Australian film festival in Pézenas


The annual Australian film festival, le bout du monde is starting soon in Pézenas.

As well as the films, there’s a buvette open all day during each day of the festival, there’s boomerang demonstrations, concerts and an art exhibition.

It’s at the L’Illustre Théâtre/Cinéma, 22 avenue de la Gare du Midi, 34120 Pézenas.

Here’s the agenda:

Three Summers

Friday 10th May @ 9pm

Comedy written and directed by Ben Elton (2017) / 1h35 / VOSTF / TP

with Michael Caton, Magda Szubanski, John Waters, Deborah Mailman

When the singer of an Irish folk band meets an eccentric man at the “Westival”, a family folk festival in the heart of the countryside of Western Australia, it makes sparks. Around them are the fates of all sorts of festival-goers whose lives will change over the course of three Summers.


Saturday 11th May @ 3pm

Drama & Dance from Dein Perry (2000) / 1h35 / VOSTF / TP

with Adam Garcia, Sophie Lee, William Zappa

Based on the life of one of Australia’s best dancers, this story of a group of tradesmen devising their own tap dancing show to beat off unemployment will have your toes tapping…

Jill Bilcock Dancing the Invisible

Saturday 11th May @ 5pm

Documentary by Axel Grigor, (2017) /1h17 / VOSTF / TP

with Fred Schepisi, Cate Blanchett, Richard Lowenstein

The film focuses on the life and work of one of the great editors, Jill Bilcock. Iconic Australian films like Moulin Rouge and The Dressmaker demonstrate the look and feel of Bilcock’s incredible visual inventiveness. This documentary, as colourful and surprising as the films, reaches into the heart of the art of film editing.


Saturday 11th May @ 9pm

Drama Adventure from Simon Baker (2018) / 1h55 / VOSTF / TP

Based on a novel from Tim Winton, with Simon Baker, Rachael Blake, Jacek Koman

When they are not taking on less dangerous challenges, two teenagers explore the waves breaking on the wild coast of southwestern Australia. The improbable friendship they have with Sando, a former surfing champion will introduce them to the thrill and teach them to push their limits, will mark their lives forever.

Etched in Bone

Sunday 12th May @ 2.30pm

Documentary from Martin Thomas et Béatrice Bijon (2018) / 73mins / VOSTF / TP

Jacob Nayinggul, an aboriginal elder from Arnhem Land in northern Australia, learns that his ancestors’ bones were stolen by scientists in 1948 …

Alex & Eve

Sunday 12th May @ 4pm

Comedy from Peter Andrikidis (2015) / 92min / VOSTF / TP

with Richard Brancatisano, Zoe Carides

Alex, a 35 year old Greek Orthodox falls in love with Eve, a Lebanese Muslim.
Cross cultures and religions aren’t easy for their families to accept…

Midnight Oil 1984

Sunday 12th May @ 8pm

Documentary from Ray Argall (2018) / 1h30 / VOSTF / TP

with Peter Garrett, Peter Gifford, Rob Hirst

In 1984 the leader of the rock band Midnight Oil, Peter Garrett, decided to seek a senator’s seat under the banner of the Party for Nuclear Disarmament. With unpublished footage of the band performing live and behind the scenes, this documentary offers a unique dive into a pivotal year in which Australia’s most famous rock band convinced a nation that music could change the world.

Read more about the festival here.