Travelling Film Festival Returns to the Territory


The Travelling Film Festival is on the road again; first stop for 2012 is the Northern Territory, screening in Alice Springs 17-20 February at the Araluen Arts Centre. With nine features and three shorts, from seven different countries, it’s the best excuse to visit an air-conditioned cinema this summer. The Travelling Film Festival once again treats regional audiences to the best of Australian and world cinema on the big screen.

Opening Night, Friday 17 February, is French comedy hit The Women on the 6th Floor, set in 1960s Paris starring Fabrice Luchini (Potiche) and Sandrine Kiberlain (Mademoiselle Chambon) as the perfect bourgeois couple whose lives are turned upside down by the lively crowd of Spanish maids living upstairs. Also screening on Opening Night is the short film Two Laps - 2011 Dendy Award Finalist, directed by Owen Trevor.

Closing Night, Monday 20 February, screens the visually ravishing adaptation of Haruki Murakami's best-selling novel, Norwegian Wood, with an evocative score from Johnny Greenwood of Radiohead.

TFF is excited to announce Australian feature - Toomelah, with special guest Producer David Jowsey. Set in the NSW community of Toomelah, directed by Australian filmmaker Ivan Sen (Beneath Clouds), Toomelah was selected for Official Competition at Sydney Film Festival 2011 and Un Certain Regard at Cannes Film Festival 201. Ivan was recently awarded the prestigious UNESCO Prize at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. David Jowsey will take questions after the film, and for filmmakers and budding producers, David is holding a workshop at Screen Territory, Sunday 19 February, 10am. Mores details TBA.

International selections from Sydney Film Festival 2011 include a doco for all foodies, Ell Bulli: Cooking in Progress, which explores one of the world’s greatest chefs and his restaurant; romantic comedy from Buenos Aires Medianeras (screens with short The Missing Key); Sundance winner and 2012 Oscar contender, sexy drama from Norway, Happy, Happy; the action-packed family film, set in Rwanda, Africa United and Italian comedy, The Salt of Life, directed by Gianni di Gregorio (Mid- August Lunch).

Also on the 2012 line-up is Lars Von Trier’s latest film Melancholia–winner of three European Film Awards including Best Film, a story of two sisters as the blue planet ‘Melancholia’ hurtles towards earth. Featuring an all-star cast including starring Cannes winner Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alexander Skarsgård, Charlotte Rampling and John Hurt – not to be missed!

Tickets on sale now at Araluen Arts Centre, Larapinta Drive – Ph: 08 8951 1122

Save over 30% with subscription and flexi pass deals.

For full program information pick up a program at the box office or visit – Travelling Film Festival – Alice Springs.

TFF also travels to Darwin 2-5 February and Katherine 3-5 February. For more information head to – Travelling Film Festival.

Posted By mick on 18th January 2012

Updated : 30th January 2012 | Words : 467 | Views : 4073

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