Cinéma des Antipodes présente
« HEALING » de Craig Monahan
Thursday 29 January 2015
Australian Embassy, 4 rue Jean Rey, 75015 Paris (metro Bir Hakeim)
6 euros (non members)
5 euros (members)
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19H30 - aperitif
20H00 - projection of the film HEALING
Australia / 2014/119 min
Director: Craig Monahan
Scenario: Alison Nisselle, Craig Monahan - Photo: Andrew Lesnie - Editor: Suresh Ayyar
Music: David Hirschfelder - Production: Craig Monahan, Tait Brady
Cast: Hugo Weaving, Don Hany, Xavier Samuel, Justine Clarke
Audience Award, Film Antipodes 2014
Viktor Khadem is a man who has almost given up on life, condemned to live in a prison farm to reduced security, an environment without any threat which we still believe that some individuals may change. A Won Wron, the social worker Matt Perry has created a rehabilitation program for broken men by giving them responsibility for the rehabilitation of injured birds of prey, eagles of these beautiful and formidable pride, hawks and owls. Against all odds, Matt discusses Viktor as his most important case and presents it to Yasmine, the majestic eagle in the span of two meters long. If these two can be tamed, everything is possible. "Healing" is a poignant story of redemption, discovery of hope and healing of the spirit in the most unlikely place for the most the most singular men through the most unusual catalyst.
In 1986 Craig Monahan created his production company Pointblank Pictures. In the 80s and 90s, he produced numerous commercials and music videos before staging in 1998 his first feature film "The Interview" public and critical success (9 AFI Awards). Then in 2003 "Peaches". His next project is an adaptation of the play by David Williamson "The Removalists".
Craig's company Pointblank Pictures was established in 1986. He directed and produced numerous major TVC's and music videos through the '80s and' 90s. In 1998 he directed His first feature film "The Interview" which was a great success and received 9 AFI awards. In 2003 he directed his second feature "Peaches" followed in 2014 by "Healing", co-written with Alison Nisselle ("Janus", "Phoenix", "Curtin"). His next project is a contemporary reimagining of David Williamson's classic "The Removalists", co-written with Williamson himself.