Discover or revisit arthouse, genre and Hollywood cinema classics the way they were intended to be seen – on the big screen. In 2016 we presented two key Australian films, classics from Ireland and the Philippines, and two enduring masterpieces.

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A stunning restoration by Australia's National Film and Sound Archive of Ray Lawrence's wonderfully strange 1985 multi award-winner Bliss, based on the novel by Peter Carey.

The Boys

The world premiere of a brand new restoration of this chilling Australian classic starring David Wenham, Anthony Hayes and John Polson as three murderous suburban brothers.


The first Filipino film to ever screen at Sydney Film Festival (1979) – and one of the first socially conscious Filipino films ever made – returns to the festival in restored glory.

Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

This influential masterpiece, now digitally restored, by the late, great Chantal Akerman focuses on a woman whose ordered life unravels over the course of three days.

Michael Collins

2016 is the centenary of the Easter Rising and the 20th anniversary of Michael Collins. There has never been a better time to revisit this controversial milestone of Irish cinema.

One-Eyed Jacks

The magnificent and magnetic Marlon Brando directed and starred in this newly restored, brooding revenge western, largely set on California’s rocky coast.

Tokyo Story

This beautiful restoration will draw you deeper than ever into Japanese master Yasujiro Ozu's graceful masterpiece, widely regarded as one of the greatest films ever made.