Isabel Lucas Gets Married At Melbourne Film Fest

Isabel Lucas will be gliding down the aisle wearing white for the opening of this years Melbourne International Film Festival. Australian director, Amanda Jane, is opening the Festival with her debut feature film ‘The Wedding Party’, starring Lucas and a fantastic Australian cast including Josh Lawson, Steve Bisley, Kestie Morassi and Bill Hunter.

‘The Wedding Party’ is your classic tale of boy-meets-girl: The boy is Steve (Lawson) who makes a deal to wed a beautiful Russian immigrant seeking residency (Lucas) in exchange for a considerable sum of money. When his family get wind of the wedding plans, shit gets festive and he gets sucked into a wedding extravaganza. Cue wedding dress gags, inevitable cross-cultural misunderstandings and classic comedic slapstickery. It sounds like a fun romp – which will be a nice foil to the recent slate of brilliant but bleak Australian cinematic efforts (‘Animal Kingdom’, ‘Beautiful Kate’, etc). The film was made and shot in Melbourne, and the soundtrack also keeps it local with tunes by Melbourne-based musicians J. Walker of Machine Translations and Clare Bowditch.

Offering up a tantalising selection of 240 films from over 50 countries, this years MIFF is sure to satisfy the craving of any film junkies out there. For the old school connoisseurs there will also be a screening of Hitchcock’s classic mystery ‘Psycho’ screening in the Regent Theatre, with Bernard Herrmann’s famous score performed live onstage by The Bates Motel Orchestra. Amazing.

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Via Inside Film