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Films By Cate Shortland

Focus on Cate Shortland AustraliaCate Shortland's much-anticipated first feature film, Somersault, premiered at Cannes this year and screens as MIFF's Opening Night film. In this programme Shortland talks about her creative approach and screens her lyrical, poetic imagery and dynamic (and ... Read more
Thursday night. Late night shopping. Joy wants to have fun. A glimpse at a teenage girl's life; the glitter of the shopping mall mecca and the pull of friends, intersected by the familiar commands that are meant to instill a sense of discipline but only make you want to get further away. Sometimes ... Read more
An uncomfortably intimate portrait of a decaying relationship between Delia an aspiring jazz singer, and Dale, her petty thief boyfriend. Pentuphouse offers us a glimpse at the moment when Delia's choice is movement or stagnation. ... Read more
Somersault ... The stunning debut feature from acclaimed director Cate Shortland arrives from its World Premiere screening in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes this year. ... 'Heidi [Abbie Cornish], aged 16, drifts from one sexual encounter after another to make up for a lack of affection ... Read more
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