WHO’S IN IT?
Russell Crowe (Gladiator), Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace), Dylan Georgiades (Kath & Kimderella), Yılmaz Erdoğan (Once Upon a Time in Anatolia), Cem Yılmaz (Vizontele), Jai Courtney (Unbroken), Ryan Corr (Where The Wild Things Are), Jacqueline McKenzie (Romper Stomper), Isabel Lucas (Daybreakers), Mert Fırat (The Butterfly’s Dream), Daniel Wyllie (Animal Kingdom), Damon Herriman (The Lone Ranger), Megan Gale (Stealth), Deniz Akdeniz (I, Frankenstein), Steve Bastoni (The Matrix Reloaded), James Fraser (December Boys), Ben O’Toole (Sintillate Studios)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Russell Crowe (film debut), director; Andrew Knight (Siam Sunset) and Andrew Anastasios (film debut), writer; Troy Lum (Saving Mr. Banks), Andrew Mason (Dark City) and Keith Rodger (Robin Hood), producers; David Hirschfelder (The Railway Man), composer; Andrew Lesnie (Lord of the Rings), cinematographer; Matt Villa (The Great Gatsby), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
After the devastating Battle of Gallipoli during the First World War, Australian farmer Connor (Crowe) travels to Istanbul to discover the fate of his sons who are reported missing in action. There, he forms a relationship with Ayshe (Kurylenko), the Turkish owner of the hotel he stays in, and makes his way across the war-torn landscape to discover the truth of his son’s whereabouts…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Russell Crowe makes his directorial debut with this powerful and moving tale of family, the nature of war and the conflicts of the human heart.