Films By Tony Ayres

"[Blake] Ayshford has written a sensational script which has a nail-biting, page-turning quality and yet has something original to say about the nature of love." – Tony Ayres ... Tony Ayres (Tim Winton's The Turning, MIFF 2013; The Slap, MIFF 2011) directs his first feature film since The Home Song Stories (MIFF 2007): a psychologically powered crime thriller set in mid-70s suburban Australia.... Read more
"[Blake] Ayshford has written a sensational script which has a nail-biting, page-turning quality and yet has something original to say about the nature of love." – Tony Ayres ... Tony Ayres (Tim Winton's The Turning, MIFF 2013; The Slap, MIFF 2011) directs his first feature film since The Home Song Stories (MIFF 2007): a psychologically powered crime thriller set in mid-70s suburban Australia.... Read more
A filmmakers documentary on photographer, David Edwards, who has been taking photo­graphs of naked men for the past eleven years. Hundreds of albums line his shelves. One section of David's wall, he calls "The Quilt'. These are people who have died. "To photograph others, means that you, yourself become invisible". The viewer becomes the voyeur's voyeur in this evocative and sexy examination on th... Read more
The Melbourne International Film Festival proudly heralds the return of the MIFF travelling film festival after an absence of six years. The MIFF Premiere Showcase hits the road with a series of weekend programs showcasing MIFF Premiere Fund, and will be in Bendigo the weekend of Friday 5 – Sunday 7 September 2014. ... For all locations and dates, please click here. ...   ... "[Blake] Ayshford has... Read more
The Melbourne International Film Festival proudly heralds the return of the MIFF travelling film festival after an absence of six years. The MIFF Premiere Showcase hits the road with a series of weekend programs showcasing MIFF Premiere Fund films, and will be in Geelong the weekend of Friday 12 – Sunday 14 September 2014. ... For all locations and dates, please click here. ...  ... Read more
The Melbourne International Film Festival proudly heralds the return of the MIFF travelling film festival after an absence of six years. The MIFF Premiere Showcase hits the road with a series of weekend programs showcasing MIFF Premiere Fund, and will be in Geelong the weekend of Friday 12 – Sunday 14 September 2014. ... For all locations and dates, please click here. ...   ... "[Blake] Ayshford h... Read more
The Melbourne International Film Festival proudly heralds the return of the MIFF travelling film festival after an absence of six years. The MIFF Premiere Showcase hits the road with a series of weekend programs showcasing MIFF Premiere Fund, and will be in Sorrento the weekend of Friday 19 – Sunday 21 September 2014. ... For all locations and dates, please click here. ...   ... "[Blake] Ayshford ... Read more
A brave and moving documentary based on photograph­er William Yang's acclaimed stage show of the same name. Sadness explores the roots of Yang's Chinese-Australian identity, and his grief at the AIDS related deaths of his friends. As an intriguing subplot, the tilm also deals with Yang's investigation of his uncle's mur­der, which occurred in Queensland in the 1920s, and explores the implications ... Read more
“A finely chiseled drama about an unstable Chinese mother struggling to reconcile her desires with her children's needs in early 70s Australia… speaks bittersweet truths about life in the Chinese diaspora.” - Variety Drawing from autobiographical experiences, filmmaker Tony Ayres (Walking on Water, MIFF 2002) casts Joan Chen (Twin Peaks) in an intensely committed performance as a Chinese nightclub... Read more
Winner of two prizes at the 2002 Berlin Film Festival (including the Teddy for Best Feature) and also selected for the Hong Kong Film Festival, Walking on Water is a refreshingly unsentimental, and even surprisingly humourous, film about people dealing with loss and grief. ... Charlie (Vince Colosimo) and Anna (Maria Theodorakis) are Gavin's two best friends. They made a pact to assist the termina... Read more
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