The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

  • June 28, 2024 / 19:00
  • July 6, 2024 / 15:00

Director: Stephan Elliott
Cast: Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp, Rebel Penfold-Russell
Australia, 1994, 104', DCP, color
English with Turkish subtitles 

Tick, Adam, and Bernadette, who are contracted to perform a drag show at the remote resort town of Alice Springs in Australia's outback, hop on their lavender-colored veteran tour bus "Priscilla" and embark on a colorful journey from Sydney to the countryside. Along the way, they meet different characters and communities, encountering adventures where they battle prejudices and rediscover their identities. This legendary film, which won an Oscar for Best Costume Design, is also memorable for its stunning costumes, unforgettable music, and the breathtaking landscapes of the Australian desert.

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

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