“As bold as it is beautifully shot, RUIN is a touching, impressionistic romance between two damaged souls.”
Garry Maddox – Sydney Morning Herald
“Breathtaking… elemental… a remarkably ambitious, poetic vision”
The first Australian feature film in 20 years to win an Award at the Venice Film Festival, RUIN is the internationally acclaimed drama from renowned Australian filmmaking team Michael Cody and Amiel Courtin-Wilson (HAIL, BASTARDY, CICADA).
An impressionistic fable, RUIN is the story of Phirun (Rous Mony) and Sovanna (Sang Malen) – two young lovers inexplicably drawn together, who escape a brutal and exploitative world of crime and violence in modern day Cambodia. Fleeing Phnom Penh after a murder, they travel deeper into the jungle. As their vulnerable love ebbs and flows along their journey, they wake from the trauma of their former lives and unleash a violent rage upon the world.
Responding to the need for a unique cinematic experience, filmmakers Amiel Courtin-Wilson and Michael Cody have organised a range of exclusive event screenings to cater for an increasingly discerning cinema going audience.
With Q&A sessions at ACMI, Golden Age Cinema, The Lido Cinema and Cameo Cinemas, Belgrave, along with screenings at the Mercury Cinema in Adelaide and an exclusive live-score performance at Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) with renowned composer Oren Ambarchi, this screening programme, which will take place over the next 3 weeks, is a unique opportunity for curious audience members to obtain a range of fascinating insights into the filmmaking process.
Special Event Screening of RUIN with composer Oren Ambarchi performing the score live
Sunday 4 December at 3.00pm