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Smoke Between Trees Unclassified 18+

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Starring Tiriel Mora, Smoke Between Trees is the sensitive and emotionally rich story of a broken man whose life is forever changed when he’s reunited with his grandson.

Sixty-something real estate agent Matthew Higgins has lost everything: his wife has Alzheimer’s disease and now resides in an assisted living facility, from which she routinely strays; their daughter died in a car crash a decade ago, alongside the father of her child, an Aboriginal man. Matthew has struggled with grief ever since, cutting himself off from his grandson, Ari, who survived the crash. But on the eve of Ari’s 10th birthday, his gran and guardian Francine drops the boy off with Matthew while she goes into the city for an appointment and Matthew is forced to reckon with the past as his future opens up.

Smoke Between Trees traces an intimate and sensitive arc of interpersonal relationships as it sketches a broader picture of family, race, cultural resilience and love. Newcomer Robert-Joseph Slockee is wonderful as Ari, a child caught between families and cultures, while Tiriel Mora (Book Week, MIFF 2018) offers a sympathetic and captivating portrait of a devastated man putting himself back together again. Shot in the Blue Mountains, it’s a deeply moving, compassionate and engaging new film from director Michael Joy (Men’s Group).

Guests: Elly Chatfield, Michael Joy, Tiriel Mora

Tickets

2471
Sat 10 Aug 1:15 pm [2471]
The Capitol Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event
7601
Mon 12 Aug 6:30 pm [7601]
Hoyts 6 Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event
This session is bookable on a pass

To book a wheelchair space or to advise of other access requirements, please contact Box Office on (03) 8660 4898 or email boxoffice@miff.com.au
Key Cast
Damion Hunter, Elly Chatfield, Georgia Adamson, Jo Samuel, Robert-Joseph Slockee, Tiriel Mora
Director
Michael Joy
Producers
Michael Joy, Mieke van Opstal
Screenwriters
Michael Joy, Mieke van Opstal
Cinematographer
Michael Joy
Composer
Noel Burgess
Editor
Michael Joy
Premiere Status
World Premiere
Format
Digital
Company Credit
Distributor: Titan View

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