Best Foreign Language Film Festival

Join the Best Foreign Language Film Festival this year from 2 June - 14 July hosted by the ANU Film Group. 

The ANU Film Group Inc. is Australia's largest film society and has been screening films in Canberra since 1966. We screen over 150 films a year, from the latest Hollywood hits, to foreign, independent and classic films you won't find on the big screen elsewhere. Membership is open to everyone. Please visit ANU Film Group website here on how to join. 


Friday 9 June, 7.30pm - Chevalier

Chevalier follows a group of six middle-aged men on a fishing trip in the gorgeous Aegean Sea. These guys have wealth, robust health and lead care-free lives. With this much testosterone in a confined space there is bound to be trouble. Before long, the competition comes out in the open - they will judge each other on absurd, petty and humiliating activities with the overall winner receiving a chevalier signet ring, the coveted prize that gives the film its name.

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Friday 16 June, 7.30pm - Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe 

Jewish Austrian author Stefan Zweig was one of the most celebrated writers in the world in the 1920s and 1930s. When Nazism was gaining a foothold across Europe Zweig made the decision to leave his beloved homeland. This film chronicles his years in exile.

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Friday 23 June, 7.30pm - The Age of Shadows

2016 was a great year for South Korean movies. Of particular note were the best zombie movie ever made, Train To Busan (screened at the ANUFG last semester), and Park Chan-Wook's masterful bonkers sexy period piece The Handmaiden (if you get a chance to see it, do so - it was my runner-up Best Film of 2016).

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Friday 30 June, 7.30pm - Mother (Ema)

The film centres on Elsa, the mother and full time carer of Lauri, a teacher who has been in a coma since being shot in suspicious circumstances. Attentive in her duties, Elsa receives Lauri's visitors - friends, students, his girlfriend, his boss and others - who come to update the unconscious Lauri on their lives and unburden themselves of their troubles.

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Friday 7 July, 7.30pm - The Salesman (Forushande)

Writer/director Asghar Farhadi has proven himself a master of thought-provoking, human dramas in recent years with The Past and Oscar-winner A Separation. His latest film, The Salesman, is on a slightly larger stage than his earlier films. But it is no less powerful an examination of human emotion.

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Friday 14 July, 7.30pm - Julieta

With his latest film, director Pedro Almodóvar is back to his best as he captivates the viewer with master storytelling in this beautifully crafted study of human relationships. The film covers a variety of themes including the relationship between mother and daughter, coming of age, family relations and the trials and tribulations of marriage.

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Please note you will need to be a member of the ANU Film Group to attend these special screenings for the Best Foreign Language Film Festival. You can sign up on the ANU Film Group website: