Get ready to roll out the red carpet and put on your fancy duds, because REV is throwing the ultimate Oscars morning shindig! Every year, we gather to watch the Academy Awards LIVE in style at The Backlot Perth. Join us for a festive celebration filled with delicious drinks, lively discussions, and amazing prizes with our Oscars bingo and sweepstakes. But this year’s event is extra special, because two films that screened at REV last year are up for the coveted Best Documentary award: Navalny and A House Made of Splinters. Let’s raise a glass and cheer them on to victory! So, come along, let’s make it a morning to remember – see you on the red carpet with your best outfit!
When: 13 March 2023
Where: The Backlot Perth
Feature Documentary/ 2022/ USA/ 98min/ Directed by Daniel Roher
Alexei Navalny – Russian opposition leader – was a frequent critic of corruption, but always believed himself to be safe…
…and then he was poisoned by Novichok on a flight from Siberia to Moscow.
With the pacing and power of a political thriller, Roher’s perfectly pitched documentary switches between fly-on-the-wall observation to in-depth interviews with the subject and those around him, creating a fascinating portrait of Navalny, producing a documentary which (as I write these words) is exceptional and timely.
Feature Documentary / 2022 / Denmark, Ukraine, Sweden / 86 min / Directed by Simon Lereng Wilmont
Winner of Sundance’s World Cinema Documentary Best Director Prize, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival’s Golden Alexander and FIORSCI award, and Best Nordic Documentary Gotenburg Film Festival, A House Made of Splinters is an observational documentary filmed in a children’s home in the Eastern Ukraine.
In this poor, war-worn community, the children wait to learn what will become of them in the orphanage, will they be returned to parents and families who may be barely coping, or sent to foster care?
What is so wonderfully poetic in this documentary is the resilience and maturity of these children as they navigate a world that they sometimes understand much more authentically than the adults that surround them, or otherwise.
Letting events unfold, creating a deeply moving and utterly heartbreaking documentary, A House Made of Splinters offers a powerful portrait of the social workers and children in their care.
So beautiful. Utterly unforgettable.
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