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The Nightingale tops the nominations pool for film at this year’s Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (AACTA).

The thriller, which debuted at Venice last year where it won a special jury prize, picked up 15 nods including best actress for Aisling, best film and best direction.

2019 AACTA Awards all nominations for The Nightingale:

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AACTA AWARD FOR BEST FILM
HOTEL MUMBAI Basil Iwanyk, Gary Hamilton, Julie Ryan, Jomon Thomas – Hotel Mumbai Double Guess Productions
JUDY & PUNCH Michele Bennett, Nash Edgerton, Danny Gabai – Vice Media LLC, Blue-Tongue Films, Pariah Productions
THE KING Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Liz Watts, David Michôd, Joel Edgerton – Plan B Entertainment, Porchlight Films, A Yoki Inc, Blue-Tongue Films
THE NIGHTINGALE Kristina Ceyton, Bruna Papandrea, Steve Hutensky, Jennifer Kent – Causeway Films, Made Up Stories
RIDE LIKE A GIRL Richard Keddie, Rachel Griffiths, Susie Montague – The Film Company, Magdalene Media
TOP END WEDDING Rosemary Blight, Kylie du Fresne, Kate Croser – Goalpost Picture

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION
HOTEL MUMBAI Anthony Maras – Hotel Mumbai Double Guess Productions
JUDY & PUNCH Mirrah Foulkes – Vice Media LLC, Blue-Tongue Films, Pariah Productions
THE KING David Michôd – Plan B Entertainment, Porchlight Films, A Yoki Inc, Blue-Tongue Films
THE NIGHTINGALE Jennifer Kent – Causeway Films, Made Up Stories

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTOR
Timothée Chalamet THE KING – Plan B Entertainment, Porchlight Films, A Yoki Inc, Blue- Tongue Films
Baykali Ganambarr THE NIGHTINGALECauseway Films, Made Up Stories
Damon Herriman JUDY & PUNCH – Vice Media LLC, Blue-Tongue Films, Pariah Productions
Dev Patel HOTEL MUMBAI – Hotel Mumbai Double Guess Productions
Hugo Weaving HEARTS AND BONES – Night Kitchen Productions

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTRESS
Nazanin Boniadi HOTEL MUMBAI – Hotel Mumbai Double Guess Productions
Aisling Franciosi THE NIGHTINGALECauseway Films, Made Up Stories
Teresa Palmer RIDE LIKE A GIRL – The Film Company, Magdalene Media
Miranda Tapsell TOP END WEDDING – Goalpost Pictures
Mia Wasikowska JUDY & PUNCH – Vice Media LLC, Blue-Tongue Films, Pariah Productions

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December 11, 2019 - admin - 0 comments - Filed Under: home   movies   news - Share:

German actress Franka Potente will be making her directorial debut with “Home,” a California-set redemption drama starring Oscar-winning actress Kathy Bates, Jake McLaughlin, Aisling Franciosi and Lil Rel Howery.

Jonas Katzenstein and Maximilian Leo at leading German film production company Augenschein Filmproduktion developed the story and will produce together with Bac Films Prods.’ David Grumbach (“The Cured,” “The Leisure Seeker”), Leontine Petit and Erik Glijnis at the Dutch banner Lemming Films, and Christine Günther and Chevy Chen at German outfit Fireglory.

Bac Films has picked up international sales rights to “Home” and will distribute the film in France.

Home will tell the story of 40-year-old Marvin Hacks (McLaughlin), who comes back to his small Californian hometown after more than 20 years in prison, only to find out that his mother is terminally ill and that the locals have not forgotten the atrocity he committed. Despite the hostility of the people, Marvin tries to reclaim his place in society. He also takes a liking to Delta (Franciosi), unaware that she is part of the family of the person he killed.

 

“‘Home’ is a riveting story with rich characters and raw emotion that will mesmerize audiences around the world,” said Katzenstein and Leo, who added that Potente was a “skilled and visionary” director. The actress has starred in such films as “The Bourne Identity” and broke out internationally in Tom Tykwer’s “Run Lola Run.”

Grumbach described the project as a “very strong and sensitive story, carried by such a promising director.” He said: “Potente is bringing her European sensibility and feminine perspective to portray this man seeking redemption and the psyche of this small American town.

Bac Films is looking to co-produce two ambitious English-language European films per year. The company is currently co-producing Fredric Jardin’s “Visceral,” with Faye Dunaway and Georgina Campbell. Besides “Home” and “Visceral,” Bac Films’ Cannes sales slate includes Sepideh Farsi’s animated feature, “The Siren,” and Kaouther Ben Hania’s sophomore outing, “The Man Who Sold His Skin.”