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BEING VENICE

Australia, 2011 (MIFF 2012, Australian Showcase)

Director: Miro Bilbrough

BEING VENICE

“Though this debut feature from New Zealand director/writer Miro Bilbrough is a self-confessed ‘love letter to Sydney' it comes with… something of a European sensibility.” - Screen Daily

Venice (Alice McConnell) is having trouble with the men in her life. On the night her ex-hippy dad Arthur (Garry McDonald) arrives in Sydney to stay on the sofa of her tiny apartment for a week, she is dumped by her lover and begins an ill-advised affair with her charismatic best friend Lenny (Simon Stone). Arthur carefully ignores the turmoil swirling around his daughter's life until she confronts him about the childhood that still pains her. Her unwelcome frankness shatters Arthur; and his story dismantles them both.

Shot in Western Sydney with a soundtrack by Andrew Lancaster and David McCormack, Being Venice is director Miro Bilbrough's first feature.

Miro Bilbrough is a guest of the festival.

D/S Miro Bilbrough P Karen Radzyner, Michael Wrenn Dist Curious Film TD DCP/2011

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