Love in Bright Landscapes MIFF@CinefestOZ with Q&A
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Love in Bright Landscapes MIFF@CinefestOZ with Q&A

GENERAL SCREENING
Sat
28
Sat Aug 28 12:00 PM

Cinema 1 Orana Cinemas Busselton
General Admission
140 Mins
August
Fri Aug 27

Sat Aug 28

Doors Open: 11.30am

In a short life, David McComb gave up secrets in the shape of his songs, as the singer, songwriter & driving force of the great Australian band, The Triffids. McComb believed in the power of the song, and in The Triffids’ 1986 masterpiece Born Sandy Devotional (with its now-iconic Mandurah cover image) he found a new Australian voice: a poetic vision of broken hearts cast against the bright expanse of beaches, deserts, and highways.

But McComb’s health faltered and after a heart transplant in 1996, he died in 1999, days short of his 37th birthday - leaving a slew of unanswered questions and unrecorded songs. Using his familiar Western Australian landscape as the canvas for his towering psychodramas, the tragedy & triumph of McComb’s driven, passionate life is brought to the screen with his poetry & newly discovered letters read by Man Booker Prize-winning novelist DBC Pierre; interwoven with excerpts from 74 of David's songs.

Love in Bright Landscapes reveals the man behind the songs – via restored 35mm slides & evocative home movies, and heart-rending interviews with colleagues, family & friends.

MIFF@CinefestOZ: A Presentation of the Melbourne International Film Festival Premiere Fund

Enjoy a Q&A session with the filmmakers after the screening.


Why not plan a South West adventure at the same time as CinefestOZ? We recommend making accommodation, restaurant and tour bookings early to avoid disappointment. Plan your stay and 'wander out yonder' with Western Australia in Australia’s South West and Your Margaret River.

For information on how the COVID-19 pandemic may affect your festival experience, please visit our website. 



August
Fri Aug 27

Sat Aug 28

Cinema 1 Orana Cinemas Busselton

27 Albert Street Busselton, Western Australia, 6280