GREAT STORIES TOGETHER

FILMS BY DAYS 2019 PROGRAM

LAUNCESTON

SUNDAY 19 MAY 2019

DOCUMENTARY

ISLAND OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS

10AM

Winner of the Best Documentary at both the Adelaide Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival, this remarkable film explores Christmas Island, an Australian territory in the Indian Ocean.

DOCUMENTARY

JALANAN

10AM

Winner of the People’s Choice Award at the Melbourne International Film Festival, Jalanan (meaning street-side), is the story of Boni, Ho and Titi who are street musicians in Indonesia’s capital city.

DOCUMENTARY

HALF THE PICTURE

11:45AM

It is incredible to think that so few female directors get the chance to make films, and if they do, be recognized for their contributions. The recent Oscar nominations had no female directors in the mix.

DOCUMENTARY

FERRANTE FEVER

NOON

Who is Elena Ferrante? She was listed by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential personalities in the world and Foxtel is currently screening an adaptation of one of her novels, My Brilliant Friend.

FEATURE

ANCHOR & HOPE

NOON

It is rare to see a film about female relationships that is presented in such a subtle and moving way. Eva and Kat are two women who are in a strongly developed lesbian relationship.

FEATURE

HAPPY AS LAZZARO

2PM

Winner of the Best Screenplay award at Cannes, this enchanting film is a beguiling allegory of life, love, loss and compassion in Italy’s past and present.

DOCUMENTARY

INVENTING TOMORROW

2PM

Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, and winner of Best Documentary at the Seattle International Film Festival, this film follows the scientific experimentation performed by 4 teenagers from 4 different countries.

DOCUMENTARY

THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS

2:30PM

This amazing, much acclaimed and multi-award-winning documentary at Sundance, begins with the story of a man who discovers in 1980 that he has a twin brother. As he relates his story, he then discovers that there is actually a third brother.

FEATURE

TAMPOPO

4:30PM | RED CARPET CLOSING NIGHT

If you are in the mood for a film with lashings of food, plus lashings of sex, and a lot of hilarity, then you don’t want to miss this classic movie.

FEATURE

3 FACES

5PM

The film opens with an established film actress in Iran, watching a video of a young girl who is very upset because her parents won’t let her attend the Tehran drama conservatory.