With COVID-19 claiming another cinematic scalp, the always interesting Revelation Perth International Film Festival has joined many of its counterparts by pivoting and reshaping as a temporary online entity. Branded “Couched”, an initial batch of titles was announced a few weeks ago, and now festival director Richard Sowada has gifted audiences with another raft of exciting inclusions. “I can’t stop watching the trailers,” he laughs.
New titles announced include the documentaries Andrey Tarkovsky: A Cinema Prayer, a deep dive into the work and life of the master Russian filmmaker; award winning Lovemobil (pictured above), a dark story of prostitution and murder in rural Germany; Sisters: Dream And Variation, an exploration of sisters, the nature of creativity, family, community and culture; and Push, award winning director Fredik Gertten’s investigation into housing affordability.
Australian content includes A Family, which charts a modern family’s life with documentary-style realism; The World’s Best Film, which sees doco director Joshua Belinfante meet a varied group of people who want to be the best at a variety of disparate tasks; No Time For Quiet, a look at the Girls Rock! camp for girls, trans and non-conforming youth; and the dark drama, Bloodshot Heart. The announcement is rounded out with Portugal’s Precarious, a magical realist adventure on a large scale.
“These films are top-shelf international film festival award winners, and for us to secure such a great collection from around the world says a lot about the heart of the event and the relationships that we’ve forged with filmmakers over the years,” says Richard Sowada.
For further information, visit Revelation Perth International Film Festival’s official website.