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CASULA POWERHOUSE FILM PROGRAM

In 2021, we have partnered up with the Italian Institute of Culture to bring you A Lieto Fine - Happy Ending, featuring the best of Italian cinema each month. The films are free; but bookings are essential.

Due to the extended COVID-19 lockdowns, our screenings for August and September will be digital. You'll be able to enjoy these incredible films from the comfort of your own home.

Each film will be in Italian and will have English subtitles.

The movies will be presented by Dr. Cristiana Palmieri, a senior executive in medical education. She is also research affiliate at the School of Languages and Cultures, University of Sydney. Cristiana is passionate about cinema and collaborates as film critic and movie journalist with FRED Film Radio, a web radio based in London that covers films festivals and cinema globally.

IL CAMPIONE
FREE ONLINE SCREENING - TUESDAY 12 OCTOBER; 7pm 

Set in the glossy world of professional, millionaire footballers in Italy, The Champion wonderfully pairs the talents of versatile veteran Stefano Accorsi (The Italian Race LIFF16) with an extraordinary Andrea Carpenzano (Boys Cry LIFF18) in this story of friendship, betrayal, and learning who to trust.


BANGLA
FREE ONLINE SCREENING - TUESDAY 9 NOVEMBER; 7pm 

A romantic comedy with a huge heart and charm to match, promising director Phaim Bhuiyan’s debut is a fresh and spirited portrait of the complications of young love caught between very different beliefs. Based on the director’s own experiences and brimming with witty observations, Bangla is an endearing and relevant story about integration and identity.

Every year we partner with Sydney Film Festival to show a curated selection from the current festival along with gems from previous years.

In light of the Sydney lockdown extension announced by the NSW Government, Sydney Film Festival have announced that the 68th Edition will now be held from 3-14 November 2021. The Festival will reveal its Program in the coming months. Festival Director Nashen Moodley said, “The Sydney Film Festival looks forward to returning to cinemas for a COVID-safe event in November, when we’ll come together to celebrate the films we love, in person.” he said.

Casula Powerhouse looks forward to a selection of wonderful films to share with you in 2021 as the only Western Sydney satellite event for the festival. We are excited for you to experience cinema in a state of the art theatre with the best projection and sound quality. Stay tuned for updates on the films to be announced soon.

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From Wednesday 3 November to Sunday 14 November 2021, the 68th Sydney Film Festival is a major event on the New South Wales cultural calendar and is one of the world’s longest-running film festivals.

For more information, visit sff.org.au. The 68th Sydney Film Festival is supported by the NSW Government through Screen NSW, the Federal Government through Screen Australia and the City of Sydney.