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Please join us for our next movie at Mission Beach on

Saturday 2nd October 2021

The Wild Pear Tree

Witty and Beautiful: The wind rises as Sinan and Hatice kiss at a spring on the outskirts of the forest. It is the threshold of many things, not merely the forest. A few steps in the right direction will lead to love and the fulfillment of dreams. The wrong steps invite heartbreak and the crushing weight of societal expectations. Which way to go?! While Sinan inspires Hatice to let her hair down, a big step in Turkey, he can’t seem to help himself. The gambling addiction, fawning desire to please and wild schemes of his father are not where Sinan wants to go, yet understanding his father is the key to understanding himself, for better or worse. Wild pears are isolated misfits, and so are father and son.

This witty and beautiful film is full of metaphors, wonderful imagery and deep, intriguing conversations. The film revolves around many interesting themes. Among these themes is that ruptures in the soul should be treated with joy and patience for they help us discover who we are. The cinematography is luminous, mesmerizing and far ranging from lamp lit streets at night, rainfall and close-ups of Hatice’s flowing hair. I want to linger in each place. It is a long film, but for what it reveals about contemporary Turkish society and human nature, it is a fantastic bargain and worth the price. From the director of Winter Sleep and Once Upon a Time in Anatolia. Seen at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.

Cinema Paradiso is looking for more volunteers. If you are interested please contact us.

About Us

The club is part of the Federation of Queensland Film Societies and is a not-for-profit organisation. Cinema Paradiso – Mission Beach Film Club Inc is run by volunteers.

Once a month we will bring the cinema to Mission Beach, offering a wide range of films for all tastes, from Hollywood to Bollywood, from mainstream to art house.

Films are shown on Saturday evenings at C4 next to the Vistor Center on Porter Promenade. Screening starts at 7 pm, socialising (doors open) from 6.30 pm. We often get together at the Village Green for an after-movie chat.

We welcome your feedback and suggestions. Please let us know what you would like to see on the big screen! Email: missionbeachfilmclub@gmail.com

Our committee members are:

Kerry Green  — President & Movie Librarian
Gitta Yelds — Treasurer & Advertising
Cynthia Williamson — Secretary & Advertising

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Membership

We are a not-for-profit organisation and operate by membership only. If you wish to see our films, please become a member. Annual, quarterly and short-term memberships are available in advance or at the door on screening nights. Visitors are welcome and can join us for 2 screening before signing up as a member.