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Top End Wedding

Wayne Blair | Dramatic Feature
Tiwi/French/English| Australia | 2018 | 101 min
Toronto Premiere

Saturday, October 26, 2019 | 6:15pm
Top End Wedding
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 2

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 11:00am
Open Captioned: Top End Wedding
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 3


An Indigenous lawyer Lauren lives in Sydney with her non-Indigenous boyfriend, Ned. They are madly in love and when Ned proposes they decide to get married immediately in Lauren's home town of Darwin. Once they arrive at her parent's house, they quickly realise that Lauren's mother Daffy has run off, leaving behind only a cryptic note and a heartbroken husband. Now Lauren and Ned have only ten days to plan a wedding and track down Daffy who they believe to be somewhere in the remote far north of Australia. Will they be able to pull it off? Top End Wedding is a delightful and romantic comedy that uses charm and humour to examine family, cross-cultural relationships and Indigenous identity.

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Wayne Blair (Batjala Mununjali Wakkawakka) is a television and theatre director, writer, actor and producer. His debut feature The Sapphires (2012) was Australia's highest-grossing film of the year, premiered at Cannes and has earned worldwide recognition winning eleven Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (Australian Oscars), including Best Picture and Best Director. In 2015, Wayne co-produced and directed the acclaimed series Cleverman for US network ABC-T.V.