The Trouble With Being Born
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The Trouble With Being Born

Mon
19
Mon Apr 19 8:15 PM

Jetty Memorial Theatre
Assisted Listening
Wheelchair
100 Percent
General Admission
94 Mins
April
Mon Apr 19

WINNER · ENCOUNTERS SPECIAL JURY PRIZE · BERLINALE

Premiering at the Berlin International Film Festival, Sandra Wollner's The Trouble With Being Born garnered controversy for its depiction of a relationship between a man and an android that resembles his child.

Ten-year-old Elli (Watson) is an android built by a father (Dominik Warta) as a replicate of his young daughter who disappeared years prior. Elli is programmed as a vessel for his memories and fantasies, which mean nothing to her, but everything to him.

One day after following a strange echo into the woods, Elli is picked up by strangers to where a new identity awaits her - a new ghostly existence – as a blank screen onto which others can project their loss of the paradise that is childhood.

“Wollner joins the pantheon of uncompromisingly intellectual Austrian formalists like Michael Haneke. But in terms of daring, Wollner may even outstrip her countrymen: Her film’s eerie, glassy surface conceals deep cuts into ontology, memory, identity and our increasingly boundary-obliterating relationship to tech" - Variety

Contains high impact themes.

In German with English Subtitles
April
Mon Apr 19

Jetty Memorial Theatre

337 Harbour Drive Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450