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Dendy Cinema, Byron Bay 18-20 May 2012

The Travelling Film Festival is on the road again; returning to Dendy Byron Bay 18-20 May with a weekend of world cinema - nine features and three shorts, from seven different countries. The Travelling Film Festival once again treats regional audiences to the best of Australian and international cinema on the big screen.

Opening Night, Friday 18 May, is Australian documentary Life in Movement - a celebratory documentary about the acclaimed Australian dancer and choreographer Tanja Liedtke. The dedicated 29-year was appointed as director of the Sydney Dance Company but before she could take up the position she was tragically killed in a road accident. Eighteen months later, Tanja's collaborators (including her partner Sol Ulbrich) embarked on a world tour of her award-winning productions. Life in Movement was a sold out session at Sydney Film Festival 2011 and took home the prestigious Foxtel Australian Documentary Prize. Special guest TBA.

International selections include Buck - the fascinating documentary about the horse whisperer Buck Brannaman (the inspiration for Robert Redford’s film, The Horse Whisperer); Medianeras, romantic comedy from Buenos Aires; Romantics Anonymous – charming French comedy about chocolate and true love; A Dangerous Method - an elegant adaption of John Kerr’s acclaimed novel starring Michael Fassdbender as Dr Carl Jung, Viggo Mortensen as Sigmund Freud and Keira Knightly as Sabina; Goodbye First Love - a classy French post New-Wave story of love, loss and youth, directed by Mia Hansen-Løve (The Father of My Children); Happy, Happy - sexy drama from Norway, winner of the Wold Jury Prize at Sundance and The Kid with a Bike - winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Film at Cannes Film Festival 2011, another masterful entry directed by the multi-award winning Dardenne brothers.

Closing Night Film is Weekend – the multi-award winning, unconventional love story from the UK about two young men and a single weekend, screens with Dendy Award Finalist short film Cropped.

Also on the line-up are short films Nullarbor, winner of the Yoram Gross and AACTA Animation Award (screens with Buck) and Dendy Award Finalist Two Laps (screens with Medianeras).

Tickets on sale at Dendy Byron– Ph: (02) 6680 8555 (Save over 30% with subscription and flexi pass deals. Under 26s just $8!)

For full program information pick up a program at the box office or visit sff.org.au – Travelling Film Festival – Byron Bay.

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