Australian Revelations is a celebration of Australian film via monthly screenings and one of Australia’s great thriller classics – Long Weekend – will headline the Monday 26 October event.
Released in 1978, Colin Eggleston’s film is a taut two-hander starring the acclaimed John Hargreaves and Briony Behets as a married couple trying to salvage their relationship by spending a long weekend away camping. As things progress, their environment turns increasingly hostile – mirroring the internal conflict of the couple – and playing out as a very tense psychological drama.
“It’s always a pleasure bringing to WA audiences some of the rare and rarely seen classics of Australian cinema” says Richard Sowada, Rev Director. “Long Weekend ties in perfectly with our program and we’re thrilled to bring this little-seen nugget which was at the core of inventive 70’s cinema.”
Long Weekend was also a centrepiece film in Mark Hartley’s cracking examination of Australian genre cinema Not Quite Hollywood – and from there, the rest is history!
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. Revelation encourages WA filmmakers to forward their short films for consideration.