Gold Coast Film Festival
GCFF24: Dance First

Dance First

Gold Coast Film Festival

Thu 18 Apr, 1pm & Fri 19th Apr, 3:30pm
Dance First
Session Times

Dance First

Literary genius Samuel Beckett lived a life of many parts: Parisian bon vivant, WWII Resistance fighter, Nobel Prize-winning playwright, philandering husband, recluse. But despite all the adulation that came his, way he was a man acutely aware of his own failings.

In 1969, having been awarded with the Nobel Prize for Literature, an embarrassed Beckett simply wanted to be rid of it and its prize money. This film revolves around this turning point, the internal debate raging within Beckett as to which of the people in his life most deserve to be the beneficiaries of his shame, overcoming the guilt about his selfishness and the pain caused to those he loved.

Year: 2023
Country: United States

Thu 18 Apr, 1pm & Fri 19th Apr, 3:30pm
James Marsh
Drama | Biography

Mature themes, violence and occasional coarse language
100 mins
English/French - English Subtitles
Gabriel Byrne, Fionn O’Shea, Aidan Gillen, Sandrine Bonnaire, Maxine Peake, Gráinne Good
Adults $17
Concession $15
(No Free HOTA Tickets)



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