Double feature: Marie Antoinette (35mm) + The Favourite

A woman wearing a 17th century gown luxuriates in a wooden chair in a stately home from the same period.
24 February
4:00pm + 7:00pm
Arc Cinema
$16/$12 (double feature: $25/$20)

Add charcuterie board and beverage* +$45pp 

Two queens. Two highly stylised and deeply unconventional retellings of history.


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Marie Antoinette (35mm) 

SAT 24 FEB | 4PM | Arc Cinema

In Marie Antoinette, Sofia Coppola playfully reimagines the iconic and ill-fated French queen. Eschewing historical complexity, this film paints a portrait of a frivolous and ignorant young royal at the brink of revolution.

A rock concert of period cinema, Marie Antoinette is replete with stunning locations, decadent costuming and a masterful contemporary soundtrack.  

‘…gorgeous, giddy, gilded filmmaking’ – Empire 

Marie Antoinette is presented on a 35mm film print from the NFSA collection. 


The Favourite

SAT 24 FEB | 7PM | Arc Cinema

Meanwhile, black comedy The Favourite reinvents the final years of the last Stuart monarch, in an absurd, queer riot of historical filmmaking.

Yorgos Lanthimos takes a provocative script from Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara to dizzying heights, with brilliant performances by Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone.  

‘Despite the nominally historical setting, this has none of the staid distance of a costume drama. On the contrary, it feels cruelly, deliciously contemporary, shot through with a sense of modernist absurdity’ – The Guardian 

*Pre-order a charcuterie board and beverage for $45pp with your cinema tickets to enjoy in the NFSA Courtyard between screenings. Gluten-free (+$5), vegan and vegetarian options available. 



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