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Classic Movie – ‘Tulpan’

December 6 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEDT

$5.00 per ticket

Movie screens at 7:15p

Dear Palais Movie Night Patrons,

And now for something completely different.

Tired of uplifting films about obscure Japanese funeral rituals? Wish you could escape to Kazakhstan and herd sheep? Well you can!


Asa has returned to the Kazakh Steppes after a stint in the Russian Navy, dreaming of becoming a shepherd like his forebears. In order to receive grazing lands and sheep, he first has to find a wife. In the vast and remote landscape of the steppes, he sets his heart on Tulpan, Tulip, a woman he has never seen. But there are many obstacles to be overcome, not least the size of Asa’s ears.

A gorgeously-shot and often-funny story. An absolute treat. Daily Telegraph (UK)

     An eminently lovable film. The Guardian

Filmed over four years by Kazakh documentary maker Sergey Dvortsevoy, Tulpan is his first dramatic feature.

Dvortsevoy exhibits the storytelling composure and technical proficiency of a veteran, while his keen eye for a pastoral poetic flourish places ‘Tulpan’ firmly among the year’s most endearing cinematic experiences. Time Out Tulpan won ‘Un Certain Regard’ at Cannes in 2008.  The unforgiving steppe and the capricious cast of livestock play such a huge part.  All those tornadoes, mischievous kids, live sheep births and mating donkeys accidentally caught on film only make “Tulpan” more wondrous to behold. Life on Earth is so magical that it requires no special effects. Critics Notebook

Yours in upliftment,

Film Buffoon

‘Bring a plate to share’ is back after COVID.

However, if you don’t feel comfortable eating from a shared plate, you may bring your own BYO nibbles and snacks.

Hygiene and Social Distancing

We have the standard Tasmania-wide COVID-safe protocols in place, as mandated by Council: hand sanitisers, social distancing (1.5m), disinfecting and cleaning.   Seating distances, queues at bar areas etc will be explained and supervised by the Palais Management Committee on the night.

For Contact Tracing Purposes

On entry to the Palais, we will record the name and contact phone number of all movie goers (one contact per individual, couple or group).  Contact details will be securely stored then destroyed after 4 weeks

Sunday 6 December at the Franklin Palais.

Doors open 6.30pm
Admission $5
Film starts after 7.15pm but before 7.30pm
The bar will be operating, offering libations including stimulants, depressants and comfort drinks.

Food may be shared but feel free to bring your own.

The Palais Collective Shop will be open prior to the movie. Locally made crafts, cards and other gifts are available.