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THE NIGHTINGALE (2019)
Starring Aisling Franciosi, Sam Claflin, Baykali Ganambarr, Damon Herriman, Harry Greenwood, Ewen Leslie, Charlie Shotwell, Michael Sheasby, Matthew Sunderland and Magnolia Maymuru. Directed by Jennifer Kent.

Set in 1825, Clare, a young Irish convict woman, chases a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. On the way she enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named Billy, who is also marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past.

REVIEWS The Nightingale - A blunt and brutal period piece

SWEET COUNTRY (2018)
Starring Sam Neill, Bryan Brown, Thomas M. Wright, Ewen Leslie, Matt Day, Anni Finsterer, Natassia Gorey Furber, Gibson John and Hamilton Morris. Directed by Warwick Thornton.

Inspired by real events, Sweet Country is a period western set in 1929 in the outback of the Northern Territory, Australia. When Aboriginal stockman Sam kills white station owner Harry March in self-defence, Sam and his wife Lizzie go on the run. They are pursued across the outback, through glorious but harsh desert country.

Sergeant Fletcher leads the posse with the help of Aboriginal tracker Archie and local landowners Fred Smith and Mick Kennedy. Fletcher is desperate to capture Sam and put him on trial for murder – but Sam is an expert bushman and he has little difficulty outlasting them. Eventually, for the health of his pregnant wife, Sam decides to give himself up. He is put on trial in the courtroom of Judge Taylor. But will justice be served?

REVIEWS Sweet Country - A thunderous Australian masterpiece

THE BUTTERFLY TREE (2017)
Starring Melissa George, Ewen Leslie, Ed Oxenbould, Sophie Lowe, Ella Jaz Macrokanis, Lauren Dillon and Kristy Brooks. Directed by Priscilla Cameron.

Evelyn, a burlesque queen bewitches single dad, Al and his teenage son, Fin. As they compete for her affections, old wounds are reopened over the death of Fin’s mother.

REVIEWS The Butterfly Tree - A gorgeous slice of Aussie cinema

THE DAUGHTER (2016)
Starring Geoffrey Rush, Sam Neill, Miranda Otto, Ewen Leslie, Paul Schneider, Anna Torv and Odessa Young. Directed by Simon Stone.

Set in the last days of a dying logging town, Christian returns to his family home for his father Henry’s wedding. Reconnecting with his childhood friend Oliver and Oliver’s family, wife Charlotte and daughter Hedvig he unearths a long buried secret. As he tries to right the wrongs of the past, his actions threaten to shatter the lives of those he left behind years before. Will they survive the truth?
THE MULE (2014)
Starring Hugo Weaving, Angus Sampson, Ewen Leslie, Leigh Whannell, Georgina Haig, John Noble, Geoff Morrell, Noni Hazlehurst, Nick Farnell and Dave Lawson. Directed by Tony Mahony.
DEAD EUROPE (2012)
Starring Ewen Leslie, Marton Csokas, Kodi Smit-Mcphee and Igal Naor. Directed by Tony Krawitz.

REVIEWS Dead Europe - Sins of the father

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