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Perth audiences will be kept on the edge of their deckchairs, reeling under incredible twists and unsavory revelations!

Due to overwhelming demand, strongly indicated by advanced ticket sales and never ending queries at Festival Info Centre and BOCS ticket outlets, the Perth International Arts Festival has decided to present additional late night screenings of 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo', at the Somerville, University of Western Australia, from Thur 18 - Sun 21 March at 10.45pm.

The film, based on the first of Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy, is a dark, engaging and suspenseful Swedish crime thriller. It is a miracle of taut filmmaking and perfect casting.

A disgraced journalist and a young, troubled computer hacker join forces to solve the mysterious disappearance of a wealthy industrialist's niece 40 years earlier. Michael Nyqvist (As It Is In Heaven) plays the journalist and the rebellious, liberally pierced and tattooed hacker is played by the extraordinary Noomi Rapace.

Interest in the Millennium trilogy has been almost unprecedented, taking the international literary world by storm. In some countries it's sold more copies than any book other than the Bible! It's hard to escape the Millennium trilogy these days in bookshops and libraries, on trains and buses, in cafes and homes – the eponymous heroine's gorgeously rendered face glares out from posters and book covers everywhere.

To the joy of the millions of Millennium fans worldwide, the two remaining Larsson novels are in the final stages of being adapted for the big screen, and are scheduled for release in Australia in the first half of 2011.

Screening dates –
Somerville, The University of Western Australia, Nedlands
15 – 21 March 7.30pm
Additional screenings: 18 – 21 March 10.45pm

The Pines, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup
22 – 28 March 7.30pm

Perth International Arts Festival
Founded in 1953 by The University of Western Australia, the Perth International Arts Festival is the oldest international arts festival in Australia and Western Australia's premier cultural event. The Festival has developed a worldwide reputation for excellence in its international program, the presentation of new works and the highest quality artistic experiences for its audience. For over 50 years the Festival has welcomed to Perth some of the world's greatest living artists and now connects with over 300,000 people each year. Shelagh Magadza is the Artistic Director 2008-11