèque’s top picks for MIFF 2014

The Melbourne Cinémathèque team is taking a break for a few weeks because our equivalent of Christmas starts on the 1st of August this year. We resume screenings on the 27th of August so until then, you’ll be able to find us at The Melbourne International Film Festival. So, while we’re busy frantically planning our schedules, we thought we’d share our top picks! Check out our list over at our Facebook page.