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The New Boy

New Boy, The (Warwick Thornton, 2023) wr. dp Warwick Thornton, prod. Andrew Upton, Cate Blanchett et al.; Aswan Reid, Cate Blanchett, Deborah Mailman, Wayne Blair, Shane Brady, Tyrique Brady, Laiken Woolmington, Kailem Miller, Kyle Miller, Tyzailin Roderick, Tyler Spencer; SA

Travis Johnson:
It’s always exciting when two screen legends collaborate, and they don’t come more legendary than director Warwick Thorton (Sweet Country) and actor Cate Blanchett (you’d recognise her if you saw her).
Set in the 1940s, The New Boy follows a nine-year-old Aboriginal orphan boy (Aswan Reid) who turns up in the middle of the night at a remote monastery run by a renegade nun (Blanchett, who is also producing), upsetting the delicately balanced world therein. A story of spiritual conflict by one of our best filmmakers, starring one of our finest thesps? We’re in. Deborah Mailman and Wayne Blair co- star., 3 January 2023.

References and Links

Keast, Jackie 2022, 'New faces join Blanchett, Mailman and Blair in Warwick Thornton’s The New Boy', IF, 7 December.

Slatter, Sean 2022, 'Cate Blanchett to star in and produce Warwick Thornton’s The New Boy', IF, 11 February.

Garry Gillard | New: 11 February, 2022 | Now: 10 January, 2023