Wednesday 29 June 2022

CANBERRA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL -26-28 August 2022 - Festival Director Andrew Pike sends in a first announcement

CIFF returns for an immersive and exciting 3-day event on 26 - 28 August, at the NFSA’s Arc Cinema. Details of the 8 screenings are available in the program calendar available for download from the CIFF website: 
This year, CIFF continues with its theme of retrospective programming, with a celebration of the work of two Australians who flourished in Hollywood in the 1940s and 50s - the actor Dame Judith Anderson, and the Oscar-winning writer-director John Farrow. 

The program includes a new documentary about Farrow’s life and work, and the filmmakers - Claude Gonzales and Frans Vandenburg - will be present to introduce their documentary and three of Farrow’s finest “noir” thrillers. The three Farrow selections are THE BIG CLOCK (1948), ALIAS NICK BEAL (1949) (both DCPs) and a superb mint condition 35mm print of WHERE DANGER LIVES (1950) with Robert Mitchum, Claude Rains, Faith Domergue (featured on the CIFF poster) and Farrow’s wife, Maureen O'Sullivan.

Dr Desley Deacon, the author of a recent biography of Judith Anderson, will also be a CIFF Guest and will introduce two of Anderson’s most impressive screen performances - Hitchcock’s REBECCA as the devious housekeeper, and the seldom seen “noir” Western PURSUED (1947) directed by Raoul Walsh, starring Robert Mitchum as a man haunted by childhood trauma, and Judith Anderson as the matriarch of a frontier family and the keeper of terrible secrets.

The program also includes two comedies by Ernst Lubitsch - his gleefully amoral pre-Code comedy, TROUBLE IN PARADISE (1932, recently screened at CINEMA REBORN), and his last completed film, CLUNY BROWN (1946), starring Jennifer Jones as a plumber!

Tickets for CIFF are now available through the CIFF website.

Best -


Andrew Pike, 
Festival Director


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Ph: 0412 440 954

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