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Welcome to the 14th edition of the Apia Young at Heart Film Festival proudly presented by Palace Cinemas! We pride ourselves in being the only nationwide film festival in Australia with a specially curated cinema program for film lovers 60 and up, and this year we are thrilled that the festival will also make its debut in Perth!

Reaching out to new audiences and delivering more options, our program of 15 selected titles will for the first time screen across 13 venues in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide and Perth with a beautiful collection of hilarious and heartfelt comedies, a range of must-see documentary films in addition to critically acclaimed dramas.

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Featured Films

For session times and to buy tickets in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra & Perth, click on a film below.
For Adelaide visit the Palace Nova website.

Opening Event

Take the plunge with the ultimate feel-good British comedy, as Rob Brydon stars as a man who finds a new lease on life after joining an amateur, all-male, synchronised swimming team.

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Casi leyendas

In this feel-good buddy movie, comedic superstars Diego Peretti, Diego Torres and Santiago Segura play three men in mid-life crisis who rekindle their youthful rock-and-roll dreams in an attempt to save themselves and each other.

Amalia la secretaria

In this hilarious Colombian comedy, Amalia, a cranky secretary has unexpected feelings awakened in her by her building’s chaotic maintenance man, and finds herself going to outrageous lengths to keep him around.

El amor menos pensado

This hugely entertaining smash-hit romantic comedy stars Ricardo Darín & Mercedes Morán as a long-married couple who begin to question the true meaning of love & desire after becoming empty-nesters.

In Luis Buñuel’s captivating 1967 masterpiece a stunning Catherine Deneuve plays Severine, the wife of a wealthy Parisian surgeon, who becomes involved in a world of high-class eroticism.

Niente di serio

Resolved to make their dream trip, Angela and Franca run away from their boring retirement home in Rome to fabulous Venice in this heart-warming comedy starring screen icon Claudia Cardinale.

A delightful landmark documentary that that tells the story of a hundred years of a life as seen through the eyes of Irish centenarians.

Based on the life of British KGB agent Melita Norwood, Academy Award winner Judi Dench and Sophie Cookson portray the life of Joan Stanley, one of the most influential spies in living history.

Bill Nighy, Sam Riley and Alice Lowe star in this stylish comedy-drama about a Scrabble-obsessed tailor searching for his lost son.

Australian Premiere

Retired Hollywood luminaries embark on a new creative endeavour and learn lessons on life and love along the way in this delightful documentary starring Connie Sawyer and Daniel Selznick.

This documentary explores the rise and fall of the extraordinary Australian pianist Geoffrey Tozer, poignantly framed by a moving re-enactment of the impassioned eulogy Paul Keating delivered at Tozer’s funeral.

Las herederas

Winner of Best Film at the 2018 Sydney Film Festival, this is a piercing and emotionally compelling look into the lives of the Paraguayan wealthy through the tribulations of a hesitant woman in quiet crisis.

Violeta al fin

The vibrant and affecting Audience Award nominee at Glasgow, newly divorced 72-year-old Violeta proves that rebelliousness knows no age when finances threaten her newfound freedom.

The fascinating true story of the love affair between socialite Vita Sackville-West (Gemma Arterton) and literary icon Virginia Woolf (Elizabeth Debicki) is depicted in this sumptuous portrait.

Acqua e zucchero: Carlo Di Palma, i colori della vita

This loving documentary chronicles visionary Italian cinematographer Carlo Di Palma’s extraordinary work for such directors as Elio Petri, Michelangelo Antonioni and Woody Allen.

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