Welcome to our weekly rundown of what’s opening in Australian cinemas!
This coming week, Ben Affleck faces the basketball court and inner demons, Will Ferrell & Julia Louis-Dreyfus have a bad snow trip, Mark Ruffalo uncovers a water secret, and more. Here’s what’s arriving in Australian cinemas in the week ending March 7th, 2020…
THE WAY BACK • In cinemas March 5
Jack Cunningham (Ben Affleck) once had a life filled with promise. In high school, he was a basketball phenom with a full university scholarship, when suddenly, for reasons unknown, he walked away from the game, forfeiting his future. Now years later, Jack is spiraling down, triggered by an unspeakable loss, and drowning in the alcoholism that cost him his marriage and any hope for a better life. When he is asked to coach the basketball team at his alma mater, which has fallen far since his glory days, he reluctantly accepts, surprising no one more than himself. As the boys start to come together as a team and win, Jack may have finally found a reason to confront the demons that have derailed him. But will it be enough to fill the void, heal the deep wounds of his past, and set him on the road to redemption?
DOWNHILL • In cinemas March 5
Barely escaping an avalanche during a family ski vacation in the Alps, a married couple is thrown into disarray as they are forced to re-evaluate their lives and how they feel about each other. Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell star in this biting comedy.
THE BIG TRIP • In cinemas March 5
A goofy stork mistakenly delivers a baby panda to the wrong door. A bear, a moose, a tiger and a rabbit set on an arduous but fun filled adventure through wilderness to return the panda to its rightful home.
DARK WATERS • In limited cinemas March 5
Inspired by a shocking true story, a tenacious attorney (Ruffalo) uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths due to one of the world’s largest corporations. In the process, he risks everything – his future, his family, and his own life – to expose the truth.
DANCE WITH ME • In limited cinemas March 5
A reunion of old friends for Jahangir’s birthday when everyone is informed of his fatal illness… An inevitable confrontation with the current situation and the past… Series of the tensions and the reconciliations leading to a road to the life – however death is knocking on the door…
UNDERTOW • In limited cinemas March 5 • OUR REVIEW
UNDERTOW is the story of two women whose lives become dangerously enmeshed. Grieving the loss of her stillborn baby, Claire meets pregnant teenager Angie. Feisty and irrepressible, Angie challenges Claire’s careful control. Drawn into Angie’s world, Claire develops a dangerous obsession that risks both of their lives. Only when Claire is confronted with the terrible secret behind Angie’s pregnancy can both women begin to heal.
HONEYLAND • In limited cinemas March 5
Hatidze lives with her ailing mother in the mountains of Macedonia, making a living cultivating honey using ancient beekeeping traditions. When an unruly family moves in next door, what at first seems like a balm for her solitude becomes a source of tension as they, too, want to practice beekeeping, while disregarding her advice. The most awarded film out of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, winning the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize, a Special Jury Award for Cinematography, and another Special Jury Award for Originality. HONEYLAND is an epic, visually stunning portrait of the delicate balance between nature and humanity that has something sweet for everyone.
TRANCE • In limited cinemas March 5
#TRANCE is an upcoming Malayalam language film directed by Anwar Rasheed, produced by Anwar Rasheed Entertainments. It features Fahadh Faasil, Vedhika, Alphonse Puthren, Vinayakan, Soubin Shahir and Sreenath Bhasi. Amal Neerad handles the cinematography, while newcomer Jackson Vijayan is the music director. It is scripted by newcomer Vincent Vadakkan. Resul Pookkutty is handling the sound design.
BAAGHI 3 • In limited cinemas March 6
Ronnie and Vikram are brothers who share an unbreakable bond. Since childhood, Ronnie always comes to the rescue whenever Vikram falls in any trouble. Their journey begins when a certain turn in events, leads Vikram to travel abroad to complete some work. On this trip, Vikram gets kidnapped by people who are not to be messed with but as Ronnie witnesses his brother getting beaten and kidnapped, he knows that he will do whatever it takes to destroy anyone and anything that stands in the way of Vikram’s safety. Ronnie goes on a rampage of destruction to see his brother safe again, even if it means that he independently has to take on an entire country.
JORA – THE SECOND CHAPTER • In limited cinemas March 6
Jora- The Second chapter is sequel of Jora 10 Numbaria released in 2017. This film is written and directed by Amardeep Singh Gill while Deep Sidhu retains role of Jora and accompanying him in sequel is debutant singer turned actor Singaa.