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WHEN DAD MARRIED FURY

When brothers Ian and Ben return to Sydney for their Father's 75th birthday in David Williamson's When Dad Married Fury, they come home to some big surprises. Their Father, worth $100 million, has married ex-beauty queen Fury who is half his age. Without a pre-nup the future of the brothers' inheritance is uncertain. Director Denis Moore […]

Future of Film is at the Festivals

Film festivals don’t just exhibit films. It’s not just about watching a film; it’s about the experience of cinema. When you think of traditional forms of cinema it becomes clear why films aren’t meant to be watched in a lounge room. There is the buzz of a packed theatre, a heightened sense of atmosphere as […]

RED OBSESSION

For centuries Bordeaux's vineyards have been considered the finest in the world. As a sign of decadence and wealth, the wine they produce is high in demand and cost. Australian documentary Red Obsession follows the shifting marketplace of the chateaus of the region - there is a new rising market. One that is quite expected. […]

NOW YOU SEE HER

It sounds like something from a 1950's sci-fi horror film - Invisible Woman Syndrome, but it's something that many older women recognise and has gained significant attention in the media recently, with people like Rachel Ward and Wendy Harmer discussing and writing about it. Basically, it's the feeling of being invisible in everyday life and […]

2013 RUSSIAN RESURRECTION FILM FESTIVAL

Now in it’s tenth year, the Russian Resurrection Film Festival opens in Sydney during July. The festival has earned an infamous reputation with extravagant opening nights that includes a traditional Russian after party and Q&A sessions from Russian directors and actors. Travelling to six cities Australia-wide it is the biggest Russian film festival outside of Russia. […]

IN THE HOUSE

In The House catches completely by surprise and it only serves to contribute to the adoration of it. A literature teacher, Germain, recognises the writing talent in one of his students, Claude. Claude writes about his experience in a classmate's house, detailing the lives of this seemingly perfect nuclear family. When Germain encourages Claude to […]

ARAB FILM FESTIVAL

The messy aftermath of the political revolution of Egypt is played out in After the Battle the Arab Film Festival's opening night film. Directed by Yousry Nasrallah, the film centres on Mahmoud, a lower-class man who tries desperately to provide for his family, but is ostracised in his own neighbourhood for his involvement in the […]