The White Ribbon secures Australian release date

Michael Haneke‘s Oscar-nominated The White Ribbon has finally secured an Australian release date – May 6, 2010. It will be distributed by Transmission Films.

It will hit cinemas almost nine months after it made its Australian debut at the Melbourne International Film Festival.

The film takes place in Germany just before World War 1. It follows a group of children in a Northern German village and examines the origin of terrorism.

The White Ribbon won the Palme d’Or at Cannes last year, and most recently was named Best Foreign Language Film at the Golden Globes.

Last week it received two Oscar nominations, for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Cinematography.

For any West Australians unwilling to wait until May, they can catch The White Ribbon at the Perth International Arts Festival from March 8-14.

Check out the trailer below.

So, The White Ribbon hits Australian cinemas May 6th. Get ready to be lectured film fans!

Discuss: Any fans of Michael Haneke out there? I despise Funny Games, but I acknowledge that the man knows how to craft an intense film.

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