BOXING DAY AT THE NOVA
26 Nov 2007
Kriv Stender's powerful film Boxing Day is now screening at the Nova Cinemas in Melbourne for a limited time.
The story of a father's desperate struggle to reunite his estranged family over the course of a single afternoon. Told in real time and shot as a single take, Boxing Day documents an afternoon in the life of Chris - recovering alcoholic and alienated father. Living alone on home detention, Chris is preparing Christmas lunch for his family when an old friend turns up and reveals a disturbing truth. When his family arrive, the situation slowly and inevitability escalates and we are drawn into the compelling story of a desperate father who finally exposes the dark secret that has torn his family apart.
The film opened last week with a special screening and Q&A with the director and producer, along with academic, social justice and rehabilitation specialists (see pictured).
"...emotionally intense and uncompromising." - Erin Free, Filmink
"...a harrowing film, with moments of absolute release and relief." 4/5, Film of the Week, Philippa Hawker, The Age
"Proof that low, low budget film-making can be highly crafted." Julie Rigg, MovieTime, Radio National
Boxing Day is screening daily at the Nova. Tickets available at the box office, or online here.
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