Join us for a Meet the Filmmaker in conversation style advance Q&A screening with writer/director Thomas M Wright on Friday 10 May following the 6.30pm session at Luna Leederville
Thomas M. Wright (Sweet Country, Top of the Lake) makes his feature directing debut with the award-winning ACUTE MISFORTUNE, an adaptation of Erik Jensen’s biography of the late artist, Adam Cullen.
Jensen, (founding editor of The Saturday Paper) was an ambitious 19-year-old journalist when he interviewed the infamous Cullen and was invited to write his biography. Working from the artist’s home in the Blue Mountains the two formed a bond that endured, even after Cullen shot Jensen and threw him from a motorbike, until the artist's death four years later at the age of 46. Featuring an acclaimed performance by AACTA Best Actor winner Daniel Henshall (Snowtown, The Babadook) and Toby Wallace (Romper Stomper, The Turning), and executive produced by Robert Connolly (Balibo, The Turning), ACUTE MISFORTUNE reveals the painter and journalist in unparalleled detail.
ACUTE MISFORTUNE was named one of the best films of the year by The Monthly and Screen Daily and was the winner of The Age Critics Prize at Melbourne International Film Festival. The Guardian, in a five-star review, called it “An enthralling, complex triumph… The best Australian Bio-Pic since Chopper”.
Winner - The Age Critics Prize – Melbourne International Film Festival 2018
Best Films of the Year 2018 - The Monthly Awards
Best Films of the Year 2018 - Screen Daily
ARIA Nomination 2018 - Best Soundtrack Album
★★★★★ 'An enthralling, complex triumph.The best and most interesting bio-pic since Chopper.' - The Guardian
'A striking debut...a compelling, immersive work.' - The Australian
'One of the year's most striking and accomplished directorial debuts.' - Hollywood Reporter.
'Full of rich imagery and insight...superbly done.' - 3AW
'Might just be the best Australian film of the last ten years' - Beat Magazine
'A thunderously great film.' - The Lowdown Under
'A blistering no-holds-barred cinematic portrait.' - Screen Daily
'A startling, unique vision.' - The Age