Religion & Belief

Immerse yourself in stories rich with spirit and hope. Explore the sacred sites of Western Australia’s Pilbara region in Connection to Country, plus our unmissable Opening Night presentation We Don’t Need a Map.

Hotel Salvation

An old man drags his busy son to Varanasi so that he may die and attain salvation there in a comedy about death that, at heart, is a delightful, poignant celebration of life.

Holy Air

In this clever comedy, a Nazareth businessman must negotiate with the holy city's rulers, gangsters and his own family when he tries one last idea to get rich, selling 'holy air'.

The Little Hours

Aubrey Plaza, Alison Brie and Kate Micucci play hot-and-bothered 14th century nuns in Jeff Baena's (Life after Beth) hilarious modern riff on The Decameron.

We Don't Need a Map

Filmmaker Warwick Thornton investigates our relationship to the Southern Cross, in this fun and thought provoking ride through Australia's cultural and political landscape.

Wolf and Sheep

This debut feature by a groundbreaking Afghan woman director, a Cannes Director's Fortnight-winner, is an extraordinarily daring and rare view of Afghan rural life and mythology.

Connection to Country

The Indigenous people of the Pilbara battle to preserve Australia’s 40,000-year-old cultural heritage from the ravages of a booming mining industry.