Horror fans have described Thanksgiving as the best horror movie never made. Until now.
If we use our fingers to swipe left or right in our search for a potential love interest, then Christos Nikou’s Fingernails is a painful metaphor for our digits, as his protagonists use an excruciating technology to find if their partner is a true match.
Now celebrating its 71st year, San Sebastián International Film Festival [SSIFF] this week welcomed more Australian filmmakers than in any previous year.
The filmmakers behind impact documentary Climate Changers found the perfect focus in 2007 Australian of the Year Tim Flannery. So, where are things at 16 years later?
Selected for Sundance, where it picked up the World Cinema Audience Award [Drama], Iranian-Australian writer/director Noora Niasari’s film stars Iranian actress Zar Amir Ebrahimi (Holy Spider), Leah Purcell, Osamah Sami, Mojean Aria and introducing Selina Zahednia. Produced by Vincent Sheehan, and executive produced by Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton’s Dirty Films.
It’s telling that a smash hit in China, Lost in the Stars, opens so strongly here in Australia, averaging in excess of $17k per screen, whilst the new film from one of our most acclaimed directors, Warwick Thornton, starring one of our biggest actors, Cate Blanchett, will be lucky to reach $1million at the box office during its entire cinema run.
… led by stellar performances, The New Boy provides plenty of entertainment, and shows why Thornton is one of Australia’s most exciting directors.
Warwick Thornton and Cate Blanchett discuss their rewarding collaboration.
On the eve of its Australian premiere at the Sydney Film Festival, Roadshow Films have released the trailer for Warwick Thornton’s latest, starring Cate Blanchett, Wayne Blair, Deborah Mailman and Aswan Reid.
In its 76th year, the Cannes Festival was in fine form, delivering a host of strong films and many that are headed our way.