Revelation Film Festival announces next Australian Revelations title

Stephanie King in Observance

Stephanie King in Observance

New Australian film Observance will have its Western Australian premiere at Australian Revelations on Monday 30 May.

Observance is the story of a grieving father returning to work as a private investigator and embarking on an unusual assignment to observe a woman from an abandoned apartment.

Selected for screening at the BFI London Film Festival and FanTasia International Film Festivals, this will be the film’s first screening in Western Australia.

Billed as ‘one of the most chilling experiences’ by The Hollywood Reporter and as ‘sheer ambient dread’ by Indiewire, Observance is fast garnering a reputation as one of the best—and most unique—works of horror.

Lindsay Farris in Observance

Lindsay Farris in Observance.

The film’s writer-director Joseph Sims-Dennett said he was honoured to have his film screening at Australian Revelations.

“Revelation has been leading Australia in discovering the next wave of international local independent films for almost 20 years now,” Joseph said.

Revelation Director Richard Sowada said Observance was a very slick film with great respect for the language and traditions of cinema.

“It walks a very tense line between drama, thriller and horror,” Richard said. “You’re never really sure what’s going to happen next and from what direction.”

Revelation Perth International Film Festivalin association with Cinema Australia, presents Australian Revelations as a celebration of Australian film via monthly screenings.

Benedict Hardie in Observance.

Benedict Hardie in Observance.

Australian Revelations also screens a WA-made short film before each main feature, giving local filmmakers an opportunity to showcase their films on a big screen. Preceding Observance will be the locally made short film Harvey’s Dream.

Observance will screen at The Backlot Perth on Monday 30 May from 6.30pm with a post-screening ‘Q&A’ with writer/director Joseph Sims-Dennett.

All tickets $20 and available here.

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