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Sydney Film Festival’s 2017 Travelling Film Festival returns to Ulladulla 17th Mar


Sydney Film Festival’s 2017 Travelling Film Festival returns to Arcadia Twin Cinemas (17 – 19 March), with a selection of award winning cinema. 2017 will mark the Travelling Film Festival’s second visit to Ulladulla after the roaring success of its inaugural visit to the Shoalhaven community in 2016. The program of seven films (six features and one documentary) has been announced today. The program includes opening night film The Eagle Huntress, the family friendly documentary about a 13-year-old girl, who trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter, and winner of the 2017 Golden Globe’s Best Drama Motion Picture and eight time Oscar nominee Moonlight, a ground breaking portrait of black gay masculinity in America. Other international cinematic delights include: Cannes FIPRESCI Prize winner Toni Erdmann, an exploration of the complexities of familial relationships between a father, daughter and his alter ego; and romantic comedy Up for Love starring Jean Dujardin (The Artist). Also screening at the Festival are Sydney Film Festival favourites: Paterson starring Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), a gentle, quietly moving portrait of a bus driver poet and his artistic wife and earned director Jim Jarmusch a nomination for the Palme d’Or at Cannes this year; The Commune, based on acclaimed Danish director Thomas Vinterberg's experience of living in a commune in 1970s Copenhagen; and The Salesman, from Iranian master Asghar Farhadi (A Separation), a two time Cannes Film Festival 2016 award winner (Best Actor and Best Screenplay). Travelling Film Festival Manager Karina Libbey says the Festival cannot wait to return to Ulladulla in 2017. “We are thrilled to be bringing these fantastic of-the-moment films to Ulladulla, and to Shoalhaven audiences, ensuring rural communities have the opportunity to see exciting global cinema on the big screen, in their town,” said Libbey. Tickets to Australia’s longest running travelling film festival are on sale now. The seven feature-length films include: - The Eagle Huntress, a rite-of-passage movie about Aisholpan, a 13-year-old nomadic Mongolian girl who is fighting to become the first female eagle hunter in twelve generations of her Kazakh family narrated by Star Wars’ Daisy Ridley.



- Moonlight, winner of the 2017 Golden Globe’s Best Drama Motion Picture and eight time Oscar nominated drama, based on the book In Moonlight Black boys Look Blue, is a ground breaking portrait of black gay masculinity in America. - Up For Love, is a French romantic comedy starring the Oscar winning Jean Dujardin (The Artist), and a remake of the Argentinian comedy Corazón de León about a couple trying to find love in a world of petty intolerance. - Toni Erdmann, the clever and original comedy by German director Maren Ade, explores the complexities of familial relationships and is the first feature by a female director to win the FIPRESCI Grand Prix in Cannes. - Paterson, starring Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), is a gentle, quietly moving portrait of a bus driver poet and his artistic wife, and earned American director Jim Jarmusch a nomination for the Palme d’Or at Cannes this year. - The Commune, from acclaimed Danish director Thomas Vinterberg's, based on his experience of living in a commune in 1970s Copenhagen, starring Trine Dyrholm, winner of Best Actress (at Berlin International Film Festival 2016. - 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. With tickets selling fast, don’t miss your chance to experience a unique and exciting array of festival quality cinema. WHAT: Sydney Film Festival’s Travelling Film Festival in Ulladulla WHEN: Friday 17 - Sunday 19 March, 2017 WHERE: Arcadia Twin Cinemas, Rowen’s Arcade, Boree St Entrance, Ulladulla, NSW, 2539 SINGLE TICKETS: $14 / $12 / $10 (Adult / Concession / Student & Kids) SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE: 7-FILM FULL SUBSCRIPTION: $63 Adult / $56 Concession Note: films must be selected at time of purchase. HOW TO BOOK: Book tickets online in advance at sff.org.au/ulladulla. For ticket enquiries please contact Sydney Film Festival on 02 8220 6600 or contact the cinema box office. SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE: Save 30% on regular ticket prices with a subscription: all seven films for only $9 per film ($8 concession), including To assist you with your plans to attend one or many of the films the Festival programme is as follows: Opening Night film. ARCADIA TWIN CINEMAS Friday 17 March 6.00PM COMPLIMENTARY OPENING NIGHT DRINKS 7.00PM THE EAGLE HUNTRESS (G) Mongolia | 2016 | In Kazakh with English subtitles | 87 mins Screens with short Spice Sisters Saturday 18 March 2.00PM THE COMMUNE (18+) Denmark | 2016 | In Danish with English subtitles | 112 mins Screens with short The Spa 4.30PM THE SALESMAN (M) Iran, France | 2016 | In Persian with English Subtitles | 125mins 7.30PM PATTERSON (M) France, Germany, USA | 2016 | In English | 118 mins Sunday 19 March 11.00AM TONI ERDMANN (M) Germany, Austria | 2016 | In German, English and Romanian with English subtitles | 162 mins 2.00PM UP FOR LOVE (M) France| 2016 | In French with English subtitles | 98 mins 4.30PM MOONLIGHT (R) USA | 2016 | In English | 111 mins The TRAVELLING FILM FESTIVAL VISITS… NT Alice Springs, Darwin, Katherine QLD Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay, Rockhampton, Toowoomba, Townsville NSW Huskisson, Nambucca Heads, Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Tamworth, Ulladulla, Wagga Wagga, Wollongong TFF AT SEA Sydney to Tasmania PRESENTED BY Sydney Film Festival T 02 8220 6600 E tff@sff.org.au W sff.org.au Travelling Film Festival acknowledges the financial assistance of Screen Australia and the New South Wales Government through Screen NSW and is supported by media partner ABC Illawarra.

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