"Sydney Travelling Film Festival"
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How to book Film Festival SINGLE SESSIONS Including Opening Night & Complimentary Opening Night Drinks $11.50 full price $9.50 concession SINGLE SESSION TICKETS SUBSCRIPTIONS On sale at the Box Office Darwin 5 Cinemas — 9 FILM FULL PASS 9 x film pass $60 full 9 x film pass $50 concession SUBSCRIPTIONS and 9 x film pass $35 Youth (26 & under OR full time students) OPENING NIGHT TICKETS On sale in advance from — 5 FILM FLEXI PASS 5 x film pass $45 full 5 x film pass $38 concession the Box Office 2 – 4 February 2007 VENUE / BOX OFFICE Birch, Carol & Coyle Subscriptions are transferable but admit only one person per screening. Please be seated 10 minutes prior to session commencing. Darwin 5 Cinemas Corner Mitchell and Briggs St On the road with the best on screen Darwin NT 0800 Concessions available to full-time students, unemployed, pensioners, seniors, members Ph: 08 8981 5999 of the Darwin Film Society and members of the Sydney Film Festival, upon presentation of ID. One of The Travelling Film Festival visits... the best NT: Darwin, Katherine, Alice Springs QLD: Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay, Townsville NSW: Wagga Wagga, Wollongong, Bowraville, Laurieton, Huskisson, Dubbo, Newcastle Australian Sponsors films of the Sydney Travelling Film Festival acknowledges the support of the Australian Film Commission, NSW Film & Television Office, Pacific Film year. & Television Commission, ABC Darwin, Northern Territory Film Office, NT Govt Department of Natural Resources, Environment and the Arts, JS Love Trust managed by Perpetual Dumplings #### Presented by Sydney Film Festival, PO Box 96, Strawberry Hills NSW 2012 Ph 02 9318 0999, Fax: 02 9319 0055, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Opening Night David Stratton, At the Movies Friday 2 February 7.00pm Hunt Angels Documentary/Drama. Australia. 85 mins. Dir: Alec Morgan. English Language. M. WINNER The true story of forgotten film industry outlaws, Rupert Kathner and Alma Brooks, Best Documentary who believed in making Australia films for Australians, and used any means Best Cinematography in a Documentary possible to get their movies on the screen. Best Visual Effects S C R E E N I N G T I M E S When Rupert (played with relish by Ben Mendelssohn) meets up with Alma AFI Awards FRIDAY 2 FEBRUARY SATURDAY 3 FEBRUARY SUNDAY 4 FEBRUARY WINNER (newcomer Victoria Hill), he’s down on his luck. He doesn’t even have the money to retrieve his movie from the lab. No worries, Alma sets to work with her not Opening Night 1.15pm Brothers (MA) 1.00pm Mutual Appreciation (M) inconsiderable charms. The partnership progresses with scams, midnight flits and much hilarity (especially their attempt at the Ned Kelly story). Writer-director Alec Best Australian Feature Documentary End: 3.10pm End: 2.49pm 6.15pm Complimentary Morgan’s meticulously researched work is never dry, and the splendid black and Australian Film Critics Awards Opening Night Drinks 3.30pm A Scanner Darkly (M) 3.10pm Road to Guantanamo (MA) white visuals vividly recreate 1930s Australia. All Welcome End: 5.10pm End: 4.45pm COMPLIMENTARY “It's a gem, this film. Ben Mendelssohn's Rupe may be the best Australian OPENING NIGHT DRINKS 7.00pm Hunt Angels (M) 6.00pm The Caiman (M) 6.00pm C.R.A.Z.Y. (MA) larrikin we've seen since Hoges first strode onscreen as Crocodile Dundee. Introduced by special guest End: 7.52pm End: 8.05pm I bet you'll come out laughing.” BEFORE THE FILM Writer/Director Alec Morgan, – Julie Rigg, Radio National SPECIAL GUEST with Q&A to follow the 8.15pm Time to Leave (M) 8.20pm Dumplings (MA) Writer/Director Alec Morgan at 6.15pm End: 9.58pm End: 9.56pm will introduce the film and take screening. questions following the screening. All Welcome Screening with Short: Love This Time OPENING NIGHT: Film & Complimentary Drinks. Tix $11.50/$9.50 SATURDAY 3 FEBRUARY SATURDAY 3 FEBRUARY SATURDAY 3 FEBRUARY SATURDAY 3 FEBRUARY SUNDAY 4 FEBRUARY SUNDAY 4 FEBRUARY SUNDAY 4 FEBRUARY SUNDAY 4 FEBRUARY 1.15pm (End: 3.10pm) 3.30pm (End: 5.10pm) 6.00pm (End: 7.52pm) 8.15pm (End: 9.58pm) 1.00pm (End: 2.49pm) 3.10pm (End: 4.45pm) 6.00pm (End: 8.05pm) 8.20pm (End: 9.56pm) Brothers A Scanner Darkly The Caiman Time to Leave Mutual The Road to C.R.A.Z.Y. Dumplings Drama. Denmark. 110mins. Dir: Susanne Bier. Danish language with English subtitles. MA. Animation/Drama/Sci-Fi. USA. 100 mins. Dir: Richard Linklater. English Language. M. Comedy. Italy/France. 112 mins. Dir: Nanni Moretti. Italian with English subtitles. M. Drama. France. 85 mins. Dir: François Ozon. French with English subtitles. M. Appreciation Guantanamo Comedy/Drama. Canada. 127mins. Dir: Jean-Marc Vallée. French with English subtitles. MA. Horror/Comedy. Hong Kong. 91 mins. Dir: Fruit Chan. German, Mandarin, Cantonese with English subtitles. MA. Comedy. USA. 109 mins. Dir: Andrew Documentary/Drama. UK. 95 mins. Dirs: Voted Most Popular Film at the The future is now in Richard A brilliant political satire about the Award-winning French filmmaker Bujalski. English language. M. Michael Winterbottom and Matt Whitecross. Sydney Film Festival, Brothers is a Linklater’s amazing animated notorious Italian ex-Prime Minister François Ozon (Swimming Pool, 8 English/Urdu. MA. A rocking tale of teen angst set to a A twisted tale for fans of the powerful Cain and Abel story about adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s cult Berlusconi that caused a stir in Women) returns with an incredibly Arguably the major new voice in US retro soundtrack of David Bowie, macabre or a strikingly inventive two brothers whose lives are sci-fi novel. Italy, all wrapped up in a comedy powerful new film. independent cinema, this new film From the hit director of Tristram The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The film about the relationship changed forever when one is sent about filmmaking. from Andrew Bujalski continues his Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story and Cure… and Patsy Cline. between Hong Kong and mainland to war. Filmed in live action and animated Romain (Melvil Poupaud) stars as a study of the casually cool. 24 Hour Party People, comes the China, either way Dumplings is a in post-production, the film stars The film’s protagonist, Bruno fashion photographer forced to extraordinary true story of four The smash hit of the Sydney and rare dish. Michael (Ulrich Thomsen, Festen) the post-modern brat pack (award-winner Silvio Orlando) is a cope with the news of his incurable Indie musician Alan (Justin Rice) English friends who set off for a Melbourne Film Festivals, C.R.A.Z.Y. has everything: a successful favourites Keanu Reeves, Robert B-grade filmmaker struggling to illness. In deciding how to spend stumbles through New York City wedding and end up in the world’s Directed by independent HK tells the story of Zac, born into an military career, a beautiful wife Downey Jr. and Winona Ryder. hold it together after the break-up his last days he pushes everyone vaguely searching for a new most notorious prison. average Catholic family on filmmaker Fruit Chan and shot by (Connie Nielsen, the sexy sister in of his marriage and the flop of his away. All, that is, except his drummer, but seems increasingly Christmas Day. It comes as no celebrated Australian cinematogra- Gladiator) and two daughters. His In an L.A. of a not-too-distant future latest film. Desperate to find a way grandmother, played by the sidetracked by everything. With a Their amazing story is told through surprise to Zac’s mother that, like pher Chris Doyle (Rabbit Proof younger brother Jannik (Nikolaj Lie Bob Arctor (Reeves) leads a double out of this mess, Bruno runs with a legendary Jeanne Moreau. Moving casual and unassuming style a mixture of interviews with the Baby Jesus, he possesses the gift Fence), Dumplings stars the fasci- Kaas, The Idiots) is a no-hoper, life. On the verge of a complete screenplay handed to him by a away from high profile fashion Mutual Appreciation captures the men, news footage and a dramati- of healing – or so says the nating Bai Ling as Mei, a woman living on the edge of the law. When breakdown, he is hopelessly young woman, not realising it’s an shoots, Romain still views the complexities and often uncomfortable sation of their ordeal. Tupperware lady. Despite being whose homemade wontons are Michael is sent to Afghanistan on a hooked on the drug ‘D’. Trouble is out and out condemnation of the world through his camera, taking nature of twenty-something different, Zac dreams of being rumoured to provide eternal youth. UN mission the family dynamic he’s an undercover cop and the life and politics of the Prime snapshots to capture the remaining relationships. Largely unscripted “What was fascinating about the just like everyone else, determined An ageing actress seeks out medicine shifts. Michael is missing in action characters he keeps under Minister Berlusconi. tender moments of his life. Largely and at times painfully real, this way they described the experience not to lose the respect of his father. woman Mei and orders the daily – presumed dead – and Sarah is surveillance have become his only an exploration of the choices we award-winning black and white film was that two of them were In a freewheeling story that spans special. She takes one bite and comforted by Jannik, who against friends. A ‘truly bitter sweet comedy’ as make in life, this a ‘touching and speaks with an honesty and teenagers when they left, and one two decades, we follow Zac’s rocky she’s hot to trot, to the surprise of all odds shows himself capable noted by Margaret Pomeranz, The haunting film that is more uplifting humanity rarely seen on the big of them was 21, and none of them path of highs, lows, sex, drugs of taking responsibility for Linklater’s latest creation acts as a Caiman explores the relationship than its central theme suggests. screen. were particularly religious before her philandering husband. Of and rock ’n’ roll to adulthood, both himself and the family. window into a dystopian future between cinema and politics. With Time to Leave leaves us with much they left or particularly political, a surprising and unexpected course, one dumpling is never When Michael comes home, where life is plagued by deceit, cameos by Italian directors and to reflect upon and consider.’ even when they were talking about journey that ultimately leads him to enough, and several lip-smacking “If John Cassavetes had directed a it with us, after the event. And when traumatised by being held prisoner addition, drug wars and the erosion salutes to big names such as Fellini —Louise Keller, Urbancinefile script by Eric Rohmer, the result they described it, it was in a very accept his true nature and, even bowls later, she learns, to her in the mountains of Afghanistan, of personal privacy. An incredible and Miyazaki. might have looked and sounded matter-of-fact way, like someone more importantly, leads his father horror, just what the dumplings are sparks ignite. feat of sci-fi animation, A Scanner “Beautifully performed and to love him for who he really is. made of. The film's director says like Mutual Appreciation. Indie telling you about their holiday, the Darkly is set for instant cult status. “Very much a film for film lovers.” beautifully photographed.” Dumplings is partly inspired by a auteur Andrew Bujalski has studied holiday from hell.” “Powerful. An engrossing story.” — Julie Rigg, Radio National — The Guardian “Deft performances and popular Chinese belief, for his mentors closely – Mike Leigh — director Michael Winterbottom — The Guardian a kick-ass soundtrack.” instance, some people believe that and Jim Jarmusch are among his “Visionary headtrip.” Screening with short: — L.A. Weekly if you drink blood, your blood will other obvious influences – and put “The Road to Guantanamo is far “The performances are — Rolling Stone Love This Time whatever lessons he learned to more than just agit-prop. In amid improve, monkey brain is good for impressive, especially “A zippy, colourful good use in this unaffectedly the brutality, there is humour and your brains, and so on… He's just WINNER Nikolaj Lie Kaas as Jannik “Startling and engrossing.” Drama. Australia. 18 mins. Dir: Rhys Graham. coming-of-age tale.” English language. Rating TBA. naturalistic and appealingly quirky lyricism.” taken the idea a little and the very sympathetic — The Guardian — Time Out low-key comedy about twenty- — The Guardian further. Connie Nielsen, who Twelve-year-old Nouria has lost her somthings in the process of inventing Genuinely, revoltingly funny and as relishes the chance to “Incredibly beautiful to watch.” Award of the City of Rome themselves.” “Inspired… hilariously show she's more than — BBC Films Cannes Film Festival bearings in life. The flowers in their “If the role of cinema is to provoke, Urban Cinefile so punningly put it, apartment are rotting away. Her —Moving Pictures to make us question, to make us irreverent.” just a pretty face.” ‘Food for thought’. — BBCi father refuses to leave his bed. mad as hell, then this film #### But none of this matters to Nouria. succeeds like no other I’ve seen — Paul Byrnes, Sydney Morning Herald WINNER Because all that really matters is love. Official selection – “Perhaps the sort of thing Roald recently.” — Margaret Pomeranz Dahl would have written if he ever #### Sydney Film Festival ##### fancied turning his hand to — David Stratton, At the Movies Best Director extreme Asian horror cinema.” Best Film Official selection – Best British — The Guardian Most Popular Film Best Actor (Migliore Attore) Best Music Melbourne International Film Festival WINNER Documentary British Independent Film Awards WINNER Best Canadian Film Toronto Film Festival WINNER Sydney Film Festival Audience Award Official Selection – Un Certain Regard, Best Producer Best Sound WINNER WINNER WINNER Best Screenplay Best Director Sundance Film Festival 10 Genies David di Donatello Awards Cannes Film Festival (Italian Oscars) Newport International Film Festival Berlin International Film Festival Canadian Academy Awards