Seniors film festival Young at Heart unveils line-up, expands to Brisbane

25 February, 2016 by Staff Writer

Young at Heart, Australia’s only film festival programmed for film lovers aged 60 and up, will roll out in April to Palace Cinemas across Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and, for the first time in 2016, Brisbane. 


For its eleventh incarnation, the Young at Heart program will include ten new feature films, new Australian short films starring seniors, filmmaker Q&As and a digital print of 1951's A Streetcar Named Desire.

“This year’s program takes a particular look at the modern family, celebrating the unconventional, complex and ever-changing relationships that bind us together”, Festival Director Mathieu Ravier said. 

The program features Louder than Bombs, starring Isabelle Huppert, Jesse Eisenberg and Gabriel Byrne; Fathers and Daughters with Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried and Jane Fonda; Mia Madre, from Italian director Nanni Moretti and starring Margherita Buy and John Turturro; Grandma, starring Lily Tomlin; and Madman's A Month of Sundays, starring Anthony LaPaglia, Justine Clarke, Julia Blake and John Clarke.

Also in the line-up is Japanese film Our Little Sister; The Man Who Knew Infinity, a biopic of Indian mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan; and Ethan Hawke's documentary Seymour: An Introduction.

The Relay Service Short Film Awards, a showcase of the best new Australian short films featuring seniors in lead roles, will tour to over 80 regional towns from April 1 to 17. 

Young at Heart's partners include Family & Community Services NSW, Screen NSW, Avalon Waterways, Feros Care, National Relay Service, ihear and Foxtel Movies.