Australian Revelations is a celebration of Australian film through a year-round, ongoing series of screenings and The Babadook will headline the next event on Tuesday 27 January.
Receiving a limited cinema release earlier this year, The Babadook is gaining fans – and noterity – across the world, regularly featuring in ‘top 10’ lists by critics everywhere. Director William Friedkin (The Exorcist, French Connection) says “I’ve never seen a more terrifying film. It will scare the hell out of you as it did me.”
The film will be accompanied by a panel discussion featuring The West Australian’s film editor Mark Naglazas, Xpress Magazine’s Travis Johnson and The West Australian and 6PR film critic Shannon Harvey.
“Who says there’s no audience for Australian films?” says Festival Director Richard Sowada. “The response to date has been fantastic and it’s a real honour to be associated with such fine films – new and old.”
February’s screening will be the 2006 classic Candy. A breakthrough film in the career of local actor Heath Ledger, the screening will be presented by Heath’s parents who will offer insights into his experience of making the film and of the industry at large.
Each Australian Revelations feature screening will be accompanied by a Western Australian made short film, providing opportunities for local filmmakers to have their work seen by new audiences.