Cementing its reputation for innovative screen funding, the ADL Film Fest FUND presents the Australian premiere of Jennifer Kent’s The Nightingale, direct from its world premiere in competition at Venice, the gala work-in-progress of Grant Sputore’s I Am Mother starring Hilary Swank and Clara Rugaard and the feature documentary, She Who Must Be Obeyed, about the remarkable Freda Glynn.
I Am Mother – Gala work-in-progress screening
Starring two-time Oscar® winner Hilary Swank and newcomer Clara Rugaard, I Am Mother is a thought-provoking sci-fi thriller that brings a dark and electrifying edge to a unique mother-daughter story. Based on an original concept by West Australian director Grant Sputore, here making his directorial debut, and writer Michael Lloyd Green, the script was one of the most sought after on the 2016 Black List. I Am Mother tells the story of a lonely teenage girl, the first of a new generation of humans to be raised by Mother – a kindly robot designed to repopulate the earth after the extinction of mankind. Their unique bond is threatened when a blood-drenched woman (Swank) inexplicably arrives at the bunker, begging for help. Overnight the stranger calls into question everything Daughter has been told about the outside world and her Mother’s intentions. Produced by Kelvin Munro and Timothy White, co-produced by Anna Vincent and Michael Lloyd Green.
Friday 12 October 6.45pm – followed by premiere party
Tickets are now on sale at www.adelaidefilmfestival.org
The full festival programme, juries and special guests will be announced in September.
Adelaide Film Festival runs October 10 – 21.