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Generation 14plus Short Film

Oscar Wilde’s The Nightingale and the Rose

A tender-breasted bird. Tumescent blossoms with sad eyes. Based on Oscar Wilde’s eponymous fairy tale, this animated version brings to life the paintings of Del Kathryn Barton. Transporting the story to a pictorial world of surreal beauty, the film turns the tale into a nocturne about the solitude at the heart of true love.
A young man desperately seeks a red rose so that he may ask his beloved to dance with him. Deeply touched by his feelings, the nightingale decides to sacrifice herself. In a thorny act of love she sheds her own life’s blood on a colourless rose to create the coveted red bloom. But is her sacrifice rewarded? Is there still a place for love in a world where prejudice and cold self-interest abound? The writer, renowned for his sarcasm, leaves us with a malicious punch line.

Australia 2014, 14 min

English

DIRECTOR

Del Kathryn Barton, Brendan Fletcher

CAST

Mia Wasikowska
Geoffrey Rush
Benedict Samuel
David Wenham
Sophie Lowe

Dates

Short Films 14plus 2

Tuolla puolen; Coach; Oscar Wilde’s The Nightingale and the Rose; Squirrel; Driftwood Dustmites; A Confession; Pochemu banan ogryzayetsya; Wawi; #Ya

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Generation Mix

The Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul; Primavera; Pochemu banan ogryzayetsya; Tuolla puolen; Oscar Wilde’s The Nightingale and the Rose; Coach; Si la mer se meurt; Nulla Nulla

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