– Highlights

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Event

Genext

Today, 6.00pm, Throughout the MCA

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Exhibition

Primavera 2017

23 Aug - 19 Nov

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Exhibition

Hilarie Mais

23 Aug - 19 Nov

– News from inside the MCA

Six Films that Changed My Life (for better or worse): Laura Hindmarsh

Primavera 2017 artist Laura Hindmarsh shares six films ahead of her specially curated edition of Art + Film on Saturday 16 September. more

The Many Guises of Jenny Watson

We’ll take you through some of Watson’s many alter egos that are currently housed in our Level 3 Galleries. more

Fresh picks for Father's Day

Discover the gifts that will help you spoil your dad this Father’s Day. more

– Spotlights from the collection online

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MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection

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Collection Artist Interviews

Watch our latest interviews in the MCA Video Portal

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Joint acquisitions by MCA and Tate

The Program promotes Australian art globally, helping Australian artists reach new audiences.

Screening

The Romance of Astrea and Celadon

Where does art end and cinema start? Enjoy our new contemporary film series as guest curators blur the lines between art and cinema.

Film program for December 2016
The Theatre-ality of Cinema: Curated by Kiki Fung

Saturday 10 December, 2pm
Free, Drop in
Level 2, Veolia Lecture Theatre

The Romance of Astrea and Celadon

Year- 2007
Director- Éric Rohmer
Running Time- 1 hr, 49 mins
Rated- MA

Adapted from a novel by Honoré d’Urfé, Eric Rohmer’s final film goes all the way back to the fifth century, and continues his enduring and endearing exploration of attraction and courtship. Young shepherds, Astrea and Celadon are deeply in love, yet their romance is threatened by the feud of their families. As dedication is challenged by hedonistic temptation on both sides, the lovers’ hearts will be tested.

Rohmer’s bucolic lovers relish discourse with the same enthusiasm as his urban intellectuals. Ripe with sensuality and playfulness, _The Romance of Astrea and Celadon _bears the innocence of a medieval tale, involving mischievous and kind-hearted mythological figures in a liberated idyllic setting. This ode to purity is also a nod to the magic of cinema for its power of imagining and realising the youthful and romantic spirit.

Image credit- Film promotional still

image for The Romance of Astrea and Celadon

– When

10 December 2016, 2:00-3:49pm

– Admission

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