RADHA MITCHELL will add her star power to the Byron Bay Film Festival when she appears at a screening of her recent short film, the psychological drama Whoever Was Using This Bed.
Mitchell is currently filming on the Gold Coast opposite Guy Pearce in the satirical drama Flammable Children, also starring Kylie Minogue, and will travel south for Whoever’s Byron premiere.
The actress has had a successful screen career since she first appeared on television as Pixie Robinson in Sugar and Spice in 1988, going on to feature in well-received feature films such as Man on Fire with Denzel Washington, Finding Neverland with Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet, and Woody Allen’s Melinda and Melinda.
Mitchell appears with moody French-American actor Jean-Marc Barr (Big Sur) in Whoever Was Using This Bed, an intimate and emotionally taut film directed by Australian Andrew Kotatko.
Previously a music consultant for an array of Australian films, including The Water Diviner and The Little Death, Kotatko makes his directing debut here.
Just over 20 minutes long, Whoever … focuses tightly on the tensions in a marriage that has lost its way. Based on a Raymond Carver short story, the film has the feel of a stage play in the style of Edward Albee.
It is one of 85 Australian films at the festival, which starts on October 14 with a red carpet gala opening.
There follows a 10-day feast of cinema, with 174 films from 29 countries being shown.
Mitchell and Kotako will attend the screening of Whoever Was Using This Bed at Brunswick Picture House Friday October 16 at 4pm. The film also screens at Byron Community Centre on Thursday, October 20 at 7.30pm.
For more information, contact media@BBFF.com.au, or call Digby Hildreth on 0401 935 760.
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