Saturday, June 24th
FOREIGN SHORT AND FEATURE
Snowgirl, directed by Ilina Perianova. A mysterious girl appears in the lives of an elderly childless couple, and when she meets a troubled young man she transforms their understanding of love and life. Based on the Russian fairy tale about Snegurochka, this story is about miracles and trusting the divine forces at work in the world. (NAP, 2016, Dark Comedy, 28 min. 6 sec., Sofia, Bulgaria)
What If It Works?, directed by Romi Trower. Adrian (Luke Ford), an irrepressibly chirpy tech nerd, suffers from obsessive compulsive disorder. Grace, a beautiful street artist, suffers from dissociative identity disorder (aka multiple personality disorder). As new neighbours in an edgy, graffitied suburb of Melbourne, they find themselves in therapy with the same psychiatrist and crash into each other one evening. Adrian becomes aware of a threat to Grace lurking in the form of a fellow street artist, Sledgehammer. He knows he should help Grace, but he must break free of his OCD to do it. Will he overcome his biggest fear? It’s a love story that seems impossible, but what if it works? (CP, 2017, Romantic Comedy, 1 hr. 34 min., Australia)
Produced by BAFTA- and Golden Globe–nominated producer Tristram Miall (Strictly Ballroom, The Black Balloon) and starring multi-AFI & AACTA-award-winner Luke Ford (Red Dog, Animal Kingdom, The Black Balloon) as Adrian. Winner, Best Australian Indie Film Award 2017, Gold Coast Film Festival.
Total run time: 123 min. Q & A with filmmaker Romi Trower. Hosted by Angela Argento.