AUSTRALIAN FILM FOCUS AT LIDO CINEMAS.

Lido Cinemas loves showcasing the films of talented Australian filmmakers. Lido's unique Australian film focus aims to support our highly creative screen industry and offer broader exposure for emerging filmmakers to promote their films in the competitive film market place.

We’re both thrilled and honoured to be screening these films – each one is well worth catching on the silver screen.  

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After a reckless lie sets off a catastrophic chain of events, Ali, the son of a Muslim cleric, finds himself caught between his sense of duty to his family and following his heart. An irreverent and warm-hearted comedy, ALI’S WEDDING is an affectionate and entertaining story of love and duty.
Cast
Don Hany, Osamah Sami, Robert Rabiah, Helana Sawires
Director
Jeffrey Walker
Classification
M (Mature themes and coarse language), 110 mins
Genre
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Three Summers is an upcoming Australian romantic comedy film, written and directed by Ben Elton. The film was filmed and is set in Western Australia, at a fictional summer music festival called 'Westival'.
Cast
Michael Caton, Magda Szubanski, Deborah Mailman, Jacqueline McKenzie, John Waters.
Director
Ben Elton
Classification
M, 102 mins
Genre
Comedy, Romance
Daniel Radcliffe joins Wolf Creek director Greg McLean in the Bolivian rainforest for a gloriously tense survival thriller based on the bestselling real-life story of adventurer Yossi Ghinsberg.

In the early 1980s, 22-year-old Israeli backpacker Yossi Ghinsberg and two friends – Swiss teacher Marcus Stamm and American photographer Kevin Gale – set off from the Bolivian city of La Paz on what was supposed to be the adventure of a lifetime. Leading the way into the uncharted Amazon was Austrian expat Karl Ruprechter, who had met the friends just days before and claimed to be familiar with the region. But their dream trip soon turned into a wilderness nightmare from which not all of the men returned.

Adapting Ghinsberg’s acclaimed memoir, Aussie thriller auteur Greg McLean takes on an altogether different kind of terror in Jungle, all the more potent for being true. Daniel Radcliffe continues pushing his post-Potter career to the extreme, ably supported by Alex Russell, Joel Jackson and Thomas Kretschmann.

Scripted by Justin Monjo (INXS: Never Tear Us Apart) and supported by the MIFF Premiere Fund, Jungle is a stunningly shot, edge-of-your seat story of survival and self-discovery
Cast
Daniel Radcliffe, Thomas Kretschmann, Alex Russell
Director
Greg McLean
Classification
M (Mature themes and coarse language), 111 mins
Genre
Action, Adventure, Drama
When you think the suburbs, you think safety, but this holiday night the suburbs are anything but safe. Ashley (Olivia DeJonge) thought this babysitting job was going to be an easy night, but the night takes a turn when dangerous intruders break in and terrorize her and the twelve-year-old boy, Luke (Levi Miller), she’s caring for. Ashley defends her charge to the best of her ability only to discover this is no normal home invasion.
Cast
Olivia DeJonge, Virginia Madsen, Patrick Warburton
Director
Chris Peckover
Classification
MA15+ ( MA 15+ Strong themes, violence and coarse language, some disturbing scenes), 89 mins
Genre
Comedy, Horror, Thriller
In order to protect his father's discovery, Lucas and his five friends go on the adventure of a lifetime to find the piece of a passing comet that crash lands near their hometown in the 1950's.
Cast
Marty Rhone, Lulu McClatchy, Tiriel Mora
Director
Glenn Triggs
Classification
PG (Mild themes and violence ), 92 mins
Genre
Adventure, Sci-Fi
Muriel finds life in Porpoise Spit, Australia dull and spends her days alone in her room listening to ABBA music and dreaming of her wedding day. Slight problem, Muriel has never had a date...
Cast
Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths, Bill Hunter
Director
P.J. Hogan
Classification
M (Low level coarse language, sexual references), 106 mins
Genre
Comedy, Drama
A teenager comes of age in a small Australian town during the 1970s when a 200-ton blue whale gets washed up on a local beach. A love letter to a world of careless parenting, constant sunburn and dangerous unsupervised activities.
Cast
Kylie Minogue, Guy Pearce, Julian McMahon, Asher Keddie, Radha Mitchell, Atticus Robb, Darcey Wilson, Jack Thompson, Jeremy Sims
Director
Stephan Elliott
Classification
Not yet rated
Genre
Comedy
Australian western set on the Northern Territory frontier in the 1920s, where justice itself is put on trial when an aged Aboriginal farmhand shoots a white man in self defense and goes on the run as posse gathers to hunt him down.
Cast
Bryan Brown, Matt Day, Tremayne Doolan
Director
Warwick Thornton
Classification
Not yet rated
Genre
Adventure, Crime, Drama
This groundbreaking film reveals the truth surrounding Australia’s love-hate relationship with its beloved icon. The kangaroo image is proudly used by top companies, sports teams and as tourist souvenirs, yet when they hop across the vast continent some consider them to be pests to be shot and sold for profit. KANGAROO unpacks a national paradigm where the relationship with kangaroos is examined.
Director
Kate McIntyre Clere, Michael McIntyre
Classification
Not yet rated, 94 mins
Genre
Documentary
Physicist and researcher Jane Chandler is happily married to writer, Matt. They have two kids, Jake and Samantha. Jane has her own lab and together with her assistant, Regg, they experiment with matter teleportation. Later, tragedy strikes: Matt is killed in a car crash. Grieving, Jane falls to pieces. But a few weeks later comes a ray of hope. Using her revolutionary teleportation machine Jane finds a way to travel to a parallel world where she finds an ‘alternate version’ of Matt. But this version of her deceased husband reveals himself to be a very different man. A soldier, he carries a strange, deadly weapon and has a temper that can erupt at any moment. It soon becomes clear that she has made a terrible mistake and now she must find a way to defeat him and save her family.
Cast
Jacqueline McKenzie, Hayley McElhinney, Myles Pollard
Director
John V. Soto
Classification
M (Violence), 90 mins
Genre
Sci-Fi