Tagged: Ivan Sen

Ivan Sen’s LOVELAND is back to the future, coming to cinemas March 17, 2022

After initially announcing release date of February 10, the latest film from the director of Beneath CloudsToomelahGoldstone and Mystery Road will now hit the big screen nationally on March 17.

“Every frame encourages life and emotion, an optimism as much as heartache, of what could be, and what will be,” writer/director Ivan Sen says of his new film Loveland, a stunning departure for the acclaimed filmmaker.

A pioneering voice in Australian indigenous filmmaking, Sen brilliantly and poetically depicted the harshness of life for Aboriginal youth with his first two films, Beneath Clouds and Toomelah, before reinventing the local crime genre with his high-style neo-western Mystery Road.

Following that triumph with the equal sequel Goldstone and then the award-winning TV series Mystery Road (now heading into its third season), Ivan Sen continues to go from strength to staggering strength as a writer and director. “He’s an extraordinary filmmaker,” regular collaborator, Hugo Weaving, has said of Sen.

Now with Loveland, Ivan Sen soars from the grit and red dirt of the Australian outback into a vibrant and kaleidoscopic future, taking the audience on a deeply romantic and profoundly moving adventure.

“It is a world where humans struggle to rewrite themselves as creatures without the need for love and trust,” says Sen.

In a futuristic Hong Kong, young assassin Jack (Ryan Kwanten), crosses paths with a nightclub singer, April (Jillian Nguyen). As Jack becomes increasingly drawn to April, his body mysteriously deteriorates. Jack tracks down reclusive life extension scientist Doctor Bergman (Hugo Weaving), in a search for answers. Doctor Bergman unearths Jack’s long buried secret and is forced to confront his own murky past. As the net that connects them tightens, Jack and April struggle to keep their love alive as they face their past in a loveless world that is on the cusp of immortality and extinction.

Visually arresting, strongly performed, richly characterised and pulsing with big ideas, Loveland has been a long-time labour of love for Ivan Sen. “This film has been pumping through my veins for ten years,” says the director. “It’s been a long time. I have so much love and passion for this project. Sci-fi is the most untapped film genre and potentially the most profound. But the inspiration for Loveland has not come from any films or books, but rather from reality. It’s not a clichéd dystopian future… it’s an extension of now.”

A big screen must-see, Loveland will send audiences hurtling into an utterly compelling and truly mind-bending future when it releases across Australian cinemas on February 10, 2022.

“It’s a story about the struggle for love in a loveless future, and how the things we do are the things we become, and is there any way back?” says Ivan Sen.

Get ready for the cinematic trip of a lifetime…   

Loveland will be released in cinemas on March 17, 2022.

Loveland is a Dark Matter release.

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This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Maggie’s Plan,’ ‘Goldstone,’ ‘The Legend Of Tarzan,’  ‘Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates,’ and ‘Septembers Of Shiraz’. This episode also contains interviews with Ivan Sen, Aaron Pedersen, Maggie Robbie, Samuel L. Johnson, Alexander Skarsgard, Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick and Aaron Biebert (‘A Billion Lives’).

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Goldstone

Goldstone is the follow up to the award winning thriller Mystery Road. It finds detective Jay Swan on the trail of a missing Chinese girl, which leads him to the remote mining town of Goldstone and a web of corruption. Greg sat down with writer/director Ivan Sen and star Aaron Pedersen to find out more about the film, which opened the 2016 Sydney International Film Festival.

You can listen to or download our Ivan Sen & Aaron Pedersen interview right here.

Alex Russell

Australian actor Alex Russell has starred in Hollywood movies like ‘Chronicle’, the ‘Carrie’ remake and ‘The Host’, as well as local movies like ‘Bait’ and Ivan Sen’s new thriller ‘Goldstone’. He is currently in Queensland shooting Greg McLean’s latest film ‘The Jungle’, in which he appears alongside Daniel Radcliffe. He also appears in the short film ‘Oranges Don’t Grow On Trees’, which is screening at the St Kilda Film Festival. Greg King spoke to Alex about his career and his many films.

You can listen to or download our Alex Russell interview right here.

 

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AACTA Awards

The cream of Australian cinema will soon converge on Sydney for the AACTA Awards, so let’s take a look at the 2013 AACTA Award nominees.

Best Film

  • Dead Europe
  • The Great Gatsby
  • Mystery Road
  • The Rocket
  • Satellite Boy
  • The Turning

Best Direction

  • Baz Luhrmann, The Great Gatsby
  • Ivan Sen, Mystery Road
  • Kim Mordaunt, The Rocket
  • Directing Ensemble, The Turning

Best Lead Actor

  • Leonardo DiCaprio, The Great Gatsby
  • Sitthiphon Disamoe, The Rocket
  • Ewen Leslie, Dead Europe
  • Hugo Weaving, The Turning

Best Lead Actress

  • Rose Byrne, The Turning
  • Carey Mulligan, The Great Gatsby
  • Tasma Walton, Mystery Road
  • Naomi Watts, Adore

Best Supporting Actor

  • Marton Csokas, Dead Europe
  • Joel Edgerton, The Great Gatsby
  • Thep Phongam, The Rocket
  • Angus Sampson, 100 Bloody Acres

Best Supporting Actress 

  • Elizabeth Debecki, The Great Gatsby
  • Isla Fisher, The Great Gatsby
  • Mirrah Foulkes, The Turning
  • Alice Keohavong, The Rocket

Best Original Screenplay

  • Colin & Cameron Cairnes, 100 Bloody Acres
  • Morgan O’Neill & Tim Duff, Drift
  • Ivan Sen, Mystery Road
  • Kim Mordaunt, The Rocket

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Christopher Hampton, Adore
  • Louise Fox, Dead Europe
  • Baz Luhrmann & Craig Pierce, The Great Gatsby
  • Writing Ensemble, The Turning

Best Documentary

  • I Am a Girl
  • Once My Mother
  • Red Obsession
  • Shadow of a Doubt 

Best Cinematography

  • Geoffrey Hall, Rick Rifici & Rick Jakovich, Drift
  • Damian E. Wyvill, Goddess
  • Simon Duggan, The Great Gatsby
  • Andrew Commis, The Rocket

Best Editing

  • Matt Villa, Jason Ballantine & Jonathan Redmond, The Great Gatsby
  • Ivan Sen, Mystery Road
  • Nick Meyers, The Rocket
  • Editing Ensemble, The Turning

Best Sound

  • The Great Gatsby
  • Mystery Road
  • The Rocket
  • Satellite Boy

Best Original Music Score

  • Jed Kurzel, Dead Europe
  • Michael Yezersky, Drift
  • Craig Armstrong, The Great Gatsby
  • Caitlin Yao, The Rocket

Best Production Design

  • Annie Beauchamp, Adore
  • Annie Beauchamp, Goddess
  • Catherine Martin, Karen Murphy, Ian Gracie & Beverley Dunn, The Great Gatsby
  • Pete Baxter, The Rocket

Best Costume Design

  • Joanna Mae Park, Adore
  • Shareen Beringer, Goddess
  • Catherine Martin, Silvana Azzi Heras & Kerry Thompson, The Great Gatsby
  • Woranun Pueakpan & Sylvia Wilczynski, The Rocket

 

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Summary: Detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pedersen) returns to the remote outback town in which he grew up to solve the murder of an Indigenous teen, found in a drain under a highway. After years away in the city, Swan feels alienated from the police force, his community and his own daughter, but when he discovers there’s a serial killer at large they’ll all have to work together.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 15th August, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: Australia

Director: Ivan Sen

Screenwriter: Ivan Sen

Cast: Tony Barry, Roy Billing, Siobhan Binge, Zoe Carides, Lillian Crombie, David Field (Mr. Bailey), Ryan Kwanton, Robert Mammone, Aaron Pederson (Jay Swan), Daniel Roberts, Jack Thompson, Damian Walshe-Howling (Wayne), , Tasma Walton (Mary Swan), Hugo Weaving, Samara Weaving, Tricia Whitton

Runtime: 121 mins

Classification:M

SUBCULTURE MEDIA/THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW REVIEWS/RATINGS OF ‘MYSTERY ROAD’’:

David Griffiths:Stars(3) 

Please check Dave’s review of ‘Mystery Road’ that is available on The Helium Entertainment Channel

Greg King: Stars(2.5)

Please check Greg’s review of ‘Mystery Road’ that is available on www.filmreviews.net.au

Average Subculture Rating (out of 5): Stars(3)

IMDB Rating:  Mystery Road (2013) on IMDb

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘Mystery Road′: Nil.

Trailer:

Mystery Road

The first trailer for new Australian film ‘Mystery Road’ has just been released. Directed by Ivan Sen (‘Toomelah’, ‘Beneath Clouds’) and starring a swag of notable Australian actors including – Aaron Pederson, Jack Thompson, Ryan Kwanten, David Field, Damian Walshe-Howling, Tasma Walton, Zoe Cardies and Robert Mammone – ‘Mystery Road’ is screening as part of the Sydney International Film Festival and will be released in cinemas later this year.