Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director

BALIBO (M)

Australia, 2008 (MIFF 2009, Premiere Fund)

Director: Robert Connolly

BALIBO  (M)

A powerful thriller that applies a blowtorch to a dark chapter in Australian-Indonesian history.

With this year marking the 10th anniversary of East Timor's independence, the MIFF Premiere Fund is proud to present this powerful and moving political thriller about the true events surrounding the execution of five journalists during Indonesian incursions into East Timor in 1975.

Anthony LaPaglia plays Roger East, an Australian journalist who, at the urging of José Ramos-Horta (Oscar Isaac), ventures to East Timor to investigate the truth behind the deaths of the five men and to report on the impending invasion.

The first feature film to be made in East Timor, Balibo stars Damon Gameau, Gyton Grantley, Nathan Phillips, Mark Winter and Tom Wright as The Balibo Five, and is directed by Robert Connolly (The Bank, MIFF 01).

D Robert Connolly P John Maynard, Rebecca Williamson S David Williamson, Robert Connolly Dist Transmission L English, Tetum w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2008

See also...

Balibo - Real to Reel


Join director Robert Connolly, Balibo star Anthony LaPaglia and very special guest José Ramos-Horta, the President of East Timor, for a discussion on the historical background and filming of the vol… More »

Opening Night - Balibo

Australia, 2008
This powerful thriller applies a blowtorch to a dark chapter in Australian-Indonesian history. ... With this year marking the 10th anniversary of East Timor's independence, the MIFF Premiere Fund is … More »

THE BANK

Australia, 2001
Doyle is a genius working in the far reaches of mathematical theory, searching for a formula that can predict future stock market crashes. The potential in Jim's software fires the imagination and gr… More »

TIM WINTON S THE TURNING

Australia, 2013
Seventeen of our finest creative talents take on the bestselling short story collection in Australian history: Tim Winton's The Turning. ... In The Turning, Tim Winton turned his peerless eye for the… More »

© Melbourne International Film Festival 2013.

Site by MeccaMedialight. Powered by Textstem CMS.