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BOOK OF REVELATION, THE

Australia, 2006 (MIFF 2006, Australian Showcase)

Director: Ana Kokkinos

BOOK OF REVELATION, THE

SATURDAY 29 JUL, 9.15PM - SOLD OUT

WORLD PREMIERE

Part mystery, part thriller, erotic and dream-like, this uncompromising work from filmmaker Ana Kokkinos is, in the director's own words, “not easily categorised and defined”.

A dancer at the peak of his powers is mysteriously abducted by three women, abused then thrown back into the world 12 days later. A broken spirit, he then struggles to renegotiate his place in his former life in light of the unimaginable circumstances he's just gone through.

Starring Tom Long (in a revealing performance), Greta Scacchi and Colin Friels, The Book of Revelation is based on a novel by British author Rupert Thomson, which was described by The New York Times Book Review as “a premise made terrifyingly real by a hugely talented writer.”

One thing is for sure, it's guaranteed to divide audiences. As for Ana Kokkinos' interest, she says, “The story fascinated me because of the reversal at the heart of it. Man as victim, women as perpetrators. The simple reversal invites us to look at the situation through new eyes.”

Filmmakers and cast will be attending the festival.

Contains scenes that may offend.

Director Ana Kokkinos and Producer Al Clark will introduce the screening on Saturday 29 July, 9.30pm at Forum Theatre and on Friday 11 August, 9.10pm at Forum Theatre.

D/S Ana Kokkinos P Al Clark S Andrew Bovell Dist Palace Films TD 35mm/2006/117mins

Ana Kokkinos was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1958. Her films include Only the Brave (1994) and Head On (1998).

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