WHO’S IN IT?
Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs), Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl), Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener), Bryan Brown (Australia), Jack Thompson (The Club), Caren Pistorius (Slow West), Florence Clery (film debut), Anthony Hayes (Rabbit Proof Fence), Emily Barclay (Suburban Mayhem), Leon Ford (The Great Raid), Thomas Unger (The Water Diviner),Benedict Hardie (Frank & Jerry), Jane Menelaus (Quills),Garry MacDonald (Moulin Rouge)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Derek Cianfrance (The Place Beyond The Pines), director, writer; Jeffrey Clifford (Up in the Air) and David Heyman (Gravity), producers; Alexandre Desplat (The Imitation Game), composer; Adam Arkapaw (Macbeth), cinematographer; Jim Helton (Blue Valentine) and Ron Patane (A Most Violent Year), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Tom (Fassbender), a lighthouse keeper, and his wife Isabel (Vikander) live off the coast of Australia, but find they are unable to have children. One day, they notice a rowboat wash up onto the shore, and inside there is a baby girl that is all alone. They decide to take the child in and raise her as their own, but when they later meet a grieving woman (Weisz) who might be the girl’s mother, the consequences of their actions soon become apparent…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Derek Cianfrance directs this powerful tale of love and family that’s sure to tug at the heartstrings, not least because it includes two powerhouse performances from real-life couple Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander.