Ahead of the release of CELESTE in Australian cinemas, special Q&A screening events will take place in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. CELESTE is the second feature from director Ben Hackworth and it stars Radha Mitchell (The Romanoffs), Nadine Garner (The Blake Mysteries), Thomas Cocquerel (In Like Flynn) and Odessa Young (A Million Little Pieces). The film will be released on 25 April 2019 by Curious Films.
CELESTE has screened at several international and Australian film festivals, including London, Cork and Santa Barbara, as well as Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane. Screen International has described the film as “a showcase of Australian acting talent.”
BRISBANE – Thursday 11 April at 6.30pm at Dendy Coorparoo
Guests: Ben Hackworth (Director) and Ross Wallace (Production Designer)
SYDNEY – Monday 15 April at 6.30pm at the Randwick Ritz
Guests: Ben Hackworth (Director), Tom Cocquerel (Lead Cast)
MELBOURNE – Wednesday 18 April at 6.30pm at the Classic Elsternwick
Guests: Ben Hackworth (Director), Lizette Atkins (Producer), Nadine Garner, (Lead Cast), Katie Milwright (DOP), Erin Roche (Costume Designer)
CELESTE was filmed in Tropical North Queensland on the lush Paronella Park estate and it is an intoxicating tale of love, betrayal and Schubert amidst the bohemian world of opera. The film is written and directed by Ben Hackworth (Corroboree) and produced by Lizzette Atkins and Raphael Cocks for Unicorn Films.
Celeste was once Australia’s most beloved opera singer. Yet she threw it all away to follow the man she loved to live on a crumbling property deep in the rainforests of Tropical North Queensland. Ten years after his tragic death, Celeste is ready to make one final return to the stage. But her stepson Jack, still haunted by the past, arrives at her behest amidst the preparations for the performance and finds Celeste is as he remembered – beautiful, intoxicating and dangerous. But when she asks Jack for an impossible favour, the secrets that drove them apart explode back into rhapsodic life.