It can be a bit frustrating to read about all of the awesome films that are screening at film festivals over the world if you are unable to get to any of them, and it’s a feeling that most film fans would have felt at one time or another. It’s great to hear then, that just minutes after its world premiere at the Sydney Film Festival this Friday, the new Australian feature film Fell will be available for home delivery to film lovers in South Australia and Northern Territory on the Adelaide Film Festival website. It’s a bold and clever move that will allow a far greater number of people to see the film. Fell is the debut of Australian director Kasimir Burgess and stars Daniel Henshall (Snowtown, The Babadook), Jacqueline McKenzie (The Water Diviner, Angel Baby) and Matt Nable (Underbelly, The Turning). The screenplay was written by Natasha Pincus, who directed the phenomenal film clip for Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’.
AFF CEO and Festival Director Amanda Duthi said the following of the home delivery of Fell:
“Adelaide Film Festival loves the innovation of this distribution model. This is a chance to see a brand new Australian film – a really great Australian film – with a virtual film festival community and you can watch it anywhere and anytime. You can create your own midnight screening party or watch it in the park. The Adelaide Film Festival home delivery.”
Here is the official synopsis:
A stunning debut by Australian director Kasimir Burgess, Fell is an entrancing and enigmatic drama – a dreamlike, visually resplendent tale of nature, revenge and redemption. While on a camping trip, Thomas’ only daughter, Lara, is killed by a logging truck in a hit-and-run accident for which the driver, Luke, serves a prison sentence. Stricken with grief, Thomas sheds his urban life and his identity, and moves to the remote town where Lara was killed. There he takes on a new name, Chris, and finds work as a logger. When Luke is released from prison and returns to work, Chris connives to work as his partner in dangerously high tree-logging work. Every time Luke climbs, Chris holds his life in his hands.
The film certainly sounds like a fascinating and exciting debut from Burgess, and the stunning visuals and impressive cast will surely make Fell a journey worth taking. For more information about the film, head to the official website.
Take a look at the trailer here:
Fell will be screening this Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14th of June as part of the Sydney Film Festival. Head to the SFF website for more details or to book tickets. The film will be available to download from the Adelaide Film Festival website from 8pm this Friday the 13th of June until 10pm on Sunday the 15th. Head to the AFF website for more information.