The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) unveiled its nominees for the Australian equivalent to the Oscar and the Emmy this week, with sci-fi thriller PREDESTINATION, leading the pack of feature films at nine nominations. Russell Crowe’s directorial debut, THE WATER DIVINER, received eight nominations including Best Film and Best Actor. Following with seven nominations is David Michôd’s THE ROVER, which will compete in the directing category, as well as in Best Actor for Guy Pearce and Best Supporting Actor for Robert Pattinson.
THE WATER DIVINER, an epic Australian historical action drama written by Andrew Anastasios and Andrew Knight, is opening in Australian cinemas this Boxing Day and represents Russell Crowe’s directorial debut.
In World War I, the Gallipoli Campaign, was an awful and notably failed offensive by the Allies, and took place on the Gallipoli Peninsula for eight months from 25 April 1915. Gallipoli derives its name from the Greek word “Καλλίπολις” (Kallipolis), meaning “Beautiful City”, and where the Anzac Legend began. Anzac Day every 25th of April, commemorates the date of that military landing at Gallipoli, and remains the most significant day for Australian and New Zealand commemoration of our military casualties and our veterans from all wars. Continue reading THE WATER DIVINER
NOAH (2014), director Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan/The Wrestler) has crafted an intimate and audience gripping, big screen epic with his new bold interpretation of The Ark Story. Experience the fates of Tubal-Cain, Noah and his family and Noah’s first grand-children, as taken from the Old Testament’s early history of the Jewish Nation. This has not been seen with this level of quite extraordinary attention to detail, since the era of the great film director Cecil B. DeMille’s bible epics, as photographed in VistaVision at Paramount Studios.