A cantankerous English teacher and disgraced author must show he’s a changed man if his current manuscript is to be published, that is the premise of Book Week – the latest film from writer/director Heath Davis (Broke).
Davis will participate in an exclusive Q&A screening on Monday 19 November at Luna Cinemas Leederville.
The Australian comedy was a sold-out hit at the recent Melbourne International Film Festival and will be released through Bonsai Films locally on November 29, screening exclusively at Luna Palace Cinemas here in Perth.
Starring Susan Prior, (The Rover, Puberty Blues, Animal Kingdom), Toby Schmitz (Black Sails, Right Here Right Now, Three Blind Mice, Griff the Invisible), Maya Stange (Killing Ground, Garage Days, In a Savage Land, Love Child) and Nicholas Hope (Bad Boy Bubby, Scooby-Doo, Picnic at Hanging Rock), the film focusses on budding author, Nicholas Cutler, played by Alan Dukes (Tomorrow When the War Began, The Little Death, Anzac Girls), who has been waiting 44 years for his life to start.
A self-professed “undiscovered literary genius,” Cutler has been wanting so long for the dream to become a reality that his strength of mind is starting to crack. Not even the serial womanising and long boozy nights can suppress the discouraged high school English teacher’s artistic suffering anymore.
When it looks like his novel is going to be published, he thinks his life 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 is most important in his life.
BOOK WEEK Q&A with writer/director Heath Davis
The sold-out comedy hit of the recent Melbourne International Film Festival!
Monday, 19 November, 6.30pm
Luna Cinemas Leederville
Tickets from www.lunapalace.com.au (see Special Events)