Perth and the apocalypse

The Directors’ Fortnight has a different selection panel. It was established in 1969, in the aftermath of the political upheavals in France in 1968 which resulted in the cancellation of the festival, and it was here that Zak Hilditch’s debut feature These Final Hours was screened.

It is an end-of-the-world story. As the devastating fallout from an asteroid hitting Earth in the North Atlantic gradually makes its way south, it obliterates everything in its path. In Perth, James (Phillips) is having break-up sex with girlfriend Zoe (de Gouw) when

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