Bedevil 1993 PG

6.00PM Wed 13 Nov 2019 (1hr 30mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

Bedevil will screen from an archival 35mm print.

Bedevil is a thematically linked trilogy of multiculturalisms, ghosts from Queensland’s past: Greeks, Chinese, Torres Strait Islanders and Aboriginals are posited against an American GI and the blondest of children. Tracey Moffat awakes the ghosts of her own past, her Aboriginal/Irish heritage and in so doing taps in to the ghosts of all our pasts.’ Brisbane International Film Festival

‘The first Australian feature directed by an Aboriginal woman, Bedevil is a haunting trilogy of ghost stories inspired by tales that Tracey Moffatt first heard as a child. In "Mister Chuck," a young boy is haunted by the vision of an American soldier buried in the quicksand near his house. In "Choo Choo Choo Choo," a mother is drawn back to the nearby railroad tracks by dreams — or are they memories? — of a past tragedy. In "Lovin' the Spin I'm In," a woman refuses eviction from her home in order to maintain her vigil for her deceased son.’ Toronto International Film Festival

CREDITS

35MM, COLOUR, DOLBY, 90 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: TRACEY MOFFATT / CINEMATOGRAPHER: GEOFF BURTON / EDITOR: WAYNE LE CLOS / PRINT SOURCE: NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE AUSTRALIA / RIGHTS: RONIN FILMS / SCREENING FORMAT: 35MM