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:: Spotlight :: RUIN Screening Tour of Australia

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

The first Australian feature film in 20 years to win an Award at the Venice Film Festival, RUIN is the internationally acclaimed drama from renowned Australian filmmaking team Michael Cody and Amiel Courtin-Wilson (HAIL, BASTARDY, CICADA). An impressionistic fable, RUIN is the story of Phirun (Rous Mony) and Sovanna (Sang Malen) - two young lovers inexplicably drawn together, who escape a brutal and exploitative world of crime and violence in modern day Cambodia. Fleeing Phnom Penh after a murder, they travel deeper into the jungle. As their vulnerable love ebbs and flows along their journey, they wake from the trauma of their former lives and unleash a violent rage upon the world.

Responding to the need for a unique cinematic experience, filmmakers Amiel Courtin-Wilson and Michael Cody have organised a range of exclusive event screenings to cater for an increasingly discerning cinema going audience. With Q&A sessions at ACMI, Golden Age Cinema, The Lido Cinema and Cameo Cinemas, Belgrave, along with screenings at the Mercury Cinema in Adelaide and an exclusive live-score performance at Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) with renowned composer Oren Ambarchi, this screening programme, which will take place over the next three weeks, is a unique opportunity for curious audience members to obtain a range of fascinating insights into the filmmaking process.

Q&A EVENT SCREENING DETAILS ARE:

MELBOURNE
Q&A at ACMI with co-director Amiel Courtin-Wilson & other RUIN crew members
(19, 26 November & 3 December)
https://www.acmi.net.au/film/australian-perspectives/ruin/

Q&A Event at Lido Cinemas
(Sunday 20 November at 2.00pm)
https://www.lidocinemas.com.au/Movie/Ruin

Q&A Event at Cameo Cinemas with co-director Amiel Courtin-Wilson
(Friday 18 November at 7.00pm)
https://www.cameocinemas.com.au/Promotion/Ruin-Qa-Screening-At-Cameo

SYDNEY
Q&A Event at Golden Age Cinema with co-director Michael Cody
(20 & 27 November)
http://ourgoldenage.com.au/film/ruin-2/

BRISBANE
Special Event Screening of RUIN with composer Oren Ambarchi performing the score live
Sunday 4 December at 3.00pm
https://www.qagoma.qld.gov.au/whats-on/calendar

ADELAIDE
Visit the Mercury Cinema website for session details:
http://mercurycinema.org.au/


AWARDS & FESTIVALS

WINNER SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
Official Competition Venice International Film Festival (Orrizonti) 2013

WINNER BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Official Competition Moscow Tomorrow International Film Festival 2013

WINNER BEST EDITING
Asia Pacific Film Festival 2013

WINNER BEST DIRECTION
Fantaspoa International Film Festival 2014

Official Competition Sydney International Film Festival 2014
Official Selection Rotterdam International Film Festival 2014
Official Selection Goteborg International Film Festival 2014
Official Selection Valdivia International Film Festival 2013
Official Selection Cork International Film Festival 2013
Official Selection Sofia International Film Festival 2014
Official Selection Fantaspoa International Film Festival 2014
Official Selection Asian Deauville International Film Festival 2014
Official Selection Munich International Film Festival 2014
Official Selection Sitges International Film Festival 2014
Official Selection Transylvania International Film Festival 2014
Official Selection Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2014
Official Selection Syros International Film Festival 2014
Official Selection Dark Mofo MONA Film Program 2014
Official Selection Melbourne International Film Festival 2014
Official Selection Brisbane International Film Festival 2014
Official Selection Cologne International Film Festival 2014

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