Some Of Film's Biggest Names Will Light Up Screens For Adelaide Film Festival

Adelaide Film Festival Program Revealed

With Cate Blanchett’s highly anticipated film, Carol, to have its Australian Premiere at the Adelaide Film Festival, this year’s program promises to be the best yet.

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Some of film’s biggest names, including Cate Blanchett, Julianne Moore, Michael Caine, Jane Fonda, Michael Keaton, Richard Roxburgh, Anthony LaPaglia and Rachel McAdams will light up local screens in October, as the full program for Adelaide Film Festival is announced today.

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Cate Blanchett in film Carol. Photo Credit: cate-blanchett.com

Over 180 films from home and around the globe will take over locations all across Adelaide from October 15-25. In its eleventh year, the 2015 Adelaide Film Festival event again promises something for everyone, promising the best of local, Australian and internationally produced films, with an eclectic mix of cinema, television, art and the moving image – plus the one night only reunion of Festival ambassadors and screen favourites, the duelling Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton, as they host the Ultimate Quiz night.

Over 180 films from home and around the globe will take over locations all across Adelaide from October 15-25. In its eleventh year, the 2015 Adelaide Film Festival event again promises something for everyone, promising the best of local, Australian and internationally produced films, with an eclectic mix of cinema, television, art and the moving image – plus the one night only reunion of Festival ambassadors and screen favourites, the duelling Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton, as they host the Ultimate Quiz night.

The Festival will feature new work from Australian directors including Scott Hicks, Jocelyn Moorhouse, Matt Saville, Sue Brooks, Stephen Page, Matthew Bate, Meryl Tankard and Rosemary Myers and such internationally renowned filmmakers as Todd Haynes, Paul Weitz, Paolo Sorrentino, Peter Sollett and Mark Cousins, plus new work from performance artist and composer Laurie Anderson.

For 10 days, the Festival will take over Palace Nova and Mercury cinemas in the city, roll out the red carpet at Her Majesty’s Theatre, host special events at Port Adelaide, then hit the road for a tour of regional South Australia.

Adelaide Film Festival Director Amanda Duthie today revealed Carol, starring Cate Blanchett, will have its Australian premiere in Adelaide – after receiving a standing ovation and critical acclaim at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Directed by Todd Haynes and set in 1950s Manhattan, the wealthy and married socialite Carol (Blanchett) and department store assistant Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) develop a fast bond that becomes a love with complicated consequences. Carol will join a stellar line-up of ten Australian premieres competing in the Foxtel Movies International Feature Competition.

The 2015 Adelaide Film Festival program is bursting at the seams with exciting films to see and is online and on sale today at adelaidefilmfestival.org.

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