The Aussie’s reign this week at the movies…
Force Of Destiny:
From veteran Australian filmmaker Paul Cox comes his most autobiographical film, drawn from his own personal battle with cancer. David Wenham stars as Robert, a renowned sculptor diagnosed with cancer of the liver. While reeling from this news he meets Maya (Shahana Goswami), an Indian marine biologist who comes from a different world, a different reality. Robert’s passion for Maya intensifies as he confronts the agony and ecstasy of finding the love that has evaded him his entire life. Yet new hope comes when he’s placed on the transplant waiting list. Filmed in Melbourne and India, Force Of Destiny is another screen gem from an Aussie stalwart.
Force Of Destiny is out now exclusive to Cinema Nova
Set in Melbourne in the mid-1970s, Cut Snake tells the story of Sparra Farrell (Alex Russell; Carrie, Unbroken), an ex-con in his twenties trying to make a life for himself in a new city. He has found honest work and becomes engaged to the beautiful Paula (Jessica De Gouw; These Final Hours and the TV drama Dracula). But the prospect of his new life is challenged when the charismatic, dangerous Pommie (Sullivan Stapleton; Kill Me Three Times, Strike Back) tracks him down. Sparra finds himself drawn back into a world that he thought he had left behind. An Unexpected and invigorating brilliant lead performance from Stapleton.
Cut Snake is out now exclusive to Cinema Nova
Oddball is a true story about an eccentric chicken farmer Allan “Swampy” Marsh (played by larrikin comedy king Shane Jacobson) who, with the help of his granddaughter, trains his mischievous dog Oddball to protect a wild penguin sanctuary from fox attacks in an attempt to reunite his family and save their seaside town of Warrnambool. Shane Jacobson, Alan Tudyk, Sarah Snook, Deborah Mailman and Coco Jack Gillies.
Oddball is out now
Inspired by the incredible true events of simultaneous expeditions ascending Mount Everest in 1996 (retold in the best-selling Into Thin Air written by Jon Krakauer) resulting in the the worst climbing disaster in history. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers faced nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession became a breathtaking struggle for survival. The epic adventure stars Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson, Jake Gyllenhaal and Australia’s Jason Clarke and Sam Worthington. This vertigo inducing thriller is directed by Baltasar Kormákur.
Everest is out now