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A Memory Film: A Filmmaker's Diary (2023)

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Memory Film: A Filmmaker’s Diary

Jeni Thornley | Australia | 2023 | Unclassified (15+)


Wed 30 Oct 2024

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Thornley’s latest – which had its world premiere at the 2023 edition of the Melbourne International Film Festival – is a hypnotic diary film composed solely of the filmmaker’s silent Super 8 archive shot between 1974 and 2003, featuring an immersive score composed by Egyptian-Australian oud maestro, Joseph Tawadros. Exploring concerns as wide-ranging as radical feminism, gender fluidity, Aboriginal land rights and sovereignty, psychotherapy and Eastern spirituality, this intimate summary work is inspired by the jisei, a form of Japanese poetry written as a “farewell poem to life”, often considering the future death of the author and offered as a gift for one’s family and society.

To to be introduced by the filmmaker.

Format: DCP
Language: English
Source: Jeni Thornley
Courtesy: Jeni Thornley
Runtime: 85 mins

Event duration

85 mins


Unclassified (15+)


Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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