A feast of wonderful new films from around the world heads to Sawtell and Port Macquarie’s Majestic Cinemas on 20-22 October, celebrating over a decade of continuous touring to the Mid North Coast venues.
“We are delighted to bring this program of diverse and acclaimed films to Port Macquarie and Sawtell audiences, representing the highest class of world cinema and can’t wait to share these brilliant festival films from around the world with Mid North Coast cinema-goers” said Annie Parnell, Travelling Film Festival Manager.
Featuring eight feature-length films and three Australian short films, with many award-winners, audiences can enjoy a program that promises absorbing stories ranging from gripping alpine drama to quirky romances set against the backdrop of turbulent times.
Opening Night film in Sawtell is the Sundance Audience Award-winning film Shayda, from director Noora Niasari, and executive producer Cate Blanchett. This new Australian film has enjoyed a stellar festival run so far and mid north coast audiences will be among the first in NSW to see this award-winning film. Starring Cannes Best Actress winner Zar Amir Ebrahimi (Holy Spider), Leah Purcell (Lantana, SFF 2001), Osamah Sami (Ali’s Wedding, SFF Audience Award 2017) and introducing sensational young newcomer Selina Zahednia as Mona, this stirring drama about an Iranian migrant battling the legal system to protect her 6-year-old daughter in Australia is a story that finds joy amidst the challenges of starting a new life.
Opening Night in Port Macquarie presents Anatomy of a Fall, the Cannes 2023 Palme d’Or winner, and Sydney Film Festival Audience Award winner. This tense psychological drama stars a brilliant Sandra Hüller (Toni Erdmann) as an author accused of murdering her husband, and has not been seen by NSW audiences outside the Sydney and Travelling Film Festivals, so audiences are in for a special treat with this sharp-as-a-knife engrossing story.
Bookings and details: sff.org.au/tff