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¡Vivan las Antipodas!

Wednesday 17 July 2013, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Main entry, Swanston St
Has wheelchair access

Antipodes are points diametrically opposite to each other on the earth’s surface. During his visits to four such antipodal pairs, award-winning filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky captured images that turn our view of the world upside down. A beautiful sunset in Entre Ríos is contrasted with the bustling streets of Shanghai. People who live in a wasteland are connected to those living beside a volcano. Landscapes whose splendour touches the soul are juxtaposed with the clamor of a vast city. These antipodes seem somehow connected by their oppositeness.

Kossakovsky’s movie is a feast for the senses, a fascinating kaleidoscopic view of our planet.

Directed by Victor Kossakovsky (unrated, 2011, 108 mins).