PRESERVATION
| TUESDAY 14 - 18.00 | THURSDAY 16 - 14.30
Australia / 2003 / 55 minutes / 35mm / Colour / English with French subtitles
Director: Sofya Gollan / Screenplay: Sofya Gollan / Cinematography: Cordelia Beresford / Music: Amanda Brown / Editing: Simon Marin / Producer: Della Churchill / Cast: Jacqueline McKenzie, Jack Finsterer, Fiona Martinelli, Simon Burke, Kris McQuade.
Daphne no longer believes in love. She would no longer believe in anything if she didn’t keep in touch with her father via the medium of … a telepathic photographer. Working as a taxidermist in Sydney during the 1890s Depression, Daphne advertises for a female tenant to help make ends meet. However, only Nick, a labourer responds. With heavy-lidded eyes and a husky voice, Nick has the look of a man with a secret.
A graduate of both NIDA (the National Institute of Dramatic Art) and AFTRS, Sofya Gollan began her career as an actor before directing more than a dozen short films, earning her international recognition. Preservation is part of a new Australian Film Commission initiative and marks the debut of her career as a director of feature films. Deaf since birth, Sofya directs films that are as beautiful to watch as they are to hear..