The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls @ Goteborg International Film Festival PDF Print E-mail

Goteborg International Film Festival

29 Jan 2010 - 8 Feb 2010

The New Zealand feature documentary The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls is screening. The film broke records at the New Zealand box office and won the Cadillac People's Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival 2009, the Audience Award at the Melbourne Film Festival 2009 and Best Film (under 1 mil) at the New Zealand Qantas Film and Television Awards 2009.

New Zealand’s national treasures The Topp Twins – aka identical twin sisters Lynda and Jools Topp – have performed around the world as an original country-music comedy duo for more than 25 years and continue to delight audiences from the alternative to the mainstream. No other act has such unique cross-over appeal, and are equally at home performing in front of a gay/lesbian audience or in a Rugby stadium as opening match entertainment.

 

 

 

ABOUT THE FILM

"The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls" is the first time that the irrepressible Kiwi entertainment double act, Jools and Lynda Topp's extraordinary personal story has been told. The film offers a revealing look into the lives of the World's only comedic, country singing, dancing, and yodeling lesbian twin sisters. It is a big story that spans half a century of cultural changes and the foundation of a national identity. Part concept film, part biopic, part historical record, part comedy, the Twins share their journey from “coming out‟ to Jools' recent brush with Breast Cancer with much laughter, honesty and wisdom. It is a film about two truly unique New Zealanders which ends up saying as much about us as it does about them.

The film won the Cadillac People's Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival 2009, the Audience Award at the Melbourne Film Festival 2009, Best Film (under 1 mil) at the Qantas Film and Television Awards 2009 and has broken records at the New Zealand box office.

“A doco that has you falling in love with two of the crazier people you never met, the Topp Twins… pure fun, very musical, and a can of mixed nuts. What we see are transformations worthy of world-class actresses.” - Variety (http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117941053.html?categoryid=31&cs=1)

You can view the trailer here: http://topptwins.com/tv-and-film/untouchable-girls

SCREENING DATES AND TIMES AT GOTEBORG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

30 Jan  |  5.30pm    |  Pustervik

31 Jan  |  12.30pm  |  Stadsbiblioteket

04 Feb  |  6.30pm    |  Stadsbiblioteket

 

Link to the festival website:

http://filmweb01.filmfestival.org/filmfestival/info/en/festivalprogram/programentry?filmId=170817