3 October 2018


Additional Q&A screening with cast and creatives announced

Cast members ARMIE HAMMER, DEV PATEL, and TILDA COBHAM-HERVEY are all confirmed to attend the Australian Premiere of Hotel Mumbai at the Adelaide Film Festival (ADL FF) in October for an exclusive Australian appearance.Together with South Australian director/co-writer Anthony Maras, co-writer John Collee and producers Julie Ryan and Joe Thomas the cast members will walk the red carpet at the festival Opening Night Gala on Wednesday 10 October.

An additional event has been added to the festival’s opening weekend, with cast members Dev Patel and Tilda Cobham-Hervey participating in a Q&A screening from 6pm Friday 12 October, alongside co-writer John Collee, director Anthony Maras and producers Julie Ryan and Joe Thomas.

The Australian Premiere of Hotel Mumbai, an ADL Film Fest FUND supported feature, comes hot on the heels of the celebrated World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. It will be the first time cast and creatives reunite in Adelaide since the film was partially shot in Adelaide in 2016.

Directed and co-written by Anthony Maras and starring Armie Hammer, Dev Patel, Nazanin Boniadi, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, with Anupam Kher, and Jason Isaacs, Hotel Mumbai tells the astonishing story of those trapped in the iconic Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in the 2008 attacks.

The Hotel Mumbai Gala Premiere will take place at GU Film House on Wednesday 10 October, followed by the ADL Film Fest Opening Night party at the Queen’s Theatre. Tickets are $95 and now on sale now.

Hotel Mumbai will also screen at the festival 6.30pm Sunday 14 October and 7.30pm Saturday 20 October. Tickets for all sessions available now at:

Hotel Mumbai will be released in Australian cinemas by Icon Film Distribution in 2019.


Director and co-writer Anthony Maras: “Before heading to Mumbai for the Indian leg of our production, it was in Adelaide that our shoot began and it’s such an honour to have our incredible cast back in my hometown for our Australian premiere.”

Amanda Duthie – CEO and Artistic Director of the ADL Film Fest and ADL Film Fest Fund:

“Hotel Mumbai is a film that the festival, through the Adelaide Film Fest FUND, is so proud to have supported with investment. We can’t wait to have the cast and creatives come back to Adelaide, where it all started, for what will be an unforgettable Australian Premiere event.“

Minister Pisoni – South Australian Minister for Industry and Skills:

“Local cast and crew played a big part in the making of Hotel Mumbai—this represents the diversity and talent we have here in South Australia. It’s great that Adelaide director Anthony Maras, the film’s stars Armie Hammer, Dev Patel and Tilda Cobham-Hervey can join the wider arts industry for the Adelaide Film Festival Opening Night on October 10 and I wish the festival every success.”


ADL Film Fest FUND

The ADL Film Fest Fund, now in its ninth successful round, was the first of its kind in Australia and remains one of the few in the world. The 86 projects to date have won major awards at all of the world’s leading film festivals including Cannes, Berlin, Toronto, Venice and Sundance.

The ADL Film Fest FUND this year presents a stunning line-up of finished works, including: the Australian Premiere of Hotel Mumbai; the Australian premiere of Jennifer Kent’s The Nightingale, direct from its world premiere and double win at the Venice Film Festival; the gala work-in-progress of Grant Sputore’s I Am Mother starring Hilary Swank and Clara Rugaard; and the feature documentary, She Who Must Be Loved, about the remarkable Freda Glynn. Also to world premiere is the FUND commissioned VR The Waiting Room from Molly Reynolds and Rolf de Heer, and the extension to 2017’s VR commission The Summation of Force, the short documentary The Art of the Game from Trent Parke and Narelle Autio.

ADL FILM FEST – 10 – 21 OCTOBER 2018

The ADL Film Fest has secured a reputation around the globe as an essential screen culture event and was named in Variety Film magazine’s 50 Unmissable Film Festivals list. With a distinctively curated program of Australian and international screen culture, special events, awards and forums, the festival continues to be regarded as a premier destination for new and exciting screen projects. Each edition of the ADL Film Fest has three prestigious juried awards: Best International Feature Film, Flinders University International Feature Documentary Award, the AFTRS International Virtual Reality Award and the Audience Awards. The ADL Film Fest takes place immediately after the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals, signifying the beginning of the awards season. Australian screen industry icons Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton are patrons of the festival.


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