Hot on the heels of its European debut at Edinburgh International Film Festival & having just turned over $5 million at the Australian box office, the London Australian Film Festival is proud to present the London premiere of Top End Wedding, a heartwarming home-grown romantic comedy.
Having swapped the quiet life in the farthest north, or “top end”, of Australia for an exciting law career in bustling Adelaide, Lauren (Miranda Tapsell, The Sapphires) is a young indigenous trailblazer and not one to bend to conventions. So, when her white fiancé Ned (Gwilym Lee, Bohemian Rhapsody) manages to convince her to marry him (no mean feat) they decide to head north for the wedding of a lifetime in some of Australia’s most spectacular scenery.
Arriving in Darwin to find that her mum has gone missing, Lauren must drop everything and hit the road to reunite with her in time for the wedding, and, in so doing, reconnect with her heritage.
Shot on location in Darwin, Katherine, Kakadu and the Tiwi Islands, the natural beauty of the Northern Territory shines through in this film, co-written and co-produced by Tapsell, and directed by Wayne Blair (The Sapphires).
“A warm mix of finding connections to family and traditions while celebrating new love” – Eye For Film
The student short film Firekeepers of Kakadu (UWE Bristol/BBC) will precede the main feature.
Australian snacks and lollies (sweets) on sale – cash only
FROM THE FESTIVAL PROGRAMMING TEAM
This film is a total delight! Warm & witty, it’s a modern indigenous tale full of heart and humour, which sees the team behind The Sapphires reuniting to deliver a knockout wedding comedy like no other.
- BBFC rating
- Running time
- 103 mins
- WAYNE BLAIR
- MIRANDA TAPSELL, GWILYM LEE