Dangerous Desires Film Festival


Still coming to you by popular demand!

'Dangerous Desires' Film Festival will be bringing ten of the most thrilling, sexy and subversive classic erotic films to the big screen, films that mix titillating imagery with unsettling elements of danger and fear. Titles from directors and writers including David Cronenberg, Michael Haneke, Liliana Cavani and Mae West feature in this taboo-breaking, kinky retrospective.

Re-scheduled to January 07th - 22nd, only at Academy Cinemas.

Opening Night - a subversive Cronenberg classic:

Crash (1996)

100 mins | Rated R18

Crash (1996)

100 mins | Rated R18

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Friday September 10

Centrepiece - an essential arthouse masterwork from Haneke:

The Piano Teacher (2001)

130 mins | Rated R18

Saturday September 18

Closing Night - an infamous post-war drama from Cavani:

The Night Porter (1973)

118 mins | Rated R18

Saturday September 25

A star-making, Oscar-winning performance from Jane Fonda:

Klute (1971)

114 mins | Rated R16

Klute (1971)

114 mins | Rated R16

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Saturday September 11

A gorgeous technicolour masterpiece from Powell & Pressburger:

Black Narcissus (1947)

101 mins | Rated PG

Sunday September 12

One of Almodóvar's most controversial titles:

Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989)

102 mins | Rated R18

Tuesday September 14

An essential 80s Horror cult classic:

Hellraiser (1987)

93 mins | Rated R16

Hellraiser (1987)

93 mins | Rated R16

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Friday September 17

A saucy Mae West comedy thought to have triggered heavier censorship of Hollywood:

I'm No Angel (1933)

87 mins | Rated PG

I'm No Angel (1933)

87 mins | Rated PG

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Sunday September 19

An eye-popping erotic epic from Polanski:

Bitter Moon (1992)

139 mins | Rated R16

Bitter Moon (1992)

139 mins | Rated R16

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Tuesday September 21

Glenn Close astonishes in this highlight from the 80s erotic thriller cycle:

Fatal Attraction (1987)

119 mins | Rated R16

Friday September 24