THE TENDER HOOK, a film noir set in 1920s Sydney and starring Rose Byrne and Hugo Weaving, has been announced as the third film to have its Australian premiere at the Dungog Film Festival this weekend, and key cast such as Pia Miranda and Rose Byrne have been invited to attend the Friday night screening at the town’s historic James Theatre.
THE TENDER HOOK received support from us through our Production Investment and Attraction Fund (PIAF) and our Regional Victorian Film Location Assistance Fund (RLAF)
Set in a stylised version of 1920s Sydney (but shot in Melbourne), THE TENDER HOOK tells the story of Iris (Rose Byrne), a beautiful young woman caught at the apex of a dangerous love triangle.
Her English lover McHeath (Hugo Weaving), a rogue boxing promoter, suspects her involvement with his new young protégé Art (Matthew Le Nevez). In a flawed moral landscape each struggles to retain their personal sovereignty as McHeath is provoked to acts of jealousy and violence.
The Dungog Film Festival is only in its second year, but it is growing into one of the key events on the Australian film industry calendar due to its sole focus on promoting and supporting Australian cinema. Located in the NSW Hunter Valley town of Dungog, this year’s fest boasts over 80 features, docos and shorts.
The Dungog Film Festival is runs from 29 May to 1 June.
For more information about the Dungog Film Festival and what’s screening, please visit http://www.dungogfilmfestival.org/