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Australia / 2023 / 108 min / DCP / Thriller

Director : Ivan Sen

Script : Ivan Sen
Cinematography, editing : Ivan Sen
Music : Ivan Sen
Production : David Jowsey, Rachel Higgins, Greer Simpkin, Ivan Sen

Cast : Simon Baker (Travis Hurley), Rob Collins (Charlie), Natasha Wanganeen (Emma), Nicholas Hope (Joseph), Mark Coe (Zac)

In competition, Berlinale 2023

Travis Hurley, a detective damaged by years of investigating on the bangs, arrives in a small Australian outback town to investigate a cold case, the disappearance twenty years earlier of a young Aboriginal woman. He bonds with the victim's fractured family, including her lonely, disillusioned brother Charlie and Emma, his sister who looks after the children. Travis also meets Joseph, a troubled character who probably knows more than he's saying. As the story unfolds, a series of truths are revealed, highlighting the complexities of the injustice suffered by the Aboriginals

Ivan Sen

Throughout the late 1990s Sen worked on numerous short films, before making his feature film debut with Beneath Clouds in 2002. It won Sen global acclaim, winning a Silver Bear at the 2002 Berlin Film Festival, Best Director at the 2002 Australian Film Institute Awards and screened at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. Sen has subsequently written and directed a number of award-winning documentaries. His documentary Yellow Fella screened in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival in 2005. In 2009 Sen completed his experimental second feature Dreamland, shot on location in Nevada, USA. It screened in the Brisbane and Melbourne Film Festivals and premiered internationally in competition at the 2010 Busan Film Festival. Dreamland was screened first in 2009 and in a new version in 2010 at the Festival des Antipodes in Saint-Tropez. In 2011 Sen completed his third feature Toomelah, set in the regional community of Toomelah, where his Aboriginal roots and family come from. Toomelah was selected in Un Certain Regard at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. Daniel Connors received a Mention at the Festival des Antipodes, Saint-Tropez 2011. In 2012 Ivan Sen was honoured with the prestigious Byron Kennedy Award at the Australian Film Industry Awards (AACTAS). In 2013 Sen completed his third feature Mystery Road that premiered with a special presentation at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival. Tasma Walton won Best Actress and Mystery Road a Mention at the Festival des Antipodes, Saint-Tropez 2013 and went on to win a number of awards including Best Actor, Best Director and Best Film at the 2014 Australian Film Critics Awards. Completed in 2016, Goldstone is Ivan Sen’s fifth feature. A sequel to Mystery Road, Goldstone was selected to Toronto International Film Festival and Sydney Film Festival. In 2022 he directed Loveland which was screened at the Saint-Tropez Antipodes Film Festival like all his feature fi

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