FILMS BY DAYS 2018 PROGRAMME
Indigo Lake, written and directed by Martin Simpson, is a Sydney-set neo-noir thriller in which celebrated artist Jack Zeffa is hired by gangster nightclub owner Bill Kazak to paint a portrait of his wife Ruby.
This is the remarkable story of an American icon who changed the sport of big wave surfing forever. Transcending the surf genre, this in-depth portrait of a hard-charging athlete explores the fear, courage and ambition that push a man to greatness – and the cost that comes with it.
“Last Men in Aleppo” tells the human story of two men caught up in the ongoing catastrophe that is the Syrian civil war. They are members of a White Helmet unit: Khaled, a boisterous family man and Mahmoud, a quiet man uncomfortable with any displays of heroism.
Don’t Look Down is the untold story behind Sir Richard Branson’s daring attempts to cross the Atlantic and Pacific in the mid 80s and early 90s in the world’s largest hot air balloon.
Karl is about to finish high school, his future lies ahead of him. His parents are wealthy liberals, so the sky’s the limit for their kids. Karl sees in his parents’ world an ill omen of his own future. He spends most of his time on the Internet with his blog “LOMO – The Language of Many Others”
In 1960, a young British woman with no scientific background was chosen to undertake research on chimpanzees in Gombe, Tanzania. It was a project that would radically change our thinking on primate behaviour.
Many will remember Sebastian Lelio’s previous film Gloria, one of the hits of BOFA 2013. In his latest film, Marina and Orlando are in love and planning for the future. Marina is a trans woman and for most of Orlando’s family, her gender identity is an aberration, a perversion.
Premiering (naturally) at the Berlin Film Festival, this first feature from actor/director Ken Duken is an exciting thriller which slowly builds tension to an explosive climax. Frank has left his career as an elite soldier and wants to rebuild his life in Brandenburg.
A project begun in 2013 as a focus on a year in the life of a Victorian country club soon outgrew this concept as Bird, a self-confessed MAMIL himself, went on to profile Australian, American and English cycling clubs.