Four Australian Films Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival
Four Australian filmmakers are about to break through to the international film industry as their films are chosen to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
TIFF is one of the world’s largest public film festivals, serving a roller coaster ride of emotions with over 100 films of different genres. From drama, comedy, documentaries, and more they showcase films from award-winning filmmakers around the world. The festival will run for 10 days from 9-18 September 2021 as they celebrate their 46th edition this year.
The selected Australian films are Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog, Eva Orner’s Documentary Burning, Nash Edgerton’s Shark, and Madeleine Gottlieb’s You and Me, Before and After, which will be showing during Shortcuts.
The Power of the Dog is a drama between the two brothers who are wealthy ranchers in Montana. Their lives change when they meet a widow and her son on their way to the market. Directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Jane Campion, it is chosen to be part of the Special Presentations lineup which will present high-profile premieres from the world’s leading filmmakers.
A documentary that presents the bushfires that blazed around Australia in 2019-2020, Burning depicts the horrific effects of this natural disaster, with over 59 million acres and 5,900 buildings ruined, and the loss of thousands of native animals who had lost their habitats amongst clouds of smoke. The Academy and Emmy award-winning filmmaker Eva Orner will take us back to Australia’s Black Summer.
Film director Nash Edgerton came back with the final piece of his award-winning wickedly dark comedy trilogy, Shark. Shark tackles the adventures of Jack (Nash Edgerton himself), who will meet Sofie (Rose Byrne), his match in pranking.
Finally, award-winning filmmaker Madeleine Gottlieb presents an exceptional 12-minute film. You and Me, Before and After is about two sisters with baggage who agree to get their first tattoos together, not knowing that they will be talking about their painful and hilarious history. Starring Yael Stone, best known for her character in the Orange Is The New Black series and Emily Barclay, who played the lead role in Please Like Me.
For more information on TIFF, please visit: https://www.tiff.net/
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