The Hunter, Snowtown and Red Dog to screen at Busan

13 September, 2011 by Amanda Diaz

Four Australian films, a documentary and a short have been selected to screen at this year's Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) as part of an initiative aiming to subvert the stereotypes associated with Australian cinema.

"Another Face of Australian Cinema" has been created to celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations between Korea and Australia and, according to the festival website, will dispel the notion that there is nothing more to Australia than marsupials, Uluru and the Opera House.

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The BIFF Aussie lineup includes The Hunter – which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival over the weekend, popular family film Red Dog and Justin Kurzel's Snowtown. The psychological horror's screening as part of the Midnight Passion program will mark its launch in the Asian market.

Feature documentary Mad as Hell: Peter Finch, which maps the legacy of actor Peter Finch, will have its world premiere at BIFF, while  Winston Furlong's Taj – the story of an Indian writer in Melbourne trying to mend his relationship with his daughter – will make its international debut.

Writer/director Damien Power's short Peekaboo will also screen as part of the Wide Angle short film showcase.

BIFF runs from October 6 – 14.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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