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SALVATION

Australia, 2007 (MIFF 2008, Homegrown)

Director: Paul Cox

SALVATION

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

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