“The Survival of Kindness”
Mwajemi Hussein secures leading role in the film “The Survival of Kindness”
Speaking Made Easy Member, Mwajemi Hussein (a member of City Group, Adelaide) secured the leading role in the film “The Survival of Kindness” which has been/will be screened at various Film Festivals in Australia and also Berlin, Germany.
IN COMPETITION: 73rd BERLINALE
WINNER: FIPRESCI AWARD, 73rd BERLINALE
WINNER: BEST DEBUT – MWAJEMI HUSSEIN, BELGRADE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Rolf de Heer’s
THE SURVIVAL OF KINDNESS
NATIONAL Q&A TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT
IN CINEMAS MAY 4
The latest feature from one of Australia’s leading filmmakers Rolf de Heer’s, The Survival of Kindness, is set to tour the nation from April 20 with a series of Q&A screening events ahead of its May 4 national release.
The announcement comes just weeks following the film’s FIPRESCI AWARD win at the 73rd Berlinale, given by the international body of film critics. Reviews from Berlinale said:
‘First-time actress Mwajemi Hussein is riveting as an escapee trekking across a plague-ravaged wilderness in a magnificently parched, wordless parable.’ (Variety)
‘…think a deep-arthouse “Mad Max,” with its max turned all the way down to minimalism’ (Variety)
‘striking, thought provoking cinema’ (Screen International)
‘The Survival of Kindness lingers with you long after the credits roll’ (Collider)
De Heer and the already award-winning lead performer Mwajemi Hussein will tour nationally, giving audiences around the country the opportunity to engage in conversation about this meaningful film directly with its creators.
The national Q&A screening tour will commence with the opening night of Screenwave International Film Festival, before travelling on to screen at Fantastic Film Festival Sydney, the Gold Coast International Film Festival and in Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra and Hobart. Tickets on sale.
Thursday 20 April – Coffs Harbour: Opening Night Screenwave International Film Festival
Friday 21 April – Sydney: Fantastic Film Festival, Randwick Ritz
Sunday 23 April – Gold Coast International Film Festival, HOTA
Monday 24 April – Canberra: ARC Cinema presented by the National Film & Sound Archive
Thursday 27 April – Perth: Luna Leederville
Sunday 30 April – Melbourne: Cinema Nova, Carlton
Tuesday 2 May – Adelaide: The Piccadilly
Thursday 4 May – Hobart: State Cinema
The Survival of Kindness will release in cinemas nationally on May 4, distributed by Umbrella Entertainment.
The Survival of Kindness introduces Mwajemi Hussein in the lead role of BlackWoman. Battling privilege and pestilence while not knowing if she’s alive or dead, BlackWoman finds skeletons and has her boots stolen.
Running time: 96mins