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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While holidaying in Berlin, Australian photojournalist, Clare meets Andi, a charismatic local man and there is an instant attraction between them. A night of passion ensues. But what initially appears to be the start of a romance suddenly takes an unexpected and sinister turn when Clare wakes the following morning to discover Andi has left for work and locked her in his apartment. An easy mistake to make, of course, except Andi has no intention of letting her go again. Ever.
Cast
Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt, Lucie Aron
Director
Cate Shortland
Classification
MA15+ (Strong themes, violence and sex scenes), 116 mins
Genre
Thriller
Based on the 2014 Berlinale award winning short film, EMO the Musical is a feature length irreverent and satirical high school musical, due for release in 2016.

e·mo [ i mṓ ] An entire subculture of people (usually angsty teens) with a fake personality.

Emo Ethan has just been expelled from private-school after attempting suicide in the courtyard.

On his first day at his new school – the dilapidated Seymour High – he meets Trinity, a totally naive but cute Christian girl who is desperate to convert him to Jesus.

But joining the Christian evangelists is the last thing on Ethan’s mind. What he really wants is to join the school alternative rock band ‘Worst Day Ever’ and to be part of the Emo clique, led by the enigmatic and dangerous Bradley.

After a successful audition Ethan is welcomed into the Emo world and embraces his image – complete with black eye-liner and coupled up with a violently possessive girlfriend, Roz.

But Ethan can’t stop thinking about Trinity, who is herself stuck in a restrictive world of dogma and denial, and they secretly fall in love.

With the looming annual State School Rock Competition bringing tensions in the school to an all time high, and with the burgeoning turf war between the Christians and the Emos set to explode at any moment, Ethan is forced to confront the harebrained actions of his friends and question who he has become.
Cast
Benson Jack Anthony, Jordan Hare, Rahart Adams
Director
Neil Triffett
Classification
M (Mature themes and coarse language), 94 mins
Genre
Comedy, Family, Music
Vicki Maloney is randomly abducted from a suburban street by a disturbed couple. As she observes the dynamic between her captors she quickly realises she must drive a wedge between them if she is to survive.
Cast
Emma Booth, Ashleigh Cummings, Stephen Curry
Director
Ben Young
Classification
MA15+ (Strong themes and violence), 108 mins
Genre
Crime