The Book of Revelation, the new feature from Ana Kokkinos, has been invited to screen at the 2006 Toronto Film Festival, running from September 7 - 13, in its prestigious Visions section, which features work that pushes the boundaries of contemporary cinema.
The Book of Revelation is Ana Kokkinos highly anticipated follow-up to 1998s controversial success Head On, the film which established her as one of Australias most evocative and original directors.
"We're honoured to be invited to Toronto with the film," said Kokkinos. "The Book of Revelation is getting such strong and positive responses here, so it's going to be exciting to take it one of the biggest and best international festivals."
Based on the acclaimed novel of the same name by Rupert Thomson, The Book of Revelation was produced by Al Clark (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) and co-written by Andrew Bovell (Lantana).
The film stars Tom Long, in a career-defining performance, as a dancer kidnapped by three women, held captive for 12 days, abused and then thrown back into the world a broken man.
With a support cast including Greta Scacchi , Colin Friels, Anna Torv and Deborah Mailman The Book of Revelation is an explosive erotic mystery that will change the way men and women think about each other.
The Book of Revelation opens nationally on September 7 and is distributed by Palace Films.
Visit the official website at:http://www.thebookofrevelation.com.au
Adapted from Rupert Thomsons highly acclaimed novel by writer/director Ana Kokkinos (head on) and writer Andrew Bovell (lantana), the book of revelation is an explosive erotic mystery. At its heart is a gender reversal that will change, forever, the way that men and women think about each other.
Daniel (Tom Lang) and his girlfriend Bridget (Anna Torv) are dancers at the peak of their careers. During a break in rehearsals for a new show, Daniel goes out to buy cigarettes for Bridget and doesn't return for 12 days.
Mysteriously abducted and then thrown back into the world, Daniel returns home a broken man, unable to confide in Bridget or his beloved dance teacher Isabel (Greta Scacchi). He packs his bags and flees.
Daniel embarks on a search to discover his perpetrators identities, with a few tantalising physical clues to go by, his journey turns into a sexual odyssey. A journey into his lost self fuelled by the memory of his bizarre imprisonment.
Isabel enlists the help of her former husband detective Olsen (Colin Friels) to bring Daniel back which produces a course of action that is both devastating and revelatory.