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FORCE OF DESTINY

forceofdestiny

Australia-India / 2015 / 109 min / DCP / Colour / Drama


Director : Paul Cox


Script : Paul Cox
Cinematography : Ian Jones
Editing : Jonathan auf der Heide, Mark Atkin
Music : Paul Grabowsky
Production : Mark Patterson, Maggie Miles, Baby Mathew Somatheeram
Cast : David Wenham, Shahana Goswami, Jacqueline McKenzie, Terry Norris, Genevieve Picot

Opening Film


Robert is a renowned sculptor. He is close to his daughter Poppy, but has an unresolved relationship with Hannah from whom he is separated. The family is stunned when Robert is diagnosed with cancer of the liver and six months to live. In the process of physical decline and mental turmoil, Robert meets Maya, an Indian marine biologist who comes from a different world, a different reality. Maya’s Uncle also has cancer and is preparing for death by passing on his wisdom and knowledge with grace and acceptance. Against all the odds, Robert is put on the transplant list. New hope and future possibilities appear deepening his planetary journey with Maya.

 

Paul Cox

Born in Venlo, Holland, in 1940. He came to Australia in 1963 as an exchange student and studied at Melbourne University. After several shorts and documentaries, he made his first feature "Illuminations" in 1976. He became well known internationally in 1981 for his film "Lonely Hearts" followed by "Man of Flower" selected at Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival 1984. His following films include "My First Wife", (1984), "Cactus" (1986) with Isabelle Huppert, "Vincent" (1987), "Island" (1989), "Golden Braid" (1990), "A Woman's Tale " (1991), "Exile" (1994), "Innocence" (2000), "The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky" (2001), "Salvation" (2008), "The Dinner Party" (2012)

 


 

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