Snowtown heading to Cannes

Justin Kurzel’s Snowtown has been selected for Cannes Critics’ Week, where it will compete for the Critics’ Week Grand Prize as well as the prestigious Camera d’Or.

The Aussie film depicts the Snowtown murders orchestrated by John Bunting, and stars Daniel Henshall and Lucas Pittaway.

Kurzel is eligible for the Camera d’Or, awarded only to first-time filmmakers. It’s the same prize Warwick Thornton won for Samson and Delilah back in 2009. Esteemed South Korean director Bong Joon-ho will chair the Camera d’Or jury.

Also screening at Critics’ Week:

Las Acacias, dir. Pablo Giorgelli (Argentina/Spain)
Avé , dir. Konstantin Bojanov (Bulgaria/France)
17 fille, dir. Delphine Coulin, Muriel Coulin (France)
Sauna on Moon, dir. Zou Peng (China)
The Slut (Hanotenet), dir. Hagar Ben Asher (Israel/Germany)
Take Shelter, dir.  Jeff Nichols (USA)

Critics’ Week runs from 12-20 May, 2011.

Check out the rest of the films screening at Cannes, including another Australian flick, Sleeping Beauty.

Discuss: Could Snowtown be another Animal Kingdom-sized hit?


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