Island of the Hungry Ghosts
On an isolated island in the Indian Ocean, land crabs migrate in their millions from the jungle to the sea. The same jungle hides a high-security Australian detention centre where thousands of asylum seekers have been locked away indefinitely. Their only connection to the outside world is trauma counsellor Poh Lin Lee, who visits them every day to offer her support, travelling through the island's beautiful yet threatening landscape. From Australia writer/director Gabrielle Brady, Island of the Hungry Ghosts is a poetic and profoundly moving hybrid documentary that glides between the migrations of the biosphere and the chaotic movement of humans with surreal grace.
Why You Should See This Film
Exclusive to Golden Age in Sydney, Island of the Hungry Ghosts is a lush, haunting portrait of an alien landscape, using exquisite visual metaphor and delicate sound design. It's no surprise that it was awarded the Best Documentary Film prize at Tribeca Film Festival and has received myriad accolades the world over. One thing is for sure — it will stay with you long after the credits roll.
GOLDEN PRICE TICKETING FOR FILM CLUB MEMBERS
Tickets for the Tuesday 4 March 8.30pm session are $12 for Golden Age Film Club members and their guest (both adult and concession). All other patrons can purchase tickets for the standard price, use a Gift Pass to purchase, or join the cult to start saving.
- Year: 2018
- Rating: PG
- Director: Gabrielle Brady
- Cast: Poh Lin Lee
- Duration: 98 minutes
- Language: English