Adelaide Film Festival Big Pond Australia

by Marianne Wi

This is a small local Big Pond Film Festival in Adelaide Australia, it is not as such an International Festival, however I found this great documentary about good food and slow cooking something Italians know all about, it is by the famous director Ermanno Olmi. Terra Madre is about good healthy food and the production of same. I am so pleased to see this appearing on the other side of the world, I have as yet not managed to see it here in Sicily, how very sad indeed.

Ermanno Olmi of course is world famous for directing such films as La leggenda del santo bevitore, The Legend of the Holy Drinker – L’albero degli zoccoli, The Tree of Wooden Clogs – Il Mestire delle Armi, The profession of Arms and Centochiodi, One Hundred Nails. The Tree of Wooden Clogs is one of my favorite Italian films of all time, I never fail to shed a tear at the end, such hardship and fatherly love portrayed without much sentiment is just awesome.

To follow is a bonus just for you, IF you speak Italian that is, I think you will love this interview between Ermanno Olmi and Fabrio Fazio

Also shown is  a 15 minute short about Pier Paolo Pasolini’s death, it is a world first so do try to see this too. I have no way of actually seeing it myself so the following information is all courtesy of Big Pond Film Festival :

Ostia - The Final Night

World Premier

OSTIA – THE FINAL NIGHT

TRANSLATION: Ostia – la notte finale
DIRECTOR: Craig Boreham


Australia : 2010 : 15MINS : Italian : English subtitles


In 1975, Pier Paolo Pasolini’s body was found badly beaten and run over near the Italian port town of Ostia on the coast from Rome. His car was later found being driven by a 17-year-old street hustler. Two men, worlds apart. Both with their own needs and desires, and both doomed by their positions in the world to destroy each other’s lives.

CRAIG BOREHAM, ANNMAREE BELL, ADAM HOWDEN, TONY POLI AND MILES SZANTO WILL BE GUESTS OF THE FESTIVAL.

Screens in: SANS FRONTIÈRES

This session is showing as part of these sessions:

DATE TIME SESSION VENUE
Sat 26 Feb 3:00 PM Sans Frontières Palace 7
Tue 1 Mar 1:15 PM Sans Frontières Palace 7

SCREENWRITER: Craig Boreham
PRODUCER: Annmaree Bell
CAST: Tony Poli, Miles Szanto
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Adam Howden
DIRECTOR PROFILE: Craig Boreham graduated from the University of Technology Sydney and the Australian Film Television and Radio School. His films have screened over 150 times at festivals. He participated in Berlinale Talent Campus in 2006 and Madrid’s Fundacion Triangulo presented a retrospective of his work in 2009. His films includeTransient (2005), Drowning (2009) and Violet (2009).

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