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Screenworks | Leading Australian Director to Show Her Film in Byron Bay

One of Australia’s most highly acclaimed screen directors, multi-award winning Cate Shortland (Somersault, Lore) is coming to Byron Bay to show her most recent film, Berlin Syndrome and talk to the audience about her work. This special public screening is on Friday July 21st at Byron Community Centre and is arranged by Screenworks.
Cate came to notoriety when her 2004 feature film Somersault won 13 Australian Film Institute awards including Best Film, Best Direction, Best Screen Play as well as numerous international awards. Her 2012 film Lore was Australia’s official selection for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2012, Lore won many international awards. Cate has also written episodes of some of Australia’s most popular television dramas including The Kettering Incident, The Devils Playground and Deadline Gallipoli.
“We have had so many requests from our filmmaking community to bring Cate Shortland to our region” explained Ken Crouch, Screenworks General Manager. “We are very fortunate to have her as a special guest at this screening and especially privileged as she is also one of the directors spending the weekend presenting a directing intensive for regional filmmakers in Byron Bay”
Starring Teresa Palmer and Max Riemelt, Berlin Syndrome is a gripping thriller directed by Cate Shortland. Alone and adrift in Berlin, Australian Photographer Clare (Palmer) meets charismatic local Andi (Riemelt) and there is an instant attraction between them. But what begins as a passionate romance takes a sinister turn when Clare wakes up one morning to discover Andi has locked her in his apartment, and he has no intention of letting her leave, ever. Biding her time, Clare plots her escape as the walls of Andi’s apartment close in, all the while becoming drawn into a complex relationship with her captor.
Berlin Syndrome is screening at the Byron Bay Community Centre 7pm Friday 21st July, Cate will answer questions from the audience following the film. Tickets are available at the box office or online. For more information on this special screening visit
Screenworks would like to thank the Australian Directors Guild and Linnaeus Estate for helping make this special screening possible.