Tasmania is set to celebrate world cinema this month with the Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival. Plan your event in advance by reading our reviews of films in the program.
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SBS Film

25 Oct 2011 - 3:05 PM  UPDATED 26 Feb 2014 - 4:09 PM

Breath of Fresh Air preview
The considerable expansion Tasmania's Breath of Fresh Air (BOFA) Film Festival has undergone in a single year would be the envy of any event organiser. After its humble launch last year by the Launceston Film Society, the festival was recognised by the state government as having significant cultural and commercial value. The 2011 BOFA team has enjoyed broad support from all levels of industry, government and film sectors... Read more

Happy Happy
(Norway)
Director: Anne Sewitsky
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Watch the trailer

Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place
(US)
Directors: Alex Gibney, Alison Ellwood
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Van Diemen's Land
(Australia)
Director/co-writer: Jonathan auf der Heide
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Watch interview

Face To Face
(Australia)
Director: Michael Rymer
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Watch Michael Rymer interview

The Hunter
(Australia)
Director: Daniel Nettheim
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Watch Willem Dafoe, Daniel Nettheim and Frances O'Connor interview

Little Sparrows
(Australia)
Director: Yu-Hsiu Camille Chen
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Watch Yu-Hsiu Camille Chen interview

Medianeras
(Argentina)
Director: Gistavo Taretto
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20 Cigarettes
(Italy)
Director: Aureliano Amadei
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The Whistleblower
(Germany/Canada)
Director/Co-writer: Larysa Kondracki
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33 Postcards
(China/Australia)
Writer/director: Pauline Chan
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Watch Pauline Chen interview

The Guard
(UK)
Writer/director:
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Read John Michael McDonagh interview
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Here I Am
(Australia)
Writer/director: Beck Cole
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Watch Beck Cole, Marcia Langton, Kath Shelper interview
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Caught Inside
(Australia)
Director: Adam Blaiklock
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The Eye of the Storm
(Australia)
Director: Fred Schepisi
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review and synopsis

Watch Fred Schepisi interview

We Need to Talk About Kevin (right)
(UK)
Director/co-writer: Lynne Ramsay
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review and synopsis

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trailer

Norwegian Wood
(Japan)
Writer/director: Tran Anh Hung
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Watch Tran Anh Hung interview
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How I Ended This Summer (pictured, main)
(Russia)
Writer/director: Alexei Popogrebsky
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review and synopsis