Mystic River 2003 MA15+

8.00PM Fri 3 Aug 2018 (2hrs 18mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

'[The abduction of a child] is an act of inexplicable, almost metaphysical evil, and this story of guilt, grief and vengeance grows out of it like a mass of dark weeds. At its starkest, the film, like the novel by Dennis Lehane on which it is based, is a parable of incurable trauma, in which violence begets more violence and the primal violation of innocence can never be set right. Mystic River is the rare American movie that aspires to – and achieves – the full weight and darkness of tragedy.' New York Times

CREDITS

35MM, COLOUR, DOLBY DIGITAL, 138 MINUTES, UNITED STATES/AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: CLINT EASTWOOD / PRODUCER: BRIAN HELGELAND / BASED ON THE 2001 NOVEL BY DENNIS LEHANE / CINEMATOGRAPHER: TOM STERN / EDITOR: JOEL COX / ART DIRECTOR: JACK G TAYLOR JR / MUSIC: CLINT EASTWOOD / COSTUME DESIGNER: DEBORAD HOPPER / CAST: SEAN PENN, TIM ROBBINS, KEVIN BACON, MARCIA GAY HARDEN / PRINT SOURCE: NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE, CANBERRA / RIGHTS: ROADHSHOW ENTERTAINMENT