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Burn Burn Burn | Mardi Gras Film Festival 2017
February 17, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm UTC+11
Burn Burn Burn | Fri 17 Feb 9pm, Event Cinemas George St | TIX: bit.ly/2irXweu
From the first joke of questionable taste in the opening minutes of the film, to the last one at the very end, this black comedy about life and death will have you laughing out loud.
Dead at 29, Dan (Jack Farthing) bequeaths his ashes to his BFFs – emotionally stunted lesbian Alex (Chloe Pirrie, Youth) and straight, self-absorbed Seph (Laura Carmichael, A United Kingdom) – along with videoed instructions on scattering them in England, Scotland, and Wales filmed as his illness developed.
During his posthumous video appearances, Dan not only unpacks his own issues, but sets about getting Alex and Seph to address theirs as well. Refreshingly, Alex’s sexuality isn’t one of her many issues. The unplanned road trip uncovers some unexpected truths and the pair unearth some unlikely characters along the way.
A warm, rich, intelligent film with wonderful performances, Burn Burn Burn ranges from devastating to hilarious, and through everything in-between. For all the jokes about death it has a lot to say about life.
Burn Burn Burn is the debut feature for director Chanya Button and the screenplay was written by Charlie Covell, who was responsible for two episodes of the brilliant 8-part TV series Banana.
“Like Thelma & Louise for millennials.” – TimeOut
“This confident, relaxed British feature debut by director Chanya Button and screenwriter Charlie Covell is a sort of millennials’ mashup of Laughter in Paradise and Last Orders.” – The Guardian
“The girls are a compelling pair.” – The Upcoming
“Often very maudlin, the film has a nice line in eccentric, screwball humour and at least some of the energy its title promises.” – The Independent