A Tim Winton-adapted anthology film this ambitious, with this much scope and talent, must have been a high risk project for curator Robert Connolly and the bevvy of Australian directors involved in its making. That risk paid off extraordinarily well.
Snowtown is the uncompromising debut feature of director Justin Kurzel, who depicts the lives of the infamous ‘bodies in the barrels’ killers leading up to their incarceration in the late 90’s. It was always going to be a tricky project to approach, given the film raises obvious ethical questions about how to represent the murderers […]
Directed by first time feature filmmaker Justin Kurzel, Snowtown is based on one of the worst serial killing chapters in Australian history — the infamous ‘bodies in the barrels’ case in which the remains of 12 people were discovered in barrels of acid at a vacant bank building in a South Australian town in 2003. […]