Drama | Coming-of-Age | Crime
Rachel Perkins | AUS | 2017 | 101 min | European Premiere
This adaptation of Craig Silvey’s bestselling novel is a riveting and moving coming-of-age story about Charlie Bucktin, a bookish boy of 14. On the night that Jasper Jones, the town’s mixed race outcast, shows him the dead body of young Laura Wishheart, Charlie’s life is changed forever. Entrusted with this secret and believing Jasper to be innocent, Charlie embarks on a dangerous journey to find the true killer.
“An engaging mystery, a warm-hearted account of friendship and an exploration of courage in the face of prejudice.” – Sarah Ward, Screendaily
“Boasting excellent performances by young actors Aaron McGrath, Levi Miller (Pan) and Angourie Rice (The Nice Guys), and with Toni Collette in top form as the protagonist’s frustrated mother, this is the best film yet by director Rachel Perkins (Bran Nue Dae)…” — Richard Kuipers, Variety
Introduction & Festival Opening Reception
The film will be introduced by the Australian Embassy in Berlin. Join us after the screening for a reception sponsored by the Australian Embassy.