Four Australian films have been selected to screen at the 2014 South By Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival in Austin, Texas. Writer/directors Michael and Peter Spierig’s Predestination, directors Angus Sampson and Tony Mahony’s The Mule, and writer/director Hugh Sullivan’s The Infinite Man will have their world premiere screenings. Kitty Green’s feature documentary Ukraine Is Not a Brothel will also screen at the festival.
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Genre Sci-fi Mystery
Producers Paddy McDonald, Tim McGahan
Writers Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig (based on a short story by Robert A Heinlein)
Directors Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig
International Sales Arclight Films International
Australian Distributor Pinnacle Films
Cast Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Noah Taylor
Synopsis A temporal agent on his final assignment must recruit his younger self, while pursuing the one criminal who has eluded him throughout time.
Genre Crime/Black Comedy
Producers Angus Sampson, Jane Liscombe
Exec Producers Michele Bennett, Leigh Whannell, David Griffiths, Angus Coupland, Troy Lum, Bryce Menzies
Writers Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Jamie Browne
Directors Angus Sampson, Tony Mahony
International Sales eOne Films International
Australian Distributor Hopscotch/eOne
Cast Hugo Weaving, Angus Sampson, John Noble, Leigh Whannell
Synopsis In 1983, a naive man is detained by Australian Federal Police with lethal narcotics hidden in his stomach. Caught, ‘The Mule’ makes a desperate choice… to defy his bodily functions and withhold the evidence… literally.
THE INFINITE MAN
Producers Kate Croser, Sandy Cameron
Exec Producer Jonathan Page, Cameron Rogers
Writer/Director Hugh Sullivan
International Sales Shoreline Entertainment
Australian Distributor Infinite Releasing
Cast Josh McConville, Hannah Marshall, Alex Dimitriades
Synopsis The Infinite Man is a time-travel comedy/romance about Dean (Josh McConville), a man whose attempts to construct the perfect romantic weekend backfire when he traps his lover, Lana (Hannah Marshall), in an infinite loop.
UKRAINE IS NOT A BROTHEL
Genre Feature Documentary
Producers Kitty Green, Jonathan auf der Heide, Michael Latham
Director Kitty Green
International Sales Cinephil
Synopsis Ukraine’s topless feminist sensation, Femen, have stirred up a press frenzy across Europe. Outraged by the world’s image of Ukrainian women as either brides for sale or commodities of sex tourism, Femen bare their breasts in protest in order to disrupt this perception and agitate these patriarchal forces. Now, for the first time, Ukraine Is Not a Brothel offers an intimate glimpse inside the world’s most provocative feminist organisation. A movement that began in the snow-filled streets of a corrupt, post-Soviet Ukraine, Femen’s naked war against patriarchy is gaining momentum across Europe. But before they take the world by storm, these bold and beautiful women must first confront the perverse and contradictory forces that power their own ‘titillating’ feminist organisation.