The Adventures Of Priscilla Queen Of The Desert

The Adventures Of Priscilla Queen Of The Desert

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Director:Stephan Elliott
Cast:Terence Stamp, Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Bill Hunter
Premiere:30. December 1994
Length:104 minutes
Genre:Music, Comedy, Drama, Road Movie

Director: Stephan Elliott  •  Cast: Terence Stamp, Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Bill Hunter, Lizzy Gardiner, Tim Chappel

Two drag queens and one transsexual embark on a road trip in an old bus they name Priscilla. They travel from Sydney across the desert to the outback town of Alice Springs, performing their drag show along the way. The trio meet a variety of people, only some of whom accept their difference. More often they meet with rejection and a lack of understanding. They experience various run ins with the locals but also with each other on a journey which eventually sees them find the strength to stay true to themselves. This unique musical road movie with its theme of tolerance towards LGBTQI minorities is full of colourful dance sequences, costumes, wigs and make up as well as retro dance hits and references to Abba and kitsch Hollywood musicals. The Australian desert also plays an important role in the story as it takes on an almost otherworldly appearance. This movie was not only an instant box office and international hit when it was first released. It has since become an iconic cult film of Australian cinema.

Festivals and awards:

Academy Awards 1995 – Best Costume Designer

BAFTA Awards 1995 – Best Costume Design and Best Make Up/Hair

Australian Film Institute 1995 – Best Achievement in Production Design and Best Achievement in Costume Design

+ Ladies from Hanky Panky travesty show will perform their favorite songs from The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert before the screening and join us for the after-party in Champagneria Bar in Průchodní Street.

Length: 104 min

Year: 1994
Local premiere date: 30. December 1994
World premiere date: 8. September 1994

Country of origin:

  • Australia

Director: Stephan Elliott  •  Cast: Terence Stamp, Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Bill Hunter, Lizzy Gardiner, Tim Chappel

Two drag queens and one transsexual embark on a road trip in an old bus they name Priscilla. They travel from Sydney across the desert to the outback town of Alice Springs, performing their drag show along the way. The trio meet a variety of people, only some of whom accept their difference. More often they meet with rejection and a lack of understanding. They experience various run ins with the locals but also with each other on a journey which eventually sees them find the strength to stay true to themselves. This unique musical road movie with its theme of tolerance towards LGBTQI minorities is full of colourful dance sequences, costumes, wigs and make up as well as retro dance hits and references to Abba and kitsch Hollywood musicals. The Australian desert also plays an important role in the story as it takes on an almost otherworldly appearance. This movie was not only an instant box office and international hit when it was first released. It has since become an iconic cult film of Australian cinema.

Festivals and awards:

Academy Awards 1995 – Best Costume Designer

BAFTA Awards 1995 – Best Costume Design and Best Make Up/Hair

Australian Film Institute 1995 – Best Achievement in Production Design and Best Achievement in Costume Design

+ Ladies from Hanky Panky travesty show will perform their favorite songs from The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert before the screening and join us for the after-party in Champagneria Bar in Průchodní Street.

Year: 1994
Local premiere date: 30. December 1994
World premiere date: 8. September 1994

Country of origin:

  • Australia
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