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The award-winning feature film from French
writer, actor and director Mathieu Amalric, On
To u r is a heady look at the world of New Burlesque.
On Tour tells the stor y of Joachim, a former
television producer who has moved from France to
America to escape all the problems of his old life.
Re-invented as an entrepreneurial showman, he
returns to France with a team of brilliant burlesque
performers for what feels like the biggest gamble of
his life. But with burnt bridges still smouldering ,
it’s the long way around for Joachim.
Starring Amalric in the role of Joachim, On Tour
features a dazzling cast of America’s leading New
Burlesque performers – Mimi Le Meaux, Kitten
on the Keys, Dirty Martini, Julie Atlas Muz and
Evie Lovelle – who combine English and American
musical hall traditions with the art of striptease.
The film also features Roky Roulette, known for
the unique ability to perform a striptease on a pogo
As part of its First Look program, from May
5-16 the Australian Centre for the Moving Ima ge
(ACMI) will present On Tour (Tournée).
Karen (Shai Pittman) is a beautiful young
woman with a dark past, but she’s got potential
and she knows it.
Fresh out of prison, she finds herself on the
streets with a burning desire to turn her life around
but no - one to call for help. Eventually she finds a
haven at a shelter for women like herself.
With the support of her new community of
friends, Karen begins the journey of reconnecting
with her estranged mother (Prof Marcia Langton,
AM) and her young daughter, and she is soon
propelled to face the most difficult truths of her
life. But she’s determined ne ver to give up.
Along with the creative team behind
Samson & Delilah (pro ducer Kath Shelper and
cinematographer War wick Thornton), director
Beck Cole (First Australians, Making Samson
& Delilah) has marked out a place for herself as
one of the most important young filmmakers in
Australian cinema .
Set and shot in and around Port Adelaide, Here
I Am is a moving and hopeful stor y about the
strength and resilience of women.
Director: Mathieu Amalric
Staring: Mimi Le Meaux, Evie Lovelle, Mathieu Amalric
Here I Am
Director: Beck Cole
Staring: Shai Pitman, Marcia Langton
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