Walk the Red Carpet from 6.45pm
Film starts 7.30pm
has been announced as the film at the centrepiece of this year’s Closing Gala.
With Sunday October 27 the final day of film festivities, seize the opportunity to join us as we wind-down the BBFF2019 with another Red Carpet Gala Party on Saturday Night, the best night for a party.
Each year, this red carpet event acknowledges and celebrates the creative spirit of all festival participants – including you, our much-valued patrons and supporters.
Raise your glasses to a festival experience like no other – packed full of astounding talent, good vibes and an array of sterling films from Australia and around the world – ten days of innovation, accomplishment and enlightenment.
The 2019 Closing Night Gala gives you the opportunity to chat to that lauded director of your most loved film of the festival, enjoy a delectable menu from Byron Bay Catering while sipping on hand selected Zilzie wines and hit the dance-floor.
Closing Night always sells out so don’t be disappointed – buy your early bird tickets NOW!
People power and authenticity drive this dramatic study of the July 2018 rescue of the Wild Boars football team, trapped in the Tham Luang cave in northern Thailand. The situation had all the elements of a movie – a daring mission, impossible odds, and, most importantly, a happy ending. It’s this last detail that would seemingly hamper any film adaptation – how do you tell a story where everyone knows how it ends?
The solution is simple. Without comprising the inherent tension, Thai/Irish director Tom Waller focuses on the human element, showcasing a wide range of the thousands of people involved in the rescue. Several key participants portray themselves in this retelling, adding to its verisimilitude.
With Hollywood versions inbound, it’s appropriate that a Thai adaptation came first. This impressive film is likely to be the definitive realisation.