DEAREST SISTER | Laos/France/Estonia | 2016 | 102 minutes | Dir: Mattie Doe | Unclassified (no one under 16 admitted unless accompanied an adult) | Tasmanian premiere
A young village woman (Amphaiphun Phommapunya) moves to the city to be a companion for her wealthy cousin, whose blindness has unexpected consequences. Also stars Totlina Vilouna and Tambet Tuisk.
SWMF audiences will recall Mattie Do’s debut feature, Chanthaly, which screened at the festival in 2014. Like Chanthaly before it, Dearest Sister uses the framework of a supernatural tale to reflect on issues of class and gender. Simple on the surface, its moral complexities are impossible to ignore.
Mattie Do will be available for a Skype Q&A following the screening.
TICKETS: $18 Full / $16 Concession
Tickets available ONLINE
Please note: this film is Unclassified, and as such no one under 16 will be admitted unless accompanied an adult.
Sunday 7 May 2017 @ 1:00pm