Director: John Curran
Cast: Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Liev Screiber, Toby Jones
Based on the novel by W. Somerset Maugham, and set against the visually stunning backdrop of China during one of its most dramatic periods of upheaval, The Painted Veil tells a unique love story of an estranged husband and wife who find redemption and unexpected grace in a very unlikely place.
The year is 1925, and Kitty (Naomi Watts) is an upper class London socialite closing in on an age when a proper lady must find a husband. To remain unwed much longer would be highly unbecoming, not to mention humiliating for her exceedingly socially conscious mother. Bored with her priviledged lifestyle anyway and yearning for escape, Kitty accepts a proposal of marriage from Dr. Walter Fane (Edward Norton), a quiet, serious bacteriologist who moves the new couple to Shanghai. In the strange city - which is blossoming into the centre of popular culture, political intrigue and vice in China - the Fanes venture out into British colonial society, where they are introduced to English Vice Consul Charles Townsend (Liev Screiber).
While Walter dedicates himself to his work and to his new wife, Kitty embarks on an adulterous affair with Charlie. After Walter learns of her indescretion, he accepts a job in a remote village in China ravaged by the deadly cholera epidemic. Seized by vengeance, he forces a despondent Kitty to accompany him. After the Fanes arrive in the village of Mei-tan-fu, the couple's wintry isolation continues. Kitty befriends a neighbour, Deputy Commissioner Waddington (Toby Jones), and the emotional trappings of her former life slowly fall away as she begins to confront the reality of her surroundings. Amid the human wreckage of the cholera epidemic, which has given both spouses new purpose, Kitty and Walter discover forgiveness, understanding, even tenderness- and rediscover each other.
Title: The Painted Veil
Friday 25th July 6.45pm
Saturday 26th July 6.45pm
Sunday 27th July 4.30pm
Adults $12.00; Conc $9.00; Members/Child $8.50
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Membership entitlements include:
* Discounted tickets to every movie - adult tickets are normally $12, however when you show your membership card, you receive your ticket for $8.50
*2 free movie tickets - these tickets can be used by you or you are welcome to invite a friend to use these free tickets at any session over the year, however they cannot be used on the first Sunday of each month which is Film Club Night
*Monthly newsletter - posted to members at the end of each month which lists the movies and screening dates for the upcoming movies. The newsletter also has movie reviews and any information relevant for Film Club members
*Invitation to Film Club Nights - on the first Sunday of each month we hold a special function for Film Club members which include a screening of an art-house movie and a catered get-together where you are offered a complimentary glass of wine. Additional glasses can be purchased at just $4.50 per glass, alternatively the bar is open for beer and other alcoholic beverages.
* Invitation to Film Discussion Groups - in-formal, fun discussions with like-minded movie goers
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Nambour Civic Centre (Maroochy Venues)
Centenary Square, Currie Street, Nambour
Phone: 07 5475 7777
Fax: 07 5441 7400
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