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October 15, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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New Farm Six Cinemas
701 Brunswick Street
New Farm, 4005

Event Info:

Machines (2016)
Confluence: Festival of India in Australia
Asia Pacific Screen Awards Screening Program
Presented by Screen Queensland

Unclassified 15+
Under 15s with a parent of guardian only

Director: Rahul Jain
India | Germany | Finland
75 min
English | Hindi
International Sales:
Autlook Filmsales
In competition at 11th Asia Pacific Screen Awards

“An all-too-rare combination of artistic vision and social conscience… An overwhelming sensory immersion into a hidden, secretive environment…” – The Hollywood Reporter

In the Indian province of Gujarat, men and children work long hours every day in a massive textile factory. In a world where giant machines dominate and output is of prime importance, what is the cost of labour? It is not surprising that a critic recalls Fritz Lang’s silent epic – except that in Machines, there IS sound. In fact, sound and rhythm are just as much a character as the visual, when it comes to detailing the factory’s daily operations. Amid the colours and lushness of dyes and fabrics, Director Rahul Jain and cinematographer Rodrigo Trejo Villa’s lyrical effort is also determined to draw viewers’ eyes to the gritty working condition.

An experiential documentary coupled with an unflinching exposé of industrial exploitation, Machines received the Special Jury Award for Excellence in Cinematography in this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

Enquiries For Machines:

Asia Pacific Screen Awards
(07) 3006 6200



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