Tickets Now On Sale For A Stellar Program From Around The World!
Travelling Film Festival reveals a specially curated and riveting program for Toowoomba from 14-16 October, including some of the most loved and best Australian and International cinema from around the world.
“We are excited to bring to Queensland a fresh and exciting program this October! Don’t miss out on some of the Festival’s favourite titles such as Cannes 2022 Grand Prix winner CLOSE from Belgium, and the first Gaelic language feature to compete at Berlin THE QUIET GIRL from Ireland. Plus, plenty more fascinating and mind-blowing selections for everyone to enjoy,” said Sanam Rodrigues, Travelling Film Festival Manager.
Archibald-winning artist Del Kathryn Barton’s directional debut, BLAZE, combines puppetry and animation to showcase twelve-year-old Blaze’s inner psychedelic mind after witnessing a brutal crime on the street. A rousing and moving film which portrays an ode to female courage and the power of imagination. BLAZE will be screening in Toowoomba on 15 October.
Opening the Festival at Toowoomba is director Colm Bairéad’s debut feature THE QUIET GIRL, which won seven Irish Film and Television Awards, including Best Film and Best Director, as well as the Grand Prix award at the Berlin Film Festival 2022. A moving coming-of-age story portrays the loneliness of an innocent child oblivious to the damage of grief in the adult world around her. Not a second is superfluous in this precise accumulation of sound and image set in 1980s rural Ireland.
Highlights of the program for Toowoomba include the mysterious and raucous Iranian road trip journey HIT THE ROAD, selected into numerous international film festivals, including Cannes Film Festival and Rotterdam International Film Festival; cringe-inducing dark comedy from New Zealand, MILLIE LIES LOW directed by Michelle Savill and starring Ana Scotney (THE BREAKER UPPERERS, 2018) is a thoughtful exploration of imposter syndrome and the ways anxiety can distort decision making; and from the acclaimed filmmaker Park Chan-wook (OLD BOY, THE HANDMAIDEN), DECISION TO LEAVE starring Park Hae-il (THE HOST) is a visually stunning mystery interweaved with the complexities of forbidden love.
Screening exclusively at Toowoomba is 2022 Cannes Grand Prix winner CLOSE directed by Lukas Dhont (GIRL, 2018), a stunningly beautiful feature of an intense teen friendship torn asunder; and LOVING HIGHSMITH, the heart-rending documentary depicting visionary female writer Patricia Highsmith, forced to repress her innate desires in a heteronormative society.
The Festival is proud to also present four Australian short films from this year’s Sydney Film Festival, including Steve Anthopoulos’ VOICE ACTIVATED and Natalia Stawyskyj’s ALL SILENT DOGS, supported by the Screenability Initiative, which showcases provocative cinema by filmmakers with disability; nominated for the Dendy Awards for Australia Short Films, POLENTA by Adrian Di Salle; and FARMERS by Tim Carlier.
Tickets to TFF Toowoomba are now on sale! With a Flexipass and Full Subscription, patrons can watch the whole program and save up to 30%! For more information and bookings, please visit: https://www.sff.org.au/tff – Travelling Film Festival acknowledges the financial assistance of Screen Australia & the NSW Government through Screen NSW