I’m currently in Sydney for the Sydney Film Festival, and for the world premiere of a little old documentary named Winter At Westbeth (2015). The premiere was this morning, and I’m delighted to say it was received very well indeed!
In the mean time, whilst I’m in the grand city of Sydney between showings of films, I thought I’d share this film location with you all that I found today.
As it turns out, Sydney is like a religious site for fans of The Matrix (1999). So much of the film was shot here, with many key scenes featuring the streets and buildings of the city. But at the intersection of Pitt St and Martin Place, a mere moment’s walk to the Harbour Bridge, you’ll find a location of one of the (many) iconic scenes of the film – the fountain in front of which the woman in the red dress strolls confidently. The woman in the red dress is certainly beautiful, but she’s actually a part of the Matrix training programme, designed to distract. Conversely, the fountain in real life looks like any old fountain. Still, it’s a bit of fun to find some film history out in the open, which many wouldn’t immediately recognise.
I’m back in Melbourne on Sunday, so regular Film Grimoire programming shall recommence then!