Kurzel at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter|
Kurzel was born in Gawler, South Australia to a family of immigrant roots, his father hailing from Poland and his mother from Malta. His younger brother, Jed Kurzel, is a blues rock musician who has scored most of Justin's films. Kurzel is married to actress Essie Davis.
Kurzel is currently working on a film adaptation of True History of the Kelly Gang, Peter Carey's 2001 Man Booker Prize-winning novel written from the viewpoint of legendary Australian bushranger and outlaw Ned Kelly.
|2004||Blue Tongue||Short film|
|2011||Snowtown||AACTA Award for Best Direction|
Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Direction
Nominated—Inside Film Award for Best Director
|2013||The Turning||Episode: "Boner McPharlin's Moll"|
Nominated—AACTA Award for Best Direction
|2015||Macbeth||Nominated—British Independent Film Award for Best Director of a British Independent Film|
Nominated—Cannes Film Festival – Palme d'Or
|TBA||True History of the Kelly Gang||Post-production|
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