What’s on in August in Melbourne

Melbourne Film Festival 2017 (3-20 August) has some outstanding Premiere’s. So far I have seen The Song Keepers which showcases the aboriginal heritage and German baroque songs that are being preserved by the Central Australian Women’s Choir and highlights their tour to Germany singing in many Lutheran Churches.

Other movie premiere’s on my radar are:

Jungle with Daniele Radcliffe (World Premier shown at the Opening of MIFF 2017). Thriller based on the real life story of adventurer Yossi Ginsberg set in the Bolivian rainforest.

The Butterfly Tree with Melissa George & Ewen Leslie. A visually sumptuous coming-of-age tale of love and loss tinges with magical realism. (World Premiere).

Gurrumul Elcho Dreaming showcases the life and music of one of Australia’s most revered artists and reclusive master. (World Premiere shown at the Closing Night Gala).

Beatriz at Dinner with Salma Hayak and John Lithgow go head to head as a Mexican masseuse and her billionaire dinner partner in Miguel Arteta’s brilliantly drawn parable of Trump’s America. (USA)

Big Big World, Turkey’s master of magical realism returns with an award-winning sibling story set in sumptuous surroundings. (Turkey)

That’s not me with Alice Foulcher (writer/actor) and Jared Leto. This is a story of identical twins -one has found fame and the other capitalises on this. (Australia)

Indian Film Festival at Hoyts Melbourne Central (10-22 August)

European Night Market at Madame Brussels Lane  (4- 26 August) Fridays from 5- 11pm

Winter Night Market at Queen Victoria Market (7 June – 30th August) Wednesdays from 5-10pm

Fitzroy Gardens in the conservatory Cyclamen and Cineraria Display (July – September)

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