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  • Director

    Armağan Ballantyne

  • Starring

    Jackie van Beek, Damon Herriman, Jemaine Clement, Ian Zaro

  • Run Time

    100 mins

  • Release Year


  • Country of Origin

    Australia, New Zealand

  • Language


  • Director of Photography: Andrew Commis

  • Exec Producer: Mark Gooder, Alison Thompson, Paul Wiegard

  • Editor: Nick Meyers

  • Produced by: Emma Slade, Vriginia Whitwell, Nick Batzias

  • Music: Cam Ballantyne, Karyn Rachtman

  • Screenplay by: Jackie van Beek

  • Production Designer: Rick Kofoed

  • Sound Production: Nick Buckton

Director Bio

Armağan Ballantyne

P&I - Director Bio

Born in Aotearoa, New Zealand, Armağan studied film making in Prague. She completed her MA in directing at AFTRS, Sydney. Her short film credits include Little Echo Lost, Lily and Ra and Hush. The Strength of Water was her first feature film and screened in competition at the Berlin Film Festival, Rotterdam Film Festival and the Asia Pacific Screen Awards.


Nude Tuesday


EIFF is pleased to welcome Jackie van Beek, Julia Davis, Armagan Ballantyne and Damon Herriman to Edinburgh this Summer to present Nude Tuesday and meet audiences in a post-screening Q&A.

For their anniversary, unhappily married Laura (screenwriter Jackie van Beek) and Bruno (Damon Herriman) receive an unexpected present: a trip to a wilderness couples’ retreat run by eccentric sex guru Bjorg Rassmussen (What We Do in the Shadows creator Jemaine Clement). Will tantric dances and New Age orgies save their marriage? Set on a fictional Pacific island, this ingenious farce was improvised in a made-up language, with comedian Julia Davis writing hilarious English subtitles for the frequently naked cast’s dialogue. [15] Manish Agarwal

Content warning: comedic nudity.

Gala ticket includes red carpet reception from 8pm.

Supported by:

New Zealand Film Commission

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