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Magnolia picks up Aussie drama ‘Romulus’

Magnolia Pictures have announced the pick-up of the dramatic period piece that recently played at Toronto film festival and picked up 16 Australian Film Awards nominations including best film, director and screenplay. I bypassed the family drama at TIFF mostly because I had issues with the trailer I had seen just prior –  too much was divulged in the simple 3 minutes that I saw. I might give this a second chance only because  I like the post war war II bike  that we see in the trailer.

Helmed by Richard Roxburgh and based on Raimond Gaitas' award-winning memoir and written by Nick Drake, Romulus, My Father  tells the story of a young family's bid to start a new life in a hostile country (from Germany to Australia in 1950). The story focuses on the relationship between the boy and his father in the wake of his mother's death.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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