06-24 November 2019

HEARTS AND BONES

HEARTS AND BONES

Premieres
Ben Lawrence

Australia

2019 / 111’ / Hawaii Premiere / English

HEARTS AND BONES
HEARTS AND BONES

Acclaimed war photographer Daniel Fisher (Hugo Weaving) returns home to Australia, and despite his partner's protests, prepares for his next dangerous overseas assignment. At the same time, he is reluctantly preparing for an upcoming retrospective exhibition of his work from the world's war zones. South Sudanese refugee, Sebastian Aman (outstanding newcomer Andrew Luri) has built a life in Australia, living happily with his wife and young child. When he learns that Daniel's exhibition may display photographs of a massacre in Sebastian's village from years before, he finds Daniel and appeals to him to exclude those photographs. An unlikely friendship develops between the two men, but it is severely tested when Daniel makes a shocking discovery. 
At the root of HEARTS AND BONES is the relationship of these two men, from very different backgrounds, who find a brotherhood from their shared trauma. Andrew Luri, in his first acting role ever (prior to auditioning, he was driving a garbage truck), and the always brilliant Hugo Weaving both convey an intricate relationship. With these two powerful performances at its core, filmmaker Ben Lawrence, in his feature directorial debut, has made an intelligent, morally complex and deeply moving film that reflects our current refugee crises occurring around the world and the human cost behind them.

-Anderson Le

Screenings
Thursday 14 18:00 - 20:11Regal Dole Cannery 18
Saturday 16 13:15 - 15:26Regal Dole Cannery 13
DirectorBen Lawrence.
CastHugo Weaving, Andrew Luri, Hayley Mcelhinney and Bolude Watson.
ScreenplayBen Lawrence and Beatrix Christian.
CinematographerHugh Miller.
Production designerCarlo Crescini.
EditorPhilip Horn.
MusicRafael May.
SoundRob Mackay.
ProductionNight Kitchen Productions and Matt Reeder.
DistributorMadman Entertainment.

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