10 Films you cannot miss at the Revelation Perth International Film Festival


We present a list of 10 Films worth watching at the Revelation Perth International Film Festival that is taking place from July 7th – 17th in Perth (Australia).


Bahman (Avalanche) by Morteza Farshbaf – Iran | 2015 – 90 min.

Homa, a very experienced nurse is assigned a 10-day night shift to take care of an unpleasant old woman while her son, the owner of the clinic, is away. A huge snowstorm hits Iran and clogs the city, effectively closing it down. Her mindscape begins to mirror the landscape. As the nights go by, she has increasing troubles sleeping.

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07.11.2016 – Paradiso – 6:45 pm
07.14.2016 – Paradiso – 6:45 pm


Baskin by Can Evrenol – Turkey | 2015 – 97 min.

Baskin (the title is, apparently, Turkish for police raid) follows a squad of suitably dysfunctional cops on a routine night call that takes them far from familiar roads. Delving into surreal horror like a finger poking into an open- wound, Baskin’s dream-logic and shifting narrative emphasises brooding atmosphere, all-consuming darkness, and terrifying brutality, to nightmarish effect.

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07.11.2016 – Luna Leederville – 11:15 pm
07.15.2016 – Luna Leederville – 10:50 pm


Bridgend by Jeppe Ronde – UK | 2015 – 104 min.

Sara and her father, Dave, have moved to the small town of Bridgend, where he has taken a job as a police officer. But there is a darkness in the community following a number of unexplained youth suicides. While Dave investigates the suicides, teenager Sara befriends Jamie and his friends. These youths spend much of their time hanging around the woods near where a friend was found dead, and as Sara becomes drawn deeper into the psychological lives of her peers her father begins to worry about what may happen.

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07.13.2016 – Luna – 9:00 pm
07.17.2016 – Paradiso – 12:45 pm


High-Rise by Ben Wheatley – UK | 2015 – 119 min.

High Rise Focuses on the inhabitants of a new tower block in the London commuter-belt as residents more primal urges start to emerge and civilization’s veneer begins to fade. As an increasingly primitive world erupts into the corridors and luxurious apartments everything starts to change. The ensemble cast, which includes Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons and Sienna Miller – deliver perfect performances, building on the unsettling material.

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07.08.2016 – Luna Leederville – 9:00 pm
07.13.2016 – SX – 8:45 pm
07.16.2016 – Luna Leederville – 11:00 pm

Path of the souls

Paths of the Soul by Zhang Yang – China | 101 min.

Paths of the Soul is a beautifully poetic, deeply affecting and brilliantly simple odyssey of devotion seen through the eyes of a group of pilgrims from a small village deep in the isolated Tibetan countryside. The film unfolds in such a wonderful way from the opening moments. What starts out as a chance conversation about the possibilities of a pilgrimage between two men herding their Yaks soon filters through the village and becomes a fait accompli involving young, old, male and female, able and not so able.

But the pilgrimage is more difficult than anyone can imagine as the small group must traverse 1200kms of inhospitable territory, blizzards, rockfalls, floods and all manner of misfortune – all the while having to prostrate themselves to the ground every few steps in prayer.

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07.12.2016 – SX – 6:45 pm
07.16.2016 – Luna Leederville – 12:30 pm


Patrick’s Day by Terry McMahon – Ireland | 2014 – 102 min.

Patrick is a warm, open, twenty-six year old virgin schizophrenic. Pills and his mother’s protection mean he is no threat to himself or anyone else. Until he falls in love. Directed by Terry McMahon Patrick’s Day is a powerful drama that further cements McMahon’s role in forefront of the new wave of independent Irish cinema. In Patrick’s Day, McMahon turns his focus onto Patrick, a young man with a mental illness who becomes temporarily separated from his overbearing dominant mother. An ensuing night spent with a suicidal young-woman has radical and far-reaching consequences for all concerned, and especially the innocent Patrick.

On the surface Patrick’s Day is more immediately accessible than McMahon’s previous offering, and it is perhaps a more fully developed work, but it retains the anger and frustrations of the previous movie and under McMahon’s driven direction the cast deliver incredible performances, in a powerful film about family and contemporary society.

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07.12.2016 – Luna Leederville – 8:45 pm
07.16.2016 – SX – 2:40 pm

risk of acid rain

Risk of acid rain by Behtash Sanaeeha – Iran | 2015 – 105 min.

Manouchehr still insists on going to work at the Iranian Tobacco Company, although he has retired long ago. When his mother passes away, he embarks on a journey to Tehran to find an old childhood friend. But on arrival in Tehran he checks into a hotel staffed by eccentrics. He is finally in his element…

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07.13.2016 – Paradiso – 8:45 pm
07.17.2016 – Paradiso – 3:15 pm


Somebody’s Mother by Gabriela Tollman – US | 2016 – 83 min.

Following the death of her baby, Clare turns to her sister Anna for support. However, Anna is also facing a personal and profound crisis. Telling the story of the two-sisters both struggling with traumas, Somebody’s Mother is a family drama that explores tragedy and grief with a rare power. The intense, emotionally developed script is matched by strong performances that explore the women’s different experiences of motherhood. Gabriela Tollman, who also wrote and stars in the film, has an extensive resume of short films (including The Last Gunshot and Birth of Industry) that have played at festivals across the world, including Cannes, and Somebody’s Mother is a powerful drama and poignant feature film debut.

This is a rare, brave film, in which the most painful experiences of motherhood are explored with a rare depth. Shot and edited to emphasize the intimate emotional moments the protagonists face Somebody’s Mother makes for powerful viewing.

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07.10.2016 – Luna Leederville – 2:15 pm
07.16.2016 – Luna Leederville – 12:45 pm

swiss army man

Swiss Army Man by Dan Kwan & Daniel Scheinert – US | 2016 – 95 min.

Being stranded on a deserted island leaves young Hank (Paul Dano) bored, lonely and without hope. As a rope hangs around his neck, Hank prepares to end it all, until he suddenly spots a man (Daniel Radcliffe) laying by the shore. Unfortunately, he is dead and quite flatulent. Using the gassy body to his advantage, Hank miraculously makes it back to the mainland. However, he now finds himself lost in the wilderness, and dragging the talking corpse named Manny along for the adventure.

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07.14.2016 – SX – 8:45 pm
07.16.2016 – Luna Leederville – 9:00 pm

The Whispering Star

The Whispering Star by Sion Sono – Japan | 2015 – 101 min.

Japanese director Sion Sono’s haunting, elegiac science fiction film The Whispering Star follows a lone woman as she travels across the galaxy. Her task consists of delivering parcels to distant human outposts. These worlds are often barren, sometimes empty, always uncanny and haunted by the echoes of previous existences. As she travels across the vast expanses of the universe between deliveries her thoughts turn to questions of what it means to exist. Hauntingly shot in black and white, with the ruins of Fukashima doubling as alien worlds, the film examines not just what it means to be human but what humans mean for the worlds that they inhabit.

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07.14.2016 – Paradiso – 8:45 pm
07.16.2016 – Luna Leederville – 2:30 pm

For more information about the festival please visit the FESTIVAL PROFILE.

To know where and when they are going to screen these movie you can check the official website here: Revelation Perth International Film Festival.

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