Paris Funeral, 1972
For the world premiere of Paris Funeral, 1972 BIFF is excited to present a gala screening complete with a drinks reception at the conclusion of the film. Choose from either a Gala Ticket which includes include popcorn on arrival, screening and an alcoholic beverage at the post screening reception, or a standard ticket for the premiere screening.
This striking feature debut from Brisbane filmmaker Adam Briggs follows the passage of Rosario, an itinerant and highly charismatic Italian in his 60s as he drifts through Australia before he returns to France and Italy, in the company of musicians Kate and Ella.
Attentively shot on 16mm, the film’s cast is composed of non-actors playing versions of themselves as they reinterpret and fictionalise their own lives. From the film’s opening amidst the homeless and displaced communities of Brisbane and Melbourne to the fields of Europe, Paris Funeral, 1972 is defined by a desire to do justice to people’s need for contact and communication, exploring how each individual need interplays with society.
Join us for a post-screening reception after the film, followed by a gala screening of Friends and Strangers.