FILM: SFF PRESENTS: VAI
15 Jun 2019 | 7.30pm - 9.30pmBook Tickets
This beautiful-looking anthology was shot in seven different Pacific countries – Fiji, Tonga, Solomon Islands, Kuki Airani (Cook Islands), Samoa, Niue and Aotearoa (New Zealand). In each location, a different Indigenous actress plays Vai at singular stages in her life, over a single day: beginning as a seven-year-old girl in Fiji (Mereani Tui Matanisiga) and ending in New Zealand as a great-grandmother (Hintu Dell) to the next generation. Producers Kerry Warkia and Kiel McNaughton (the team that created Waru) have assembled an impressive team of directors and actors to deliver a delightful, passionate portrait of an environment, culture, community and its womenfolk.
Bellbird Dining and Bar has created a special meal to complement the films that are screened as part of the Sydney Film Festival.
The meal for Vai is pan-fried New Zealand snapper, kumara, braised fennel and aniseed sauce. ($25)
Reserve your meal here
Under 16: $13
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FILM: NFSA RESTORES: MY BRILLIANT CAREER (1979)
21 Nov 2019
11.00am - 1.00pm
On an extended visit to her aristocratic grandmother, she meets Harry Beecham, a well-to-do grazier. Sybylla must decide if love will interrupt her plans for a brilliant career.