Tilda Swinton, Udo Kier among global talent on screen at Bunbury’s International Film Festival
Travel to Brazil, India, Kosovo, Ireland and beyond from the comfort of the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre when the International Film Festival lands in the city in January.
Viewers can escape the summer heat to explore 12 films from more than 12 countries across 16 days of action.
Spanning seven genres over 44 screenings, the festival launches on January 6 with a mid-morning screening of Todd Stephens’ Swan Song, a drama comedy starring Udo Kier as a snippy retired hairdresser who escapes his nursing home and embarks on an adventure across town to deliver a former client’s dying wish — for him to style her final hairdo.
Academy award winner Tilda Swinton will also grace the screen in Colombian drama fantasy Memoria.
From the mind of Palme d’Or winning Thai film director Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Memoria follows a Scottish woman (Swinton) who, after hearing a loud bang at daybreak, begins to experience a mysterious sensory syndrome while traversing the jungles of Columbia.
The packed program also features Oscar-nominated Quo Vadis Aida, a Bosnian war film written, produced and directed by Jasmila Zbanic.
Inspired by true events, the acclaimed thriller tells the story of a United Nations English translator who is trying to save the lives of her family from the chaos of invading Serbian forces.
Sundance 2021 award-winning drama Hive is also in the mix, telling a moving true story of a Kosovan widow who inspires the women in her village to start a business to support their families after the men have died or gone missing during the Kosovo War.
UK drama comedy Limbo, documentary The Lost Leonardo, German romantic science fiction film I’m Your Man, Sundance 2021 favourite Indian documentary Writing with Fire, Irish thriller drama Rose Plays Juliet, Chinese drama One Second, Swedish sports drama Tigers, and Brazilian drama comedy Three Summers round out the program.
The BREC International Film Festival runs from January 6-30.
For more information on the film festival, visit brecfilm.com. au.
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