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Sadness

Code: 
a15
Director: 
Tony Ayres
Producer: 
Film Australia
Cast: 
Linden Goh, William Yang
Subtitles: 
Italian
Release date: 
1999
Runtime: 
52'
Language: 
English
Location: 
DVD cabinet sala toscana Prato
Number of copies: 
2 DVD, 1 VHS
Awards: 
2003 Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival, Winner - Special Prize; 2000 ATOM Awards, Winner Best Documentary; 1999 Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards, Winner Best Australian Documentary; 1999 AFI Awards, Winner - Best Sound in a Documentary; Brisbane International Film Festival, Most Popular; AWGIE Awards, Winner – Documentary; Melbourne International Film Festival, Winner - Film Victoria Erwin Rado Award for Best Australian Short Film
Synopsis: 
Award-winning photographer William Yang explores issues of grief, family and identity in this adaptation of his acclaimed stage performance, “Sadness”. Through this mesmerising, poetic montage of story telling, photography and stylised reenactment, William brings to life the stories of his family and friends. “Sadness” has two themes. The first involves an exploration of William's Chinese-Australian identity and family history, while the second centres on his experience of loss during the AIDS epidemic.