So many films, so little time. To help you decide, here are Festival Director Owen Tilbury’s top picks for BOFA 2016 – and he’s seen them all…
WHO’S GONNA LOVE ME NOW – “I saw this at the Tribeca Film Festival in Poland this year and knew we had to have it. The Heymann Brothers movies are world class and we have two screening this year.
MR GAGA – “This is a film that non dance people will love too. The energy that choreographer Ohad Naharin generates in his dancers is mesmerizing. His personal life is equally fascinating. Not to be missed!”
KENNY – “An Australian classic which ten years on still works just as well as it did when we first fell in love with it. On second viewing it has depth well beyond the loo jokes! We are so honoured to have the director, Clayton Jacobsen, with us for the screening and a Q&A with Bofa Artistic Director, Trish Lake.”
ZACHS CEREMONY – “This is a near perfect documentary. The footage of ceremony is an amazing and privileged window into such an ancient and proud culture. Looking forward to meeting the director, Aaron Petersen, at the screening on Saturday and hearing more about his five year odyssey making the film.”
A SALESMAN – “I became a fan of Farhadi’s films when I saw ‘ The Past’ at Cannes a few years ago. This is Iranian filmmaking at its best and that’s a country with some amazing talent. Remember ‘Teheran Taxi’ at BOFA 2015? The story may be very much about the challenges of life in Iran today but the themes are universal.”
TO SKIN A CAT – “When this documentary was offered to us we just knew we had to have it! Not yet seen outside Southern Africa, it is a true tale of exceptional ingenuity in solving the looming potential of the extinction of the mighty African leopard. A wonderful example of how white and black Africans have come together to save an iconic wild cat.”