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Irish Co-Production ‘Strangerland’

Strangerland, an Irish-Australian co-production from director Kim Farrant, will be released in Irish cinemas on Friday, February 5th.

The opening night screening at Dublin’s IFI will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s producer Macdara Kelleher of Fastnet Films and writer Michael Kinirons.

Starring Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge) Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love) and Hugo Weaving (Matrix), Strangerland sees the Parker family, new to the remote Australian desert town of Nathgari, thrown into crisis when Catherine (Kidman) and Matthew (Fiennes) discover that their two teenage kids have mysteriously disappeared just before a massive dust storm hits the town. With the town now eerily smothered in red dust and darkness, the locals join the search led by local cop David Rae (Weaving). But scorching temperatures mean the chances of survival are plummeting with each passing day and Catherine and Matthew find themselves pushed to the brink as they struggle to survive the uncertainty of their children’s fate.

Strangerland premiered in official selection at last year’s Sundance Film Festival.

Directed by Kim Farrant, Strangerland was written by Fiona Seres and Michael Kinirons and was produced by Macdara Kelleher and Naomi Wenck while cinematography was by Irish-born PJ Dillon. Production companies were Fastnet Films and Dragonfly Pictures and it was funded by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board, Worldview Entertainment, Screen Australia, Screen NSW and Transmission Films.