This year's AACTA Award for Best Film will be a contest between Baz Luhrmann’s 'Elvis', George Miller’s 'Three Thousand Years of Longing', Leah Purcell’s 'The Drover's Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson', Thomas M. Wright's 'The Stranger', Western Sydney anthology feature 'Here Out West', and Hannah Barlow and Kane Senes' horror 'Sissy'.
Gracie Otto's 'Seriously Red', Bunya Productions' 'True Colours', and Phil Noyce’s 'Dead Calm' headline the program for next month's Australian International Screen Forum (AISF), which returns as an in-person event.
'Thor: Love and Thunder' easily netted no. 1 again at the box office last weekend, while the Ben Lewin-directed UK/Australian co-production 'Falling for Figaro' opened modestly for Paramount/Umbrella.
With school holidays starting around the country and a diversity of blockbusters in release, cinemas around Australia have experienced their best weekend of 2022.
The Australian box office bowed to the King on the weekend as 'Elvis' debuted at number one ahead of fellow new entry, 'Minions: The Rise of Gru'.
Baz Luhrmann's 'Elvis' attracted the kind of showstopping attention the King was known for following its premiere at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
Thomas M Wright's crime thriller 'The Stranger' was added to the Australian contingent for next month's Cannes Film Festival on Thursday, alongside Baz Luhrmann's 'Elvis' and George Miller's 'Three Thousand Years of Longing'.