Program
Director: Michael Bentham
2019
Australia
84 minutes
Unclassified 18+

“Powerful, intense and timely” (Cinema Australia)

Disclosure is a tense psychological drama inspired by real events, a great example of independent Australian cinema. When a 4-year-old girl makes a serious allegation against a politician’s 9-year-old son, an attempt by the children’s parents to tackle the issue in a cooperative way soon degenerates into a vicious confrontation. Disclosure asks the question, what would you do if your child came to you and began telling you a story about something that happened to them, that is one of your worst nightmares as a parent? And what would be the consequences of your actions? At a time when the #MeToo campaign is capturing the public zeitgeist, Disclosure expands the conversation to tackle the issue of child-on-child sexual abuse. The alarming scale of this problem, still mired in secrecy and denial, is being brought into the public domain by a slew of academic papers, articles and news reports across the developed world. The truth hurts. In a market primed for a discussion about this subject, Disclosure engages the audience with a powerful story of trauma, revenge, doubt and despair, as the ethical, emotional and professional dilemmas faced by the four main characters are exposed.

Disclosure marks the arrival of a talent to watch” (Film Threat)

“Disturbing in the best possible way” (Medium.com)

Film Type Feature Fiction
Program Strand Australian Indie
Language English
Director Michael Bentham
Producer Donna Lyon-Hensler
Screenwriters Michael Bentham
Cinematographer Mark Carey
Editor Ryan Wade Howard
Music Tony Dupé, Jamie Saxe
Cast Geraldine Hakewill, Matilda Ridgway, Mark Leonard Winter, Tom Wren
Genre Drama, Mature/Adult, Social Issue

Screens with: Torch Song

Director: Stephen Lance
2020
Australia
12 minutes
Unclassified 15+

A teenager with XXY syndrome hoping to spend the weekend with his father, is surprised to discover him and many other men part way through an intense and surreal burning ritual.

Film Type Short
Program Strand Shorts Before Features, World Shorts
Premiere World
Language English
Director Stephen Lance
Producer Stephen Lance
Screenwriters Stephen Lance
Cinematographer Benjamin Cotgrove
Editor Steve Cooper
Music Ack Kinmonth
Cast Jordan Dulieu, Steve Le Marquand, Pippa Grandison
Genre Drama