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The Screen Guide

It's 1968. Sixteen-year-old Sonja leaves her alcoholic father and troubled past, gets on a bus and never looks back. Twenty years later she decides it's time to find out what she was running from. Single and pregnant, she returns to the migrant worker's camp in the Tasmanian Highlands she once called home and finally uncovers the truth she wasn't told as a child.

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Crew

Director
Richard Flanagan
Writers
Richard Flanagan
Producer
Rolf de Heer
Executive Producers
Andrew Knight  Jackie O'Sullivan  Stephen Vizard
Dir. of Photography
Martin McGrath ASC
Composer
Cezary Skubiszewski
Editor
Tania Nehme  John Scott
Production Designer
Bryce Perrin

Cast

Kerry Fox - Kristof Kaczmarek

Production Details

Production Completion
1998
Genre
Drama
Production Company
Artist Services Productions Pty Ltd

Sales

International Sales
Southern Star Sales

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • Australian Film Event Tiberina
    (1999)
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival
    (1999)
  • Kino Xenix Screenings
    (1999)
  • Homage to New Australian Cinema Festival
    (1999)
  • Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival
    (1998)
  • Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival
    (1998)
  • Ljubljana International Film Festival
    (1998)
  • Hawaii International Film Festival
    (1998)
  • Flanders International Film Festival
    (1998)
  • Australian Guild of Screen Composers
    (1998)