Melbourne International Film Festival is set to open with the world premiere of “Jungle”. The news was reported by The Sydney Morning Herald. Directed by Greg McLean, the thriller stars Daniel Radcliffe, Alex Russell, Joel Jackson and Thomas Kretschmann.
“Jungle” is a thriller that is based on the real life event from 1980s. The movie takes on the experiences of Yossi Ghinsberg, who survived in the Amazon alone for three weeks. When the backpacker returned to his home, he jotted down his experience in his memoir Back from Tuichi, which became the first hand material for the movie makers.
While talking about the Ghinsberg’s story, McLean said,
At its heart is “a character who simply refused to give up, against incredible odds, and who via this desperate struggle to escape a hostile environment discovered a kind of spiritual awakening – really, through suffering.”
The creative director of MIFF, Michelle Carey too, shared his thoughts on premiering the movie. He said,
“Greg McLean’s new film is bold, hugely entertaining and a thrilling ride. It’s an impressive showcase of Australian and international talent behind and in front of the camera.”
Known long as Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe is embarking on a new cinematic journey. The actor’s choice in terms of projects undertaken seems variegated. This offers fans a chance to see him do something different every time he appears on screen.
It will be interesting to see the reception “Jungle” gets from the attendees of the festival. MIFF runs August 3-20.
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