Strands: Australian Cinema
Director: Glendyn Ivin
Australia / 2009 / 100 min / 35mm
Writer: Mac Gudgeon
Producer: Antonia Barnard, Nicholas Cole
Cast: Hugo Weaving, Tom Russell, Anita Hegh, John Brumpton
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Hugo Weaving has the role of his career as an ex-con in whom quick violence and gruff charm reside side by side. He’s a brutal man but in some curious way, a loving father. When he takes his ten year old son, Chook, on the run after committing a violent crime, the scene is set for a memorable road movie. As the pair take off into the desert, both father and son must grope their way towards a sense of what is best for the other. Chook eventually takes control and the choice he is forced to make has a devastating effect on both their lives. Poetically spare and emotionally tense, Last Ride is as touching as it is uncompromising. Glendyn Ivin won the Palme D’Or at Cannes with his short film, Cracker Bag, but now his debut feature reveals him as one of the foremost young directors in Australian cinema. Last Ride is a visually assured and dramatically taut film that never puts a foot wrong.
Please note the Port Augusta screening of Last Ride is FREE
Glendyn Ivin studied film at the Victorian College of the Arts and shot to prominence when his short film Cracker Bag won the Palme D’Or for short films at Cannes in 2003. He has made numerous tv commercials, short films, and music videos.
Official Website: www.lastridemovie.com
Print Source Company: Last Ride Pty Ltd
Print Source Contact: Antonia Bernard
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