Brisbane cinephiles can experience a glimpse of the beauty, diversity and quality of film produced in the Asia Pacific in the lead up to November’s 9th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) and the 2nd Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival (BAPFF), with four special screening events.  The second film is THE POSTMAN’S WHITE NIGHTS, a meditative and often mischievous look at life in a remote Russian village, screening at QAGOMA on Friday 25 September.

APSA and BAPFF in partnership with Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) present THE POSTMAN’S WHITE NIGHTS.

Set in the remote north Russian village of Kenozero Lake, where villagers live as they have for centuries. Their only link to the outside world is their charismatic postman who delivers the mail, news and other essential needs (including vodka!) in his boat.

Charming and flirtatious, the postman takes us on his rounds, gliding through the lake nestled in the stunning northern landscape. Unexpected events see his life and those of all the villagers turned upside down.

Winner of the 2014 Venice Film Festival’s Silver Lion for Best Director and in competition for the 9th APSA in 2015, this exquisitely shot film unfolds with a poetic gentle pace and is imbued with a sense of melancholy as villagers go through a transformation of their peaceful land.

Featuring an ensemble cast of real life villagers who portray themselves doing what they do in everyday life, the film is the latest work from eclectic and acclaimed Russian filmmaker Andrei Konchalovsky.

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