We all love a good night out at the movies, and one that’s guaranteed to be a little different is at The Pivotonian Cinema in Geelong. An independently owned cinema that focuses on independent, ‘less commercial’ films but with those with thought-provoking dialogue and artistic cinematography, how can you go wrong?
Here are five films worth your time and eating a bucket of popcorn to.
Directed by: Olivier Assayas
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger, Sigrid Bouaziz
Maureen is a young American woman trying to get by in Paris as a personal shopper for a celebrity. Oh and she may have the psychic ability to communicate with spirits, just like her twin brother, Lewis, who recently passed away. And that’s exactly where things get interesting…
The Eagle Huntress
Directed by: Otto Bell
Narrated By: Daisy Ridley
Follow 13-year-old girl Aisholpan as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations to become an eagle hunter, and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries.
A Street Cat Named Bob
Directed by: Roger Spottiswoode
Starring: Luke Treadaway & Bob the Cat
A Street Cat Named Bob follows James Bowen, who finds an injured, ginger street cat curled up in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation.James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London and the last thing he needed was a pet, yet James couldn’t resist helping, nursing Bob back to health and with no luck, the two soon become entwined in each other’s lives.
Directed by: Cate Shortland
Starring: Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt
Alone and adrift in Berlin, Australian Photographer Clare meets charismatic local Andi and instantly the pair have a connection. But what begins as a passionate romance takes a sinister turn when Clare wakes up one morning to discover Andi has locked her in his apartment, and he has no intention of letting her leave, ever.
Directed by: Asghar Farhadi
Starring: Taraneh Alidoosti, Shahab Hosseini, Babak Karimi
In a film that examines the fragilities of marriage when pushed to the limits and life in Iran, The Salesman follows the story of young married couple Emad and Rana when they’re forced to move houses after their Tehran flat is damaged. Unbeknownst to them, the new location’s previous renter was a prostitute, and when Rana accidentally lets in a stranger thinking it’s Emad and she is assaulted everything changes.
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Pivotonian Cinema is located at the corner of Moorabool St and Verner St in South Geelong.