Heart-warming comedies, compelling dramas and fascinating documentaries are all on the bill when the ‘Young at Heart Seniors Film Festival’ comes to Sydney next week.
For two weeks from February 13th to 27th, Palace Cinemas around the nation – including Sydney’s Palace Norton Street, Palace Verona and Palace Central – will present a program of entertainment especially for the elders among us.
The festival opens with the feel-good British comedy Swimming with Men (watch the trailer above), starring Rob Brydon, and his escapades in an amateur, all-male, synchronised swimming team.
The loveable Bill Nighy stars in Sometimes, Always, Never – a comedy about a Scrabble-obsessed tailor searching for his son, and Nonnas on the Run will inspire more laughs as two grandmas escape their retirement home in Rome to explore Venice. And romantic comedy comes in the form of An Unexpected Love, a heart-warming tale of two empty-nesters.
There’s a touch of Latino in the Colombian comedy, Amalia, The Secretary, in which a cranky secretary finds herself unexpectedly attracted to her building’s maintenance man – and in Almost Legends, the tale of three men who revisit their youthful rock-and-roll dreams.
Fans of Dame Judi Dench will love Red Joan, a film based on the life of British KGB agent Melita Norwood, portraying the life of a female spy.
For details and the full program see the website, www.youngatheart.net.au