We reckon Al Dukes gives the best performance of the year in Book Week, a new black comedy from Broke director, Heath Davis.
A great example of Dukes’ fine acting work can be found in this new clip which sees his character, Nick (aka Mr. Cutler, aka Mr. C), attempting to bribe a cop who also happens to be one of his ex students.
When it looks like his novel is going to be published, high school English teacher and once famous novelist – Nicholas Cutler – thinks his luck has finally changed. But what promises to be the best week of his life professionally, spirals into seven days of hell personally. A pregnant girlfriend, student in trouble with the law, a gravely ill brother in law and the prospects of living a life of unfilled dreams, force Mr Cutler to re-examine just what’s most important in his life.
Not surprisingly, Book Week was fully sold out for its world premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival earlier this year and rave reviews continue to mount up.
Book Week is written and directed by Davis and stars Dukes, Susan Prior, Nicholas Hope, Maya Stange, Pippa Grandison and Steve Le Marquand
Book Week will open this year’s Noosa International Film Festival on Friday, 26 October. Tickets to the NIFF Opening Night film and party are $65 or $30 for the film and Q&A only. www.niff.com.au.
Check out the film’s Facebook page for a full list of screenings near you.