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The 12th Annual Byron Bay Film Festival – Day 5

BBFF2018 at Byron Theatre

Day 5 – Tuesday 16 October


 2.30pm – The Foundation of Criminal Excellence 

The film portrays the ingenious part of human imagination when most of the resources are cut off by the Iron Curtain. Imant Veide is a successful screenwriter for a TV soap opera with a growing ambition to become recognised and respected. His chance comes when TV orders him to write a crime story about con artists! Inspired by local muggers, Imant tests a con by himself and succeeds! Yet, one can only have so much luck. Blinded by ambition and growing ego he gets more than he bargained for… Eastern Europe as you haven’t ever seen (or probably even heard) before!

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BBFF2018 at Byron Theatre - The Foundation of Criminal Excellence


5.00pm – Pig (Khook)

A surreal black comedy with an underlying political message, Pig’s story revolves around the narcissistic but blacklisted Iranian filmmaker Hasan Kasmai. Other directors are getting slaughtered by an unknown serial killer and Kasmal is curious about only one thing: Why isn’t the killer after him? From Mani Haghighi, this study of middle-class Iranian life and the egoism of artists brings the government’s practice of blacklisting filmmakers and other artists out into the open but is primarily an examination of the king-baby syndrome of a creative despot rendered impotent by the state, with swipes at the destructive power of social media and advertising. Gaudy, noisy, and broadly comical, with a chilling satirical edge, Pig was a Best Film Nominee at Berlin.

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BBFF2018 at Byron Theatre - Pig (Khook)


7.30pm – Ága

In a yurt on the snow-covered fields of the North, Nanook and Sedna live following the traditions of their ancestors. Alone in the wilderness, they look like the last people on Earth. Nanook and Sedna’s traditional way of life starts changing – slowly, but inevitably. Hunting becomes more and more difficult, the animals around them die from inexplicable deaths and the ice has been melting earlier every year. Chena, who visits them regularly, is their only connection to the outside world – and to their daughter Ága, who has left the icy tundra a long time ago due to family feud. When Sedna’s health deteriorates, Nanook decides to fulfill her wish. He embarks on a long journey in order to find Ága.

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BBFF2018 at Byron Theatre - Ága