FILMS BY DAYS 2019 PROGRAM
The story centres on Juno, a village boy who was abandoned as a child. Strongly aware of both his masculine and feminine sides from a young age, Juno is drawn to a troupe that performs the gender-transcending Javanese dance form of lengger.
This multi-award-winning film at the London, Chicago and Cairo Film Festivals, is a breathtaking journey, told in five chapters, into a native Colombian tribe in the 1960s through to the 80s, who succumb to easy riches by trading in marijuana.
40 women, situated on two remote islands in East Flores, struggle to live after being widowed or abandoned by their husbands in the 1990s. PEKKA, established in 2002 as a group empowering female family heads has taught them to weave, trade, organize theatre and be tour guides.
This film makes you feel as if you are right there in the Southern Ocean, not far from Antarctica, as the anti-whaling Sea Shepherd volunteers try to out manoeuvre the well-equipped illegal Japanese whale harvesting fleet.
First screened at the Berlinale, and winner of Best Film at the Sarajevo Film Festival, the film is set in freezing Siberia and makes you feel every ache and pain of existence of this elderly couple.
This film will grab you from the start and will not let go until the breathtaking conclusion. 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.
Chela (Ana Brun) and Chiquita (Margarita Irun) have been living together for over 30 years in an upper middle-class house, laden with expensive furniture. However, their relationship is threatened by an increasingly worsening financial situation leading to the forced selling of their inherited possessions.
This film adaptation of Miles Franklin’s iconic novel was in the forefront of the 1970’s Australian film renaissance. Director Gillian Armstrong was a trend-setter, too, being female, only 29 and interested in feminist themes. Restored by the NFSA to its now pristine condition, the film looks at the life of a woman, Sybylla (Judy Davis), an independent young woman who is courted by two suitors (including Sam Neill), in the 1890s.
If you have fond memories of the horror/ terror films from the UK in the 1960s, then this film will work a treat for you. Internationally renowned actor Martin Freeman plays a victim of a ghostly visitation.