One of South Australia’s favourite bi-annual events is set to return this October with a bang. The Adelaide Film Festival released its full program last Wednesday (9th of September) to give fans a preview of this year’s line-up. 2020’s edition of the festival will run from 14th to the 25th of October.
Highly anticipated Adelaide sci-fi film, 2067, is set to headline the festival’s opening night gala. True to its name, the film is set in 2067 and depicts a post-apocalyptic world where climate change has destroyed earth, leaving people to survive on artificial oxygen. Led by a star-studded cast including, Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road, X-Men Apocalypse), Ryan Kwanten (Mystery Road, True Blood) and Deborah Mailman (The Sapphires), director and writer Seth Larney portrays one man’s brave attempt to save the world and his dying wife by building a quantum time machine.
After the movie has finished, attendees have the opportunity to join the filmmakers and other fans for an exciting opening night celebration! If you’d like to be a part of this groundbreaking evening, click the button below for ticketing information.
In addition to the festival’s grand opening night, the event’s first five films have been announced.
Premiering in Australia this spring, Another Round features Scandinavian superstar Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale) and Director Thomas Vinterberg (The Hunt), returning with a comedy about the joys of drinking life’s problems away.
After finishing his career in amateur cycling, Phil Liggett went on to become the voice of the sport for many decades. Prize-winning filmmakers, Nickolas Bird and Eleanor Sharpe, take cycling fans on a journey through the legendary commentators extraordinary life.
Co-directed by the talented Wayne Blair (Top End Wedding, The Sapphires) and Nel Minchin (Matilda and Me, Making Muriel), Firestarter takes viewers behind the curtains of Australia’s most successful arts company, Bangarra. Learn how the courageous Page brothers used art to heal and inspire a nation.
Touted as one of the best Australian films of the year, High Ground recreates the harsh reality of white settlement in Australia. Led by Australian A-lister, Simon Baker (The Mentalist, The Guardian), the emotional drama shows the beauty of the Australian landscape along with the tension between white settlers and the nation’s first people.
Based on an inspiring true story, this Norwegian documentary details the strange but admirable bond a gifted painter formed with the drug-addicted thief that stole her paintings. Directed by Benjamin Rees (Magnus), the film has received a mountain of praise and was even labelled ‘the year’s most moving documentary’ by The Guardian.
For those interested in attending the festival, you can now purchase a variety of passes ranging from 3, 7 and 10 MultiPasses. There are also gold and platinum passes for film fanatics to attend as many days as they wish. Click the button below to view all the available passes.
With the Adelaide Film Festival only a month away, South Australians should start preparing their eyes for the cinematic masterpieces to come. For further information about the event, go to the Adelaide Film Festival Website!
Additionally, if you would like to read the entire program, Click Here to discover the many amazing films coming to Adelaide this spring.