ACUTE MISFORTUNE

Rating: MA15+
Length: 91 mins
Cast: Daniel Henshall, Toby Wallace, Gillian Jones

Erik Jensen, (founding editor of The Saturday Paper) was an ambitious 19-year-old journalist when he interviewed the infamous Adam Cullen and was invited to write his biography. Working from the artist’s home in the Blue Mountains the two formed a bond that endured, even after Cullen shot Jensen and threw him from a motorbike, until the artist’s death four years later at the age of 46. Featuring an acclaimed performance by AACTA Best Actor winner Daniel Henshall (Snowtown, The Babadook) and Toby Wallace (Romper Stomper, The Turning), and executive produced by Robert Connolly ACUTE MISFORTUNE reveals the painter and journalist in unparalleled detail.

ACUTE MISFORTUNE was named one of the best films of the year by The Monthly and Screen Daily and was the winner of The Age Critics Prize at Melbourne International Film Festival. The Guardian, in a five-star review, called it “An enthralling, complex triumph… The best Australian Bio-Pic since Chopper”.

“ONE OF THE BEST AUSTRALIAN FILMS OF THE YEAR” FLICKS.
“ENTHRALLING” ***** THE GUARDIAN.
“A STARTLING UNIQUE VISION” THE AGE. (WINNER THE AGE CRITICS PRIZE)
“AN EXTRAORDINARY DEBUT FEATURE” ABC RADIO NATIONAL.
“MIGHT JUST BE THE BEST AUSTRALIAN FILM OF THE PAST TEN YEARS!” BEAT MAGAZINE.

Official Trailer