The rise and fall of the infamous Australian bandit Ned Kelly. The story of the young outlaw who gathered a gang of guerrillas to mount a rebellion against the British oppression. Outlaw Ned Kelly lived only twenty-five years, but it was enough to write his story into Australian legend.
Justin Kurzel (Gawler, Australia, 1974) studied film directing at Victorian College of Arts, where he wrote and directed his short film debut, Blue Tongue (2005). Then, after six years, he released his debut feature Snowtown (2011), praised and acclaimed both by the critics and by the audience. In 2015, a turning point for Kurzel’s career, he directed a successful adaptation of the Shakespearean tragedy, Macbeth; the film was very well received amongst the viewers and critics, it was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, and it was nominated for variety of awards across the globe. In 2016 he directed the film adaptation of the popular computer gam
Blue Tongue (cm, 2005), Snowtown (2011), The Turning (coregia/codirectors aa.vv., ep. Boner McPharlin’s Moll, 2013), Macbeth (2015), Assassin’s Creed (2016), True History of the Kelly Gang (2019).
“In Australia, he’s made out to be a beacon. His image was at the beginning of our opening ceremony at the Olympics. The right-wing use him as a kind of icon. He’s been kind of stolen by everyone as something that is Australian, and I was really curious about why we place a certain sense of who we are on him.”
TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG
Australia-Regno Unito/Australia-UK, 2019, 124’, col.
true history of the kelly gang
dall’omonimo romanzo di/from the novel of the same title by Peter Carey
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Russell Crowe (Harry Power), George MacKay, (Ned Kelly), Charlie Hunnam (sergente/sergeant O’Neil), Nicholas Hoult (Fitzpatrick)
Hal Vogel, Liz Watts, Paul Ranford, Justin Kurzel
Porchlight Films, Daybreak Pictures