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If you missed this year’s Melbourne International Film Festival, don’t despair because the MIFF travelling film fest is coming to Sorrento with a wild selection of their top Australian films.

Opening the program on Friday, September 19 at 7:30 pm is Cut Snake, a combination gritty psychological thriller and relationship drama. Set in 1974 suburban Australia, Sparra Farrell, a troubled soul, is trying to move on with his life and love while being haunted and hunted by his past.

Saturday, September 20 at 4:30 is The Legend Maker. This engrossing crime thriller involves the dodgy dealings of Alan Figg, a professional forger, based on a real life Russian forger writer/director Ian Pringle met by chance while working in Berlin 20 years ago. “Figg has an element of humanity about him. At heart he’s not an evil man but he’s certainly tough enough to survive in a dangerous world. There are more and more disenfranchised people in our society and many of them have ethnic backgrounds – it can be traumatic and terrifying for them just to survive, and we as a responsible society should be aware of this,” Pringle said.

Saturday at 8 pm, My Mistress, an Australian/French collaboration screens. The story centres on a provocative romance between an S&M mistress and a vulnerable romantic teenage boy. Dangerous and unconventional, but compelling too, this is bold and captivating film.

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild Untold Story of Cannon Films lights up the screen at 1:30 pm on Sunday, September 21. This Australian/American venture features a couple of film-obsessed cousins who come to America to create a film production company that will give Hollywood a run for its money. They did. Creating films of every genre with a flavour all their own, Cannon films became the stuff of legend.

Rounding out the weekend at 4 pm on Sunday is Kill Me Three Times, an Australian comedy thriller about a ruthless assassin, a wealthy husband, his ‘disposable’ wife, a gambling addict, a corrupt cop and small-town Lady Macbeth in a crazy tale of revenge, blackmail and murder.

Don’t miss this mad mix of films at Athenaeum Theatre, Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento from Friday, September 19 to Sunday, September 21 Bookings: