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Strangerland and Partisan set for Sundance

Tuesday, December 09, 2014 7:30 AM | Anonymous


Australian films Strangerland and Partisan will have their world premieres at Utah's prestigious Sundance Film Festival.

Screening as part of the 'World Cinema Dramatic Competition,' the festival runs from January 22 - February 1, 2015.


Directed by Kim Farrant and written by Fiona Seres and Michael Kinirons, the film follows the story of Catherine and Matthew Parker, a couple whose relationship is pushed to the bring after their two teenage kids disappear into the remote Australian desert. 

Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes and Hugo Weaving star opposite Lisa Flanagan, Meyne Wyatt and Maddison Brown. 


Directed by Ariel Kleiman from a script written by Kleiman and Sarah Cyngler, Partisan centres on Alexander - a kid who is like any other: playful, curious and naive. He is also a trained assassin. Raised in a hidden paradise, Alexander has grown up seeing the world filtered through his father, Gregori. As Alexander begins to think for himself, creeping fears take shape, and Gregori's idyllic world unravels. 

The cast includes Vincent Cassel, Jeremy Chabriel, Sapidah Kian and Florence Mezzara. 

Australia will also be represented by Margot Robbie in Z for Zachariah, Guy Pearce in Results, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Ben Mendelsohn in Slow West with producer Emile Sherman, and Toni Collette in Glassland.

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