Two Australian feature films have been selected to screen in the Generation program of the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale). Galore will have its international premiere, joined by 52 Tuesdays, which will have its European premiere after screening at the Sundance Film Festival in January.
Writer/director Rhys Graham and producer Philippa Campey’s debut feature Galore is a moving, lyrical drama about a group of reckless teenage friends and lovers. The film is set in Canberra’s suburban fringe, and was developed and financed with investment from Screen Australia. Graham and Campey have teamed previously on the award-winning documentaries Words from the City and Murundak: Songs of Freedom, and helmed the ‘Small Mercies’ chapter of Arenamedia’s portmanteau feature The Turning. Rhys’ short Love This Time won a jury special mention at Berlinale 2006. Galore’s cast features rising Australian stars Ashleigh Cummings (Puberty Blues, Tomorrow When the War Began), Lily Sullivan (Camp, Mental), Toby Wallace (Never Tear Us Apart, Return to Nim’s Island) and Aliki Matangi (Chris Lilley’s upcoming Jonah), whose performances were lauded after Galore’s sold-out world premiere at Melbourne International Film Festival in August.