Sunday, 26 June 2016

Paper Planes and Rob Connolly in East Timor!

Cinema Lorosae brings the hit Australian film Paper Planes to Timor-Leste
Cinema Lorosae is excited to announce that Mr Connolly will attend the national launch of Paper Planes in Timor-Leste. Paper Planes is the award winning film of a young boy’s dream to compete in the World Paper Planes Competition.
Employing local voice actors Paper Planes has been translated and recorded into Tetum (Timor-Leste’s national language) in Dili at the PixelAsia studio so that the people of Timor-Leste can enjoy this uplifting family film. Launching in Dili on 29 June, Cinema Lorosae will screen the film at free, outdoor public events across Timor-Leste.
The writer and director of Paper Planes, Mr Robert Connolly will be known to many in Timor-Leste for his internationally acclaimed film Balibo (2009). Mr Connolly said that he is delighted to return to Timor-Leste after having first visited in 2008 for the filming of his feature film Balibo.  "Making Balibo and working in Timor-Leste was a highlight of my career, and I look forward to screening my first children’s film Paper Planes, for the children of Timor-Leste."
Paper Planes will premiere on June 29 at Largo Lecidere, Dili and then continue screenings around the country.
Members of the public are invited to join Robert Connolly at the following free, public screenings of Paper Planes:
  • Wednesday 29 June, Largo Lecidere, Dili, 6:30pm – 9pm (Tetum version)

  • Friday 1 July, Balibo villa, 6:30pm – 9pm (Tetum version)

  • Saturday July 2, Sky Garden,  6:30pm – 9pm Timor Plaza Hotel (English version)
Since 2011 Cinema Lorosae has brought film to the people of Timor-Leste. Employing locals, using an inflatable screen and visiting hundreds of remote villages, Cinema Lorosae has entertained and inspired tens of thousands of Timorese.
Family friendly fun – come along and share a memorable night!
Further details contact: Matt Wilkinson 7844 0429 /
                                     or  Angelo Alves      7734-8456 /