Friday 3 July, Sydney Film Festival returns to Casula Powerhouse for the fifth instalment of the Festival’s monthly program. The Crow’s Egg, dubbed the next Slumdog Millionaire, is an enchanting tale suitable for children eight years and up. The film follows two slum dwelling children on a quest to try pizza for the very first time.
“This funny and charming film from South India has delightful performances, a vibrant energy and is a real crowd-pleaser for all audiences,” said Liverpool Mayor Ned Mannoun.
The film tells the story of two mischievous brothers who live in poverty in a Chennai slum. When a pizza parlor replaces their playground, the two carefree boys become consumed with the desire to taste this magical dish called ‘pizza’.
Realising that one pizza costs more than their family’s monthly income, they begin to plan ways to earn more money, inadvertently setting in motion an adventure that involves the entire city.
In the South Indian language, Tamil, with English subtitles, the film is the debut feature of director M. Manikandan. It was the only Indian regional entry at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it received a standing ovation at its world premiere.
Sydney Film Festival Director Nashen Moodley said, “Following a sold out Australian premiere and screenings at the Sydney Film Festival 2015, we are excited to give audiences the opportunity to catch this delightful and endearing film at Casula.”
Kiersten Fishburn, Director of Casula Powerhouse, said, “The Crow’s Egg is an enlightening and adventurous tale the whole family will enjoy; with beautiful characters, colourful scenery and great humour.”
The Crow’s Egg is the fifth film to be screened at Casula as part of the partnership with Sydney Film Festival, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and Liverpool City Council. The Festival is undertaking monthly screenings throughout 2015, delivering an incredible film experience in the uniquely re-purposed power station.
What: Sydney Film Festival at Casula Powerhouse
Where: Casula Powerhouse, 1 Powerhouse Road, Casula NSW 2170
When: Screening begins at 6pm on Friday 3 July
Prices: Adult $15, Concession $13, Child (under 16 years) $10
For tickets and further information visit: www.casulapowerhouse.com/
The Indian Telegraph Sydney Australia