Hearts and Bones
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Hearts and Bones

Wed Jan 22 6:45 PM
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Jetty Memorial Theatre
Assisted Listening
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General Admission
Unclassified 15+
107 Mins
In 2018 director Ben Lawrence delivered the multi-award winning documentary, Ghosthunter (SWIFF’19), where long hidden family secrets convergered with true crime. In 2019 Lawrence peers into troubled hearts and minds with a tense, intelligent dramatic debut feature, following war photographer Daniel Fischer (Hugo Weaving in a career-best performance), grappling with a perspective shift on his decades of capturing human suffering.

When Daniel returns from a conflict zone assignment, his sunny Sydney home sits at odds with the battlefields of his work, and PTSD begins creeping into his everyday life. Unexpectedly, newly-settled refugee Sebastian (newcomer Andrew Luri) comes into Daniel's life, revealing that the photographer has inadvertantly captured the horrors of his past, begging Daniel not exhibit the images, ready to embrace his new life.

A complex character study, Lawrence captures the characters and spaces of Western Sydney with a compassionately close gaze, with tour de force performances from Weaving and Luri and a tight, intelligent story co-written by Beatrix Christian (Jindabyne, directed by Ben Lawrence’s father, Ray Lawrence).

Jetty Memorial Theatre

337 Harbour Drive Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450