'Snowtown' selected for International Film Festival in Marrakech
Published Nov 24 2011, 03:24 GMT | By Rebecca Davies Snowtown
has been selected for feature in the International Film Festival of Marrakech.
The Justin Kurtzel
-directed movie, which tells the story about a notorious case of bodies found in barrels in South Australia, will be shown in the feature film competition during the event in December this year.
According to AAP
is the only Australian film from the 15 shortlisted for the Moroccan contest.
The movie, which stars Daniel Henshall and Lucas Pittaway as two of the men in jail for the Snowtown murders, has been praised by critics at Cannes
, Sydney, Adelaide
and Toronto film festivals this year.
Some members of the public, however, had negative reactions
to the movie. One woman fainted while watching the film in the cinema shortly after its release and paramedics had to be called to the scene. Other people left theatres in extreme distress.
Henshall revealed earlier this year
that he had go to "an extremely dark place" to play serial killer John Bunting, but added: "Something spoke to me when I read the script."> 'Snowtown' screened for first time in Australia