The Travelling Film Festival (TFF), the regional tour of Sydney Film Festival, will return to Ulladulla from 6 — 8 March 2020. The program will showcase six top end feature films and one fascinating documentary direct from the 66th Sydney Film Festival and other major international festivals, at Arcadia Twin Cinemas.
“We are very excited to bring the Festival back to Ulladulla’s local community,” said Festival Manager, Sanam Rodrigues. “Local audiences have plenty to look forward to, with screenings of some of the most talked-about films, including wonderful Australian productions and excellent cinematic works from all around the world.”
Opening the Festival is Bellbird, an endearing tale based in rural New Zealand and starring Marshall Napier (The Light Between Oceans, Babe) as a farmer struggling to cope with a tragedy; with the help of his gentle son and the local community.
The festival is proud to bring Ben Lawrence’s Australian gem Heart and Bones, a beautifully acted debut feature, about a war photographer (Hugo Weaving) and a refugee (Andrew Luri) discovering a photograph that threatens to destroy them both. With powerful performances portraying men from very different backgrounds who bond over their shared trauma, this is an intelligent, morally complex and deeply moving film.
Stories from around the globe include the Oscar nominee and winner of several Goya Awards Spanish gem Pain and Glory, Almodóvar’s latest hit; The Truth, the hilarious French drama starring dynamic duo Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche; When Tomatoes Met Wagner, a superb doco about two cousins who run an organic farm in rural Greece, growing tomatoes - and blasting classical music across the fields; Winner of the
World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2019; Honeyland is a sumptuous, poetic and funny portrait of a female beekeeper in the remote Macedonian countryside.
The Festival closes with the superb The Farewell, an audience favourite around the world, winner at the latest Golden Globes and nominee at the BAFTAs. This funny and moving tale brings yin and yang of roots and identities, humour and pathos that comes together into a satisfying, bittersweet wedding banquet of a movie.
Additionally, this year’s short films from Australia and one from Macau (Tungrus and Ties That Bind) artistically and organically taps on timely subjects of family and love.
Tickets to Australia’s longest running travelling film festival are now on sale with ‘Subscribe and Save’ packages offering great value for multiple ticket purchases, with tickets from just $9.50 per film.
For more information please visit https://www.sff.org.au/tff/program/ulladulla
About the Festival:
The Travelling Film Festival (TFF), Australia’s longest running travelling film festival, showcases Australian and international features, documentaries and short films in regional Australia. TFF currently tours to 18 locations annually, screening in the Northern Territory, Queensland and New South Wales.
Opening Night: Friday, 6 March
• Bellbird - Told with warm humour, this quietly powerful feature debut, takes us into the heart of a small rural town in New Zealand, where a community comes together after a personal loss.
*Preceded by the Opening Night Reception at 6pm
Bellbird - Official Trailer Saturday 7 March
• Honeyland - Winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2019, Honeyland is a sumptuous, poetic and funny portrait of a female beekeeper in the remote Macedonian countryside.
*Screens with short film Tungrus
• Hearts and Bones – In Australian filmmaker Ben Lawrence’s beautifully acted debut feature, a war photographer (Hugo Weaving) and a refugee (Andrew Luri) discover a photograph that threatens to destroy them both.
• The Truth – Written and directed by Shoplifters director, Kore-eda Hirokazu, outside of his native Japan, this enjoyable story brings together iconic Oscar-nominated actresses Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche.
• When Tomatoes Met Wagner – This is an endearing documentary about two cousins who run an organic farm in rural Greece, growing tomatoes - and blasting classical music across the fields.
Sunday 8 March
• Pain and Glory - Pedro Almodóvar reunites with Antonio Banderas (Best Actor, Cannes) and Penelope Cruz in his most personal film yet: a reflection on cinema, art, family and love.
Nominated for Best Foreign Film, Academy Awards 2020, and winner of several Goya Awards this year.
• The Farewell – An Audience favourite around the world, this funny and moving tale brings yin and yang of roots and identities, humour and pathos that comes together into a satisfying, bittersweet wedding banquet of a movie
*Screens with Australian short film Ties that Bind
WHAT: Travelling Film Festival Ulladulla
WHEN: Friday 6 March – Sunday 8 March, 2020
TICKETS: Arcadia Twin Cinemas, Rowens Arcade, Boree St, Ulladulla NSW 2539
SINGLE TICKETS • $14.50 Adult / $12.50 Concession / $10 Students/Kids
SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE:
HOW TO BOOK:
• 7-FILM FULL SUBSCRIPTION: $66.50 Adult / $59.50 Concession
• Book tickets online in advance at https://www.sff.org.au/tff/program/ulladulla
For ticket enquiries please contact Sydney Film Festival on 02 8220 6600 or contact the cinema box office 02 4454 1224.