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Australia | 2016 | 110 minutes | Ivan Sen

Rugged Indigenous detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pedersen, Mystery Road) returns for a new round of Outback noir, this time investigating the disappearance of a Chinese migrant worker from a frontier mining town.

"Writer/director Ivan Sen's stand-alone sequel to his earlier Mystery Road is exceedingly well-crafted, smuggling some potent themes underneath its drum-tight narrative."Andrew Wright, The Stranger

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Detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pederson) is no stranger to the Seattle International Film Festival, having ridden up in his sheriff's truck back at SIFF 2014 with the crime thriller Mystery Road. In this sequel, Swan is sent to get his act together while investigating the disappearance of a young woman. As he travels deeper down the rabbit hole, he realizes that the very depth of the hell he's been struggling to leave for years is dragging him back down, this time involving the small, curious town of Goldstone. The web of lies and deceit he finds there teaches Jay that the truth is not always black-and-white. Goldstone has the same pace and mannerisms as its predecessor but includes a supporting cast that brings a new layer to the proceedings, including Alex Russell (Chronicle), David Wenham (The Lord of the Rings, Lion), and Oscar®-nominated actress Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom). While Detective Swan is still the tough, independent cop that audiences will remember, he learns to trust his instincts and rely only on those who can prove their worth. Goldstone is a well-developed and captivating sequel that will leave its audience awaiting the third entry in this Australian crime saga.

Director Biography
Ivan Sen's Aboriginal roots and family come from the community of Toomelah, the setting for his feature film Toomelah, which was in Un Certain Regard at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, and won the UNESCO Award at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. In 2012 Ivan Sen was honored with the prestigious Byron Kennedy Award at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Awards (AACTA). In 2013 his third feature Mystery Road won Best Actor, Best Director and Best Film at the 2014 Australian Film Critics Awards. Goldstone is Ivan Sen's fourth feature. Winner of the following awards from the 2017 Australian Film Critics Association: Best Director (Ivan Sen), Best Actor Aaron Pederson, Best Supporting Actress (Jacki Weaver), Best Cinematography (Ivan Sen).

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  • Director: Ivan Sen
  • Principal Cast: Aaron Pedersen, Alex Russell, Pei Pei Cheng, David Gulpilil, David Wenham, Jacki Weaver
  • Premiere Status: Seattle
  • Country: Australia
  • Year: 2016
  • Running Time: 110 minutes
  • Producer: David Jowsey, Greer Simpkin
  • Screenplay: Ivan Sen
  • Cinematographers: Ivan Sen
  • Editors: Ivan Sen
  • Music: Ivan Sen
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Awards: Golden Horse Awards 2016 (Best Art Direction)
  • Filmography: Mystery Road (2013); Toomelah (2011); Dreamland (2009); A Sister's Love (2007); Beneath Clouds (2002)
  • Language: English
  • Format: DCP
  • US Distributor: Lightyear Entertainment
  • International Sales: Arclight Films