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Australia well represented at 38th Toronto International Film Festival

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 7:08 PM | Anonymous

Australian films The Railway ManFelonyMystery Road and Tracks have been selected to screen at the 38th Toronto International Film Festival TIFF.

Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky, The Railway Man will have it's world premiere at TIFF. Starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and Stellan Skarsgård, the film tells the true story of a victim from World War II's "Death Railway" who sets out to find those responsible for his torture. 

Australian Thriller Felony, written by Joel Edgerton and starring Jai Courtney, Edgerton and Melissa George, centres on the story of a decorated police officer who accidentally kills a bicylist while on his way home after a boozy night out. 


Writer/ director Ivan Sen's Mystery road tells the story of an indigenous detective who returns to the Outback to investigate the murder or a young girl. The film stars Aaron Pedersen, Hugo Weaving, Jack Thompson and 2011 Australians in Film Breakthrough Award recipient Ryan Kwanten.

Tracks tells the true story of Robyn Davidson, a woman who goes on a 1,700 mile trek across the West Australian desert with her four camels and faithful dog. National Geographic approach her to chronicle her adventure- they send a photographer to capture her journey (played by Adam Driver from Girls).

Australia will be well represented at this year's festival. Although not strictly "Australian" films, the following, which star actors from our homeland, are also set to screen at the festival:

*Ron Howard's Formula 1 biopic Rush, starring Chris Hemsworth

*Daniel Schechter's comedy Life of Crime starring Isla Fisher & Jennifer Aniston

*British drama Starred Up starring Melbourne born actor Ben Mendelsohn 

*Denis Villeneuve's crime thriller Prisoners starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal

*Writer Director Jim Jarmusch's horror Only Lovers Left Alive starring Mia Wasikowska

*Liza Johnson's drama Hateship Loveship starring Guy Pearce and Kristen Wiig

*Nicole Holofcener's comedy Enough Said, starring Toni Collette opposite the late and great James Gandolfini

*Richard Ayoade's comedy The Double starring Mia Wasikowska and Jesse Eisenberg


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