14 June 2017

Updated(2): Melbourne International Film Festival kicks off with the world premiere of Jungle

I did already mention in a post that Jungle is set to premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival. Today it is announced that the Festival will kick off with the world premiere of Jungle. The opening night gala (blue carpet and screening at The Regent Theatre) with after party (The Plaza Ballroom) will take place on 3rd August 2017. For info and to purchase tickets visit this link. The full program for the 66th Melbourne International Film Festival will be out on 11th July.

Update: 13th July 2017. The program is out. Besides the opening night on 3rd August Jungle has screenings on 11th August, 17th August, and 20th August (captioned).
Update: 29th July 2017. Guest list press release: Daniel won't attend.

MIFF 2017 trailer
(Edit: Since the original video link is blocked I have added another one)


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Daniel Radcliffe joins Wolf Creek director Greg McLean in the Bolivian rainforest for a gloriously tense survival thriller based on the bestselling real-life story of adventurer Yossi Ghinsberg.

In the early 1980s, 22-year-old Israeli backpacker Yossi Ghinsberg and two friends – Swiss teacher Marcus Stamm and American photographer Kevin Gale – set off from the Bolivian city of La Paz on what was supposed to be the adventure of a lifetime. Leading the way into the uncharted Amazon was an Austrian expat named Karl Ruprechter, who had met the friends just days before and claimed to be familiar with the region. But their dream trip soon turned into a wilderness nightmare from which not all of the men returned.

Adapting Ghinsberg’s acclaimed memoir, Greg McLean moves beyond his previous horror fare to take on an altogether different kind of fear in Jungle, all the more potent for being true. Daniel Radcliffe continues pushing his post-Potter career to the extreme, ably supported by Alex Russell (fellow MIFF Premiere Fund title Cut Snake, MIFF 2014), Joel Jackson (Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door) and Thomas Kretschmann (Avengers: Age of Ultron, Dracula).

Scripted by Justin Monjo (INXS: Never Tear Us Apart) and supported by the MIFF Premiere Fund, Jungle is a stunningly shot, edge-of-your seat story of survival and self-discovery.

source: miff.com.au, smh.com.au
picture source: Hector Alvarez

1 comments:

OMG Marion. This looks so good ! I can't wait to rent it ! Wow. I have chills !