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Miss the movies? Travelling Film Festival begins Friday

Travelling Film Festival movie Stage Mother
Travelling Film Festival movie Stage Mother.

The Travelling Film Festival (TFF) returns to Bundaberg this Friday with six acclaimed feature films and four exceptional Australian short films.

Headlining the program is The Perfect Candidate, directed by Saudi Arabia’s first female director Haifaa Al-Mansour (Wadjda – a TFF favourite), a revealing look at the changing role of women in Saudi Arabia.

Other stories from around the globe include: Cannes Film Festival selection Litigante, a thoughtful and provocative family drama; the Finnish-Chinese comedy, Master Cheng, from director Mika Kaurismäki, a delightful tale of cultural acceptance and culinary escape, and; award winning French film, Only the Animals, by director Dominik Moll, an engrossing, playful mystery thriller.

Also screening is the audience favourite from the recent Huskisson TFF, Stage Mother, a star-studded comedy, with Jacki Weaver in sparkling form as a conservative church-choir director who ends up taking over her deceased son’s failing drag bar.

And to round off the program, a cinematic gem from the Toronto Film Festival, Kuessipan, based on the acclaimed Canadian novel by Naomi Fontaine, is a poignant coming-of-age story of two girls from a rural Quebec Innu community.

Travelling Film Festival manager Sanam Rodrigues said not even a pandemic could stop the film festival from returning to Bundaberg.

“Against all odds, with such strange times and resulting cancellations of some of our other regional festivals, we are thrilled to be restarting the TFF Queensland with Bundaberg this year,” Sanam said.

“Our patrons in Bundaberg will get to attend and watch on the big screen, the local premieres of all the exceptional films on our program.

“We hope you enjoy the program and wish you a safe and fun festival.”

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