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Joel Edgerton’s ‘The Unknown Man’ Heads for South Australia Shoot

Crime thriller, “The Unknown Man” has been confirmed to shoot in South Australia, when film productions resume after the coronavirus crisis. The film is produced by and co-stars Joel Edgerton opposite the U.K.’s Sean Harris.“The Unknown Man” is written and directed by Thomas M Wright, director of Acute Misfortune, and known for his performances in […]

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Memento Films Intl. Boards Leah Purcell’s Aussie Revenge Tale ‘The Drover’s Wife’ (Exclusive)

Memento Films Intl. (“Call Me By Your Name”) has acquired the Aussie revenge tale “The Drover’s Wife,” the film adaptation of Leah Purcell’s successful Australian stage play. Purcell is on board to adapt, act and direct the film which Oombarra Prods. and Bunya Prods. (“Sweet Country”) will produce.Memento Films Intl. is handling world sales on […]

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Aactas 2018: Sweet Country and Ladies in Black lead early categories

Sweet Country, Warwick Thornton’s neo-western film, and Ladies In Black, starring Rachael Taylor, pick up three awards eachWarwick Thornton’s neo-western film has been recognised for its stunning visuals of Australia’s outback, winning three gongs at the first half of the Aacta awards – the highest accolades in Australia’s film and TV industries, which are split […]

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‘Sweet Country’ Review: Sam Neill Battles Racism and a Wilderness in This Ravishing Australian Western

The vast, open landscape of the Australia outback so closely resembles the Old West that it’s a wonder there aren’t more Australian westerns. “Sweet Country,” Warwick Thortnon’s hypnotic sophomore effort, makes up for missed time. This gorgeous, sprawling tale of early 20th century desert survival and racist villains packs the brutal punch of Sam Peckinpah, […]

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Hong Kong Festival Sets Debut Features as Opening Film Pair

The Hong Kong International Film Festival next month will host two debut features, drama “Omotenashi” by Jay Chern, and mystery “Xiao Mei” by Maren Hwang as its opening gala titles.Christian Petzold’s recent Berlin competition title “Transit” will play as the Hkiff’s awards gala film. And the festival will close with veteran Japanese director Yoji Yamada’s […]

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