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New session added for the Adelaide Film Festival’s opening night


Due to overwhelming demand and sold-out sessions the Adelaide Film Festival has added a new screening for the opening night film 2067 on Wednesday, October 14.

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Having sold out all the cinemas at the Palace Nova in the East End, the Adelaide Film Festival has wrangled a whole new venue at Wallis Piccadilly Cinema, which opens up more tickets and extends the festival into North Adelaide.

Filmgoers attending the North Adelaide screening will then be bussed to join the filmmakers and other cinema lovers for the Opening Night Party in the city.

2067 sees the planet earth ravaged by climate change and humanity’s only solution is to build a quantum time machine to ping to the future for answers from our descendants.

Written and directed by Seth Larney, 2067 was filmed in Adelaide and supported by the Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund. The sci-fi has a star-studded cast making this one of the must-see titles of the Festival.

Tickets will sell out quickly, grab them now.

If opening night sci-fi isn’t the ticket the Adelaide Film Festival’s Curiouser & Curiouser films offer something new, something wonderful, something confusing.

The series of four films all illustrate the ability of film to imagine a strange world as what it might be, is an impulse as old as cinema itself.

Leave your kitchen sink realism at home and come out to celebrate the strange, the weird, the truly beee-zarre.


In this bizarre film, Jeanne (Noémie Merlant from Portrait of a Lady on Fire) falls in love with a giant tilt-a-whirl. Stranger still, the machine falls in love with her too. But despite some steamy, or rather oily, sex, the path of true love between woman and fairground attraction is rarely smooth. Spielberg meets Freud in this delirious film, and the moral? It doesn’t matter who you love, so long as you’re prepared to go all the way.

I WeirDo

In what Variety called “Ironic and timely viewing in a global pandemic”, two obsessive compulsive disorder sufferers find true love. In Taipei boy meets girl. They clean the house. They clean the house again. But there is a sting in the tail of this oddball romance. Lovers might be attracted to each other because they are alike, but what happens if they change? You learn to love your illness, but maybe you just need to learn to love. Shot on an iPhone, this engaging romcom is a timely take on love in the time of facemasks that has proved infectious, winning audience awards at Udine and Bucheon.

King of the Cruise

Long, long ago in 2019 cruise ships plied the oceans. On such a ship, you may meet Ronnie Reisinger, who will tell you he is a Scottish baron. Given his American accent this seems improbable, but you meet the darnedest people. This doco initially seems a voyage into the grotesque, but Ronnie emerges as a figure of pathos, adrift on a sea of obesity. Sophie Dros demands great compassion, for what is compassion but the embrace of humanity in all its imperfection?

Kill It and Leave This Town

Prepare yourself for an immersion in memory, dream and melancholy. On its Berlin premiere one critic noted “the anger behind it is so virulent that it sweeps the narrative along on a wave of rage and repulsion.” An artist watches his parents die in aged care, hiding in the memories of growing up in a 1970s industrial town, now decaying. Fourteen years in the making, veteran animator Wilczyński mines his deepest demons, brightened by a great soundtrack including old Polish pop. This will make you re-think what is possible in animation.

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