Director: Paul Cox
The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away.
Aging artist and scholar Barry is disenchanted with his existence - disillusioned by his sexless marriage to a televangelist, and repulsed by her brand of easy-to-swallow self-help Christianity. In dire need of an outlet he turns to Irina, a Russian immigrant and prostitute. Seeking better lives, both Barry and Irina find strength in each other as they seek mutual salvation.
The latest film from award-winning director Paul Cox (Nijinski, Innocence), Salvation is a satirical meditation on life's big questions.
Features a cameo from our own Barry Humphries.
Paul Cox, Kym Gyngall and Wendy Hughes are guests of the festival.
D/P/S Paul Cox P S Dist Hopscotch L English, Russian w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2007/97mins