Blaze

International Narrative Competition

World Premiere

FEATURE | Australia | 101 MINUTES | English | (No Subtitles) subtitles

BLAZE

Drama

The coming of age genre gets reimagined in this astonishing drama about a family in crisis. Simon Baker stars as the attentive single father of twelve-year-old Blaze (played by Julia Savage), who goes off the rails after experiencing trauma. Colorful, creative sequences bring us into our heroine’s psyche, as she channels and explores her depression, anger, and grief, looking for an appropriate way to express herself. Baker excels as the patriarch who is all too aware of society’s shortcomings and keen to protect and support his daughter’s burgeoning identity. It’s a cathartic, cleverly crafted film about a survivor, that delights the senses by fusing fantastical sequences with the authentic reality of the female lived experience. Award-winning Australian artist Del Kathryn Barton makes an extraordinary directorial debut with this powerhouse drama of a girl’s journey into womanhood.--Lucy Mukerjee

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CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Del Kathryn Barton

Del Kathryn Barton is regarded as one of Australia’s leading artists. She has won the Archibald Prize twice, and her work exists in the collections of every major art gallery in Australia and private collections throughout the world. Her short animation Oscar Wilde’s The Nightingale and the Rose premiered at the Berlinale.

Director
Del Kathryn Barton
Producer
Samantha Jennings
Screenwriter
Del Kathryn Barton, Huna Amweero
Cinematographer
Jeremy Rouse
Composer
Sam Petty, Angel Olsen
Editor
Dany Cooper
Executive Producer
Kristina Ceyton, Deanne Weir, Daniel Besen, Chris Plater, Boris Tosic, Simon Baker
Associate Producer
Taylor Goddard
Co-Producer
Alexis Perrin
Key Cast
Julia Savage, Simon Baker, Yael Stone, Josh Lawson, Sofia Hampson
Cast
Julia Savage, Simon Baker, Yael Stone, Josh Lawson, Sofia Hampson

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