TRAVELLING FILM FESTIVAL ARRIVES IN THE MID NORTH COAST

October 6, 2016

Sydney Film Festival’s 2016 Travelling Film Festival returns to the Mid North Coast, with an impressive selection of international cinema and Festival favourites, screening at Majestic Cinemas in Nambucca Heads (20 – 23 October), and Port Macquarie (21 – 23 October), 2016.
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TRAVELLING FILM FESTIVAL ARRIVES IN THE MID NORTH COAST

Sydney Film Festival’s 2016 Travelling Film Festival returns to the Mid North Coast, with an impressive selection of international cinema and Festival favourites, screening at Majestic Cinemas in Nambucca Heads (20 – 23 October), and Port Macquarie (21 – 23 October), 2016.

Tickets to Australia’s longest running travelling film festival are on sale now, bringing world class, festival quality cinema to the Mid North Coast of New South Wales.

A program of ten films (eight features and two documentaries) has been announced today. The program includes Jason Bateman’s The Family Fang, a family drama starring Nicole Kidman alongside the director, romantic comedy Up for Love starring Jean Dujardin (The Artist), and Cannes Film Festival winner The Salesman.

Also screening are 2016 Festival favourites: opening night film Mustang, a poignant coming of age drama described as ‘The Virgin Suicides’ set in Anatolia, Sydney Film Festival Prize winner Aquarius, and Indigenous documentary Zach’s Ceremony, winner of Sydney Film Festival’s Foxtel Movies Audience Award for best documentary.

Audiences can also look forward to the story of a rapping Afghani refugee Sonita, Irish musical comedy hit Sing Street, Danish director Thomas Vinterberg’s latest film The Commune, and a delightful Spanish fable The Olive Tree.

Travelling Film Festival Manager Lisa Kitching says the Festival is delighted to return to the Mid North Coast in 2016. “We are so excited to be bringing three short films and ten feature films including two documentaries to Nambucca Heads and Port Macquarie,” said Kitching.

The ten feature-length films include:

  • Mustang, described as ‘The Virgin Suicides’ in Anatolia, is a multi-award winning and Oscar nominated feature debut by Turkish-French female filmmaker Deniz Gamze Ergüven, depicting the loss of sexual innocence.
  • Up for Love, is a French romantic comedy starring the Oscar winning Jean Dujardin (The Artist), and remake of the Argentinian comedy Corazón de León about a couple trying to find love in a world of petty intolerance.
  • Sonita, follows filmmaker Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami and her subject, rapping Afghani refugee Sonita Alizadeh – activist and social media sensation, as their stories intersect and entwine in unexpected ways.
  • Zach’s Ceremony, winner of the 2016 Sydney Film Festival Foxtel Movies Audience Award for best documentary, shot over six years by Sydney based filmmaker Aaron Petersen,  is a portrait of a young Indigenous man’s struggle with identity and his father’s expectations, as he heads towards adulthood.
  • The Salesman, two time Cannes Film Festival 2016 award winner (Best Actor and Best Screenplay) from Iranian master Asghar Farhadi (A Separation), is a characteristically thoughtful domestic drama set in Tehran,  with a story  stemming from a series of dangerous, all-too-human misunderstandings.
  • The Commune, a tense Thomas Vinterberg film set in 1970s Copenhagen, where a couple’s experiment in group living reveals faultlines in their own relationship, starring Trine Dyrholm, winner of Best Actress (at Berlin International Film Festival 2016.
  • Aquarius, winner of the 2016 Sydney Film Prize is Brazilian director Kleber Mendonça Filho’s story of great ambition and scope, starring Sonia Braga (Kiss of the Spider Woman), which masterfully reflects on an entire society.
  • The Olive Tree, is an earthy quietly stirring Spanish fable about an emotional journey to recover a family tree, from the team behind 2010’s Oscar-shortlisted Even the Rain.
  • The Family Fang, Jason Bateman’s second feature film also starring alongside Nicole Kidman, is a funny and bittersweet family drama about a brother and sister in search of their missing famous parents.
  • Sing Street, winner of six Irish TV and film awards, the film is a fresh take on teenage musical drama, and a wonderfully authentic, sweet-natured tale of music’s lifesaving abilities, from filmmaker John Carney.

With tickets selling fast, don’t miss your chance to experience a unique and exciting array of festival quality cinema. ’Subscribe and Save’ packages offer great value for multiple ticket purchases.

The Travelling Film Festival acknowledges the financial assistance of Screen Australia and the New South Wales Government through Screen NSW and is supported by ABC Mid North Coast.

WHAT: Sydney Film Festival’s Travelling Film Festival in Mid North Coast
WHEN:   Nambucca Heads from Thursday 20 to Sunday 23 October, 2016
  Port Macquarie from Friday 21 to Sunday 23 October, 2016
WHERE: Majestic Cinemas Nambucca Heads Pacific Highway,
  Nambucca Heads NSW 2448  
  Phone: (02) 6568 6677
  Majestic Cinemas Port Macquarie Cnr Horton and Clarence Streets
  Port Macquarie NSW 2444
  Phone: (02) 6583 8400
SINGLE TICKETS: $14 / $12 / $10 (Adult / Concession / Student & Kids)
SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE: 5-FILM FLEXI PASSES: $53 Adult / $48 Concession
  Note: films must be selected at time of purchase
  FULL SUBSCRIPTION: $81 Adult / $72 Concession

TRAVELLING FILM FESTIVAL VISITS…

NT Alice Springs, Darwin, Katherine QLD Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay, Toowoomba, Townsville NSW Huskisson, Nambucca Heads, Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Rockhampton, Tamworth, Wagga Wagga, Wollongong, Ulladulla, New Zealand (At Sea) And Tasmania (At Sea).

PRESENTED BY Sydney Film Festival T 02 8220 6600 E tff@sff.org.au W sff.org.au

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