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…

Interview: Warwick Thornton (Video)

We put the call out to our readers to put forward their questions for Sweet Country director Warwick Thornton. We asked him a handful of those questions and the director was more than happy to answer. Cinema Australia’s Matthew Eeles sat down with Thornton to discuss a range of topics including working with his son…

Competition: Win a double pass to see Warwick Thornton’s Sweet Country

Directed by Warwick Thornton Written by Stephen McGregor and David Tranter Produced by David Jowsey and Greer Simpkin Starring Hamilton Morris, Bryan Brown, Thomas M. Wright, Ewen Leslie, Anni Finsterer, Matt Day and Sam Neill Running time 100 mins Classification TBC     Thanks to Transmission Films we have 5 in-season double passed to give away to Warwick Thornton’s Sweet Country.  …

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…

Another win for Warwick Thornton’s Sweet Country

by Matthew Eeles As anticipation builds locally, Warwick Thornton’s Sweet Country has taken out another international award after its Special Jury Prize win at the 2017 Venice Film Festival. The Australian western, set in 1920’s Northern Territory, has won Best Film in the Platform Competition at Toronto International Film Festival. “Sweet Country is a spiritual…

Sweet Country wins Special Jury Prize at Venice Film Festival

We don’t usually report on international film festivals, but this one’s certainly worth a mention. Warwick Thornton’s Sweet Country has won the Special Jury Prize at the 2017 Venice Film Festival. Following its world premiere screening at the festival, Sweet Country received a standing ovation and has garnered outstanding international critical reviews. The film has also won…