Long Weekend headlines Revelation Film Festival

01 October, 2015 by IF

Revelation Perth International Film Festival is set to screen Australian classic Long Weekend as part of its October 26 event.

Australian Revelations is a celebration of Australian film via monthly screenings.


Each Australian Revelations feature screening will be accompanied by a Western Australian made short film, providing opportunities for local filmmakers to have their work seen by new audiences.  Revelation encourages WA filmmakers to forward their short films for consideration.

Released in 1978, Colin Eggleston’s film is a taut two-hander starring the John Hargreaves and Briony Behets as a married couple trying to salvage their relationship by spending a long weekend away camping. 

As things progress, their environment turns increasingly hostile – mirroring the internal conflict of the couple – and playing out as a very tense psychological drama.

Rev director, Richard Sowada, said it was always a pleasure bringing to WA audiences some of the rare and rarely seen classics of Australian cinema.

“Long Weekend ties in perfectly with our program and we’re thrilled to bring this little-seen nugget which was at the core of inventive 70’s cinema,” he said. 

Long Weekend was also a centrepiece film in Mark Hartley’s examination of Australian genre cinema Not Quite Hollywood.

Australian Revelations will screen at the new The Backlot Perth facility in West Perth