A special guest will be attending the opening night of the Travelling Film Festival.
The regional tour of the Sydney Film Festival returns to Katherine next month and brings with it award-winning Australian producer Kristina Ceyton.
Ms Ceyton will introduce the screening of The Nightingale and engage in an audience Q and A after the film on Friday February 8.
“We can’t wait to bring Kristina to Katherine as a special guest of the Festival,” festival manager, Sanam Rodrigues said.
“The local Katherine community will be treated to a Q and A by one of Australia’s most exciting producers, as she takes audience questions and shares behind-the-scenes stories from her excellent new film.”
The producer is known for The Babadook, Netflix film Cargo, starring Martin Freeman, and Sydney Film Festival audience favourite I Used To Be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story.
Her latest film The Nightingale is a historical revenge tale set in 1890’s Van Dieman’s Land, following a young Irish convict through the unforgiving wilds of 19th century Tasmania.
Opening Night: Friday February 8
The Nightingale – An uncompromising, historical revenge tale, acclaimed Australian director Jennifer Kent’s (The Babadook) impressive second feature won the Special Jury Prize and Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor at Venice Film Festival.
Saturday February 9
Shoplifters - Hirokazu Kore-eda's (After Life; Nobody Knows) latest masterpiece is about an impoverished group of affectionate misfits who commit petty crimes to survive.
Woman at War – Gloriously funny, this year’s Cannes Critics’ Week award-winner from Benedikt Erlingsson (Of Horses and Men, SFF 2014) is about a DIY Icelandic eco-warrior taking on heavy industry. Screens with short film Undiscovered Country.
Capharnaüm - Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival 2018, Nadine Labaki’s funny yet tough feature film tells the genuinely moving story of a troubled 12-year-old Lebanese boy.
Sunday February 10
Jirga – Winner of the $100k CinefestOZ 2018 Film Prize, Australian paramedic-turned-director Benjamin Gilmour’s film follows a former Australian soldier’s journey to redemption, filmed entirely in Afghanistan.
Cold War - Pawel Pawlikowski (Oscar-winner Ida) won the Best Director prize at Cannes for this passionate, music-filled love story set in Cold War-era Europe and based on the relationship of his own parents.
Three Identical Strangers - The unbelievable-but-true tale of three strangers who discover they’re identical triplets separated at birth, with one of the most surprising twists you’ll ever encounter. Screens with short film Yulibidyi – Until the End.
Tickets cost $14.50 for adults and $10 for student/children.
Tickets can be purchased online in advance here.
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