Fes­ti­val cel­e­brates life

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - PLAY MOVIES -

Trav­el­ling Film Fes­ti­val re­turns to its wind­ing bi­tu­men home – the road – to treat re­gional au­di­ences to the best of Aus­tralian and in­ter­na­tional cinema on the big screen. The fes­ti­val stops in By­ron Bay this week­end with nine fea­tures and three shorts from seven coun­tries. The fes­ti­val opens with Life in Move­ment, a doc­u­men­tary that fol­lows the life of ac­claimed Aus­tralian dancer and chore­og­ra­pher Tanja Liedtke. The 29-year-old was ap­pointed di­rec­tor of the Syd­ney Dance Com­pany but be­fore she could take up the po­si­tion, she was killed in a road ac­ci­dent. Eigh­teen months later, Tanja’s col­lab­o­ra­tors (in­clud­ing part­ner Sol Ul­brich) em­barked on a world tour of her award­win­ning pro­duc­tions. In­ter­na­tional se­lec­tions as part of the fes­ti­val in­clude Buck – a doc­u­men­tary about horse whis­perer Buck Bran­na­man (the in­spi­ra­tion for Robert Red­ford’s film The Horse Whis­perer); Me­di­an­eras, a ro­man­tic com­edy from Buenos Aires; French films Ro­man­tics Anony­mous and Good­bye First Love; and A Dan­ger­ous Method, star­ring Michael Fass­ben­der, Viggo Mortensen and Keira Knight­ley.

The Trav­el­ling Film Fes­ti­val plays Dendy Cine­mas By­ron Bay from to­mor­row un­til Sun­day. Visit sff.org.au or call (02) 6680 8555 for de­tails.

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