Blaze. AU 2022. Director: Del Kathryn Barton. Screenplay: Del Kathryn Barton, Huna Amweero. 101 min. Feature film. OV. Suitable from age 16. Recommended from age 16.
Filmguest online: Director Del Kathryn Barton on 9.10.2022 at DFF Cinema
VISUALLY STUNNING AND MOVING — WITH THE HELP OF HER IMAGINATION, A GIRL FINDS HER FOOTING AGAIN IN THE WORLD AFTER A TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCE
It is a shock for Blaze, a moment that leaves a violent trace. One day she witnesses an act of violence. Terrible nightmares haunt the 12-year-old. In court they do not believe what she says. Has her imagination run away with her? Her rage at the adults awakens a little imaginary dragon, who is just as angry as she is. He offers support where there is no support. Between traumatic experiences and fantastic sequences, the artist Del Kathryn Barton tells an ode to female courage. The modern fable convinces with impressive visual effects and an outstanding acting performance. (SSt)
Screen Australia in association with Screen NSW, Fin Design and Spectrum Films
Del Kathryn Barton is an Australian painter and film director. Her works have been exhibited in museums in Australia and the USA. In 2008 and 2013 Barton received the Archibald Prize, which is the most important award in the field of portrait Painting in Australia. Her short film OSCAR WILDE’S THE NIGHTINGALE AND THE ROSE premiered at the Berlinale.