Connolly has commissioned 17 directors to adapt the 17 chapters for the screen, coming together to create an exciting whole.
The directors include actors Mia Wasikowska and David Wenham, as well as experienced directors Tony Ayres (The Slap), Justin Kurzel (Snowtown) and Warwick Thornton (Samson & Delilah) – and Connolly himself.
Tender and confronting, dark and fragile, these 17 overlapping stories of second thoughts and mid-life regret are set in the brooding small-town world of coastal Western Australia – territory that Winton has long claimed as his own.
In partnership with the Melbourne International Film Festival, we’re presenting an extraordinary post-premiere event, bringing the iconic Australian novelist together with Robert Connolly and a stellar line up of the directors to celebrate the film – and discuss its creation.
This is a rare opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at a watershed moment in Australian film that brings together some of our country’s brightest creative talents.
The panel will feature Tim Winton, Robert Connolly and Warwick Thornton and others, moderated by Sandy George.
Co-presented with the Melbourne International Film Festival. (rodneyvc)