04-11-2022, 16:00 h.
Language: VOSE / VOSC
Ali is not a full citizen. He drives a cab with another man’s license and relies on GPS to find his way around a city he doesn’t know. His passenger, Esther, is an old woman who does not remember where she is going. Her anger is due to the lack of understanding of her surroundings in the face of her memory loss. They travel through the night in search of a vague destination while surveillance cameras mark their journey, coldly redacting the human element, defining who belongs and who does not, who is safe and who is not. What they are left with is their pain: she cannot remember and he cannot forget.
Madeleine Blackwell works on various theater and film projects as a writer and director. Her first short film Father screened at the Tehran International Film Festival and the Women on Women Film Festival in Sydney. She was nominated for an AFI Screenwriting Award for So Close to Home, which won the Golden Gate Award at the San Francisco Film Festival and the Dendy Award at the Sydney Film Festival. Since the 1990s he has directed theater both in Australia and overseas, specializing in community-based plays. He has also directed and taught at several Australian universities in theatre studies.