Long Weekend 1978 M

8.00PM Fri 18 May 2018 (1hr 32mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

'Nature turns nasty in this underrated and, until recently, forgotten masterpiece of terror. Everett de Roche's remarkable two-character script pits a self-absorbed and relentlessly bickering city couple on a relationship-repairing beach retreat against an increasingly hostile, almost supernatural environment: Birds swoop, the usually docile kangaroos slash and claw, and the reappearance of a dugong shot by Hargreaves's character as target practice is a harbinger of a fate which, to de Roche's credit, is never explained. Dark, suspenseful, ambiguous, and utterly enthralling.' Andrew Leavold

CREDITS

35MM, COLOUR, MONO, 92 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/CO-PRODUCER: COLIN EGGLESTON / SCRIPT: EVERETT DE ROCHE / CINEMATOGRAPHER: VINCENT MONTON / EDITOR: BRIAN KAVANAGH / PRINT SOURCE: NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE AUSTRALIA / RIGHTS: UMBRELLA ENTERTAINMENT

M | Mature audiences