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
|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