The Australian High Commission, New Delhi, in association with the Hyderabad Film Club, is presenting Australian Visions, a festival of acclaimed Australian films, from 8th to 10th March, at the Prasad Labs Preview Theatre. A total of 8 films will be screened during the film festival.
Today, the 2nd day, Australian Rules will be the 3rd of 4 movies to be screened. Directed by Paul Goldman, the film has Nathan Phillips, Luke Carroll, Lisa Flanagan, Tom Budge, Simon Westaway, Celia Ireland, Kevin Harrington, Tony Briggs, Martin Vaughan, Kelton Pell and James Alberts in the main cast.
Set in a seaside community in South Australia, Australian Rules is a classic story of race, friendship and generational change. Gary Black (Nathan Phillips) and Dumby Red (Luke Caroll) are best mates on the local footy team. Dumby is a star heading for great things. Blacky's dad Bob is stone racist and a bully, and the drama plays out framed by the story of the local team heading for the finals, glory and tragedy.
Great cameo performances from Lisa Flanagan as Mrs. Black and Tom Budge as Pickles, the tearaway loony (and team's rover!) on the team, round out a touching and effective movie well and simply directed by Paul Goldman.
The entry is free for all. Please contact Bh S S Prakash Reddy of the Hyderabad Film Club at 2373-0841 / 93910-20243 for further details.