The Travelling Film Festival arrives at Majestic Cinemas next month, with award-winning films from the Cannes, Berlin, and Sydney Film Festivals.
Don’t miss your chance to experience a unique and exciting array of international eye-opening cinema.
‘Subscribe and Save’ packages offer great value for multiple ticket purchases, with a Full Subscription Sawtell for just $9 per ticket including Opening Night. Or dip into the Festival with a 5-Film Flexipass Sawtell for just $10.60 per ticket.
Full program and ticket information is available on the website and Facebook.
FRIDAY 14 SEPTEMBER
6.00 PM OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION
7.00 PM WAJIB - THE WEDDING INVITATION (15+) screens with short film SECOND BEST (15+)
Writer-director Annemarie Jacir’s multi-award winning comic drama about the lives of Palestinians living in Israel. Real-life father and son Mohammad and Saleh Bakri star.
Screens with short film Second Best, winner of the Dendy Award for Australian Live Action Short Film at Sydney Film Festival. A dark comedy about the power of identical twin sisters and their unbreakable bond.
SATURDAY 15 SEPTEMBER
11:45 AM WOMAN AT WAR (15+)
Gloriously funny, this year’s Cannes Critics’ Week award-winner from Benedikt Erlingsson (Of Horses and Men, SFF 2014) is about a DIY Icelandic eco-warrior taking on heavy industry. Erlingsson takes a wildly daring approach, bringing musical, comedic and social justice elements together in a visually lush film.
2:00 PM PIG (18+)
4:15 PM MCQUEEN (15+)
7:15 PM THE INSULT (15+)
Ziad Doueiri’s (The Attack, SFF 2013) thrilling, Oscar-nominated legal drama explores festering historical, political and religious divisions in his native Lebanon.Intelligently using humour and pathos, The Insult is ultimately a plea for empathy, forgiveness and peace, and was the winner of the Audience Award for Best Film at the Sydney Film Festival.
SUNDAY 16 SEPTEMBER
11.45 AM COLD WAR (15+)
Pawel Pawlikowski (Oscar-winner Ida) won the Best Director prize at Cannes for this passionate, music-filled love story set in Cold War-era Europe and based on the relationship of his own parents.
1:30 PM BURNING (15+)
A love triangle mystery based on a Haruki Murakami short story, Korean great Lee Chang-dong’s (Secret Sunshine, Poetry) latest was hailed as the best-reviewed film at Cannes, winning the FIPRESCI Critics Prize. Burning became the highest-scoring film in the history of Screen International’s jury grid.
4:30 PM THE HEIRESSES (15+) screens with short film LOST & FOUND (15+)
This complex relationship drama takes an unusual look at class and privilege through the relationship of a lesbian couple in Paraguay.
Lost & Found: Winner of the Yoram Gross Animation Award at Sydney Film Festival. A bumbling knitted dinosaur must completely unravel itself to save the love of its life
7:15 PM AMERICAN ANIMALS (MA15+)