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An evening with Bruce Beresford
Film festival 3–5 August 2007

 

Still from Breaker Morant Courtesy of South Australian Film Corporation Still from Breaker Morant
Courtesy of South Australian Film Corporation

The National Gallery of Australia presents a three-day film festival highlighting renowned Australian film director Bruce Beresford. The Oscar-nominated director will share his experiences of filmmaking across the weekend, as part of the celebrity lecture series supporting the highly regarded exhibition George W Lambert retrospective: heroes and icons.

This exciting festival commences on Friday 3 August at 6 pm with AFI award-winning director Bruce Beresford discussing his filmmaking career, and in particular, the making of two of his influential movies, the acclaimed Breaker Morant and his more recent film Bride of the wind. Guests are invited to attend an after-hours exhibition viewing and refreshment.

Film sessions will continue over the weekend with Bruce Beresford personally introducing each of his films.

The Bruce Beresford celebrity festival is in support of the NGA’s winter exhibition George W Lambert retrospective: heroes and icons that includes a portrait of the controversial Australian character Breaker Morant sketched by Lambert.

 

Friday 3 August  6 pm
‘An evening with Bruce Beresford’
Oscar nominated and AFI award-winning director Bruce Beresford discusses the making of his acclaimed Australian film Breaker Morant and his more recent movie Bride of the wind

Saturday 4 August  6 pm
Bride of the wind
A tale of creativity and seduction, of art and love. Visually stunning and musically captivating, this rarely screened film features Jonathon Price, Vincent Perez and Sarah Wynter

Sunday 5 August  2 pm
Breaker Morant
A classic Australian movie about the injustice and horror of war – starring Jack Thompson, Edward Woodward and Bryan Brown