Burning Man (film)

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Burning Man
Burning Man (film) film poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky
Produced by Andy Paterson
Jonathan Teplitzky
Written by Jonathan Teplitzky
Starring Matthew Goode
Bojana Novakovic
Music by Lisa Gerrard
Cinematography Garry Phillips
Edited by Martin Connor
Release date
  • 10 September 2011 (2011-09-10) (Toronto)
  • 17 November 2011 (2011-11-17) (Australia)
Running time
109 minutes
Country Australia
Language English

Burning Man is a 2011 Australian drama film written and directed by Jonathan Teplitzky.[1][2]

Plot[edit]

Burning Man tells the story of Tom (Matthew Goode), a British chef in a Bondi restaurant, who seems to have chosen to disobey his boss, and his actions are tolerated by everyone around him. As Tom descends into darkness from a car crash in his Volkswagen, pieces of a different story start to emerge. Every woman around him tries, in different ways, to help Tom put himself back together.

Cast[edit]

Reception and accolades[edit]

Burning Man currently holds a Rotten Tomatoes approval rating of 74%.

Fiona Williams of SBS awarded the film four stars out of five, observing that the film is an "experiential kaleidoscope of sex, love, and the numbing nihilism that accompanies a traumatic event." She also notes that "Burning Man manages to bring energy, originality and depth to a storyline that is itself something of a trope: ‘The Cancer Film’."[3]

Award Category Subject Result
AACTA Award
(2nd)
Best Film Andy Paterson Nominated
Jonathan Teplitzky Nominated
Best Direction Nominated
Best Original Screenplay Nominated
Best Actor Matthew Goode Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Essie Davis Nominated
Best Cinematography Garry Phillips Nominated
Best Editing Martin Connor Nominated
Best Sound David Lee Nominated
Gethin Creagh Nominated
Andrew Plain Nominated
Best Production Design Steven Jones-Evans Nominated
Best Costume Design Lizzy Gardiner Nominated
Australian Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Matthew Goode Nominated
Best Editing Martin Connor Won
ASE Award Best Editing in a Feature Film Won
Australian Screen Sound Guild Award Best Sound Mixing David Lee Nominated
Gethin Creagh Nominated
Andrew Plain Nominated
AWGIE Award Feature Film - Original Jonathan Teplitzky Won
Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards Best Film Andy Paterson Nominated
Jonathan Teplitzky Nominated
Best Director Nominated
Best Screenplay Nominated
Best Actor Matthew Goode Nominated
Best Actress Bojana Novakovic Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Essie Davis Nominated
Best Young Actor Jack Heanly Nominated
Best Cinematography Garry Phillips Nominated
Best Editor Martin Connor Won
Best Music Score Lisa Gerrard Won
Australian Screen Music Award Feature Film Score of the Year Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, Ian Hayden (2012). International Film Guide 2012. p. 66. ISBN 978-1908215017. 
  2. ^ "Burning Man". Toronto Film Festival. Retrieved 8 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Williams, Fiona. "Burning Man (review)". SBS. Retrieved 14 February 2013. 

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