BECKER FILM GROUP
LAST DANCE (TBC)
Julia Blake (Innocence) & Firass Dirani (Underbelly)
* LAST DANCE will have its World premiere at 2012 Melbourne International Film Festival*
Holocaust survivor Ulah Lippmann (Julia Blake) hears of a terrorist attack on a local synagogue in her Melbourne neighbourhood. She has no idea she’ll soon find herself held hostage by a Muslim radical, Sadiq Mohammad (Firass Dirana), who's on the run after surviving the bombing. Desperately wounded, Sadiq sees Ulah’s flat as a place to hide while he plans his next move. And so begins a terrifying ordeal that will force Ulah and Sadiq to confront their own pasts - at times driven by mutual need; at times by unexpected revelations; at times by events outside the room. Fear and hatred turn to sympathy as Ulah takes control, not turning Sadiq in, but nursing him until she discovers his shocking secret...
Starring the multi award-winning acting talent team of Julia Blake (Innocence; Human Touch; The Boys Are Back; Bed of Roses) & Firass Dirani (Underbelly; East West 101) and made by first time feature film director David Pulbrook (known as an AFI Award-winning editor on films including The Cup and Hotel Sorrento), LAST DANCE doesn't take sides, or a politics stance, instead presenting a very human story.
In cinemas across Australia, Sept 2012
(date is tbc)
Country of Origin: Australia
Running Time: 90 min
FRIST MEDIA SCREENING
Monday, 30th July @ 10:30am
At the Sony Pictures Theatrette
(Level 19, 1 Market St, Sydney)