Wedding Party to open MIFF 2010

MUMBAI: Director Amanda Jane‘s The Wedding Party will open this year‘s Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF).

The Wedding Party is set against the backdrop of an impending wedding, and follows the romantic and dramatic turns of the Thompson family and their relationships - from a deviant brother, and a sister with intimacy issues, to parents who have separated as a result of the father‘s infidelity, each couple must each face the one lesson that will get them through the complications of love.

The film features Australian actors including Isabel Lucas, Josh Lawson, Steve Bisley, Rhonda Burchmore, Essie Davis, Adam Zwar, Geoff Paine, Kestie Morassi, Nadine Garner and Bill Hunter.

This year MIFF 2010 will run for 18 days from 22 July 22 to 8 August with over 200 films scheduled to participate from around the globe in programme spotlights including international panorama, documentaries, neighbourhood watch, backbeat, animation as well as a special retrospective focusing on the subversive and political cinema legend Joe Dante.

Titles already announced to screen at this years festival include Chinese films City of Life and Death and Petition that was withdrawn from the festival last year after a controversy.

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