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Classic Movie – ‘A White, White Day’

January 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEDT

$5.00 per ticket

Movie screens at 7:15pm

A grandfather is renovating a house for his daughter and granddaughter to live in. Oh, and that bloke she’s with as well. Anyway, the house is set in an amazing landscape which we see throughout the seasons. It’s a bit like Grand Designs, only in Iceland and without Kevin. (Look, I did say you shouldn’t come.). Ingimundur, the grandfather spends a lot of time looking after his granddaughter Salka. The two have an amazingly natural bond and their relationship is at the heart of the movie. (Not that I’m trying to suck you in or anything.) It turns out that Ingimundur is a local policeman who is off on compassionate leave after his wife has died.  Everyone seems to be in a bit of a mess over it actually, but Ingimundur focuses on building the house and bonding with Salka. They spend a lot of time together.

A White, White Day is a new movie from Iceland which was selected for best foreign film at this year’s Oscars and won best actor at Cannes. I booked it because I really liked the sound of it and then I watched it and went, Oh shit, I can’t show that, they’ll hate it.  Mrs Buffoon agreed, though she admitted she was drawn in and somewhat fascinated. Not that she particularly liked it or felt it took her anywhere great, but we have been to Iceland and are biased.

Now I’ve got all that off my chest and have been thinking about A White, White Dayfor a while I find it resonating more and more. OK, it’s a man thing, I just have to say it. Maybe you have to be a man to identify with this. But I found it fascinating, beautiful, contemplative, deep, scary, thought provoking…

Happy New Year
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 3 January at the Franklin Palais.

Doors open 6.30pm
Admission $5
Film starts after 7.15pm but before 7.30pm
(But you’re not coming, are you?)

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. – 


Classic Movie – ‘A White, White Day’