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The Death and Life of Otto Bloom
Director: Cris Jones (The Funk)
Cast: Xavier Samuel, Rachel Ward, Matilda Brown, Terry Camilleri, Amber Clayton
The Death and Life of Otto Bloom chronicles the life and great love of an extraordinary man who experiences time in reverse – wandering blindly into the past, while remembering the future.
The Film charts Bloom’s rise from scientific oddity to international superstar as he searches for love and meaning in this strange, backwards world.
Over the years, he has a string of romances while challenging our preconceived notions about life, death and the nature of time. When the world proves to be not yet ready for Bloom’s radical ideas, his fall from grace is as swift as it is tragic.
But for Bloom, the end is only the beginning…
[email protected]: A presentation of the Melbourne International Film Festival Premiere Fund.
All screening times will be available 29 July with the release of the full program.
Premiere Event – The Death and Life of Otto Bloom | Thursday 25 | 6:30pm
In Conversation Event – Eagle Bay Brewing Co. | Friday 26 | 11:30am