• Margaret Atwood's sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, The Testaments, is the literary event of the year. (Getty)Source: Getty
The celebrate the upcoming release of MARGARET ATWOOD LIVE, SBS Movies and and Sharmill Films are giving you the opportunity to win one of 20 double passes to this unmissable experience.
SBS Movies

13 Sep 2019 - 9:48 AM  UPDATED 13 Sep 2019 - 9:37 AM

This competition has now closed. Congratulations to our winners. 


The wait is over…THE TESTAMENTS, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to THE HANDMAID’S TALE, has been revealed. The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive cinema broadcast filmed live, as Sharmill Films presents an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor. SBS Movies and Sharmill Films are giving you the chance to win one of 20 double passes to this event, in cinemas, from 19 September. 

The publication of Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale in 1985 and the current, Emmy Award-winning television series have created a cultural phenomenon, as handmaids have become a symbol of women’s rights and a protest against misogyny and oppression.

Filmed live from the London stage, Atwood will be interviewed by broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed in a conversation spanning the length of Atwood’s remarkable career, her diverse range of works, and why she has returned to her seminal handmaid story, 34 years later.

‘Dear Readers: Everything you've ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we've been living in. …I can’t be in all the places at once in my analogue body, but I look forward to being with so many readers via the big screen.’

- Margaret Atwood

With exclusive readings from the new book by special guests including stage and screen star Lily James (Yesterday, NT Live’s All About Eve), and the screening of never-before-seen footage from a documentary on Atwood’s life and work, this will be an unmissable and intimate event with Atwood, spotlighting her signature insight, humour and intellect.



Competition opens: Friday 13th September, 10:00 am (AEST)

Competition closes:  Tuesday 17th September, 11:59am (AEST)

Competition drawn: Tuesday 17th September, 3:00pm (AEST)


Authorised under NSW Permit No LTPM/19/04261  ACT Permit No. TP19/03010. Promotions under these terms and conditions will commence on 01/04/19 and finish on 25/12/19

Winners will be notified by email. Read the full terms and conditions here.