Revelation Film Festival 2014

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May Australian Revelations: Death in Brunswick

Dir: John Ruane
Year: 1990
Duration: 109min

Date: Monday May 29th
Place: Backlot Studios, 22 Simpson St, West Perth
Time: 6.30pm

SOLD OUT!

This month’s Australian Revelations celebrates the late, great John Clark in the classic piece of Australian cinema.

Sam Neill and Zoe Carides stars alongside Clark in this story where the road to love is never smooth and where a strange trip down cemetery lane gives us one of Australia’s most memorable film sequences. Romance, crime and dry comedy abound in as Director John Ruane also sharply mixes more than a pinch of social commentary around multi-culturalism in Australia.

Neill plays Carl a one-step-away alcoholic, loser and cook – that is until he meets Sophie (Carides) a barmaid in the shady joint in which he works. The two find a serious spark but family and friends have other ideas. After an untimely death of a kitchen hand things rapidly spiral well out of control for all as the star-crossed lovers need to deal with family expectations and an unexpected all-out gang war. Along the way Carl is notably assisted by Dave (Clark) in a turn described by The Guardian as “a scene-stealing sidekick powered by a boisterously entertaining performance”

Always enormous fun to watch for the first time or revisit for the second or third it’s a film that rarely makes its way to the big screen but always maintains a notable place in Australian cinema now and in the period. 

Date: Monday May 29th
Place: Backlot Studios, 22 Simpson St, West Perth
Time: 6.30pm

SOLD OUT!

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