BOFA’s theme is GREAT STORIES…TOGETHER and what better example of that is our section on WORLD STORIES. The power of film is that it can transport you to far away places and give you insights to other cultures and pressing issues. Check out these outstanding stories from the world’s best film festivalsat BOFA 2019. Proudly brought to you by Launceston Airport, your gateway to the world!
Set in an emergency alarm dispatch office, a police officer is assigned the task of handling calls and sending out police or other services if needed. A call comes through from a woman who says she has been kidnapped. As the story develops, we learn a great deal about the incident, as well as the evolving race against time to save the situation. The police officer is also dealing with a personal issue which may impact on this emergency. This film will grab you from the start and will not let go until the breathtaking conclusion.
LAUNCESTON Saturday 18 May
5:00pm CINEMA 3
Two couples experience a life changing weekend. Liz, an older woman, embarks on an affair with a student while Aiden, also a teacher, has is in a relationship with one of his young students. The parallels between the two couples is emphasised by writer/director Southcombe, the son of actress Charlotte Rampling, as the relationships twist and turn.Intriguing and unsettling, the film’s moral and ethical questions will provoke debate.
Friday 17 May Noon Cinema 3
ONE LAST DEAL
Old-school Helsinki art dealer, Olavi Launio (Heikki Nousiainen), hopes an under-valued painting by (he thinks) a Russian master will be his one last – and best – deal. With the help of his Google-savvy grandson it’s a race against time to make the sale and re-connect with his estranged daughter. The payoff message is that the most valuable deals we strike in life are often more emotional than financial.
Friday 17 May 7:30pm CINEMA 3
Chela (Ana Brun) and Chiquita (Margarita Irun) have been living together for over 30 years in upper middle-class comfort. Their increasingly worsening financial situation leads to the forced selling of their expensive inherited furniture. Then Chiquita is imprisoned on fraud charges, so Chela is driven to revitalize her life by learning to drive and establishing a local taxi service for women. The lead actresses are subtle and sophisticated in their exploration of the meaning of love and long-term relationships in the context of a changing society that is itself undergoing change. Winner of 34 awards at festivals like Berlin and Sydney this female driven study is full of gentle wit and playful observations.
Saturday 18 May 7:30pm CINEMA 3
SOUFRA: FOOD & COMMUNITY ACTIVISM TODAY
Join our panel of local food activists to discuss how the film Soufra showcases food as a powerful means of empowerment and engagement, plus the ways in which food offers a universal language of community
SUNDAY 12 MAY 1:00 – 2:30pm , The Duke Hotel, 192 Macquarie St HOBART
BOFA FRINGE: BIG NIGHT
New Jersey, 1950s. Two brothers run an Italian restaurant. Business is not going well as a rival Italian restaurant is out-competing them. In a final effort to save the restaurant, the brothers plan to put on an evening of incredible food. While watching the film, you can have some incredible food of your own from Earthy Eats, one of Launceston’s most popular cafes.
FRIDAY, 17 MAY, 7.30pm, KINGSWAY, LAUNCESTON
There is something for everyone at BOFA this year, an unforgettable mix of films, people, discussion, food and drink, and the wealth of experiences available in Tasmania. Don’t miss BOFA 2019.
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