DIRECTORS’ FORTNIGHT – CANNES 2014 – OFFICIAL SELECTION
Cast: Nathan Philips (Wolf Creek, Chernobyl Diaries), Angourie Rice (Walking with Dinosaurs), Jessica de Gouw (Dracula, Arrow, Kath & Kimderalla), Daniel Henshall (Snowtown, The Babadook), Kathryn Beck and Lynette Curran (The Boys, Somersault)
Winner – Critics Award Melbourne
It’s the last day on earth, twelve hours before an event will end life as we know it. James (Nathan Phillips) makes his way across a lawless city to the party to end all parties. Along the way he somewhat reluctantly saves the life of a little girl named Rose (Angourie Rice) desperately searching for her father. Stuck with the unexpected burden of responsibility James is forced to question what really matters as the hours tick away.
“Recalling The Road, 28 Days Later, and other fantastic, well-worn fiction, These Final Hours is ultimately its own unique story and easily my favorite
Australian film in years.” Twitch
“There is much to admire in Hilditch’s energy and inventiveness… These Final Hours has multiplex potential.” Screen International