The Arts Centre Gold Coast
Arts TheatreTuesday, April 29, 2014
Don’t miss this exclusive preview screening of the film Healing, plus a Q&A with the star Don Hany before the movie.
After 18 years in prison, Viktor Khadem (Don Hany – East West 101, Offspring, Serangoon Road) is a man who has almost given up on life.
For his final 12 months, he is sentenced to Won Wron, a low-security prison 200 km outside Melbourne in regional Victoria, where Senior Officer 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.
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.
The film stars Don Hany in a breakout performance and the always excellent Hugo Weaving. The supporting cast is made up of Xavier Samuel, Tony Martin, Mark Winter, Jane Menelaus, Robert Taylor and Anthony Hayes.
Craig Monahan, the director of one of the most highly regarded Australian films of the last 20 years, The Interview, directs. Academy Award winning cinematographer Andrew Lesnie is behind the camera and one of our finest composers, David Hirschfelder, has written a beautiful score to accompany Andrew’s images.
Opens at the Arts Cinema on Thursday 8 May
Director: Craig Monahan
Stars: Don Hany, Hugo Weaving, Xavier Samuel, Tony Martin
DATE Tue 29 Apr
VENUE Arts Theatre