Australian auteur Ivan Sen’s new feature is a complex and stylish outback noir that reflects on Australia’s history with a compelling tale of its present. Goldstone sees the excellent Aaron Pedersen (Mystery Road, SFF 2013) reprise his role as troubled Indigenous detective Jay Swan. On the trail of a missing person, Jay finds himself in the small mining town of Goldstone, where he is immediately arrested for drunk driving by young local cop Josh (Alex Russell). When Jay’s motel room is blasted with gunfire, it becomes clear that something larger is at play in the district. Jay and Josh struggle to overcome their mutual distrust to uncover the unpleasant truth.
Sen, who also wrote, shot, edited and scored the film, takes full advantage of the beauty of the outback without shying away from the scars it bears – both societal and environmental. With a stellar cast including Jacki Weaver, David Wenham, David Gulpilil, Cheng Pei-Pei, Michelle Lim Davidson and Tom E. Lewis, this is a taut, intelligent thriller encompassing the environment, corruption, politics, corporate greed, tradition and mythology.
After party at Bungalow 8
In addition to film-only tickets a very limited number of 'Film and Party' tickets are on sale.
'Film and Party' tickets include entry to the Opening Night screening plus the exclusive afterparty at KEYSTONE's Bungalow 8 on Darling Harbour. This is your chance to rub shoulders with Sydney Film Festival’s international and Australian guests and film industry personalities at our biggest night of the year. Sip cocktails and savour canapés by the Harbour as you mingle, soaking up the exciting atmosphere of Sydney’s premier film event.
The after party is strictly 18+.