Skip to main content

PAUL KELLY: STORIES OF ME

Australia, 2012 (MIFF 2012, Backbeat)

Director: Ian Darling

PAUL KELLY: STORIES OF ME

A candid portrait of one of Australia's most beloved singer-songwriters.

In a career spanning nearly 40 years, Paul Kelly has written over 350 songs - many of them quintessential Australian classics - as well as writing books, soundtracks (including Lantana, MIFF 01) and films. He has performed solo, led various critically acclaimed bands, collaborated with numerous other musicians and inspired generations. He has won multiple ARIA awards and been inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame. He is, quite simply, one of the greatest Australian musicians ever.

Paul Kelly: Stories Of Me charts Kelly's life, loves and losses, painting an intimate picture of a private man living in the public eye. The film, directed by Ian Darling (In the Company of Actors, MIFF 07), offers an exclusive insight into the man behind the fame, his creative processes and his remarkable catalogue of music.

Highlighting the power of words and music, Paul Kelly: Stories Of Me is destined to become an instant hit.

Paul Kelly and Ian Darling are guests of the festival.

Rated M

D Ian Darling P Susan MacKinnon, Mary Macrae, Ian Darling Dist Madman Entertainment TD DCP/2012

See also...

IN THE COMPANY OF ACTORS

Two of the world's finest actors, Cate Blanchett and Hugo Weaving, prepare to perform the Sydney Theatre Company's version of Hedda Gabler in New York. Normally, the rehearsal room is a sacred space ... More »

AUTOLUMINESCENT: ROWLAND S. HOWARD

"Rowland was Australia's most unique, gifted and uncompromising guitarist." - Nick Cave ... Guitarist, songwriter and artist Rowland S. Howard was an instrumental figure in the Australian rock scene ... More »

ROCK'N'ROLL OUTLAW

WORLD PREMIERE ... “Rock ‘n' roll, in the true sense, is partly about theatre and partly about poetry and partly… about the smell of petrol, if you know what I mean.” - Angry Anderson ... More »

WORDS FROM THE CITY

“Australians all let us recoil, for we have no idea. We go to war for wealth and oil, our home is girt by fear.” - TZU Words from the City explores the evolving Australian hip hop scene through ... More »

I'M NOT DEAD YET

Meet Chad Morgan, the dentally challenged king of Australian country music. ... For almost 60 years, Chad Morgan has been one of country Australia's quintessential and most beloved troubadours. A man ... More »

MISS NIKKI AND THE TIGER GIRLS

"What does freedom mean to a 19-year-old Buddhist girl who dreams of being of a pop star but is living under a repressive military regime?" - Director Juliet Lamont ... The western construct of ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director