Roderick MacKay’s The Furnace to go into production next month

Help us continue to bring you more Australian film coverage by making a donation to Cinema Australia below.  Director Roderick MacKay will make his feature film debut with The Furnace with TIFF rising star, Ahmed Malekand Australia’s David Wenham to headline the cast. Set in Western Australia’s 1890s gold rush, The Furnace is an unlikely hero’s tale, navigating greed…

Interview: Jennifer Kent

Cinema Australia Original Content: Help us continue to bring you more Australian film coverage by making a donation to Cinema Australia below.  Writer and director Jennifer Kent talks us through the making of her horrific and deeply affecting masterpiece, The Nightingale. You can read our full review of the film here. “I really wanted the violence…

Review: The Nightingale

The Nightingale Written and Directed by Jennifer Kent Produced by Kristina Ceyton, Bruna Papandrea, Steve Hutensky and Jennifer Kent Starring Aisling Franciosi, Sam Claflin, Baykali Ganambarr, Damon Herriman, Harry Greenwood and Ewen Leslie  “You should feel uncomfortable. That’s the point.”   by Matthew Eeles Let’s cut to the chase. Are you prepared to sit through that…

Q&A screenings of The Nightingale announced

Help us continue to bring you more Australian film coverage by making a donation to Cinema Australia below.  Filmmaker Jennifer Kent will be appearing at special Q&A preview screenings of her upcoming film The Nightingale in Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart this August, ahead of its national release later this month. A powerful and beautifully crafted…

The Nightingale trailer is here!

Following a successful film festival run, Jennifer Kent’s The Nightingale finally has a trailer ahead ion its August release. The trailer and poster has been released by US distributor IFC Film. There’s no word yet if the Australian poster and trailer from Transmission Films will be the same. Set in 1825, Clare, a young Irish…

9 Australian films we can’t wait to see in 2018

by Matthew Eeles It’s that time of year again when our inbox becomes flooded with emails questioning our decision to choose only nine Australian films we can’t wait to see in 2018. For new readers, it’s something we’ve done every year since launching Cinema Australia. Why nine? Why not ten? We couldn’t tell you. Looking…