The Melbourne International Film Festival is running from 20th July
- 7th August 2005. The film opening this years' festival is LITTLE
FISH, one of the most anticipated Aussie films in a long time. Directed
by Rowan Woods the film was edited by Alexandre de Franceschi ASE and
John Scott ASE. Cate Blanchett takes the title role, Tracy Heart.
How do you learn to love again when the pain of the past won't let you
go? When you're 32 with a troubled history and a doubtful future, its a
question that isn't so easy to answer. And for Tracy Heart, it's a
question she can no longer ignore. After four years of treading water
and redeeming herself in the eyes of her hard-working single mother,
she has set herself the humble goal of owning her own business.
the unexpected return of her ex-boyfriend Jonny, the criminal
aspirations of her brother Ray and the emotional draw of troubled
family friend and ex-footy star Lionel Dawson, creates friction for
Tracy. Her dream soon becomes tangled with criminal boss, Bradley "The
Jockey" Thompson with shattering consequences. As a result, Tracy's
bond of trust with her mother Janelle is tested and she has to confront
her fears to find happiness.A story about families. About lies. And
about learning to love again.
Academy Award winning actress Cate Blanchett (The Aviator, Elizabeth,
The Missing, Veronica Guerin, The Lord of the Rings trilogy), Hugo
Weaving (The Matrix) and Sam Neill (Jurassic Park, The Piano) join
rising star Martin Henderson (Bride and Prejudice, Torque, The Ring),
Dustin Nguyen (21 Jump Street) and an acclaimed Australian and New
Zealand cast including Noni Hazlehurst, Lisa McCune, Susie Porter and
LITTLE FISH will have its World Premiere at the MIFF on July 20th. This session in sold out.