Rolf de Heer: Dancing to His Song reveals man of vision

Dancing to His Song: the Singular Cinema of Rolf de Heer, launched on 11 March at Griffith Film School, Brisbane, is published as an advanced eBook, with film clips, by Currency Press. The first time I watched a Rolf de Heer film was in the late 1980s while writing a column for Australian Society, a… Continue reading Rolf de Heer: Dancing to His Song reveals man of vision

Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2015

© Jane Freebury Allons au cinéma, cinéphiles! There are 49 films to choose from at the French Film Festival this year. Even more options than last year. As the season unfolds during March-April in eight locations across the country, the easy part will be savouring the menu, the hard part will be making the choices.… Continue reading Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2015

Diverging Australian cinematic futures (1991)

© Jane Freebury Published in Australian Society magazine September 1991 The Sydney season of the 1991 Australian Film Festival opened with the striking juxtaposition of Jocelyn Moorehouse’s Proof and Rolf de Heer’s Dingo. Both nominated for best feature in the Australian Film Institute awards, they represent the wildly different directions filmmaking in this country is… Continue reading Diverging Australian cinematic futures (1991)