International Premiere

The Flood

Local title
Üleujutus
Original title
The Flood
Director
Victoria Wharfe McIntyre
Country
Australia
Year
2020
Festival
24th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
FIRST FEATURE COMPETITION
Genre
/mängufilm/

Time for some meaningful fun. This revenge and redemption western won’t leave you loveless. With boundless passion for various genres, inventive Australian debutant embarks on surprising, bloody and uplifting ride for almost impossible reconciliation. Breathlessly dynamic thrill is enchanted with wisdom, unique sounds and poetry of aboriginal culture, heritage and history. Four songs were especially written in the Yuin traditional language.

Imaginatively inspired by Tarantino’s "Kill Bill", this morbidly funny chase brings reminds us of Indonesian "Marlina, the Murderer in Four Acts" (PÖFF 2017) and even nostalgic Australian legend "Crocodile Dundee". Probably you witnessed similar stories elsewhere, but director Victoria Wharfe McIntyre (her short films were played in 200 festivals for 70 awards) succeeds to expose unusual payback techniques for humiliation, hatred, disrespect, rape and mockery. She smartly rises questions about modern feminism and reminds about horrific colonisation. The main character Jarah prepares something painfully special and sweet for each bad guy in town.

Filmed in subtropical gorgeous Kangaroo Valley, which no longer exists after January’s fires. Many houses (including director’s own), which you’ll see on screen, are severely damaged or destroyed. Be sure to watch will very last seconds for a surprise scene after the credits, where you can also read vivid translation of songs and verses to English.

Edvinas Pukšta

Director
Victoria Wharfe McIntyre
Screenwriter
Victoria Wharfe McIntyre
Cast
Alexis Lane, Shaka Cook, Dean Kyrwood, Peter McAllum
Producer
Amadeo Marquez-Perez
DoP
Kevin Scott
Editor
Cindy Clarkson
Runtime
Language
English
Director
Victoria Wharfe McIntyre

Victoria Wharfe McIntyre on töötanud mitmetes reklaam- ja dokumentalistika projektides nii teatris, filmis kui teles. Ta on kirjutanud ja kaaskirjutanud mitu lühifilmi nagu „Blood on the Chandelier“, mis nomineeriti Austraalia filmiinstituudi auhinnale. Tema järgmine film „The Telegram Man“ sai BAFTAl parima välismaise lühifilmi auhinna, samuti Austraalia Kino- ja Televisiooni Akadeemia (AACTA) nominatsiooni, ning pälvis arvukalt rahvusvahelisi ja kodumaiseid auhindu. Tema viimatine lühifilm „Miro2 esilinastus 2017 Melbourne filmifestivalil, kus seda nomineeriti parima lühifilmi AACTA auhinnaga.

Screenings

Hall 7 Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening050502 / Üleujutus
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Hall 6 Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening070403 / Üleujutus
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Hall Electric Cinema Tartu
Screening102202 / Üleujutus
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Trailer
Q&A with the filmmaker