Three Blind Mice @ Chauvel Cinema

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Three Blind Mice

Written, directed and featuring Matthew Newton, Three Blind Mice also stars Ewen Leslie, Toby Schmitz, Pia Miranda, Gracie Otto, Jacki Weaver and Bud Tingwell, being Bud’s last on screen appearance.

Three young Navy officers hit Sydney for one last night on land before being shipped over to the Gulf to fight. Sam (Ewen Leslie) has been mistreated at sea and is going AWOL, Dean (Toby Schmitz) has a fiancé (Pia Miranda) and the future in-laws to meet, and Harry (Mathew Newton) just loves playing cards. Throughout the night the boys lose each other, find themselves, and along the way discover courage, friendship and redemption. Funny yet psychological drama where the narrative is told through multiple viewpoints. Three Blind Mice also features the music of Wes Carr.

“Three Blind Mice is an anti-war film, unashamedly about people not politics,” said Matthew Newton. “I wanted to make a film that shows three young men doing what our male youth do as an alternative to killing and being killed. The boys meet potential partners, they get into trouble on their own terms and they deal with the complex question of what it is to be a man. It leads by example and doesn’t offer any simple solutions.”

Three Blind Mice has been accepted to over 14 festivals including; Sydney Film Festival (2008) In Competition where Three Blind Mice’ received a special commendation from the Jury. Melbourne International Film Festival (2008) Red Carpet Gala Screening. Toronto International Film Festival (2008) Discovery section. Times BFI London Film Festival (2008) Films on the square, awarded the FIPRESCI International Critics Prize. AFI FEST (Los Angeles) (2008). International Thessaloniki Film Festival (2008) In Competition, WINNER- Best Screenplay. Canberra International Film Festival (2008). Dublin International Film Festival (2009), Glasgow International Film Festival (2009). South By Southwest (2009). Philadelphia Film Festival (2009). Cleveland International Film Festival (2009) and later this year the Seattle International Film Festival.


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