West of Sunshine | Special-Event Screening with Q&A

Event Information

Palace Cinemas is pleased to invite you and your guests to our event screening of the touching new drama, West of Sunshine, followed by a Q&A with writer & director Jason Raftopoulos and actor Damian Hill.

Premiering at the 2017 Venice Film Festival – Raftopoulos’ award-winning directorial debut tells the story of a father’s desperate effort to escape a violent loan shark, and the choice he must make between his past and a second chance at life.

Official Selection 2017 Venice Film Festival 
Official Selection 2017 Thessaloniki Film Festival
Nominated: Venice Horizons Award for Best Film

“A drama crafted with precision, and feeling, ‘West of Sunshine’ succeeds admirably as the filmmaker puts himself on the horizon as one to watch”
– The Playlist

“A timely and intelligent essay on the eternal theme of how fathers can both inspire and alienate their sons”
– Variety


Dates, Locations & Tickets


Palace Centro

Saturday, 25 August - 4pm screening followed by Q&A
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Chauvel Cinema

Thursday, 16 August - 7pm screening followed by Q&A
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Separated from his family and caught in a cycle of gambling and debt, Jim has less than a day to repay a violent loan shark. His day is turned upside down when he must look after his young son who is on school holidays. Jim’s relationship with his son is tested as his plans to pay back the loan fail. When his last desperate effort to repay the debt puts his son’s life at risk, he must make a choice between his past and a second chance at life.  

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