We are incredibly excited about collaborating with the Jewish International Film Festival this year. We have put together an amazing panel of women screen practitioners following the screening of Israeli feature People That Are Not Me אנשים שהם לא אני, exploring how intimacy, relationships, sex, and sexuality are approached through the female perspective in screen storytelling.
We are so excited and proud to be co-presenting the talented Sophie Mathisen's feature film 'Drama' with ACMI as a part of their Australian Perspectives program. At 4pm on Saturday May 27 and June 3, head over to ACMI and enjoy. The film is both challenging and heart warming, thought provoking and funny. Oh, and set against the backdrop of the beautiful Parisian landscape.
It’s over a year since Anna split with John and life in London seems only to be getting harder. She isn’t landing auditions and the pressure from family to make it work or call it quits is ever increasing. Anna travels to Paris and to the home of her best friend Jean.
Life for Jean seems stable. He’s given up acting and is settling down with his French partner Philippe. The timing of Anna's arrival isn’t great however; Philippe’s mother is dying and it’s taking its toll on them both. Thankful for an excuse to escape, Jean dedicates his time and attention to Anna who herself is devoted to another task entirely.
Drama marks the directorial debut of Sophie Mathisen – also starring as Anna – who along with sister and producer Dominique Mathisen form a refreshing new duo on the Australia film scene. The film was independently produced without government funding, and with a team of at least 50% women, it's excitingly unconventional, both on and off-screen.
Grab your tickets at https://www.acmi.net.au/events/drama/
MWFF launches with a mini-retrospective of the 1975 International Women’s Film Festival. From the Australian films screened in '75, MWFF have curated a program to revisit the aims of the original festival in challenging industrial gender imbalance, exploring the representation of women’s bodies and the diversity of women’s perspectives, and providing a space for self-determination and empowerment through creativity.