Wish You Were Here
Director Kieran Darcy-Smith and actress Felicity Price scheduled to attend | June 7 & June 9
A tropical holiday to Cambodia turns sinister when a friend from the group goes missing and dark secrets begin to emerge. This psychologically complex Australian thriller is anchored by an incredible performance from rising star Joel Edgerton (Zero Dark Thirty).
June 7, 2013
|9:30 PM||SIFF Cinema Egyptian||Date has passed|
June 9, 2013
|3:00 PM||SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival||Date has passed|
A vacation on the tropical beaches of South East Asia leads to a psychologically complex mystery when one of a group of friends goes missing in this gripping thriller from acclaimed Australian actor Kieran Darcy-Smith (Animal Kingdom). Dave (Joel Edgerton, Zero Dark Thirty) and his wife Alice (Felicity Price) are accompanying her younger sister (Teresa Palmer) on a spontaneous trip to Cambodia. Organized by her new beau Jeremy (Antony Starr), about whom they know very little save that he is in the "import business", the vacation begins serenely. Then a night of wild dancing and drinking under the full moon inspires them to share a handful of ecstasy pills...and Jeremy disappears. Back home in Sydney, the truth of that evening is obscured, and Dave is peculiarly evasive with an inquiring police detective, causing trust to disintegrate and relationships to fracture. With a style that shifts between dream-like and naturalistic, Darcy-Smith reveals the events leading to the disappearance through non-linear fragments of memory, building an unsettling intimacy. As moments of sun-drenched pleasure play out alongside horrifying truths, their dream vacation becomes a waking nightmare.
Kieran Darcy-Smith is an Australian actor and filmmaker who graduated from drama school in Sydney in 1995. He has been active both in front of and behind the camera, directing short movies and music videos and acting in such films as The Cave (2005) and The Square (2008). He is a founding member of Blue Tongue Films, an independent collective of writers and directors. Wish You Were Here is his first feature.
Sponsored in part by Seattle Met
|Principal Cast:||Joel Edgerton, Teresa Palmer, Felicity Price, Antony Starr, Nicholas Cassim|
|Running Time:||89 minutes|
|Screenplay:||Felicity Price, Kieran Darcy-Smith|
|Awards:||Australian Cinematographers Society 2012 (NSW and ACT Gold Award); Australian Film Institute 2013 (AACTA Award Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor)|
|Filmography:||Debut Feature Film|
|US Distributor:||eOne US|