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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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: tff@sydneyfilmfestival.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
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