Australian Studies Programme  

School of English and American Studies - Eötvös Loránd University   

1088 Budapest, Rákóczi út 5. office 406,  phone: (36-1) 485 52 00 extension 4399, email: ausprog[at]     



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Cecilia Gall of the Australian Studies Programme has initiated and has been organising a monthly


Australian Film Club




ELTE Origó Nyelvi Centrum

Baross utca 62, Budapest 1082


Free entry



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The next film to be shown is:


The Rabbit Proof Fence



"In Western Australia, 1931, the small depot of Jigalong sits on the edge of the Gibson Desert. Running through Jigalong and out into the desert is a rabbit-proof fence that bisects Australia from north to south. The fence was built to keep rabbits on one side and pasture on the other. This remote country is home to three spirited Aboriginal girls, Molly, her sister Daisy, and their cousin Gracie. The girls' white fathers are fence workers who have moved on. Now their only contact with white Australia is the weekly ration day at Jigalong Depot. In Perth, AO Neville, the area's Chief Protector of Aborigines, receives word that the three girls are running wild. He believes the Aboriginal race is dying out and believes that the answer to the "colored problem" is to breed out the Aboriginal race. To achieve this he has ruled that children of mixed marriages cannot marry full-blooded Aborigines. Settlements are set up across the state and "half-caste" children are removed from their families and prepared for their "new life in white society" as domestic servants and laborers. Neville orders the removal of Molly, Gracie, and Daisy and they are relocated 1,200 miles from home to a grim settlement. The harsh conditions they must live under shock Molly, and she convinces Daisy and Gracie to run away with her. With Moodoo, a cruel and master tracker on their tails, they begin a grueling three-month journey home, following the rabbit-proof fence that will guide them back to their mother and their rightful home." (Rotten Tomatoes)

Directed by Phillip Noyce
Written by Christine Olsen, based on Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington
Cinematography by Christopher Doyle
Music by Peter Gabriel
Edited by Veronika Jenet & John Scott
Produced by Phillip Noyce, Christine Olsen & John Winter


Everlyn Sampi - Molly Craig
Tianna Sansbury - Daisy Craig Kadibill
Laura Monaghan - Gracie Fields
David Gulpilil - Moodoo the Tracker
Jason Clarke - Constable Riggs
Kenneth Branagh as A. O. Neville
Ningali Lawford - Maude, Molly's mother
Myarn Lawford - Molly's grandmother
Deborah Mailman - Mavis
Garry McDonald - Mr Neal
Roberta Lynch - The Teacher




The screening will take place from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Thursday, 23 November.




The following films have been screened since 2010:

- The films are presented in reverse chronological order first, then alphabetically -




November The Rabbit Proof Fence
October The Daughter
September Two Hands
May What We Do in the Shadows
April Evil Angel
March Hunt for the Wilderpeople
February The Dressmaker
January The Black Balloon
October The Piano
September Dogs in Space
May The Little Death
April The Water Diviner
March The Tracker
February He Died with a Felafel in his Hand
January Predestination
December The Castle
November Mr. Pip
October The Devil's Playground
September Mad Max (3 films)
June Mental
May Charlie's country
April Gallipoli
March Wake in Fright
February Tracks
January Ned Kelly
December Crocodile Dundee
November Walkabout
October The Rover
September Satellite Boy
June Sapphires
May Last Ride
April Mystery Road
March Proof
February Mary and Max
January The Plumber
December Dating the Enemy
November Dingo
October The Club
September Shine
May Love and other Catastrophes
April The Last Wave
March Eye of the Storm
February Beneath Clouds
January The Dish
December Mrs Carey's Concert
November Oyster Farmer
October Gettin' Square
September Ten Canoes
June Red Dog
May Oranges and Sunshine
April Coca Cola Kid
March High Tide
February Unfinished Sky
January Animal Kingdom
December Yolngu Boy
November The Whale Rider
October Strictly Ballroom
September Lantana
June Proposition
May Where the Green Ants Dream
April The Tree
March Sunday Too Far Away
February Picnic at Hanging Rock
January Priscilla - Queen of the Desert
December Muriel’s Wedding
November Japanese Story
October Bran Nue Day
September Jindabyne



  1. Animal Kingdom

  2. Beneath Coulds

  3. The Black Balloon

  4. Bran Nue Day

  5. The Castle

  6. Charlie's Country

  7. The Club

  8. The Coca-Cola Kid

  9. Crocodile Dundee

  10. The Daughter

  11. Dating the Enemy

  12. The Devil's Playground

  13. Dingo

  14. The Dish

  15. Dogs in Space

  16. The Dressmaker

  17. Evil Angel

  18. The Eye of the Storm

  19. Gallipoli

  20. Gettin’ Square

  21. He Died with a Felafel in his Hand

  22. High Tide

  23. Hunt for the Wilderpeople

  24. Japanese Story

  25. Jindabyne

  26. Lantana

  27. Last Ride

  28. The Last Wave

  29. The Little Death

  30. Love and other Catastrophes

  31. Mad Max (3 films)

  32. Mary and Max

  33. Mental

  34. Mr Pip

  35. Mrs Carey's Concert

  36. Muriel's Wedding

  37. Mystery Road

  38. Ned Kelly

  39. Oranges and Sunshine

  40. Oyster Farmer

  41. The Piano

  42. Picnic at Hanging Rock

  43. The Plumber

  44. Predestination

  45. Priscilla - Queen of the Desert

  46. Proof

  47. The Proposition

  48. The Rabbit Proof Fence

  49. Red Dog

  50. The Rover

  51. Sapphires

  52. Satellite Boy

  53. Shine

  54. Strictly Ballroom

  55. Sunday Too Far Away

  56. Ten Canoes

  57. The Tracker

  58. Tracks

  59. The Tree

  60. Two Hands

  61. Unfinished Sky

  62. Wake in Fright

  63. Walkabout

  64. Whale Rider

  65. What We Do in the Shadows

  66. Where the Green Ants Dream

  67. Yolngu Boy

  68. The Water Diviner


 This was the poster for the first screening:




                                                                 © Eszter Gall



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