Kursk

Directed by Thomas Vinterberg
2018
117 minutes
Unclassified 18+
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Matthias Schoenaerts, Colin Firth and Léa Seydoux star in director Thomas Vinterberg’s (The Commune, SFF 2016) gripping account of the K-141 Kursk submarine disaster in 2000.

Personal tragedy and incompetence at the highest level are the potent ingredients of a large-scale drama directed by one-time Dogme 95 minimalist Thomas Vinterberg (Festen, 1998). The screenplay by Saving Private Ryan writer Robert Rodat focuses on Mikhail Kalekov (Schoenaerts), a submariner trapped on the ocean floor after a calamitous explosion. Seydoux is electrifying as Kalekov's angry wife Tanya, who wants answers about her husband's fate. The film's moving personal drama is matched by its outrage. Rodat and Vinterberg point a furious finger at Russian officials, whose pride and arrogance contributed in no small way to one of the most tragic events in any nation's peacetime naval history.

Travelling Film Festival Newcastle, June 21 - 23: Tickets also available for Kursk at TFF Newcastle.

A heartbreaking, troubling film about men whose lives were cruelly deprioritised and whose families remain ever altered as a result.
Benjamin Lee, The Guardian

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Sat 8 June
4:30pm
The Ritz Cinema Randwick
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Tue 11 June
6:30pm
Hayden Orpheum Cremorne
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Program Strand
Features, Festival Hits
Year
2018
Classification
Unclassified 18+
Country
France, Belgium, Luxembourg
Language
In English
Director
Thomas Vinterberg
Producer
Jérôme de Béthune, Fabrice Delville, Christophe Toulemonde, Patrick Vandenbosch, Ariel Zeitoun
Cast
Matthias Schoenaerts, Peter Simonischek, Léa Seydoux
Screenwriter
Robert Rodat, Robert Moore
Cinematographer
Anthony Dod Mantle
Editor
Valdís Óskarsdóttir, Isabelle Bassaglia, Sigurður Eyþórsson
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Genre
Politics & Economics, Biography
Company Credits
Distributor: Rialto Distribution
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