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‘Long Story Short’. Pic Brook Rushton

STUDIOCANAL will be releasing the Australian romantic  comedy ‘Long Story Short’ starring Rafe Spall and Zahra Newman on February 11 just in time for Valentines Day

Serial procrastinator Teddy (RAFE SPALL) thinks he has all the time in the world, but after an odd encounter with a stranger (NONI HAZLEHURST), he wakes up the morning after his wedding to discover that he’s jumped forward a year in his life to his first anniversary. His wife Leanne (ZAHRA NEWMAN) is now heavily pregnant, with a full year of marriage behind them that he doesn’t remember living.

Trapped in a cycle of time jumps, transported another year ahead every few minutes, Teddy is faced with a race against time as his life crumbles around him. With the help of his best friend Sam (RONNY CHIENG), Teddy tries to piece together where it all went wrong and, as his life flashes before his eyes, Teddy must learn how to live life in the precious moment to win back the woman he loves, even if it’s just for a second.

For a chance to attend an exclusive advance screening on Monday, 8 February – Event Cinemas George Street at 6.30pm, email the Editor on editor.sydneyartsguide@gmail.com with ‘Long Story Short’ Promotion in the subject heading and your postal address in the body of your email.

Watch the Trailer Here

For more information, visit the website – www.longstoryshortmovie.com.au


Featured image : Rafa Spall and Zahra Newman in ‘Long Story Short’. Pic Brook Rushton


The NT Live screening of Hedda Gabler brings us a bleak, sparse and shattering version of Ibsen’s classic play, written in 1891.

Under Ivo Van Hove’s assured direction, the play is updated to now, with a crisp, supple translation by Patrick Marber that makes it seem new and vivid .

The set is an almost bare, anonymous apartment in the inner city, in the middle of renovation. There are vertical blinds, a fridge and a security camera at the door. Jan Verswyveld‘s lighting is splendid.

The soundscape features a mix of popular songs including Joni Mitchell’s classic ballad Blue all of which go to depicting a person in crisis.

Ruth Wilson is luminous and riveting in the eponymous title role . We first see her slumped over the piano, in negligee and dressing robe, seemingly oblivious of what is happening around her– but is she really?!                               Continue reading NT LIVE PRESENTS AN IBSEN CLASSIC : HEDDA GABBLER

X + Y

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Fans of the fabulous Australian feature film Paper Planes should find a simpatico fascination with X + Y, British filmmaker Morgan Matthews’ movie about a math whiz attending an international calculus contest.

Asa Butterfield plays Nathan, a number crunching nerd on, as they say, the spectrum, although his Asperger’s is as benign as an asparagus and it’s noughtism rather that autism that drives his binary braininess.

His social arrhythmia seems to be subtracted when focused on factors, centered on integers, pining for primaries, and longing for logarithms. Continue reading X + Y