Archived Buninyong Film Festival 2018 Program

We have just finished hosting our 26th Annual Buninyong Film Festival for 2018.  There was a fantastic selection of films screened at the Buninyong Town Hall.

Buninyong Town Hall, 309A Learmonth St, Buninyong, VIC, 3357

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TIME EVENT DESCRIPTION PRICE
FRIDAY, 25 MAY, 2018
7:00PM A FANTASTIC WOMAN | R18+ SPANISH LANGUAGE SOLD OUT
8:45PM SUPPER BREAK FOOD & DRINKS AVAILABLE FREE WITH EITHER FILM ADMISSION
9:15PM THE PINKHOUSE | MA15+ AUSTRALIAN DOCUMENTARY SOLD OUT
10:30PM Q&A The Pinkhouse Director Sasha Ettinger-Epstein live on stage! ADMISSION WITH THE PINKHOUSE
SATURDAY, 26 MAY, 2018
9:00AM IN THE FADE | MA15+ GERMAN SOLD OUT
11:00AM FACES PLACES | PG FRENCH SOLD OUT
12:30PM LUNCH BREAK GOURMET LUNCH BOX LUNCH BOOKINGS CLOSED
2:00PM MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI | PG SWITZERLAND & FRANCE GOLD COIN DONATION
4:00PM MENASHE | PG YIDDISH SOLD OUT
6:00PM DINNER BREAK DINNER AT ‘THE PIG & GOOSE’ (2 courses, 1 Wine) DINNER BOOKINGS CLOSED
8:00PM CHAVELA | R18+ SPANISH SOLD OUT
SEASON PASS (ALL 7 FILMS) SOLD OUT

104min, R18+, Drama, Spanish Language/English Subtitles

A FANTASTIC WOMAN | FRI 25 MAY, 7pm

Winner 2018 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

In Santiago, transgender singer Marina is grieving after the death of her older boyfriend Orlando. When his family find out about Marina they forbid her from attending his funeral and refuse to acknowledge her place in his life.

It may be a timely film, but it is its timelessness, as well as its depths of compassion, that qualify it as a great one – THE GUARDIAN

76min, MA15+, Documentary, Australian English

THE PINKHOUSE | FRI 25 MAY, 9:15pm

PLUS Q&A WITH DIRECTOR SASHA ETTINGER-EPSTEIN

Winner 2017 Australia Foundation Award for Best Documentary.

The story of Kalgoorlie’s last goldrush brothel, the 100 year old Questa Casa, through the eyes of brothel owner, the prim and proper Madame Carmel, and her long-term lady of the night, BJ.

The Pink House isn’t sexy or sensational but rather playful as it finds humour and sadness in genuine characters – THEFILMSTAGE.COM

106min, MA15+, Crime/Drama, German Language/English Subtitles

IN THE FADE | SAT 26 MAY, 9AM

Winner 2018 Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film.

Katja’s life falls apart when her Turkish immigrant husband and son are killed in a bomb attack.  The trial pushes Katja to the edge, but she wants justice.

Diane Kruger scorches the screen as a victim of terrorism – THE WASHINGTON POST

89min, PG, Documentary, French Language/English Subtitles

FACES PLACES | SAT 26 MAY, 11AM

Winner 2017 National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Documentary.

Featuring 89 year old film auteur Agnes Varda, with younger French photographer JR. Together they meander through the French countryside, taking photos of locals in various villages, big enough to plaster onto the sides of barns, houses and shipping containers.

These warm and witty artists get each other, amuse each other, adore each other. Unlikely as it may look, they’re the picture of happiness -THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

70min, PG, Animation, – French Language/English Subtitles

MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI | SAT 26 MAY, 2PM

Winner 2017 French César Award for Best Animated Film.

After his mother’s sudden death, Zucchini is sent to a new foster home filled with other orphans his age. He eventually learns to trust and love, as he searches for a new family of his own.

A stop-motion stunner as heartbreaking as it is beautiful – THE TELEGRAPH

82min, PG, Drama, Yiddish & English/English Subtitles

MENASHE | SAT 26 MAY, 4PM

Winner 2017 Jury Prize Deauville Film Festival France.

Menashe, a kind, hapless grocery store clerk in New York’s ultra-orthodox Hasidic Jewish community, struggles to make ends meet and responsibly parent his young son following his wife’s death.

The most emotionally honest film you’ll see this year – THE IRISH TIMES

93min, R18+, Documentary, Spanish Language/English Subtitles

CHAVELA | SAT 26 MAY, 8PM

Winner 2017 Miami Outshine Film Festival for Best Documentary

Chavela Vargas was a bold pioneer, a woman who stood in her truth at a time when being ‘out’ was socially unacceptable. She performed Mexican ranchera music with raw passion and deep suffering.

A justifiably laudatory love letter to a woman whose voice drew forth a song’s every emotion – VARIETY

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