First Trailer for Australian Romance 'Dirt Music' with Kelly MacDonald
by Alex Billington
May 25, 2020
"I already felt like a ghost… Figured why not become one." Universal Pictures Australia has released the first official trailer for a heart-wrenching romantic drama titled Dirt Music, the latest film from Australian filmmaker Gregor Jordan (of Buffalo Soldiers, Ned Kelly, The Informers, Unthinkable). Adapted from the novel by Tim Winton, the stunning landscape of Western Australia is the backdrop for an impassioned tale of love and grief. Talented Aussie actress Kelly MacDonald stars as Georgie, who is stuck in an unhappy relationship with a local fisherman. She goes off on a journey of self-discovery and meets a former musician named Lu Fox, played by Garret Hedlund. The film also stars David Wenham, Aaron Pedersen, Dan Wyllie, Chris Haywood, and Ava Caryofyllis. This actually looks way better than the average romance, not only with some gorgeous cinematography, but heartfelt performances and a tragic but meaningful story.
Here's the official Australian trailer (+ poster) for Gregor Jordan's Dirt Music, direct from YouTube:
Georgie Jutland (Kelly Macdonald) is barely holding it together these days without a drink. Once a nurse, now she's trapped in the backwater fishing port of White Point with local crayfish baron, Jim Buckridge (David Wenham) and his two sons, whose dead mother she can never hope to replace. One hazy night she sees the lone figure of Lu Fox (Garret Hedlund) appear in the mists of the bay. A long time ago he was a dirt musician, but now he survives as a poacher - an unwise choice given Jim's iron-grip on the local fishing trade. Georgie is instantly drawn to Lu, and the pair begin an intense affair. What Georgie doesn't yet realise is that the Foxes and the Buckridges have a long, murky history… Dirt Music is directed by Australian filmmaker Gregor Jordan, director of the films Two Hands, Buffalo Soldiers, Ned Kelly, The Informers, and Unthinkable previously. The screenplay is written by award-winner Jack Thorne, adapted from Tim Winton's novel of the same name. Universal Pictures will release Jordan's Dirt Music in Australia sometime later in 2020. No other international release dates have been set - stay tuned. First impression?
Life choices people made. Easy target for film making. I don't know, maybe ...
shiboleth on May 25, 2020
Well, shiboleth...it's got Kelly MacDonald in it and ever since I saw her in that film The Girl In The Cafe I've been won over. She's really quite something. In just her little bit in No Country For Old Men she resonated. So, I think it's past 'maybe' and into 'for sure' for me. I also like the actor Garret Hedlund. It's a win-win for me.
thespiritbo on May 25, 2020
You might be right about this, Bo. Not only Kelly MacDonald (I do also remember her from Puzzle), but true, Garret Hedlund also is not a bad choice for watching a film (I think Mudbound was one of those fine films I saw him in). It's just I never know about the film when I see trailer and this one was not cut perfectly. So, I might be following your lead here. And thank you for mentioning The Girl In The Cafe. I just might check it out ...
shiboleth on May 26, 2020
Please do...check out The Girl in the Cafe. It's wonderful and she's wonderful and so is Bill Nighy. Nice movie.
thespiritbo on May 26, 2020
No problem, I like them both. The only problem could be finding that movie. But it should be around. Thanks ...
shiboleth on May 27, 2020
I hope you find it, shiboleth. Good luck!
thespiritbo on May 27, 2020
Kelly MacDonald is Scottish not Australian.
hspdion on Jun 5, 2020
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