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Tiding audiences over until the official event returns in 2017, Adelaide Film Festival will run a mini-festival this October.
Jeffrey Walker.s feature debut Ali.s Wedding. is set for its world premiere at the event. Australia.s first Muslim rom-com, the film is based on the life of actor, writer and comedian Osamah Sami, who also co-wrote the screenplay and stars as the titular character. There will also be a .work in progress. premiere screening of David Stratton.s Stories of Australian Cinema.
Festivities will also include the Australian premiere season of Lynette Wallworth.s Vr film Collisons (Oct 5 — 30), and a free talk by Greg Mackie, last year's Jim Bettison and Helen James Award recipient, at the Adelaide Festival of Ideas. »
- Jackie Keast
Artscope, Paris-based Memento Film Intl.’s new talent label, has acquired international sales rights to “Girl Asleep,” the Australian rites-of-passage fantasy drama that opens Berlin’s 2016 Generation 14plus, one of the festival’s biggest sidebars.
The first feature of Rosemary Myers, the artistic director of Adelaide’s Windmill Theatre, comedy-laced “Girl Asleep” hits Berlin with a good buzz off its world premiere at the Adelaide Film Festival where its screenings were the fastest selling film in the festival’s 13-year-old history. “Girl Asleep” went on to win the Aff’s 2015 Foxtel Movies Audience Award.
Set in a vintage brown-and-yellow ‘70s Australia of flared trousers, laden timber décor and eye-popping colored wallpaper, “Girl Asleep” plumbs the contradictory, wrenching and often downright excruciating daily and fantasy life of near-15 Greta Driscoll, kicking off with her first day at a new school, befriended by the class nerd and picked upon by the school bitches. »
- John Hopewell
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