As its box office exceeds $2 million, news was announced that Romulus, My Father has been selected to screen at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival.
The screening will be part of the festival’s Special Presentations line-up, showcasing major films, major stars, and major filmmakers.
This latest accolade follows the film’s rousing reception since its May 31 release, with critics and audiences being equally enamoured of Richard Roxburgh’s directorial debut, starring Eric Bana, Franka Potente and Kodi Smit-McPhee.
Roxburgh was delighted with the news, ‘It’s a honour,’ he said. ‘To be selected to screen alongside films by directors such as the Coen brothers and John Sayles is incredibly humbling.’
Romulus, My Father is a story of impossible love and is based on Raimond Gaita’s critically acclaimed memoir. It tells the story of Romulus, his beautiful wife, Christina, and their struggle in the face of great adversity to bring up their son, Raimond. Produced by John Maynard and Robert Connolly, it is still screening in cinemas across Australia.