To mark the 60th Anniversary of the film JEDDA,restored HD version will screen at the Cannes Cinephiles festival 2015, the event directly after the Cannes. 

In 1955 an ambitious story about an Indigenous Australian girl’s search for identity was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. “Jedda”, by director Charles Chauvel, became the first Australian film to have a chance at capturing arguably cinema’s biggest prize. It ended up going to Delbert Mann for the US romantic drama “Marty”. But “Jedda” had already made its mark. “It was the first Australian film to ever be made in colour,” explains Chauvel’s grandson Ric Chauvel-Carlsson.

 

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DVD & Blu-Ray will be available in Australia on July 1st and in NZ from 1st August 2015