FilmFest Australia 2011

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Red Hill Red Hill
Red Hill and Surviving Georgia
Animal Kingdom (Country: Australia; Year: 2009; Director: David Michôd; Writer: David Michôd; Stars: Ben Mendelsohn, Joel Edgerton, Guy Pearce, Luke Ford, Jacki Weaver, Sullivan Stapleton, James Frecheville, Daniel Wyllie, Anthony Hayes, Laura Wheelwright, Mirrah Foulkes, Justin Rosniak, Susan Prior, Clayton Jacobson, Anna Lise Phillips)
After the death of his mother, a 17-year-old boy is thrust precariously between an explosive criminal family and a detective who thinks he can save him. Plus read our exclusive .
Beneath Hill 60 (Country: Australia; Year: 2010; Director: Jeremy Sims; Writer: David Roach; Stars: Brendan Cowell, Harrison Gilbertson, Steve Le Marquand, Gyton Grantley, Alex Thompson, Duncan Young, Alan Dukes, Mark Coles Smith, Warwick Young, Anthony Hayes, Leon Ford, Chris Haywood, Bob Franklin, Anthony Ring, Andy Bramble), Official Site
Dramatisation of the true story of ordinary Australian miners, who were conscripted to the rain-filled and mud-drenched trencher to build tunnels under key battlefield Hill 60 in World War I.
Jucy (Country: Australia; Year: 2010; Director: Louise Alston; Writer: Stephen Vagg, based on a story by Louise Alston; Stars: Cindy Nelson, Francesca Gasteen, Ryan Johnson, Damien Freeleagus, Nelle Lee, Andrew Ryan, Charlotte Gregg, Sally McKenzie, Christopher Sommers), Official Site
Jucy = Jackie + Lucy, best friends who hatch a plan to snag the man and grab a cool new job.
Closing gala
Little Sparrows (Country: Australia; Year: 2010; Director: Yu-Hsiu Camille Chen; Writer: Yu-Hsiu Camille Chen; Stars: Nicola Bartlett, James Hagan, Nina Deasley, Melanie Munt, Arielle Gray, Scott Jackson, Nick Candy, Whitney Richards, Simon Lockwood, Christie Sistrunk), Official Site
Drama focusing on the life and impending death of a woman, and the three daughters she will leave behind.
Mao's Last Dancer (Country: Australia; Year: 2009; Director: Bruce Beresford; Writer: Jan Sardi, Cunxin Li; Stars: Bruce Greenwood, Kyle MacLachlan, Joan Chen, Chi Cao, Amanda Schull, Shuangbao Wang, Chengwu Guo, Wen Bin Huang, Aden Young, Madeleine Eastoe, Camilla Vergotis, Penne Hackforth-Jones, Jack Thompson, Christopher Kirby, Suzie Steen), Official Site
Ballet biopic, based on the best-selling autobiography of Li Cunxin.
South Solitary South Solitary
South Solitary and The Snowman
Matching Jack (Country: Australia; Year: 2010; Director: Nadia Tass; Writer: Lynne Renew, David Parker; Stars: Jacinda Barrett, Richard Roxburgh, Tom Russell, James Nesbitt, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Yvonne Strahovski, Colin Friels, Julia Blake, Marg Downey, Daniela Farinacci, Alexandra Schepisi, Nicole Gulasekharam, Krista Vendy, Jane Allsop, Jacinta Stapleton)
After her son is taken ill, a woman tries to find a way to get a positive outcome from her husband's infidelities.
Oranges And Sunshine (Country: UK, Australia; Year: 2010; Director: Jim Loach; Writer: Rona Munro; Stars: Hugo Weaving, Emily Watson, David Wenham)
A social worker struggles to reunite families after discovering the (real life) scandalous deportation of British children to other Commonwealth countries, which often resulted in abuse.
Red Dog (Country: Australia, US; Year: 2011; Director: Kriv Stenders; Writer: Louis de Bernières, Daniel Taplitz; Stars: Josh Lucas, Rachael Taylor, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Noah Taylor, Luke Ford, Bill Hunter, Tiffany Lyndall-Knight, Arthur Angel, John Batchelor, Loene Carmen, Rohan Nichol, Costa Ronin, Eamon Farren, Koko, Shingo Usami), Official Site
The story of a Western Australian legend and the tough, warm, independent people whose lives he touched.
Opening gala. The film will be introduced by writer Louis de Bernieres and actor Noah Taylor
Red Hill (Country: Australia; Year: 2010; Director: Patrick Hughes; Writer: Patrick Hughes; Stars: Ryan Kwanten, Steve Bisley, Tommy Lewis, Claire van der Boom, Christopher Davis, Kevin Harrington)
Life proves tough for a young police officer in a small town, as he begins to wonder if he'll make it through his first day alive.
The Snowman (Country: Australia; Year: 2009; Director: Juliet Lamont; Writer: Juliet Lamont)
A daughter's journey to try to find out what triggered her father's mental illness.
Jucy Jucy
Jucy and Animal Kingdom
South Solitary (Country: Australia; Year: 2010; Director: Shirley Barrett; Writer: Shirley Barrett; Stars: Miranda Otto, Marton Csokas, Essie Davis, Rohan Nichol, Annie Martin, Barry Otto)
A spinster battles loneliness after she is sent to look after a lighthouse on a remote island.
Strange Birds in Paradise: A West Papuan Story (Country: Australia; Year: 2009; Director: Charlie Hill-Smith; Writer: Charlie Hill-Smith, David Tiley), Official Site
Australian writer, cartoonist and comedian Charlie Hill-Smith explores the rich culture and recent history of West Papua.
Will feature a Q&A with Director Charlie Hill-Smith
Surviving Georgia (Country: Australia; Year: 2011; Director: Sandra Sciberras, Kate Whitbread; Writer: Sandra Sciberras; Stars: Pia Miranda, Holly Valance, Shane Jacobson, Caroline O'Connor, Spencer McLaren, Toby Wallace, Katerina Kotsonis, Alyssa McClelland), Official Site
The arrival of matching letters from their estranged mother Georgia turns the worlds of sisters Heidi and Rose upside down.
Tomorrow, When The War Began (Country: Australia, US; Year: 2010; Director: Stuart Beattie; Writer: John Marsden, Stuart Beattie; Stars: Caitlin Stasey, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Lincoln Lewis, Deniz Akdeniz, Phoebe Tonkin, Chris Pang, Ashleigh Cummings, Andrew Ryan, Colin Friels, Don Halbert, Olivia Pigeot, Stephen Bourke, Kelly Butler, Julia Yon, Dane Carson), Official Site
The tale of an unlikely group of high-school heroes who fight for their lives in a war no-one had predicted.
The Tree (Country: France, Australia, Germany, Italy; Year: 2010; Director: Julie Bertucelli; Writer: Judy Pascoe, Julie Bertucelli, Elizabeth J. Mars; Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Morgana Davies, Marton Csokas, Christian Byers, Tom Russell, Gabriel Gotting, Aden Young, Penne Hackforth-Jones, Gillian Jones, Zoe Boe, Bob MacKay, Ryan Potter,), Official Site
After the sudden death of her dad, a youngster comes to believe his spirit lives on in a large tree overshadowing her house... but what happens when the tree comes under threat?

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