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Nude Tuesday

Directed by Armağan Ballantyne
Australia, New Zealand
100 minutes
MA 15+
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Bored couple Bruno and Laura try to save their marriage at a new-age retreat in this hilarious, one-of-a-kind Kiwi comedy spoken in gibberish and subtitled in English.
The comic device at the heart of the film devised by Jackie van Beek (The Breaker Upperers, SFF 2018) and director Armağan Ballantyne (The Strength of Water) is as unique as it is uproariously hilarious. Actors were given basic pointers before being allowed to run verbally amok and deliver their lines in improvised gibberish. Post-filming, enter British comedian Julia Davis, to supply the funniest and most deliriously rude subtitles you could ever hope to read while falling off the chair laughing. There’s a beautiful heart here as well. Damon Herriman and van Beek are perfect as the troubled couple, and Jemaine Clement is hysterical as the smooth, gibberish-spouting sex guru Bjorg at his “disco of sensations”.

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Jackie van Beek
Jackie van Beek is an actor, writer and director. Her debut feature, The Inland Road, premiered in competition at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival. She co-wrote, co-directed and co-starred in The Breaker Upperers (SFF 2018).
Armağan Ballantyne
Born in Aotearoa, New Zealand Armağan studied film making in Prague where she directed her first short film Whistle She Rolls (in competition at the Venice Film Festival.) Her first feature film The Strength of Water screened in competition at the Berlin Film Festival, Rotterdam Film Festival and the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. She has served on the Jury of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards and the International Film Festival for Children and Youth in Iran.


Fri 10 Jun
State Theatre
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Sat 11 Jun
Event Cinemas George Street - Cinema 4
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Sun 19 Jun
Ritz Cinemas Randwick - Cinema 1
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Program Strand
Special Presentations
MA 15+
Australia, New Zealand
In Gibberish with English subtitles
Armağan Ballantyne
Emma Slade, Virginia Whitwell, Nick Batzias
Damon Herriman, Jackie van Beek, Jemaine Clement
Jackie van Beek
Andrew Commis
Nick Meyers
World Premiere
Australian Films, Off-Beat, Comedies
Company Credits
Australian Distributor: Madman Entertainment
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