Four Australian films heading to Film Festival Rotterdam

Three Australian feature films and one short have been selected to screen at the 41st International Film Festival Rotterdam, 25 january – 5 February.

Two films, writer/director John Winter’s Black & White & Sex and writer/director Amiel Courtin-Wilson’s Hail will feature in the Bright Future section of the festival which presents debut or second feature films.

Black & White & Sex stars Katherine Hicks, Anya Beyersdorf, Dina Panozzo, Saskia Burmeister and Matthew Holmes to explore sex and sexuality.

Blurring the lines between fact and fiction, Hail is the story of love and loss based on real life partners, and actors in the film, Daniel P Jones and  Leanne Letch. Hail had its world premiere at Venice International Film Festival.

Selected to screen the festival’s closing night is The Hunter, produced by Vincent Sheehan and directed by Daniel Nettheim and written by Alice Addison, its the story of a mercenary (Willem Dafoe) hunting the last remaining Tasmanian Tiger. The film screens in the global cinema section, Spectrum.

Writer/director/producer Richard Tuohy’s film Etienne’s Hand will have its world premiere in the festival’s short section. The film is made entirely from one five-second shot.


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