When Kitty Green first watched Peter Gleeson's 2017 documentary 'Hotel Coolgardie', she was immediately intrigued by the subject matter, leading her to write her second narrative feature, 'The Royal Hotel'.
Critics have hailed Kitty Green's 'The Royal Hotel' as an "even deeper" and "pulpier and more explosive" look at toxic masculinity than her 2019 #MeToo thriller 'The Assistant', with many drawing comparisons between the film and Ted Kotcheff's 1971 classic 'Wake in Fright'.
Kitty Green's 'The Royal Hotel' will open two film festivals in the space of a week after being announced as the opening film of this year's Adelaide Film Festival (AFF).
Scarlett Pictures' Kath Shelper may have made a decision a few years ago to retire from producing, yet she's helped to bring to screen two of the most anticipated Australian films of late: Warwick Thornton's 'The New Boy', which lands in cinemas on Thursday after a Cannes berth, and Kitty Green's upcoming 'The Royal Hotel'.
The reviews are in for Warwick Thornton's 'The New Boy' after it premiered in the Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard section on Friday.
Newcomer Aswan Reid will make his screen debut alongside Cate Blanchett, Deborah Mailman and Wayne Blair in Warwick Thornton's 'The New Boy', which wraps this week in South Australia.
Toby Wallace will star alongside Julia Garner, Jessica Henwick and Hugo Weaving in Kitty Green thriller 'The Royal Hotel', with production now underway in South Australia.