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Paper Planes

Duration: 96 mins
Director: Robert Connolly

 24th January 2020
11.05 am – 12.40 pm
Venue: Moving Images – Screen 2

26th January 2020
2:00 pm – 3.30 pm
Venue: Moving Images – Screen 1

Say Geronimo and get ready for take-off … as this exuberant, rousing and raved about family film soars to new heights. 12-year-old Dylan (Ed Oxenbould – Alexander and the Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day) has a passion for everything that flies – and he’s about to embark on a quest to make the perfect paper plane. This is a journey that’ll take him on adventures far from home and see him competing in the world paper plane championships in Japan. Along the way he’ll befriend junior Japanese champion Kimi (Ena Imai) and their close bond will propel them to create a plane the world has never seen before.

From acclaimed Director Robert Connolly comes an inspiring story about winning, losing, finding your way, following your way, following your dreams and spreading your wings – it’s a heart-warming experience all the family will cheer to, embrace and enjoy over and over again.

Elippathayam (The Rat Trap: 1982)
Duraion: 120 minutes
Written and Directed : Adoor Gopalakrishnan

24th January 2020
11:50 am -1.50 PM
Venue: Moving Images – Screen 1

Unni, head of a decaying joint family, with his vestigial feudal attitude, is unable to cope with or reconcile to the realities of a new society. He withdraws like a rat into a dark hole. Haunted by a sense of guilt and isola­tion he slowly slips into paranoia. The film was screened at many International Film Festivals and won several awards in 1982–British Film Institute Award for the ‘Most Original and Imaginative film’, National Awards for the Best Regional Film and Best Audiography, Kerala State Awards for Best Film, Best Cinemateography, and Best Audiography.

 

Small Scale Societies
Duration: 29 minutes
Director: Vipin Vijay

24th January 2020
12.40 pm – 1.10 pm
Venue: Moving Images – Screen 2

The video art was created from different locations of archaeological, geological and anthropological importance in India, starting from Paleolithic to Megalithic cultures and held together by performances within museum spaces and poetic inter-titles related to the ideas of ritual love-death relationship.

Odd Ball

Duration: 95 mins
Director: Stuart McDonald

24th January 2020
2.15 pm – 3.50 pm
Venue: Moving Images – Screen 1

26th January 2020
2:00 pm – 3.30 pm
Venue: Moving Images – Screen 2

Happy Feet meets Red Dog in this hilarious and heart-warming true story about a mischievous dog who defies the odds and saves a penguin colony from extinction. He’s loveable, loyal and quite the handful. In fact, Oddball the dog has a reputation in his local community as a bit of a troublemaker. So, when his eccentric owner, Swampy Marsh, suggests Oddball could be trained to protect the endangered penguins on the nearby island from foxes, the authorities think he’s barking mad. But Swampy always likes to bite off more than he can chew. With the help of his beloved Granddaughter, the feisty farmer sets out to prove that man’s-best-friend can be penguin’s-best-friend too. Shane Jacobson (Kenny), Sarah Snook (The Dressmaker), Coco Jack Gillies (Mad Max: Fury Road), Deborah Mailman (Paper Planes) and ‘Kai’ the Maremma sheep dog star in the box office hit with a heart as big as Australia

Raghu Rai – An Unframed Portrait (2017)
Duration: 55 minutes
Director: Avani Rai

24th January 2020
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Venue: Moving Images – Screen 2

26th January 2020
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Venue: Moving Images – Screen 2

Avani Rai follows her father Raghu Rai, the famous Indian photographer, on one of his trips to Kashmir to get an insight into his life and know him better.

“Hyderabad – City of Rocks”
Saravana Kumar

Duration: 12.5 mins

24th January 2020
3.50 pm – 4:00 pm
Venue: Moving Images – Screen 1

26th January 2020
12:00 pm – 12.15 pm
Venue: Moving Images – Screen 2

The film depicts the rocky city of Hyderabad and explores the impact of urbanization on its landscape. Scientists, builders, architects, a government representative and citizens voice their opinion on Hyderabad’s special 2.5-billion-year-old geological heritage, its benefits and the threat to it.

Boxed

Duration: 60 minutes
Director: Sameeksha  & Sumit Raina

24th January 2020
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Venue: Moving Images – Screen 2

The film focuses on the misinformation and lack of understanding about gender fluidity which is marginalizing gender minorities and is denying flexibility and variance in gender expression. It discusses how the expression of a ‘Cis Man or Woman’ is restricted. The film questions the notion of
gender incongruence being ‘unnatural’ and how pop-culture representation influences the establishment of gender roles. The film is a culmination of the views of the trans-community on the trans bill 2019 and argues that a reasonable number of people from the trans-community were not consulted in the formulation of the bill and that many of its clauses are in contradiction
with the Supreme Court’s NALSA judgement.

Red Dog

Duration: 92 mins
Director: Kriv Stenders

25th January 2020
11:00 am – 12.30 pm
Venue: Moving Images – Screen 1

More than man’s best friend. A mate to the entire community. It’s the film that captivated cinema audiences across the nation and became an instant Aussie classic. Funny, moving, and a total charmer, Red Dog is the incredible true story of the wandering, dust-covered Kelpie who hitched
his way to the mining town of Dampier and into the hearts of each and every one of its residents.
Critics gave this all-ages hit movie “*****” , hailing it “wonderful” and a “crowd pleaser” that “ should not be missed!” Featuring a fabulous cast including Josh Lucas (Sweet Home Alabama), Rachael Taylor
(Transformers) and, in his last film, a memorable cameo from Bill Hunter (The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert). Red Dog wags a great emotional tale of adventure, love and lasting friendship. Based on the best-selling book by Louis de Bernieres.

Mathilukal (The Walls: 1990)
Duration: 120 minutes
Written, Directed and Produced by Adoor Gopalakrishnan

25th January 2020
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Venue: Moving Images – Screen 2

Mathilukal is a free adaptation of the novelette of the same name written by the celebrated Malayalam writer Vaikom Muhammad Basheer. Autobiographical in character, it is set against the backdrop of India’s freedom struggle in the 1940s when Basheer was serving a term of imprisonment in the Trivandrum Central Jail. Basheer embodies the spirit of the free mind. The film won several national and international awards including the International Film Critics Prize (FIPRESCI) Venice, UNICEF Film Prize Venice, Ecumenical Film Prize Amiens, Best Film and Best Director Auberville film festival for Youth, National Awards for Best Director, Best Actor, Best Sound and Best Malayalam film, and Kerala State Award for Best Story.

Dance of the Enchantress (2008, Documentary)

Filmi Fun-da – quiz for film lovers 
Quiz Master:  G Mohan  & L Ravichander

25th January 2020
15.00 – 17.00
Moving Images – Screen 2

Open to All! For all moviebuffs, who have been storing all those trivia about the films, the film makers, the stars, the music and the books they are based on, you have a chance to display them and test them at the Film Quiz.

Please show up in teams of two. Even if you do not have a partner, just show up, we will find one for you at the venue.

The quiz will be on fun stuff about serious films and serious stuff about fun films. Films , Indian and Foreign, Old and New, Art and not-so Arty. Mix of direct, visual and audio visual rounds.Do not forget to brush your fundas on Australia and Kerala!

Dance of the Enchantress (2008, Documentary)
Duration: 72 minutes
Adoor Gopalakrishnan

26th January 2020
11:00 am – 12.30 pm
Venue: Moving Images – Screen 1

This film takes us to the refined world of Mohini Attam, the classical dance form of Kerala in South India exclusively performed by women. One after the other, we follow several masters conveying their artistic tradition to their disciples, and a young girl whose feelings are reflected through dance, songs and music. Beyond life and the individual, what matters is to reach out to the universal and art. Beyond man is god; in the woman is the heroine.