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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ALL FOR ONE follows the first five years of the GreenEDGE cycling journey. United by their renegade spirit and a determination to win against substantial odds, these riders take on the international circuit. The film offers unique insights into the first five years of their journey, bearing witness to the ethos of the team as embodied by all – from the strongest to most embattled members. Out of a culture that embraces a deeply human approach to sport, unlikely champions are born, and seemingly improbable team and personal goals are achieved.
Director
Dan Jones & Marcus Cobbledick
Classification
M (Coarse language), 103 mins
Genre
Documentary
When young urbanites Ian and Sam decide to go camping, they arrive at their isolated destination to discover another tent already set up, but no sign of its owners. With the other campers at large, Ian and Sam’s discovery of a child wandering alone sets off a terrifying chain of events that will push them to their limits – and beyond.
Cast
Aaron Pedersen, Ian Meadows, Harriet Dyer and Aaron Glenane
Director
Damien Power
Classification
MA15+ (Strong themes, violence and coarse language), 85 mins
Genre
Horror
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
AUSTRALIA DAY takes place over a 12-hour period on our most controversial national holiday, interweaving the stories of three Australians from diverse backgrounds - 14-year-old Indigenous girl, April, 17-year-old Iranian-Australian boy Sami, and 19-year-old Chinese teen Lan.

Whilst the nation celebrates with beach/backyard barbecues and Hottest 100/pool parties, these three individuals find themselves alone and facing issues of racism, oppression, and violence - each terrified for their own life. When their respective paths cross with police officer Sonya, Australian teen Jason, and failed farmer Terry, all must make choices and sacrifices, All will find there is a heavy price to pay, but heart and hope will help them to create meaningful change.

A fascinating take on the cultural tension that lurks beneath the surface of our country's modern society, AUSTRALIA DAY has been called "provocative" (The Daily Telegraph), and "energetic" (Screendaily), with Variety likening it to 2006's Oscar-winning CRASH.
Cast
Bryan Brown, Shari Sebbens, Sean Keenan
Director
Kriv Stenders
Classification
MA15+ (Strong themes, violence and coarse language), 98 mins
Genre
Drama
Edwyna and Douggie are shipwrecked on a mysterious South Sea island.They are captured by a crazy tribe of Rastafarian voodoo natives who are led by the larger-than-life, Voodoo Valma.They are drugged with Jungle Fever juice, almost cooked in the sacrificial cauldron and then auctioned off to Doctor Moron, who buys the couple as new experimental subjects.

The doctor has dedicated his life’s work to perfecting the secret process that will enable him to transmute humans into animals. He works out of a large cave over at Devil’s Cove. The huge dark cavern serves as his court and his laboratory; it is replete with Gothic trappings where he is surrounded by an assortment of wild experimental beings in various stages of mutation.

Do the lovers escape? Does Doctor Moron succeed in bringing out the beast in all of us? Well …. You’ll just have to wait to see the show!
Cast
Bree Adele Langridge, James Berkley, Steve Maresca, Lyndell Arthur
Director
Chris Dockrill
Classification
Not yet rated
Genre
Comedy, Musical, Mystery
Carrie is in love with her new fiancé Vincent, a handsome and successful author. Vincent is besotted with Carrie, she’s everything he’s ever dreamed of. However, he’s harbouring a dark secret from his past and on top of that he’s experiencing a series of strange daily occurrences. It’s almost as if someone is following his every move. Who’s following him? And what do they want? When Vincent asks Carrie on a romantic weekend away to celebrate their engagement, cracks start appearing that threaten their happy and secure relationship. And maybe even their lives.
Cast
Xavier Samuel, Morgan Griffin, Tess Fowler
Director
David Pulbrook
Classification
MA15+ (Strong violence), 89 mins
Genre
Thriller
Adrian (Luke Ford), an irrepressibly chirpy tech nerd, suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Grace (Anna Samson), a beautiful street artist, suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder (aka Multiple Personality Disorder). As new neighbours in an edgy, graffitied suburb of Melbourne, they find themselves in therapy with the same psychiatrist and crash into each other one evening. Soon after, Adrian’s ex (Brooke Satchwell) turns up, to really mess things up.

As Adrian becomes aware of a threat to Grace lurking in the form of a fellow street artist ‘Sledgehammer’ (Wade Briggs), Adrian knows he should help Grace. But he struggles to break free of his OCD in order to do it. Will he overcome his biggest fear? Will he sacrifice the object he loves most? What if Adrian forgot his illness for a split second because of his love for Grace? It seems impossible. But what if it works?
Cast
Luke Ford, Anna Samson, Brooke Satchwell
Director
Romi Trower
Classification
Not yet rated, 95 mins
Genre
Comedy, Drama, 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
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
Not yet rated, 102 mins
Genre
Comedy, Romance