Warwick Thornton’s The New Boy is part of the 8th Festival du Cinéma Aborigène Australien (Indigenous Australian Cinema Festival) in Paris. It will open the festival on 8 December at Cinema L’Arlequin.
The film recently won the top prize at Camerimage Film Festival which celebrates the art of cinematography.
Tickets for the Paris screening can be booked here.
Through unique cinematographic approaches, this cycle invites us to discover the deliciously subversive work of five renowned filmmakers from Blak Australia ; Warwick Thornton, Jub Clerc, Ivan Sen, Julie Gough and Tiriki Onus.
Often absent from screens in France, the festival offers an unprecedented panorama of contemporary Aboriginal cinema which amplifies the voice of Black Australian filmmakers and pays homage to a culture sixty thousand years old.
From the quest for truth in the black outback of Ivan Sen (LIMBO) or the decolonial reactivation on the big screen of ‘lost’ archives (THE SILENCED and ABLAZE) through the spiritual struggle that lives an Aboriginal child in a Christian monastery (THE NEW BOY), to a transformational road trip to the ancestral land of Karijini (SWEET AS), this cycle immerses the viewer deep in the complexity of the culture of the Australian First Nations, whose spirit of resistance gives to works a powerful and unique character.