Friday, May 20, 2011
...Snowtown (Murderer's down under).
IFC Films has just purchased the rights to Justin Kurzel's phsychological thriller Snowtown.
Snowtown, Kurzel's directorial debut, was written by Shaun Grant and is based on the true story of the Austrailian serial killer, John Bunting.
Sixteen year old Jamie (Lucas Pittaway) lives in a small cramped home with his mother and two brothers in the Snowtown suburb of Adelaide. Poor and surrounded by violence, his salvation arrived in the form of John (Daniel Henshall), a man who unexpectedly came to his aid. Slowly, Jamie found his world being threatened and his loyalty challenged by his newfound mentor.
The film was screened a this year's Cannes film festival and the Austrailian release date was May 19th. IFC and DVD releases have, yet to be announced.
Snowtown murders film selected for Cannes.