Movies With Mark: NITRAM 112 mins

4418 Movies With Mark: NITRAM

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Sunday, 26 September
6:30PM 

Join film critic and journalist Mark Naglazas and his special guest WAAPA Associate Director Andrew Lewis for this special screening event of Nitram. When the credits roll, the discussion begins!

A narrative depiction of the events leading up to one of the darkest chapters in modern Australian history from MIFF Accelerator Lab alumnus director Justin Kurzel (Snowtown).

Nitram, (Caleb Landry Jones) lives with his mother (Judy Davis) and father (Anthony LaPaglia) in suburban Australia in the Mid 1990s. He lives a life of isolation and frustration at never being able to fit in. That is until he unexpectedly finds a close friend in a reclusive heiress, Helen (Essie Davis). However, when that friendship meets its tragic end, and Nitram’s loneliness and anger grow, he begins a slow descent into a nightmare that culminates in the most nihilistic and heinous of acts.

Nitram is produced by Nick Batzias (The Australian Dream) and Virginia Whitwell (Below) and stars Caleb Landry Jones (Get Out; Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Anthony LaPaglia (Balibo), Judy Davis (The Dressmaker) and Essie Davis (The Babadook, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries).

Nitram comes to Luna Cinemas straight from MIFF and from Cannes, where it was the first Australian film to screen as part of the illustrious festival’s official competition in 10 years and where it received a seven-minute standing ovation.

Nitram is an attempt to understand why and how this atrocity occurred.
 
WINNER: Caleb Landry Jones, Best Actor Cannes Film Festival 

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