**MEET THE FILMMAKER - Sat 20 October, 7pm**
Amiel Courtin Wilson’s award winning debut feature Hail will open at the Mercury on Sat 20 October, 7pm. Director Amiel Courtin-Wilson will be in attendance for an audience Q&A at this session. The national premiere theatrical season follows its selection into numerous high profile festivals including Venice and Rotterdam and having won The Age Critics Award for Best Australian Feature at the Melbourne Film Festival.
Dan is in love with Leanne. They were born on the same day, the 6th of November, 1960. They eat together. they live together. they steal together. When Dan’s love is suddenly torn away from him, he is reduced to savagery. Haunted by damning memories, Dan awakes to a transparent face against the sun... a half formed body slumped over a fence. Dan swallows. Dan tries to sleep. Dan tries to hide. Dan inhabits a world created by an idiot - unfinished, incomplete. there are holes in this world; gaps and voids in its creation. Time is thin around the cause and dense around the effect. Crushed by malevolent beauty, suffocating and filled with violence, Dan thrashes against the tide and goes on a journey to take back what is his.
"Visionary... bold...expressionistic... a damaged love story and a hallucinatory tale of revenge” – The Age
“Very few people in the world make films that feel raw and alive the way Amiel Courtin-Wilson’s do.” – David Michöd Director “Animal Kingdom”
“Brutal... Magnetic... A nightmarish singular vision.” – Megan Lehmann, Hollywood Reporter