Join us for Talking Pictures Q&A screening event with Special Guest Writer – Director Craig Monahan, the multi-award winning director of The Interview (Winner of Best Film – Australian Film Institute Awards), on Thursday 8th May at 6.30pm at Luna Leederville where he will introduce and talk about his new film following the screening. Hosted by Annie Murtagh-Monks, Skills & Engagement Coordinator at FTI.
Inspired by true events, HEALING is a powerful, moving story of redemption, the discovery of hope and the healing of the spirit – in the most unlikely place, for the most unique men, through the most unusual catalyst.
After 18 years in prison, Viktor Khadem (Don Hany – East West 101, Offspring, Serangoon Road, Broken Shore) is a man who has almost given up on life. Near the end of his sentence he is sent to Won Wron, a low-security prison farm 200 km outside Melbourne in regional Victoria, where Senior Case Worker Matt Perry (Hugo Weaving) has established a unique program to rehabilitate broken men through giving them the responsibility for the rehabilitation of injured raptors – beautiful, fearsome proud eagles, falcons and owls.
Against all odds, Matt takes on Viktor as his number one test case, introducing him to Yasmine, the majestic Wedge-tailed Eagle with a two metre wingspan. If these two can tame each other, anything is possible.
The film stars the wonderfully compelling Hugo Weaving and Don Hany in an extraordinary breakout performance. The supporting cast is made up of Xavier Samuel, Tony Martin, Mark Winter, Jane Menelaus, Robert Taylor and Anthony Hayes. Director Craig Monahan has realised a truly inspiring story. Academy Award winning cinematographer Andrew Lesnie is behind the camera and David Hirschfelder, has written a beautiful score, befitting a dual Oscar nominee.
Exclusive Season starts from May 8 at Luna Leederville + Luna on SX
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