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Grand Tour

Directed by Miguel Gomes
Portugal, Italy, France
129 minutes
Unclassified 15+
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Direct from the Cannes Competition, the latest from Miguel Gomes (Tabu, SFF 2012; Arabian Nights, Sydney Film Prize, SFF 2015) is a mischievous and heartsick chronicle of a runaway groom with his sunny bride in pursuit across Asia.

Rangoon, Burma, 1917. A British civil servant, Edward (Gonçalo Waddington) is due to be married to his fiancée Molly (Crista Alfaiate), who has arrived from London for the wedding. But Edward panics before the nuptials and flees to Singapore. So begins his grand tour of Asia – whizzing through Bangkok, Manila, Saigon, Osaka and Shanghai. Molly is not easily dissuaded, however; determined to be married, she’s even rather amused by Edward’s cowardly skittishness. She sets off in pursuit, often narrowly missing her betrothed and sending telegrams notifying him of her progress. The word “stop” in her telegrams is both punctuation and an order. And while on the trail, Molly, with her boisterous laugh, is not short of admirers. With hilarious voiceover narration, and the dazzlingly beautiful and meticulous period scenes intercut with vibrant contemporary footage, Gomes has once again made a film that is funny, unique and beguiling.

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Program Strand
Official Competition
Unclassified 15+
Portugal, Italy, France
In Portuguese, Chinese, Thai, French, Burmese, Vietnamese, Filipino and Japanese in English subtitles
Miguel Gomes
Filipa Reis
Gonçalo Waddington, Crista Alfaiate, Lang Khê Tran
Miguel Gomes, Maureen Fazendeiro, Telmo Churro, Mariana Ricardo
Rui Poças, Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, Gui Liang
Telmo Churro, Pedro Filipe Marques
Australian Premiere
Asia, Cinephile, Off-Beat, Cannes Selected, Experimental
Company Credits
Sales Agent: The Match Factory
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