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AUSTRALIA | 106 minutes | 1977

As Australia suffers a barrage of extreme weather events, a young lawyer is hired to defend a group of Aborigines accused of murder. He slowly discovers a mystical connection with one of the accused, and starts to see the climatic anomalies in a new light. An obscure film by one of Australia’s most acclaimed directors, The Last Wave is a film to be experienced body and soul, like a dream. Weir tackles the climate crisis by contrasting Indigenous spiritual worldviews to Western rationalism, which proves powerless against overwhelming forces of nature. Rarely has a film depicted the eve of collapse with such atmosphere. NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE - restored version.

Presented by URBANIA
In collaboration with WWF-Canada

Programs

Tuesday October 15, 2019

Program #150
21:00
Cinémathèque - Salle Principale

Sunday October 20, 2019

Program #261
15:00
Cinémathèque - Salle Principale

Peter Weir

No biography

Director
2010/I Les chemins de la liberté
2005 Peter Weir: Short Film Collection (Video)
2003 Master and commander: De l'autre côté du monde
1998 The Truman Show
1993 État second
1990 Green Card
1989 Le cercle des poètes disparus
1986 Mosquito Coast
1985 Witness: Témoin sous surveillance
1982 L'année de tous les dangers
1981 Gallipoli
1979 Le plombier (TV Movie)
1977 La dernière vague
1976 Luke's Kingdom (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Dam and the Damned (1976)
- A Man Worse Than Cormac (1976)
1975 Three Workshop Films (Short)
1975 Pique-nique à Hanging Rock
1974 Les voitures qui ont mangé Paris
1973 Whatever Happened to Green Valley? (Documentary)
1972 3 Directions in Australian Pop Music: Australian Colour Diary 43 (Documentary short)
1972 Boat Building (Short)
1972 Incredible Floridas (Documentary short)
1972 The Billiard Room (Short)
1972 The Computer Centre (Short)
1972 The Field Day (Short)
1971 Homesdale
1971 Three to Go (segment "Michael")
1969 Stirring the Pool (Short)
1969 Man on a Green Bike (TV Movie)
1968 Count Vim's Last Exercise (TV Short)
1968 The Life and Times of the Reverend Buck Shotte (TV Short)
Writer
2010/I Les chemins de la liberté (screenplay)
2005 Peter Weir: Short Film Collection (Video)
2003 Master and commander: De l'autre côté du monde (screenplay)
1990 Green Card (written by)
1982 L'année de tous les dangers (screenplay)
1981 Gallipoli (story)
1979 Le plombier (TV Movie) (written by)
1977 La dernière vague (screenplay)
1974 Les voitures qui ont mangé Paris (screenplay) / (story)
1973 The Very Best of 'The Aunty Jack Show' (TV Special) (writer)
The Aunty Jack Show (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes, 1973) (writer - 1 episode, 1972)
- The R Certificate Show (1973) ... (written by)
- The Ear, Nose & Throat Show (1973) ... (written by)
- The Iron Maiden Show (1973) ... (written by)
- Unaired Pilot: Aunty Jack's Travelling Show (1972) ... (writer)
1971 Homesdale
1971 The Comedy Game (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Aunty Jack's Travelling Show (1971) ... (written by - as Peter Wier)
1971 Three to Go (segment "Michael")
1969 Man on a Green Bike (TV Movie) (written by)

distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Peter Weir, Tony Morphett, Petru Popescu
  • Producer Hal McElroy, James McElroy
  • Cast Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, David Gulpilil

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