Australia's premier curated multi-arts festival, the Perth Festival, is hitting Western Australia once again from the 7th February to the 1st March 2020.
Featuring a huge collection of films, it's the perfect opportunity for cinephiles to check out the best new films before they hit cinemas! The SWITCH team has checked out their top picks of the competition - browse through our reviews below, and check back throughout the festival as we add more!
This film documents how we should live: with an appreciation of the balance of Mother Nature, and with a fearless tenacity to live out our dreams.
The documentary excels in never sensationalising any aspect of Dujuan's story for dramatic effect; simply capturing Dujuan's daily life is enough to make blood boil and tears fall.
A portrait of an artist entering the last act of their lives, looking back at what they have created and the battlefield left in their wake, and facing the fear of never creating again.
This is a rare and precious film, breathtaking in its craft and intensely honest in its passions, and one of the best films of this or any year. This is great, great cinema.
There's just an inherent "something" missing here that could be blamed on a number of factors, all of which stem from behind the camera.
A luxuriously paced, wittily gory zombie comedy, it’s part social commentary, part homage to cinema, and all ridiculous. You’d be dead right to want to check it out.
A remarkable, electrifying and ultimately shattering film, a stellar debut for Ladj Ly, and most importantly, a work that feels necessary. It's a thrilling act of cinematic protest.
It's a comedy that is as sweet and unique as its main star, and points towards a bright future for disabled inclusivity in film.