Cate Blanchett is going to release her next film. Following her Oscar nomination for “Tar” (by Todd Field), the actress will present “The New Boy” at the 76th Cannes Film Festival.
Exclusive US media Deadline revealed what the new film is about will be directed and produced by the multiple-winner of Hollywood Academy Awards (for “The Aviator” and “Blue Jasmine”), and is directed by Australian filmmaker Warwick Thornton.
The story takes us back to 1940. A nun living in a convent adopts an indigenous boy with special gifts, and he begins to question his dogmas and ecclesiastical structures. “When the monastery takes possession of a precious relic, the boy is distraught upon meeting Jesus for the first time, but his indigenous spiritual life clashes with the mission’s Christian faith and his mystical powers become a threat.” According to the synopsis of Medium, that leads to the conflict that Blanchett’s character will go through, who must decide between “the traditions of her faith and the truth embodied in the child”.
The film is produced by the actress in association with Cath Shelper for Scarlet Pictures, Andrew Upton for Dirty Films and co-producers Georgie Pimm, and Lorenzo De Maio (of De Maio Entertainment), with Gretel as well as Dirty Films. Coco Francini is executive producer for. Packer.
“The New Boy” during its production.
For his part, “The New Boy” will mark the director’s return to Cannes, where he won the Camera d’Or in 2009 for “Samson and Delilah.” In addition, the film can make connections with personal experiences: such as his secondary education in a Christian school, as well as his later approach to native communities when he wrote his “Art + Soul” about Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders. Documentary series filmed.