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3 September 2015

The 72nd Venice Film Festival opens today, with two exceptional Victorian films  included in the program.

Written and directed by Sue Brooks, Looking for Grace tells the story of 16-year-old Grace, who runs away from home. Her parents head towards Ceduna with a retired detective, Norris, to try and get her back. Life unravels faster than they can put it back together in this wry drama about lies, secrets and love.

Supported through Film Victoria's Assigned Production Investment program, Looking for Grace will have its World Premiere in competition at the Venice Film Festival.

The debut feature from documentary duo Bentley Dean and Martin Butler, Tanna will screen as part of the Venice International Film Critics Week Competition, a satellite program of films selected by the National Union of Italian Film Critics.

Tanna (formerly Taboo) was also supported through Film Victoria's Assigned Production Investment and Feature Film Development programs. It follows a traditional tribal society at war with its neighbours and an unfolding tale of treachery and desire.

The Venice Film Festival and the Venice International Film Critics Week run from 2-12 September.  

Explore the full Venice program