Shame @ CIFF
A motorbike-riding barrister is stranded in an outback town where she finds women being violently abused and gang-raped by men who are getting away with it, unimpeded by the local police or the town’s citizenry. Provoked by the injustice, she takes matters into her own hands. Deborra-lee Furness gives her best in a strong, provocative role. The fine screenplay by Beverly Blankenship and Michael Brindley is backed by Steve Jodrell’s high-powered direction, to transcend the action genre and deliver an iconic work of feminist cinema that has won awards and followers around the world. Excellent support comes from Simone Buchanan as a young woman who gains the courage to fight back.
CIFF is proud to present a newly re-mastered version of SHAME as part of the NFSA RESTORES program.
Special Festival Guests Simone Buchanan, Steve Jodrell and Michael Brindley will be present for a Q&A after the screening.
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