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Movies to Watch at the Australian Film Festival in Thimphu


In celebration of the 15 year bilateral relationship between Bhutan and Australia, the Australian High Commission is organizing a small film festival showcasing some of the best films from the country. Here are the details on the films, timing and venue.

Film: The Dressmaker (2015)

Synopsis: Accused of murder when she was a child, a dressmaker (Kate Winslet) returns to her small Australian town to seek revenge on the locals who did her wrong.

Screening on the 26th of November at 4 pm at Trowa Theatre.

Film: Paper Planes (2015)

Synopsis: After he wins his school’s paper plane making contest, 11-year-old Dylan and his father bond as Dylan prepares for the World Paper Plane Championships in Tokyo.

Screening on 25th November at 12 pm at City Cinema

Repeat screening on 26th November at 12 pm at Trowa Theatre

Film: Red Dog (2011)

Synopsis: A dog unites a fractured community while searching for his master.

Screening on 25th November at 12 pm at Lugar Theatre

Repeat on 26th at 12 pm at City Cinema

Film: Mystery Road (2013)

Synopsis: An aboriginal detective returns to the Outback to investigate the murder of a teenage girl.

Screening on 24th November at 4 pm at Lugar Theatre

Film: Swerve (2011)

Synopsis: A man (David Lyons) crosses paths with a dirty cop (Jason Clarke) and an assassin when he scoops up a bag of cash following a fatal car accident.

Screening on 24th at 4 pm at City Cinema

Repeat on 25th at 4 pm at Lugar Theatre

Film: Red Dog: True Blue (2016)

Synopsis: An iconic Australian story of family, friendship and adventure, between a young boy and a scrappy one-of-a-kind dog that would grow up to become an Australian legend.

Screening on 25th at 12 pm at Trowa Theatre

Repeat on 26th at 12 pm at Lugar Theatre

Film: Lion (2016)

Synopsis: Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.

Screening on 24th November at 4 pm at Trowa Theatre

Repeat on 25th at 4 pm at City Cinema

Repeat on 26th at 4 pm at Lugar Theatre

Film: Spear (2015)

Synopsis: Seeing the problems faced by Aboriginal men in remote and urban communities, a young Aboriginal man sets off on a journey of initiation to understand what it means to be a man in a modern-day world.

Screening on 25th at 4 pm at Trowa Theatre

Repeat on 26th at 4 pm at City Cinema

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