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SFFILM Festival

The Dry

Directed by Robert Connolly

Australia | Live Events | 118

10 Apr
Sat, Apr 10, 2021 at 9:30 pm PT


Based on Jane Harper’s bestseller, this riveting Aussie mystery stars Eric Bana as Aaron, a big-city investigator burrowing into a brutal murder-suicide involving a childhood friend. As he delves into the case, Aaron uncovers dark secrets that his drought-stricken, rural hometown would rather keep hidden. Skeletons in his own closet rattle as his questions lead back to his own past and a young woman’s mysterious drowning.

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Director Robert Connolly

Sydney, Australia, native Robert Connolly is a director, writer, and producer for films and television. He made his feature directing debut with The Bank (2001), winning the Australian Film Institute’s Best Original Screenplay award and receiving a Best Direction nomination. He would win further AFI screenplay prizes for Three Dollars (2005) and Balibo (2009). Among his other films are Underground: The Julian Assange Story (2012) and Paper Planes (2014), for which he won the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts award for Best Original Screenplay.

Film Details

Language English

Year 2020

Premiere California

Runtime 118

Country Australia

Director Robert Connolly

Producer Bruna Papandrea, Steve Hutensky, Jodi Matterson, Robert Connolly, Eric Bana

Executive Producer Ricci Swart, Meryl Metni, Andrew Myer, Jane Harper, Joel Pearlman, Jeanne Snow

Writer Robert Connolly, Harry Cripps

Editor Alexandre de Franceschi, Nick Meyers

Cinematographer Stefan Duscio

Music Peter Raeburn

Cast Eric Bana, Genevieve O'Reilly, Keir O’Donnell