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SPECIAL INVITATION FOR THIS SUNDAY! You’re invited to ‘In Conversation with Michael Rowe’, Director of Early Winter (South Brisbane | Sun 22 Nov | 2.00pm-4.00pm)

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Screen Queensland invites you to attend an exclusive industry event this Sunday with

Writer / Director Michael Rowe

Michael Rowe is in Brisbane this weekend for the Australian premiere of his latest film, Early Winter, at the Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival. 

SQ is hosting an intimate ‘In Conversation’ event for Queensland practitioners and there are 10 spaces available! 

(this) Sunday 22 November
‘Innovation Lab’, The Edge 
Stanley Place, Cultural Centre, South Brisbane 
2.00pm – 4.00pm

Screen Queensland (SQ) is thrilled to offer you the unique opportunity to attend an informal session and Q&A with Michael Rowe this Sunday 22 November from 2.00pm – 4.00pm at The Edge.

Moderated by filmmaker and lecturer Mairi Cameron, hear Michael talk about his ‘rigorously minimalist’ approach to cinematography and direction and how he manages to make award-winning films on a shoestring budget.

Winning the Camera d’Or at Cannes in 2010, Michael is a distinctive voice in Australian cinema.

His latest film Early Winter is an Australian and Canadian co-production supported by Screen Queensland and winner of this year’s prestigious Venice Days Award.

‘In Conversation with Michael Rowe’ event details:
Date: Sunday 22 November 2015
Time: 2.00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Innovation Lab, The Edge
Stanley Place, Cultural Centre, South Bank
(next to the State Library of Queensland)
Cost: Free – RSVPs are essential and PLACES ARE LIMITED!

There will be a door list and name tags for all guests on arrival

RSVP: Please email lgardiner@screenqld.com.au to confirm your spot

Catering: Afternoon tea will be provided at the session. 

Michael is in Queensland for the Australian premiere of his latest film, Early Winter, at this year’s Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival (BAPFF) on Saturday 21 November (click here to buy tickets.)

Early Winter, is produced by Trish Lake and Freshwater Pictures.  Trish is a leading independent producer in Queensland and her films include the Australian cinema classic, Gettin’ Square and she has previously been awarded the Screen Producers Australia Feature Film Producer of the Year.

The film is a Canadian/ Australian official co‐production with Possibles Media based in Canada.

Early Winter is the first English-language feature by 2010 Cannes Caméra d’Or-winning director and Australian born, Michael Rowe (Leap Year; The Well) who is based in Mexico and has worked on only Spanish-language films until now.  Michael wrote and directed the film drawing on real life insights from his family and friends’ experiences as health workers in nursing homes in country Victoria in Australia.

Starring acclaimed Canadian actor, Paul Doucet (Unité 9;Funkytown) and the 2012 Cannes Best Actress in Un Certain Regard, Suzanne Clément (Mommy; Laurence Anyways),Early Winter tells the story of a man in quiet crisis, working long hours at a rest home to support his family, that he feels may be on the edge of collapse.

Early Winter draws on universal themes of loneliness, detachment and isolation within relationships and is re-interpreted for a Canadian setting.