Welcome to Eumundi World Cinema, a member based non-profit organisation dedicated to screening award winning international movies in a social setting each month.
Our mission is to inspire and engage people in our community through the experience of international cinema, enabling them to enjoy the best of world cinema, building cultural awareness and understanding through film and sharing a cultural experience.
Join Eumundi World Cinema now by completing our application form, so you can enjoy our next movie Le Graine et le Mulet , by director Abdellatif Kechiche on Wednesday 10 September at 6:40pm for 7:05pm start at Eumundi School of Arts.
LE GRAINE ET LE MULET
Director: Abdellatif Kechiche
Wednesday 10 September at 6:40pm for 7:05pm start
Eumundi World Cinema dons its beret for French September with a truly excellent film, “Le graine et le Mulet” or The Secret of the Grain” its English title.
Filmed in Sete on the Mediterranean in 2007 and directed by Abdellatif Kechiche, the film deals with the plight of a man with dreams outside his circumstances. Mr. Slimani, a 60-year-old divorced Islamic father, drags himself to a poorly paid shipyard job that has become more difficult to cope with over the years. He wants to escape from it all and set up his own restaurant. His meager, irregular salary stands in his way. But he can still dream and talk about it with his family in particular. Thanks to their ingenuity, resourcefulness and hard work, this dream heads toward reality. Can opening night realize for Mr Slimani all he hopes for? The film won Best Film, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay at the French Cesar Awards.
Eumundi World Cinema delivers an evening of great French entertainment, food and fun on Wednesday 10 September from 6.40pm at the Eumundi School of Arts.
To join or get more information visit www.eumundiworldcinema.com
August Movie Night - South America
There was loads of fun for the 80 people - members and guests - who joined us on 13 August for No by director Pablo Larrain. The movie itself was thought provoking and inspiring. Firstly because of the regime that people were subjected to in Chile under Pinochet and how the Chilean people used imagination and innovation to support their cause for freedom and happiness. Secondly because we had a lot of fun theming the movie with decorations from Parti Events, the food and the interaction while knocking down the pinatas which are designed to ward off evil spirits.
There were some spirits at the event but they were definitely not evil. We enjoyed a fabulous entre and dessert inspired by the region and created for the event by our chef extraordinaire Max Porter. In Max's words:
'South Americans produce the largest supply of dried beans in the world as well as rice (introduced in the mid 16 century). Beans and rice is a very nutritious daily high protein meal from the common folk to the cream of dudes and together make up a complete protein which provides each of the amino acids the body cannot make.'
'So to represent food of the common people and to fuel them in there fight against the evil forces I have created beans and rice pebre, chilean salsa, cured onions, chilli peppers, tomato, coriander and seasoned dressing, corn cake and sweet potato crisps.'
'For dessert, South America is 80% Catholic, mines gold, has chocolate, caramel, vanilla, almonds and sugar. So I have imagined a Peruvian cream, gold nugget (candied almond) and a salted 'eucharist' (potato wafer pressed between baking sheets with sea salt and bake slow to produce a disc of potato glass).'
Thanks also to Starry Nights Outdoor Cinemas for the screen and projection equipment, Amanda Isler from Berkelouw Books for the lucky door prizes, Elfi Goodchild from The Nest Eumundi for the delicious coffee. And our wonderful tireless volunteers Paula, Susan, Viv and Bruce. Thank you everyone for taking us around the world one movie at a time!