SPEND VALENTINE’S DAY WITH SOME OF AUSTRALIA’S MOST LOVEABLE CHARACTERS! Enjoy live music, delicious food, licensed bars, love and laughter at Australia’s most glamorous seaside film festival, all while watching the sun set over the Indian Ocean… Then snuggle up under the stars for an uplifting Aussie comedy.
PALM BEACH (M) – FRIDAY 14 FEBRUARY
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Directed by: Rachel Ward
Cast: Bryan Brown, Sam Neill, Richard E. Grant, Greta Scacchi, Jacqueline McKenzie, Heather Mitchell, Matilda Brown, Aaron Jefferies.
Runtime: 100 mins
Country of Origin: Australia
Official Selection, Sydney Film Festival 2019
Official Selection, CinefestOz Film Festival 2019
In Rachel Ward’s funny, uplifting comedy/drama, a group of lifelong friends reunite for a party at Sydney’s Palm Beach; but tension mounts when deep secrets emerge.
With an all-star Aussie cast, PALM BEACH raises universal issues through the prism of friendship. To mark his birthday, Frank (Brown) and Charlotte (Scacchi) decide to throw a three-day party at their luxurious house in Palm Beach, welcoming their closest friends. Frank, Leo and Billy were once in a band. The Pacific Sideburns had one hit but little beyond that. Rounding out the guest list: Billy’s partner, beautiful actress Eva; Bridget, who feels that husband Leo is increasingly distant; and the hosts’ children Dan and Ella – with new sheepfarmer beau. The party starts well but it doesn’t take long for new and old resentments to emerge and, more seriously, the threat of an old secret coming to light. With witty dialogue, a breathtaking location and great actors at the top of their game, PALM BEACH is an exuberant and life-affirming celebration of friendship.
PRE-SHOW MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT PROVIDED BY LOCAL GUITAR DUO F6, PLAYING CLASSICS FROM THE 80S AND 90S TO GET YOU IN THE PARTY MOOD.
BYO seating. No BYO alcohol. Thanks to our generous sponsors, the bar will be stocked with Forester Estate wines, Gage Road beers and Aperol Spritz cocktails, as well as a section of soft drinks, juice and Carton Water. Part proceeds will once again be donated to the Cottesloe Coastcare Association, as well as North Cottesloe Primary School.