SETTING SUN: OPENING NIGHT
SETTING SUN FILM FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT
Friday June 18, The Davis 7pm
Hosted by Sam Gebreselassie
The Widow Australian Drama
Dir. Brendan Young
Melbourne, Australia in 1965, a Sicilian widow fights for her life when members of the local Calabrian mafia murder her husband and try to seize control of his produce business. God forgives…Sicilian women don’t!
The Ribbon The United States Animation
Dir. Polla-Illariya Kozino
A young girl suddenly finds herself in a beautiful imaginary world. As she explores this enchanting place, the long ribbon of her dress gets caught, holding her back. As she pulls on the ribbon to break free, a completely unexpected journey begins.
Lady Lash Australian Doco
Dir. Rochelle Humphrey
Lady Lash is a Kokatha woman with Greek ancestry. Pushing beyond all expectations she has carved a successful career in the male dominated Hip Hop industry. Lady Lash inspired by her connection to country is rewriting her narrative, breaking stereotypes and singing up a storm of creative fusion.
The Black Spur Australian Doco
Dir. Themba Wahlstrom
Warren Meyer went on a hike early on a Sunday morning in 2008 around The Black Spur. He never returned. Ten years on, and we have a wild assortment of theories from organised crime to escaped psychiatric patients, to a sighting on the Italian riviera. Since his disappearance, his wife Zee has worked tirelessly to find out what has happened. There are many clues, but which of them can explain Warren’s fate?
The Girl Who Cried Sick Australia Animation
Dir. Ruby Taylor
“The Girl Who Cried Sick’ follows a child hypochondriac as her escalating attention-seeking lies lead her parents to dismiss her complaints when she becomes genuinely ill. Inspired by the cautionary tale ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’, this hand-crafted animation gives humour and heart to a grim true story.
Mother Tongue Australian Drama
Dir. Jessica Li
Seventeen-year-old Jane begins to embrace her background and rekindle her relationship with her mother when she becomes immersed in Chinese culture at her younger sister’s new language school.