Australasian Cinema > 2022
See also: international lists of best films of 2022.

Oz features with 2022 local release

After She Died (Jack Dignan, 2022) wr. Jack Dignan; Barbara Bingham, Greg Poppleton, Vanessa Madrid; horror

All That I Am (Kate Dennis, 2022) wr. Kate Dennis, novel Anna Funder; Eliza Scanlen, Evan Rachel Wood, Vanessa Redgrave, Rufus Sewell; German-Jewish pacifists forced to flee to London

Avarice (John V. Soto, 2022) Gillian Alexy, Luke Ford, Alexandra Nell; thriller

Bassendream (Tim Barretto, 2022) wr. Tim Barretto; Calen Tassone, Trish Zanetti, Neve Havercroft; coming of age; 80 min.

Before Dawn (Jordon Prince-Wright, 2022) wr, Jarrad Russell, dp Daniel Quinn; Levi Miller, Stephen Peacocke, Travis Jeffery, Ed Oxenbould, Tim Franklin, Myles Pollard, WW1 on the Western Front; shot outside Esperance WA

Blaze (Del Kathryn Barton, 2022) wr. Huna Amweero, Del Kathryn Barton; Simon Baker, Yael Stone, Josh Lawson, Remy Hill, Heather Mitchell, Morgan Davies, John Waters, Julia Savage, Kristy Wordsworth, Will McDonald, Rececca Massey, Sofia Hampson, Ryan Hedges, Stephen James King, Theo Masters, Eric So, Bernie Van Tiel, Kailah Cabanas; animation, crime, drama

Blonde (Andrew Dominik, 2022) Ana de Armas, Adrien Brody, Garret Dillahunt; Marilyn Monroe biopic

Bosch and Rockit (Tyler Atkins, 2022) wr. Tyler Atkins; Rasmus King, Luke Hemsworth, Iszabel Lucas, Leeanna Walsman, Savannah La Rain; release 18Aug

Carmen (Benjamin Millepied, 2022) Elsa Pataky, Milessa Barrera, Paul Mescal; Oz/Fr copro

Christmas Ransom (Adele Vuko, 2022) wr. Elliot Vella, Gretel Vella, Timothy Walker, prod. Naomi Just; Matt Okine, Miranda Tapsell, Ed Oxenbould, Genevieve Lemon, Bridie McKim, Vivienne Awosoga, Evan Stanhope, Tahlia Sturzaker, Chai Hansen; family; Stan; release 1Dec22

Crow Valley (Josh Conn, 2022) wr. prod. Josh Conn; Nicole Freeman, Josh Conn; shot Airey's Outlet, Victoria

Dark Noise (Clara Chong, 2022) wr. Clara Chong; Sara Wiseman, Craig Hall, Renee Lim; thriller

Elvis (Baz Luhrmann, 2022) wr. Baz Luhrmann, Sam Bromell, Craig Pearce, Jeremy Doner, dp Mandy Walker; Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, Olivia DeJonge, Helen Thomson, Richard Roxburgh, Luke Bracey, Natasha Bassett, David Wenham, Xavier Samuel, Kodi Smit-McPhee; Elvis Presley biopic; Cannes

Everything In Between (Nadi Sha, 2022) wr. Nadi Sha, Grant Osborn; Jordan Dulieu, Freyja Benjamin, Martin Crewes, Gigi Edgley

Evicted! A Modern Romance (Rowan Devereux, 2022) wr. Rowan Devereux, prod. Sophie Saville, dp Benjamin Powell; Amanda Maple-Brown, Will Suen, Rose Haining, Clare Cavanagh

Girl at the Window, The (Mark Hartley, 2022) wr. Terence Hammond, Nicolette Minster; prod. Anthony I. Ginnane; dp Garry Richards; Ella Newton, Radha Mitchell, Vince Colosimo; thriller; shot Melbourne

Gold (Anthony Hayes, 2022) Zac Efron, Akuol Ngot, Thiik Biar, Susie Porter, Anthony Hayes

Here Out West (Fadia Abboud, Lucy Gaffy, Julie Kalceff, Ana Kokkinos, Leah Purcell, 2022) wr. Nisrine Amine, Bina Bhattacharya, Matias Bolla, Claire Cao, Arka Das, Dee Dogan, Vonne Patiag, Tien Tran, dp Tania Lambert; Genevieve Lemon, Nisrine Amine, Mia-Lore Bayeh, Gladys Iturra Beiza, Anita Hegh; drama

Heretics (Adon Blake, 2022) wr. prod. Adon Blake; Chloe-Jean Vincent, Kilian Roberts, Scott Cathery, Justin Markham, William Wallace Killen, Kiran Wilson; shot Gnangara, Myalup, WA

Lonesome (Craig Boreham, 2022) Josh Lavery, Daniel Gabriel, Anni Finsterer; gayrom

Moja Vesna (Sara Kern, 2022) wr. Sara Kern; Loti Kovacic, Mackenzie Mazur, Gregor Bakovic; family drama

Nude Tuesday (Armagan Ballantyne, 2022) Jackie van Beek, Damon Harriman, Jemaine Clement; comedy; NZ

Perfect Pairing, A (Stuart McDonald, 2022) wr. Elizabeth Hackett, Hilary Galanoy; Victoria Justice, Adam Demos, Luca Asta Sardeli; romcom; Gold Coast

Petrol (Alena Lodkina, 2022) wr. Alena Lodkina, prod. Kate Laurie, dp Michael Latham, ed. Luca Cappelli; Nathalie Morris, Hannah Lynch; Emmett Aldred, Daniel Aloisio, Mezi Atwood, Nathalie Morris, Hannah Lynch

Plains, The (David Easteal, 2022) docudrama; Andrew Rakowski, David Easteal, Cheri LeCornu

Seriously Red (Gracie Otto, 2022) Krew Boylan, Daniel Webber, Rose Byrne; comedy: Dolly Parton impersonator

Sissy (Hannah Barlow, Kane Senes, 2022) wr. Hannah Barlow, Kane Senes; Aisha Dee, Lucy Barrett, Yerin Ha; horror

Stitch in Time, A (Sasha Hadden, 2022) Maggie Blinco, Glen Shorrock, Belinda Giblin; drama

Stranger, The (Thomas W. Wright, 2022) aka The Unknown Man; wr. Thomas W. Wright, prod. See-Saw: Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Rachel Gardner; Joel Edgerton, Sean Harris, Ewen Leslie, Jada Alberts; crime; For Henry, worn down by a lifetime of physical labour and crime, Mark seems to be his saviour and ally. What he doesn’t know is that Mark is an undercover cop who is determined to convict him of an unsolved murder committed years prior.

Surrogate, The (David Willing, 2022) wr. David Willing, Beth King, prod. David Willing, Vikki Blinks, Alice Chaston; Kestie Morassi, Jane Badler, Louise Siversen, Taysha Furragia, Ellie Stewart, Ellie Tevelis; horror

Survival of Kindness, The (Rolf de Heer, 2022) aka The Mountain; prod. Julie Byrne, dp Maxx Corkindale; Mwajemi Hussein, Darsan Sharma, Deepthi Sharma

Sweet As (Jub Clerc, 2002) wr. Jub Clerc, Steve Rodgers; Shantae Barnes-Cowan, Tasma Walton, Carlos Sanson Jr, Mark Coles Smith, Nraire Pigram, Pedrea Jackson, Mikayla Levy, Andrew Wallace; filmed Port Hedland; festival screenings Aug-Nov22; coming-of-age; 87 min.; wide release 13Apr23

Talk to Me (Danny Philippou & Michael Philippou, 2022) wr. Bill Hinzman, Daley Pearson; Sophie Wilde, Joe Bird, Alexandra Jensen; horror

Three Thousand Years of Longing (Dr George Miller, 2022) wr. prod. Dr George Miller, dp John Seale; Idris Elba, Tilda Swinton; fantasy romance

Wyrmwood: Apocalypse (Kiah Roache-Turner, 2022) wr. Kiah Roache-Turner, Tristan Roache-Turner; Jake Ryan, Goran D. Kleut, Nicholas Boshier; zombie apocalypse horror

You Won't Be Alone (Goran Solevski, 2022) UK/Serbia/Oz; Macedonian language; supernatural, folk horror

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